Ever since Olivia Pope came on the scene a couple of years ago she has dominated the social media news feeds of Urban America.  She has elements of many women we all know and it's great having a familiar face on television to look to.  When Mary Jane Paul emerged on the scene a year or so ago, things got real.  Now that Being Mary Jane is a full season in, and with Scandal three seasons in, we figured it was time to look at the women that are these characters.  Given the chance who would you choose to date, to be a friend to?  Who could you actually stand to be around?


The latest Jason Derulo album, Talk Dirty, is chock full of party anthems and “get hype” tracks. The album starts off with Jason’s new smash hit, "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz), which has spent the last sixteen weeks near the top of Billboard’s “The Hot 100” and currently sits at number four. Derulo has brought in many other popular Hip-Hop artists to collaborate on this record, including Snoop Dogg, TYGA, Kid Ink, and Pitbull. 


There was a huge debate recently about the Mt. Rushmore of the NBA.  Choosing the four greatest players to have ever played the sport of basketball proved to be quite the challenge and there is still no clear and decisive agreement on just four. The Mt. Rushmore of Hip-Hop may prove to be just as difficult, but we figured we'd give it a try and see what the readers think.


It’s a Marlon Wayne’s movie what do want me to say? It was bleeping hilarious. Literally as soon as the movie started the theatre was roaring in laughter and I’m not even exaggerating. The opening scene was arguably the most funny (actually during the Q&A after the screening an audience member said it was his favorite part). Co-star Affion Crokett is one of the first characters you’re reintroduced to and he had my stomach hurting early. I’m going to just say that I would’ve liked to see more of him in the film. Hey, Marlon told us to be honest in our critiques. With that said though, the film still surpassed the expectations of a sequel. 


Who would have ever thought a shy girl from Beaufort, South Carolina would be American Idol's Season 12 winner. She's grown a lot since only being able to sing for her parents. Life has changed for Candice Glover. Her Season 12 win is actually her third attempt at auditioning for American Idol. She's proven that she believes in herself. It was nothing short of courage to be able to face many at a third shot on the show to prove that she had what it took to take home the crown, even if she didn't know for sure herself at the time. She's motivated so many to go after what they want and to never give up. WIth the recent release of her debut album, Music Speaks, and her single, "Cried," Glover continues to motivate women everywhere.  Read the full interview to get Candice Glover a little better...


Drew 32, writer, producer, videographer—you name it he has done it. His hands on approach to his brand of music is admirable. From the D to the world, with stops along the way as an opening act for Gym Class Heroes, Kendrick Lamar, and the New Boyz hasn't hurt. His performances at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Music Conference have done wonders for his buzz, and odds are his production going forward will be just as stellar. Drew32 Recently released The Batch, an ode to his fans, and a teaser for what 2014 and beyond hold.  Judging by the attention his hit single “I Am King,” is getting along with his mantra, 'the more content, the better,' the future is very bright for this Greek-American artist.  Parlé with me as I introduce to you… Drew 32.


 
 

 

 

We can agree that pop culture is undeniably the biggest contributor of fashion trends in a highly digital era. The most notable and vital difference between the celebs we admire and ourselves is simple: tax bracket. We all simply cannot afford the Givenchy Kim K rocks on her dates or Louboutins Lala Anthony steps out in on a night on the town in NYC. However, just because we can't afford their brands doesn't mean we can't be fashionable as we go about our daily lives on the MTA and at the office.  Most people shop at the bigger department stores, which oftentimes comes with some equally big price tags. Alternatively, consumers can shop at local minority owned boutiques, vintage stores, or consignment and thrift shops. It may require a bit more effort in terms of locating stores and actually finding pieces, but you are sure to get more bang for your buck AND increase your originality exponentially.

Read more: Fashion For Less - The Thrifty Way In NYC


Valentine's Day is almost here and the ads, sales and crowds are coming in droves and you don’t know what to do, what to buy or where to go right? I know the feeling. Perhaps you are shopping for someone picky or just need to grab something special for the one you love. The fix? Fragrances.

Read more: The 7 Best Celebrity Fragrances

Thrifting is the art or hobby of shopping in second hand and vintage clothing stores. The amazing thing about thrift shopping is that you always find great stuff for unbelievably cheap that no one else will probably have, at least not in this era. It gives you an opportunity to go out of your element and explore even if you don't have much money. The cool thing about buying thrifted clothes is that once you've run them through the washer and dryer, they're as good as new. Nobody will ever suspect that you dug them out of the bottom of a used clothes box, that is unless you want them to. As fun as it is, it can also be very overwhelming if not done strategically. Below are some tips to help the curious bargain hunter achieve a successful trip to the thrift store.

Read more: The Art of Being A Successful Thrift Shopper

Tired of paying the salon to do it? Think plucking eyebrows is self-torture and unnecessary? Never shaped your eyebrows before? It's really not that painful or complicated. With a few fab tools and a bit of patience along with time you can learn to shape your own eyebrows like a pro!

Read more: Do-It Yourself: How to Shape Your Eyebrows

It was a collision of athletics and aesthetics as NBA draft hopefuls Paul Crosby, Ty Edmondson, Jordan Theodore, Dion Waiters and Tyrone Caldwell helped show off Porsche Design's 2012/2013 Fall and Winter line June 27 in an event hosted by Priscilla Monteiro at Porsche Design's SoHo flagship store.

Read more: NBA Draft Candidates Attend Porsche Design's Court Side Couture Event

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