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Frank Ocean Announces New Album and Magazine Will Be Released in July
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New Frank Ocean Album to be Released in July

Just when you thought it might be time someone called a search party for Frank Ocean's next album, the low-key singer-songwriter updated his Tumblr on Monday with a double whammy: An album and a magazine are coming this summer. "'I got two versions. I got twoooo versions' #ISSUE 1 #ALBUM 3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY," he wrote

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Once Upon a Time, When We Were Glamorous

In pre-WWII America, images of Black beauty and glamour were few and far between. A racist culture that deemed Blackness as unattractive was the order of the day, plus cameras and the art of photography were basically a luxury for most Americans of all colors due to the expense of developing film. But a new

Beyonce Poses Nude In A Hammock, Posts Sexy Swimsuit Pics
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Beyonce Poses “Nude” on Tumblr

Beyonce posted a photo of herself appearing to be nude in a hammock on her Tumblr page on Friday (Oct. 18), proving, well, that she reigns supreme. In the shot, the 32-year-old looks relaxed as she gazes up to the sky. She also shared snaps of herself rocking a tan-colored swimsuit, which she most likely took

Georgia Student Banned From Social Media for 5 Years for Tumblr "Joke"
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Georgia Student Jailed for Six Months, Banned from Social Media

Caleb Clemmons, the 20-year-old former college student who was jailed for six months after making a prank threat on Tumblr, pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats on Tuesday. Clemmons was sentenced to five years of probation during which time he is prohibited from using any social media. Clemmons was also sentenced to six months in

Lauryn Hill
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Lauryn Hill Addresses Claims That Her Lyrics are Homophobic

Lauryn Hill took to one of her social media accounts to respond to allegations that her new single, Neurotic Society is filled with anti-gay lyrics. From Hill's Tumblr page: “Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct.

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Lauryn Hill Releases New Single

It's been nearly three years since Lauryn Hill last released a single, and she evidently has a lot on her mind: the singer and rapper goes speeding through a torrent of words on Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix), a new song she released Friday. "Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to

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Lauryn Hill Addresses Tax Evasion, New Record Deal

Lauryn Hill reportedly has signed a new record deal that could help her with her tax problems. Last year, the singer was charged for failing to file three years worth of taxes, and earlier this month U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo postponed sentencing while also criticizing the rapper-singer by saying “there has been no effort

Culture & Black Life

[LIFE AND TECH]Can Sexting Ever Be ‘Safe?’

Before we begin, let me be quite clear: I am not encouraging the practice of sexting among anyone under the age of 18. And if there are any politicians reading this, I am also not promoting this practice with a non-consenting adult either. And if I was really practicing full disclosure, I’d also have to say

Beyonce
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Beyonce Votes, Pens Letter to Obama

It’s Election Day and Beyonce has arrived prepared. The singer, an ardent supporter of Barack Obama, posted photo proof that she’s cast her ballot for President this year. [PHOTOS]: BEYONCE VOTES! In a series of Tumblr posts, Beyonce shows herself examining, signing and posing with her ballot, which appears to be a mail-in version. Earlier,

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So Is Frank Ocean Really Quitting Music?

The uniquely exciting life of singer Frank Ocean has been on full display since his vibrant usage of Tumblr propelled him into the national consciousness. Now the talented artist, who isn’t shy of expressing his feelings virally, has once again excited and frustrated the masses via a recent Tumblr post. The message on the site is

Culture & Black Life

Your Digital Afterlife

Think about it: Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, etc., etc. When you add up the number of online accounts you have, totals could reach the double digits very quickly. Beyond social media, there are your online bank and credit card accounts, PayPal, and email accounts to consider.  And don’t forget about all of the

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Beyoncé Wows Fans with New Tumblr

We’ve all wondered a day in the life of Beyoncé is like: the flashing lights, the clothes, and the international jet-setting. And yesterday, we caught a glimpse of life through her eyes as she unveiled a new Tumblr page with never-before-seen photos. From sunbathing in Croatia with Solange to holding hands with Jay-Z in a

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