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Janelle Monae’s Third Official Studio Album: Dirty Computer

Janelle Monae is scheduled to release her 3rd official studio album “Dirty Computer” on Friday, April 27th, under Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records .  Preceding its release are four awesome singles, “Django Jane”, “Make Me Feel”, “Pynk” and “I Like That”.  Might I add,  the visuals accompanying the singles are absolutely stunning. When Janelle arrived on the scene  in 2007 it was on her terms with the solo release of Metropolis.  Janelle has never been one to shy away from major issues impacting members of  underrepresented…

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Content, Queen, Caution Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Content is Queen: Submit Your Work With Care And Caution

Content is queen. Submit your work with care and caution. I’m learning out here in this world of writing to look at the fine print. Recently, I submitted an entry to Spotify’s call for women of color podcasters. Later on in the week, I read a post on Twitter from a young lady outlining why she did not submit anything. What she shared made me wish that I had not submitted anything as well. Reason being, when you submit something you lose all rights to the work indefinitely without compensation.…

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Fenty, Beauty, Body, Luminizer, Lava, Glow Beauty Entertainment 

Fenty Body Lava: Supernatural Glow Up In A Bottle

Fenty Beauty  has managed to give us the ability to have a supernatural glow up via their Body Lava (Body Luminizer) product. The reviews are coming in for the Fenty Body Lava (Body Luminzer).  While they are mixed, the majority have been positive. As with any product though, be sure to try it for yourself. Body Lava comes in two shades, Brown Sugar (Glistening Bronze) and Who Needs Clothes (Radiant Rose Gold) . I included two reviews that feature women with different skin tones because  who wants to walk around…

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Cochella, Beyonce, Destinys, Child, Beychella Entertainment Music 

Beyonce’s Historic Coachella Performance Featuring Jay-Z and Destiny’s Child

My initial Reaction-Honey, they don’t call her Queen Bey for nothing. Beyonce’s performance as the first black woman to headline Coachella was unapologetically black, brilliant and a wig snatcher for sure! From opening up with the Negro National Anthem to strongly representing HBCUs, She set the tone. The moment she stepped on the platform and walked that runway as only she can, I knew she didn’t come to play. Beyonce shut it down! We missed her as much as she has missed us! The bonus for the night was when…

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Uterine, Fibroids, Women, Health Entertainment Health 

Uterine Fibroids: Don’t Suffer in Silence

There are very few things in life I truly hate and Uterine Fibroids is one of them.  According to the Women’s Health.Gov, Uterine Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Most often they are (benign) not cancerous. Furthermore, they can grow as a singular tumor or multiple tumors; they can also grow outside the walls of the uterus. African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids than white women. According to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States.…

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Taylor, Gordon, The, Pocket, Queen, Drummer, Female Entertainment Inspiration Music 

Taylor Gordon “The Pocket Queen” : Literally Marching To The Beat Of Her Own Drum

I was casually strolling on my timeline and noticed a young woman getting down on the drums, I’m talking about straight killing it. So me, being the inquisitive blogger that I am, clicked on her profile.   It was at that moment, that I entered into what I would describe as “rhythm heaven”.  I love live music. I appreciate skilled musicians that have truly mastered their craft. Ms. Taylor Gordon “The Pocket Queen” has done that. She is also a producer and writer. You have to check her out. If…

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Cardi B, Invasion, Of, Privacy, Migos Entertainment Music 

Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy: Dominating Her Lane With Grit and Grace

Listen, that new Cardi B is legit. The lady got bars mkay! I never listened to the “she can’t rap” peanut gallery  because I checked out her mix tapes and they were decent.  Bodak Yellow was that cut, but she had other bangers too prior to that one.  Let’s not talk about the shade about her being the 4th Migos, like really. She getting money with her man, what’s the beef? Here, we have her official freshman album and I like it.  Invasion of Privacy will have you  twerking, laughing,…

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Roxanne, Shante, Rap, Female, Entertainment 

Did You Watch? Roxanne Shante Biopic

Update << SPOILER ALERT>> Whew, where do I start? I had a chance to check out Netflix’s Roxanne Roxanne. I walked away learning more than I expected.   Hat’s off to Lolita Gooden (Roxanne Shante), she endured what could have broken many.  Nia Long also did the darn thing as Miss Peggy, Roxanne’s mom. She stayed that role. Roxanne Shante is hands down the First Lady of Rap. It’s interesting though how male rappers have an overwhelming representation in the rap industry compared to women. Also considering the fact that,…

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Lisa McClendon: The Overdose – Live Music and Great Conversation

Let me first apologize to my children for my constant playing of Lisa McClendon’s music back in the day. Poor children, couldn’t catch a break. But hey, I chop it up to sewing seed! The look on her face as  I walked through the door was hilarious. It was the “I didn’t realize you were that short” look.  We both burst out laughing. Prior to that night, we had never met in person before. We became friends via Facebook.   I didn’t have a “fangirl” moment, I was proud of myself.…

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Junes, Diary, Eddy, Awards, Independent Music Academy Entertainment Music 

June’s Diary Wins R&B Artist Of The Year

Congratulations  to  June’s Diary (Ashley Williams, Kristal Lyndriette Smith, Brienna DeVlugt, Gabrielle “Gabby” Carreiro, and Shyann Roberts) on their Eddy Award win for the R&B Artist of the Year Category. The Eddy Awards is hosted by the Independent Music Academy and “is the  only nationally televised  award show that merges both the inspirational (secular) and gospel community which recognizes the independent artists”.   In addition, “the Eddy Award is the first black owned independent award show to be taped live and aired Nationally to honor independent music artists exclusively”.  I’m proud of those girls, because they have been steady grinding.  They…

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