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Ever since Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus’ beef began months ago, Azealia Banks hasn’t been shy about giving her two cents on the argument, as she’s chosen to blast Minaj, Cyrus and many other pop girls for being “basic.” And now that Minaj has reignited her feud with Cyrus, Banks is, once again, throwing her two cents…

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Aug. 6, marked the 53rd anniversary that Jamaica declared its independence from the United Kingdom. This Caribbean island is arguably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Universally known for its exquisite rum, delicious cuisine and timeless music, this Patois nation is also home to some of history’s greatest artists, philosophers and atheletes. There’s a common…

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Rihanna was seen partying it up for her native Barbados’ Crop Over festival this past weekend. The Bajan songstress danced to calypso and “Played Mas” while riding the Zulu International Band Float. She wore a sexy yet festive two-piece for the carnival-like holiday that celebrates the sugar harvest. Although this event seems like a time…

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Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea. Hip-hop or not?

The game is the game. Whether you were a fledgling Marlo Stanfield, sitting in a steel visitor’s room seat, responding to a question about the state of affairs on the drug permeated streets of West Baltimore, delivering the line to Avon Barksdale through a plate glass partition, or media executive and Hot 97 “Morning Show” co-host, Ebro…

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Azealia Banks’ recent Hot 97 interview, in which she accused Iggy Azalea and other white artists of appropriating Black culture but not respecting or being knowledgeable of it, has set off a firestorm of chatter around the industry. Since her catapult to the forefront of mainstream Hip-Hop, Azalea has been accused of various infractions including…

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Obama makes history again with Cuba. Since 1960 the United States has had an embargo with the tiny island nation of Cuba located 90 miles from Florida. The embargo was imposed by President Kennedy, over a myriad of issues with Cuban President Fidel Castro. These issues almost caused a conflict with Russia that could have…

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The Bishop gallery on Bedford Avenue is an art house committed to reflecting the culture and heritage of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, N.Y. offering a multimedia space for all artistic disciplines. The Bedford has become a staple of the creative community and it is committed to celebrating Brooklyn’s cultural touchstones. Irwin John, who is…

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  Pullman Porters made up an integral part of the emerging middle class fabric. These professionals were to the sleeping cars (an innovative railroad car with accommodations for sleeping, designed by George Pullman) much like today’s manager and bellhop are to a hotel, providing comfort, customer service and security.  

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