So Sue Me – Think I’m a Bieleber in “Confident”

Lawd KNOWS I’m a fan of real music, I love that underground indie sh*t. But, as I was trolling for new music late night, Justin Bieber’s new video, “Confident” came sliding across my Vimeo feed. Yes, I watched it. Yes, I liked the entire thing. Song and all. I did feel a bit cougar-tastic when he kissed that young jawn at the end.  For shame. – Angel 

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Going Meatless for February

So, this site officially launches on Monday! Yay! Launching it with tons of new content, exclusives etc. for your millenial minds to consume. But I digress. Happy Black History Month y’all! The one month that our (I am Black) history gets officially recognized and celebrated. I’m personally a card carrying Black history buff, so any chance I get to infuse our past in the present, I do it. Now on to the title of this post. I decided that I’m going to go meatless for February. Not because of some diet scheme, or desire to be more Bey-like, but because…

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Amiri Baraka – Ka’Ba

  Rest in Power; 1934 – 2014 A closed window looks down on a dirty courtyard, and Black people call across or scream across or walk across defying physics in the stream of their will. Our world is full of sound Our world is more lovely than anyone’s tho we suffer, and kill each other and sometimes fail to walk the air. We are beautiful people With African imaginations full of masks and dances and swelling chants with African eyes, and noses, and arms tho we sprawl in gray chains in a place full of winters, when what we want is sun. We have been captured, and we labor to make our…

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Sean “Diddy” Combs and Diageo Acquire Luxury Tequila Brand DeLeon

Uh oh, looks like your favorite hip hop artist won’t be rappin’ about poppin’ bottles of Patron for much longer! That’s right, Diddy and Diageo have gotten into the tequila game.  Wednesday (Jan. 8) Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Combs Wine & Spirits announced a 50/50 global partnership, they’ve purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeon – already favorite among Hollywood and music industry types. Larry Schwartz, President of Diageo North America is pleased,  “Expanding our relationship with Sean Combs into tequila was a natural choice given Sean’s ability to galvanize support for luxury brands, as we’ve seen with our work together on Ciroc.”…

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Happy Birthday, Zora

My sister is 12 years older than I. When she left for college I was only a six year-old scrappy baby, running around, collecting clues for the endless detective game that I played in my mind, making nasty little cakes out of mud and dandelions. We lived in one of those huge, three-storey historical townhouses in downtown Baltimore. All red brick, huge blacksmith’s fireplace, and a dark, creepy, unfinished basement. Curiosity killed me. I was forbade from going down in the basement by myself. I thought, “There must be dragons, monsters and a vampire living down there.” But see, I…

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