Time’s Up: Is 2017 Still Your Year?

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At the top of the year, weeks maybe even days before, nobody could tell much of any of us that this was not our year. This was the year that we would put all of our dreams into action, the year we would be recognized for our talents. This was the year that all of our loose ends would be tied and everything would come around full circle.

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Social Media Sisterhood: The Love Women Show On Social Media vs In Real Life

The luxuries of being born with a vagina peak at the highest levels of greatness but all good things come with its share of downfalls. In more recent years, women have taken to social media to express their support for their female counterparts.

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Jersey Native, SPZZy TURNT Prepares to Drop “4EVA Turnt 2”

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“Yerrroo.”
“Yo bro?”
“I got the wave tonight!”

In three short phrases alone, SPZZy TURNT opens up with an intro that quickly reminds us where he hails from….Jersey.

But his birth place is not the topic of discussion in his upcoming project, “4Eva Turnt 2” dropping on April 5th. The intro, “Sacrifice” sets the tone of the entire body of work and illustrates his determination to ward off temptations and stay focused on the music.

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4 Reasons Why Cardi B’s Come Up Should Inspire You

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If you are anything like me, you were already tuned into Cardi B’s boisterous videos before “Love and Hip Hop: New York” introduced her to the world on a greater scale.

“It’s cold outside but I’m still looking like a thottie because.. a hoe never gets cold” 

became a well known Cardi proverb and was used as a legit excuse to wear sheer and/or above the mid-thigh dresses in the middle of winter…at least by me anyway.

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The Rise and Demise of City High…

city-high-group-membersAlmost 18 years later, 2001’s second most requested song is still being played and still being chanted word for word whenever the opportunity grants itself. “What would you do if your son was at home, crying all alone on the bedroom floor cause he’s hungry! and the only way to feed him is to sleep with a man for a little bit of money? And his daddys gone…..”  With this type of influence, one would think that everything the unseasoned group hailing from Willingboro, NJ  wanted was as easily attainable as they sang it to be in their following single “Brown eyes.”

“Cause everything I want I got it and everywhere I go I’m spotted..”

However, their story turned out a lot different than what most projected.

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The Stereotypes of Black Men and How They Effect Their Relationships with Black Women.

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Healthy relationships are highly strived for but are simultaneously hard to come by. Find someone, build with them and then settle down. It sounds easy but the time intervals between each step and the plethora of factors that disrupt what seems to be such a simple equation has proven itself to be more difficult than assumed.

Amongst the pile of possibilities that make it difficult to obtain one of the most sought out things of our generation, of our life, there is one that has been vaguely explored and maybe not even thought of. What if there were cultural impositions that made building a romantic connection even more difficult based on the color of your skin and the culture you’ve derived from? Even made more difficult based on the stereotypes placed upon you built on those key factors.

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In The Words Of Fab: If Everybody’s A Boss Then Who’s Really Working?

There are not too many things that can justifiably yet, foolishly convince us that we ourselves or our peers are doing well other than a few hundred likes, a few thousand followers and a million pictures that show that you’re either having the time of your life or making big boss moves.

Positive affirmations and speaking thoughts into existence are apart of a routine that we should incorporate in our everyday lives. However, being able to separate reality from our own colorful imaginations serves as a more solid form of clarification on whether or not we are working towards a successful life and actually gaining in the process. It’s easy to project a reality that our goals are being met or that we’re really out here “eating.” Turkey burgers and hot chocolate. Really hoe? Continue reading…