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Your Christmas Wishes Are Granted With Kim Kardashian’s Newest App ‘Kimoji’

Last year she “broke the internet” and this year within one day of its release she’s breaking the app store. Just in time for the holiday season, of course. “Kimoji” is Kim Kardashian West‘s very own selection of emojis that are literally the perfect picks for every moment of a Millennial’s life. After recently announcing […]

Advice For Aspiring Female Rappers In 2016

We’ve complained about the current state of women in Hip Hop, and we’ve agonized over the fact it’s a male driven industry—but what moves are we making to change the dynamic? The history of women in Hip Hop is endless, but is the future as promising? Growing up in the 90s, women were neck and […]

New Dating Site Provides A Safe Place For The HIV/AIDS Community

There are hundreds of dating sites for young, amorous singles to log on and find love nowadays. Destinations like Tinder and Match allow users to set up their profile using characteristics that will potentially attract the kind of mate they’re looking for. Now imagine an app where users bluntly admit they’re living with an incurable […]

Amber Rose Poses As Iconic Feminists For Paper Magazine

Amber Rose is working her way in as the new face of feminism. In 2015 alone, the socialite released her women’s empowerment guide, How To Be A Bad Bitch, organized one of the most controversial events of the year, the Slut Walk (to defend all women who’ve been slut-shamed) and she’s now channeling some of […]

Fantasia Signs New Management Deal and Readies Fifth Album

Fresh off her powerhouse performance at the Soul Train Awards, Grammy Award winning artist Fantasia Barrino has stepped back in the studio to prepare for a new project slated for release next year. Fantasia recently joined the management roster at Primary Wave Entertainment, alongside incredible talent like Cee Lo Green, Eric Benet, Gabrielle Union and […]

Here’s Why Tyra Banks Quit Her Talk Show

After less than three months, Tyra Banks has stepped back from her show The FABLife. The 41-year-old supermodel issued a statement regarding her position on the syndicated daytime talk show: “I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my […]

Essence Atkins Displays True Sisterhood As She Washes A Stranger’s Feet

“I want you to know that you’re beautiful, and I want you know that I got you, I support you, and I love you.” While in Atlanta for the promotion of her new screenplay “Things Your Man Won’t Do,” actress Essence Atkins (Half & Half, Smart Guy) got down on her knees and washed a […]

Take A Look Inside The 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show

The highly anticipated annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show was held last night (Tuesday, November 10) at the Regiment Armory in New York. Kendall Jenner made her debut as she joined the VS angels on the runway for the first time. As they do every year, the nationwide brand revealed their newest line of lingerie—including the […]

Mariah Carey To Play Commissioner Gordon In “The Lego Batman Movie”

The last time we saw Mariah Carey as an animated character, she was playing herself in the video for her 1999 Jay-Z assisted single, “Heartbreaker.” Sixteen years later, Carey is taking her talents back to the world of animation in upcoming film The Lego Batman Movie. As the most recently announced member to the cast, […]

[Interview] Sevyn Streeter Says She’d Rather Make Money From A Heartbreak

Sevyn Streeter has exceeded all expectations as a young girl out of Haines City, Florida. Only after a few minutes of sharing a couch with the singer, her genuine and light hearted aura was easily felt as she explained how she ended up with her stage name. Born as Amber Streeter, she gives thanks to her […]

Having Trouble Finding Your Soulmate? This Might Be The Reason!

“You have to be in touch with your soul, to meet your soulmate.” Most females reading this quote will automatically respond with a “yaassssssss” but do you really understand what it means? My problem could be that I read too deeply into pretty much everything, but I believe it’s important to read between the lines. […]

ICYMI: Kerry Washington For Post-Baby Body President! Take a Look For Yourself

Progression is Kerry Washington’s middle name and it shows in her newest cover! The actress flexes her incredible physique on this cover of “Self” magazine. In nothing more than a sports bra and leotard the Scandal star defines what the “snapback” should really look like. Although, Washington was flawless before giving birth to her 1-year-old […]

New Video: Rita Ora ft. Chris Brown – Body On Me

English bombshell Rita Ora and R&B prince Chris Brown gets more than close in the new video for “Body On Me”.  The two team up for one incredibly sexy visual that makes the chemistry between them seem a bit too real. Ora and Brown meet in an elevator of their apartment complex in the video […]

“I Became Comfortable Hiding” Alicia Keys Shares Her Revelation

Legendary musician and feminist Alicia Keys has a revelation! Undoubtedly, Alicia Keys is a woman of many attributes; immaculate beauty, high standards, and extreme talent. It’s hard to believe that a woman of such grace had struggles coming into a woman, but she shares her story on a recent blog post and it’s absolutely moving. […]

5 Reasons Nicki Minaj Can’t Break Up With Meek Mill This Week

Nicki Minaj is in the toughest spot between her baby bruddah Drake and booski Meek Mill. This beef has indeed brought life back to Hip Hop and fans haven’t had a show like this in years. Like a fair player, we have to assume Minaj won’t choose sides in this fight but it’d be hard […]

Getting Back In The Dating Game 101

Stop sulking and feeling bad for yourself! It’s time to kick that bad habit and get back out into the dating world. Your friends are constantly trying to set you up with dates and your mom won’t get out of your ear about how you should be settling down with someone again. Many times, stepping […]