Alana is - among other things - a journalist, on-air host and Rutgers University graduate with a passion for the art of the English language in both its written and spoken forms. She fell in love with radio in college where she initially got involved at the university's station out of sheer boredom; after hearing how positively her peers received her performance, a vision for something bigger was born. Her mission is simple. For her voice to be heard, and for it to impact the world. Currently, you can hear her live on The One Day Show every Monday from 8-10pm on And, of course, you can keep up with her contributions to right here.

Terrence Howard Allegedly Gives Ex-Wife A Black Eye


Visit for more information Terrence Howard’s ex-wife filed a request for a restraining order against the actor today. Michelle Ghent, Terrence Howard‘s ex-wife, alleges that the actor beat her during a fight that got physical while they were in Costa Rica last week. Advertisement Although the couple divorced in 2011, Ghent was apparently vacationing […]

Transformation Tuesday: Destiny’s Child’s Wardrobe Hits And Misses

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Visit for more information Destiny’s Child made a lot of hits, but when it came to their wardrobe, some outfits missed the mark. As one of the most prominent girl groups of our generation, young females looked up to the treasured trio for their music and fashion alike. Some of the trends that they […]

Beyonce Invites Mr. Carter To The Stage At Barclays

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Mr. and Mrs. Carter took center-stage together last night at the Barclays Center. Visit for more information Beyonce and Jay Z are one power couple that clearly can’t get enough of one another. It seems like everyday we’re hearing that Jay joins his beloved Bey on stage at yet another stop on her Mrs. […]

2 Chainz Hits The Stage For A “Late Night” Performance


2 Chainz swung through to NBC studios to perform on “Late Night.” Visit for more information Last night, hip hop’s beloved 2 Chainz stopped by for a “Late Night” performance before Jimmy Fallon and his live audience. With his highly anticipated sophomore release on the way, it was the perfect opportunity to build up the […]

Facebook “Likes” Immigration Reform

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared why he supports immigration reform. Visit for more information Yesterday night in San Francisco, 29-year-old billionaire and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, called for immigration reform in the United States. He spoke before a crowd of attendees at the debut screening of “Documented” – a documentary by activist […]

The Academy Of Motion Pictures Elects First Black President


Visit for more information The Academy recently elected its first African American, and third female president.  The board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences held a meeting on Tuesday night, which had a monumental outcome. Cheryl Boone Isaacs – a long-time Hollywood marketing executive – was elected president of the […]

Wellness Wednesdays: Eat Like Rihanna

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Visit for more information Rihanna’s got one of the hottest bods in the game. But how does she maintain? This year, Victoria Secret crowned Rihanna, as having the sexiest ‘celebrity’ bikini body, at their annual “What Is Sexy?” Awards. Advertisement Now who in the world knows sexy better than that VS committee? Let’s be real. […]

Tamar Braxton Myxed ‘Love And War’ At LA Showcase

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Visit for more information Tamar Braxton myxed love, war, and moscato in celebration of her forthcoming album. Tamar Braxton was the talk of Hollywood on Monday night.  She hosted her showcase at Los Angeles’s Emerson theater in celebration of her forthcoming album Love And War. Advertisement The youngest Braxton looked fabulous at the event, adorned in […]

Percentage Of Women In The Labor Force Falls

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Visit for more information Studies show that stay-at-home moms are trending.  For the first time since the post-war era, the percentage of women in the labor force has declined. Advertisement Alan Manning of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics concluded that in 2008, 30% of mothers also assumed full-time […]

Her Source’s Top Songs Of Summer Since 2000

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Visit for more information Summer, summer, summertime… Sun-kissed skin, cook outs, a couple flings, and lazy days at the beach are all ingredients that make our favorite season. However, inarguably the key component to a memorable summer is those good ol’ summer jams. Advertisement Her Source did a little digging to present our favorite […]

Feminist Activists “Hollaback” At Street Harassment


  Visit for more information The phrase made famous by Fab has been repurposed by the feminist community as a slogan to take action. Yesterday, feminists and activists from all walks of life came together at NYU for an event titled the Hollaback Revolution. Advertisement Hollaback is an organization dedicated to fighting and ending […]

Remembering Amy Winehouse: A Look At Her Hip-Hop Collaborations


Visit for more information We Miss You, Amy! Amy Winehouse was undoubtedly iconic. Advertisement Blending the borders of style, substance, and sound, Winehouse superseded genre frequently to crank out truly dope music. On the second anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing, we waxed nostalgic about Winehouse’s best hip-hop collabs. The British songbird’s bluesy sound pairs […]

Joseline Hernandez Spits About Her Boricua Culture

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Joseline Hernandez took a trip to her motherland recently to record “Mi Colta.” Visit for more information The Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star seems to be trying to revive Spanish rap in the states. Hailing from the land that birthed reggaeton, Joseline Hernandez recently took a trip to Puerto Rico where she reportedly […]

Kelly Rowland’s Coast Guard Rescue


Kelly Rowland and friends set sail to watch whales Friday night in Provincetown, unaware that they wouldn’t be tugging themselves back ashore. Visit for more information Over the weekend, the Destiny’s Child star was enjoying time off with friends in Provincetown, MA, a town she believes is “The happiest place on earth,” according to […]

The 31 States That Stand Their Ground

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Visit for more information The controversy surrounding Stand Your Ground laws is at an all-time high, but states with the law in place aren’t budging.  The July 13th acquittal of George Zimmerman has had politicians, media, and ordinary citizens alike calling for an in-depth analysis of Stand Your Ground laws and the state governments […]

Recap: Jay Z and Justin Timberlake Are The Legends of the Summer

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Visit for more information Friday night at Yankee Stadium was something like a double header of epic proportions–not talkin’ baseball. Two of the biggest names in music sold out the home of the Bronx Bombers for a live, musical experience of a lifetime. Advertisement Given the individual success Justin Timberlake and Jay Z have […]

Recap: Slaughterhouse Slays The Highline Ballroom

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Visit for more information Tuesday night at the Highline Ballroom, stans of a rare breed of rap supergroup impatiently awaited the arrival of their favorite quartet. A scarlet-lit stage punctured by strobe lights set the tone for Slaughterhouse – comprised of wordsmiths Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Royce da 5’9” – to […]

Honorary Cover Girl Talia Castellano Passes Away At 13

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Talia Castellano, the inspirational aspiring make-up artist died of cancer today. Visit for more information Thirteen year-old Talia Castellano touched the lives of millions during her brief time on earth. The aspiring professional make-up artist was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2007. She went into remission in 2008 for almost two years, but […]

Audubon And Camille Safiya Abide By The “Laws of the Gods”


Audubon and Camille Safiya unite under “Laws of The Gods.” Visit for more information These Washington Heights-representers live by the “Law of the Gods.” The wordsmith who goes by Audubon – a twist on the name of one of the Heights most well-known avenues – invited singer Camille Safiya to jump on the trippy track by Reason. Camille’s raspy yet sweet […]

Crooked I Liberates His Ode To Insomnia

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Visit for more information Crooked I releases “No Sleep Gang” from ‘Apex Predator.’  The slaughterer who’s gearing up to drop his debut full-length solo LP ‘Apex Predator’ on July 30th has made it available for pre-order on iTunes today. Advertisement To entice us to take advantage of the opportunity to be the first to buy, […]