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This year marks 20 years since RuPaul first hit the national stage with his debut album, Supermodel of the World, and quickly… Read More

7 Young Black Writers You Should Know

7 Young Black Writers You Should Know

by Patrice Peck

As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." The outstanding writers… Read More

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To Those Baffled Over Beyoncé...

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To Those Baffled Over Beyoncé...

by Michael Arceneaux

To everyone who may be baffled by Beyoncé's performance earlier this week:  Let me start off by saying… Read More

Diahann Carroll

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Even at 77, Diahann Carroll is still a diva, darling. And not the kind of diva we love to hate. She’s simply the personification… Read More

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#ThatHat:
Will Aretha’s 2009 Inauguration Hat Make a Comeback?

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It will not be easy to try to upstage Aretha Franklin’s hat from President Obama’s first inauguration today. The… Read More

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Dear Ciara

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Jayne Cortez: Woman. Warrior. Wonderful

Jayne Cortez: Woman. Warrior. Wonderful

by Dr. Goddess

On December 28th, the world lost Jayne Cortez---a poet, activist and force of nature. The 76 year old Arizona native published twelve… Read More

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Singer Kem Reveals His New Year’s Tip for Success

by Souleo

While most people are scribbling down their New Year’s resolutions, singer-songwriter, Kem is already feeling… Read More

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by Brooke Obie

On Christmas day, 2006, “The Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, passed away.  Now, through a Mick Jagger-produced… Read More

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by Chie Davis

Fresh in designer denim and crisp footwear with his signature diamond dog tag chains gleaming, three-time Grammy Award winer Ne-Yo… Read More

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