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The 14th Amendment: Sadly, It Doesn’t Always Apply to Blacks

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Words by Clinton Jackson The 14th Amendment has been such a blessing upon the African-American population within the United States.  As we reflect on the summer, the end of the July gave the country the opportunity to celebrate the amendment’s 150th anniversary of ratification on July 28, 1868.  Since then, African-Americans have received benefits such […]

“Lyfestyle” Changes: How the Fashion Brand is Creating a New Look

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Teamwork makes the dream work. Or in this case, Lyfestyle is THE lifestyle. With a team 14 on deck for the up-and-coming fashion brand, the creative process is in full swing with design collaborations being debated on a daily basis. Furthermore, ideas of business strategy on how to execute the rollout of new pieces are […]

The Tatted City: Tel-Aviv’s Street Art Creates an Outdoor Art Gallery

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Sandy beaches, the extravagant nightlife, and middle-eastern cultural hub are ways to easily describe the Israeli city of Tel-Aviv. Growing over the years from a small town to becoming the country’s second largest city, and global powerhouse in fashion, entertainment, and upscale lifestyle, has been essential in pushing the coastal city into the international spotlight. […]

[In Memoriam] Celebrating Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Ever

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“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.” Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Muhammad Ali embraced the gift of being a master wordsmith that had […]

Here Are Memorial Day Weekend’s Hottest Locations

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With Memorial Day Weekend here, many people are making plans to hop on a flight, chill on a cruise or gas up the car and pack the trunk to the brim. Wherever the destination is, there are a few locations that are sure fire home runs to celebrate the nation’s real life super-heroes who have […]

Uptown Magazine Annual Film Festival Makes Big Splash

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This past weekend, Uptown Magazine hosted its first Short Film Festival, or USFF, which brought the attention of a variety of New York City socialites, tastemakers and film connoisseurs. The goal behind the festival was to exhibit the diverse content that currently exists within the short film circuit, which touch upon a variety of cultural […]

Social Media Is Costing Athletes Big Bucks

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This past week at the 2016 NFL Draft lives changed, tears were shed, families rejoiced, and players understood their dream of playing on Sundays will actually become a reality. At the same time, a harsh reality was a major headline of the Draft: social media has the potential to threaten a career and potential earnings. […]

It’s A Deep Playoff Push or Bust For Toronto Raptors

Up 2-1 against the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors had the opportunity to send a message to the league by showcasing why they should be considered an Eastern Conference powerhouse and take full control of the series by going up 3-1. Yet again, the ball was dropped. In similar fashion to what they have done […]

Don’t Play With Uncle Sam: Tax Season Ends April 18

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Ah, tax season. The time of year that can cause a bit of confusion and slight dizziness when it’s fully realized how much of a dent Uncle Sam has put into yearly earnings. On the flip side, tax season is a time for those to quickly file and get a much needed financial boost to […]

Know The Ledge: Understanding Copyright Infringement

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Ever put your creative juices into a music project only for someone else to run off with your work and profit from it?  Have you turned on the radio only to hear your lyrics or musical composition being played, while still not receiving a check? Has it troubled you to see a painting of yours […]

NBA Bound: Why Melo Trimble won’t be returning for his Junior season

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Sorry to say University of Maryland faithfuls—Melo Trimble is headed to the league. It’s not because he’s no longer happy, it’s simply because the game is not a challenge for him at the collegiate level. Aside from the lure of the greenbacks beginning to fill his account, he is head and shoulders above the student-athlete. Melo […]

WE-tv’s ‘Sisters-in-Law’ Bursts Onto The Scene With Series Premiere

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Yesterday evening [Thursday, March 24] WE-tv premiered its new unscripted and powerful docu-series, Sisters In Law. The show captures the legal worlds of six female attorneys of African-American descent based in Houston, Texas. Jolanda Jones, Vivian King, Rhonda Wills, Juanita Jackson, Monique Sparks and Tiye Foley allow the cameras to shed light on the variety […]

Know The Ledge: The Keys to Good Credit

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Want to move into that plush house? Want to cop that fly whip? Feeling like hollering at your bank to receive a loan for your new business? Guess what you’ll need for either of those to happen? Good credit. Keep these points to credit success in mind as you look ahead to your future: Educate […]

Esther Jones: The Real Inspiration Behind Betty Boop

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Betty Boop: ever wondered the inspiration behind her? Though portrayed as a voluptuous, innocent-eyed cartoon vixen, Esther Jones is the most legitimate link to the famed animated character. In the spirit of Black History Month, homage should be given to Ms. Jones. In the 1920s, her “baby” singing style gave rise to the conceptualization of […]

Most Improved Player With A Twist: Steph Curry Vs. Kawhi Leonard

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With the NBA All-Star game approaching in roughly two weeks, it’s time to start evaluating the league’s best and the awards that they will receive. Most notably, considerations for high honors will likely come from the teams who currently hold the best records: the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs. Right now, it’s […]