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Happy Birthday To The Music That Raised Me: A Girl’s Ode To Hip Hop

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The birth of Hip-Hop infused a flavor element into the world that not everyone was prepared for. As hip hop turns 50 years old today, huge corporations, giant companies, and everyone in between is celebrating a genre of music that once was deemed a fad. No one could anticipate the soul-filled, compassionate talent that would […]

Remembering DMX: A Personal Story


Beloved rapper/actor/philanthropist DMX passed away last Friday at the tender age of 50.After a week-long battle in the hospital, family, friends—and the entire hip hop community said goodbye to the New York rapper. Visit for more information It’s difficult to write about someone that the world is attached to artistically when you know the […]

Mental Health Awareness: Totality Wellness Introduces ‘This Is Our Future’ Series

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This month we celebrated World Mental Health Day and Totality Wellness Inc introduced a plethora of conversations discussing several mental health and wellness topics. A Seat on the Couch, introduced their ‘This is our Future Series’ focused on our youth, spotlighting the amazing things they are doing & offering our black & brown youth positive […]

DMX Checks Himself Into Rehab: A Personal Story

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DMX has has had one helluva year. Known for making heart-tugging street songs and appearing in headlines, we’ve all seen his struggles throughout the years and now he has checked himself into rehab. Reports detail his trouble in the law but not many media outlets and journalists know Earl Simmons. Visit for more information […]

[WATCH] Singer K Michelle Says ‘Men Bring Women Down’

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Singer K Michelle went on The Morning Culture on Atlanta’s V-103 and expressed her thoughts on men, dating, and relationships. She said she doesn’t see any good men out there anymore like her grandad who raised 8 children after her grandma passed. She says she doesn’t think men are good people because they can do things […]

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ‘Rappers Are Never Going To Stop Talking About Drugs’

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On the cover of issue #276, our inaugural ‘Future Issue’, journalist Courtney Brown sat down with international superstar A Boogie With Da Hoodie to discuss his rise to stardom. During a revealing moment in the interview, the 23-year old rapper discusses the connection of this generation’s use of drugs and hip hop. Visit for […]

Exclusive Clip: UNCLE DREW Out On DVD + Talk With Chris Webber (PT 1)

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UNCLE DREW, arguably one of the most hilarious basketball movie to date is out today on DVD and On Demand with an unexpectedly funny all-star cast. Kyrie Irving, Chris Webber, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie. Nick Kroll, and Tiffany Haddish star in this new classic full of knee-slapping humor for the […]

The Power of Food: Eating To Live

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When Beyonce announced to the world she would prepare for Coachella this year by going on a 22-day vegan diet, the topic rose again in the urban community,  “What’s wrong with eating meat?” Visit for more information It’s almost been a year since I embarked on the decision to stop eating meat and change […]

A Mother’s Love: Teresa Kaepernick


Colin Kaepernick, the former Super Bowl Quarterback, has been the center of attention after kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest police injustice against minorities. While many remain silent on the subject, Kaepernick has been a free agent without a team since the start of the season and recently mocked by the 45th president of the United […]

HERSource Music: Babs Bunny “Can We Talk”


Babs Bunny, the self-proclaimed First Lady of of the streets and matriarch of the Queen of the Ring Battle League is back with a banging summertime anthem.   Visit for more information Sampling Tevin Campbell‘s 90’s classic, ‘Can We Talk’ the Brooklyn native rides the smooth production by Franam and soulful vocals by Monia […]

Dascha Polanco from OITNB loves her thighs


Visit for more information “Orange is the New Black” star Dascha Polanco, has been lighting up the red carpets lately with her daring leg baring fashion. The Dominican bombshell who sports a more curvier figure than her co-stars details her journey to loving herself.  Serving as inspiration to females around the world, Dascha knows […]

The Walking Dead Season 7 Sneak Peek


Visit for more information   This Sunday, The Walking Dead returns with Season 7 after a long hiatus and a nerve wracking cliffhanger. Advertisement The top rated original cable series on AMC left viewers with a long awaited introduction of the newest villain on the show—Negan.  Surrounded by a volatile new group, Rick and […]

The Afropunk Festival lineup is here!

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According to, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Danny Brown, Kelis and more are scheduled to play Afropunk Festival! Afropunk Festival returns to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park August 22-23. The initial lineup has now been announced. The headliners are Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, and Danny Brown. Kelis, Suicidal Tendencies, Kele, Thundercat, Cakes […]

HER Source Advice of the Day!

Visit for more information Is his gene pool good enough to mix with your gene pool? Judge Lynn Toler is best known as the level-headed judge from the TV show, Divorce Court, Toler is usually seen providing counsel, words of wisdom, and trying to talk sense into the show’s outrageous couples. Here, she provides […]

5 Thoughtful Gifts For Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is arriving this Sunday and the girls at HER Source are sharing our ideas for your favorite lady who already has it all! Visit for more information What mom wouldn’t love a personal token of affection? Customize this cute Wedding Chicks hanky with the text of your choice. This cotton handkerchief will […]

HER Source Vices: Everything A Girl Needs!

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A little black dress, and black heels aren’t the only things a girl needs! The girls at HER Source have got you covered! Pick up the new issue of the Source Magazine to see our new spread of HER Source Vices. Visit for more information Here are our top picks of items that every […]

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Recap!

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Love & Hip Hop is back with all the shenanigans that made us love the show since the very first season. From side chicks to side apartments, here are the Source’s top moments of Season 4 Episode 2! Visit for more information 1. Stevie J approaches Nikko to discuss Mim’s book deal and it […]

MC LYTE Drops Hip-Hop knowledge on Hot 97!

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It’s been 12 years since we had new music from the legendary MC Lyte and she’s back and stronger than ever! Visit for more information Fresh off her ‘vinyl only’ album release as part of Record Store Day (April 18) LEGEND, MC Lyte shares classic hip-hop stories about her past rap battles, the emerge […]

HER Source | Advice

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Need answers or advice? Tweet us your questions at @HerSource Your question could appear in the next issue of The Source Magazine! Visit for more information People poke fun at me because of my size and tell me I need to lose weight. I am a size 12. It makes me ashamed to hangout […]