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Azealia Banks Got Verbally Mollywhopped By Skai Jackson on Twitter

You may or may not have heard of the name Azealia Banks. First of Her Name. Ruler of Nothing But Her Smartphone. Maker of Music No One Can Name. Haver of A Lot of Anger. She is a musician (I guess) but she is more known for her Twitter beefs …

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Famous folksMusic

Beyoncé’s LEMONADE is Sweet Tea

This is a far cry from “Crazy in Love” Bonnie and Clyde Beyoncé. Hell, it’s a ways away from the FLAWLESS Beyoncé. She had a growth spurt. You know when your kid goes to summer camp in June and when they return in August, you barely recognize them? Yes. Bey. …

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Famous folks

Because Prince Would Want Us To Be Petty Right Now

Prince wasn’t just one of the greatest musicians of our lifetime. He was also a Shade Savant. The Side-Eye Slayer. He was clearly full of jokes and he also didn’t have time for bullshit. This is why so many Prince memes and GIFs exist. He didn’t throw shade. NAH. He …

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Famous folks

Prince is Gone and I Don’t Understand

The world can definitely implode in 120 minutes. Today, I got on a flight to head to Atlanta and all was well. When I landed and turned on my phone, the world flipped inside out as I heard that Prince Rogers Nelson had gone on to glory. I literally said “Nah. …

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Famous folksMy Life

So That Happened: I Met Oprah!

One of my favorite quotes ever is from one of my favorite books ever, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” If that ain’t the doggone truth! That’s at the core of my work, and the magic …

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Famous folksLetter

Dear Joel Osteen, Is Being a Sellout Shepherd Your Ministry?

It’s been a long while since I’ve written a sternly-worded letter. Clearly, I am overdue. I have been spurred to write one because of an interview that popular pastor, Joel Osteen, gave on the radio in October 2015 (5 months ago), where he basically placed a stamp of approval on Donald Trump, …

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Still Reveling in Joy From ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood 2016

Every single time I’ve gone to the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, I’ve floated away from it. No, I don’t walk away from there. I glide on clouds because that room is nothing short of spell-binding. It puts you in a high that you can’t come down from for …

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CultureFamous folksTV

It was Hella Onyx: The Blackest Black History Month Ever

The Blackest and best Black History Month ever ended yesterday and I am just reveling in it’s abundant noirness. Still. It was utterly lit. Like Olympic Torch lit. Like Christmas Lights when you do too much so you keep the neighbors up all night because your house is one giant …

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Famous folksTV

Let’s Talk About Chris Rock’s Oscars Opening Monologue

I did not plan on boycotting the 2016 Academy Awards but I also didn’t plan on watching it. You’re probably like “wait what?” Yes. I take “boycott” to mean I’m making a conscious decision to show that my support is not going to be added to the mix. I just …

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Famous folksMusic

Beyonce’s Formation is Her Best Thing Yet and it’s the IDGAF Anthem

I have always been a fan of Beyonce and respected her work. I’ve loved many a song. But I’ve never been a member of the BeyHive. I was in that group that liked her enough but stood on the sidelines as people debated if she ruled just Earth or Venus too. I …

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