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The marriage of weed and hip-hop is nothing new. Snoop has long been a proponent of the magical plant, and the enthusiasm for it in rap circles has not slowed down, as artists like Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y continue to promote sparking up in mainstream hip-hop today. Most recently, Afroman, [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 3:39 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
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"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." -- Oscar de la Renta, Vanity Fair, 2009. Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on Monday but his iconic designs will live on. A true American icon, de la Renta dressed women in the [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 3:10 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Rwanda, an East African nation far away from the Ebola outbreak, has now begun to screen visitors from the U.S. and other places that have had cases of Eboa, according to a message posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:57 pm
Source: The Root
There's no artist shooting, directing, or creating better visuals than FKA Twigs. The UK singer/songwriter has been in the tabloids for her relationship with Twilight… [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Source: Global Grind
Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus-  Chevy C
Oscar de la Renta had a vision for fashion that tapped into the fabulous state of women. Marrying high society to haute couture, his designs were made to highlight the glamour girl in us all. When his passing hit the social spectrum, it struck a chord with many who adored his [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:49 pm
Source: Jet
Matthew McConaughey recently landed himself the cover of GQ's November issue. Flawless physique and million dollar smile aside, it's what the legendary actor had to… [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Source: Global Grind
By Carey Gillam Oct 21 (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Tuesday he was setting up a special commission to examine the social and economic conditions in the St. Louis suburb of [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:31 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
How to publish a book for FREE using Amazon. The post How To Write A Book & Publish It On Amazon Kindle appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:23 pm
Source: Madam Noire
white mobility
Think white privilege doesn't exist in America? Consider just how much the color of a child's skin changes his or her odds of escaping poverty later in life. Roughly 16 percent of white children born into the poorest one-fifth of U.S. families will rise to become a member of the [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:17 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Jaden Smith
When you close your eyes and think "best rapper alive," Jaden Smith's mug probably isn't the image that enters your mind's eye. Hell, when you think "best rapper in Jaden Smith's family," you probably don't think Jaden. But last Friday, Will Smith's son took to Twitter to put the rap [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:16 pm
Source: Vibe Magazine
Good news for all the Glee fans out there, though the beloved high school comedy-drama is coming to an end, creator Ryan Murphy already has another show… [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:04 pm
Source: Global Grind
Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was arrested on Monday night during a protest outside of Ferguson police station, St. Louis County police have confirmed, according to the New York Daily News. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:04 pm
Source: The Root
Looks like the guys over at ESPN's First Take may need to take sensitivity courses in women's issues ASAP, especially if they're going to venture into issues involving domestic violence and rape. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:59 pm
Source: The Root
Congrats Leslie! The post Leslie Jones Hired As SNL Cast Member, 5 Months After Controversial Slave Joke appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:41 pm
Source: Madam Noire
The official “Hollaback Girl” is back. After a eight-year hiatus from her solo career, Gwen Stefani drops the new video for her new Benny Blanco-produced… [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:35 pm
Source: Global Grind
Almost 60 days after 18 year old Michael Brown was shot six times and left for 4 hours and 34 minutes in the street in front of the apartment complex where he lived, the youth of Ferguson, Missouri are not letting their community, state or country forget. Their cries of [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:34 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Disgusting. The post So This Fool Decided That He Wants To Be Ray Rice For Halloween… appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:34 pm
Source: Madam Noire
A suspected fired intern may allegedly be the culprit behind the racial slur post. The post Michael Costello Responds To Racial Slur Controversy: “I Have Worked My Whole Life To Further The Cause Of Equality” appeared first on MadameNoire. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Source: Madam Noire
As an African-American student at the predominately white Emerson College, I've often felt isolated as one of the few students of color in my classrooms. I've frequently sat through lessons where I've experienced the pressure to speak for my entire race and was outnumbered when students, knowingly or unknowingly, would [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Source: Huffington Post BlackVoices
Obama
It's good to know that President Barack Obama still has a sense of humor. While casting his ballot during early voting in Chicago, a young man pleaded with the president not to make moves on his girlfriend. Obama obliged, but then gave the couple something to talk about at the end. Check out [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:15 pm
Source: Jet

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