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19-Year-Old Entrepreneur Keeps Things Nostalgic

A lack of knowledge on where to start, experience, and funds keep many aspiring entrepreneurs from working towards their vision, but 19-year-old D’Andre Legrand rebuked discouragement to launch a line of corduroy hats circulating the streets of Brooklyn known as Nostalgia NYC. A year ago, the Flatbush native and SUNY …

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What is Social Media Doing to Your Relationships?

It is no surprise that  social media outlets (Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) are highly addictive.  They have the power and influence to feed our insecurities, can be toxic to our brand, but has anyone else noticed how they have been effecting our relationships? Social media has altered our idea of what a …

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A Note on Passion

Last week, I graced Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater stage to compete in Amateur Night at the Apollo. It was a priceless moment for many reasons. The thought of that stage and its history, the pressure that it insinuated, and all of  the practice I put into performing on it led to …

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Rihanna’s Lack Of Vocal Ability Is OK

Anyone who witnessed Rihanna’s  BRIT Awards performance saw that she came a little weak last Wednesday. Fans and  haters alike tuned in to watch Rihanna showcase her naturally addictive song “Work” and saw what I saw: the Bajan beauty struggled to sustain notes and barely sang at all.   Before …

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Petite And Slaying The Game

While it seems like the media is only just beginning to accentuate thick beauty, “thick mamis” have been winning for years. Where I’m from, men love a juicy woman. And so, it could be tough being the skinny friend; the stringbean; the pencil; the lollipop (I can keep going, there …

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Why The Shame?

We all love boobs. From perky ones to pouty ones, boobs are an easily lovable asset. What I love most about mine is that they can be used to express my sexuality; a piece of me that is incredibly woman. It is no secret that women have been shamed out …

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Are You Ready To Graduate?

The Undergrad/Grad spring semester is in full effect, which means, there are billions of worry-warts currently  reviewing their overwhelming syllabi. While stressing is rarely a good look, some of those anxious fellows are actually onto something. Students on their final semester of school should feel a little uncomfortable about their next …

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Beyonce, I Can’t Get In Formation

Last weekend, the world witnessed Queen Bey slay a memorable Super Bowl performance and immediately followed up her Bruno Mars dance off with a major announcement: the Formation World Tour. Naturally, social media went nuts. Suddenly an influx of comical memes insinuated that Bey’s ticket prices were outrageously inconsiderate. While I’m not …

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Fall In Love With . . . Elle Varner!

Last week (Feb. 11), I witnessed the love of my life grace the McGuire Theater stage at the State University of New York Old Westbury. As I underwent phases of excitement, anxiety, and utter awe, I attempted to maintain my composure.  Just a few steps away from me stood the …

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