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You Can Now Customize Your Gender On Facebook

Gender has gone beyond being labeled “male” or “female” on Facebook. The social media site has added a customizable option that includes 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender, along with the pronouns him, her, or them. In a recent interview with the Associated...

Marsha Ambrosius Covers Sade’s ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’ – Are You Feeling it?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British soul singer Marsha Ambrosius released the first effort from her upcoming album “Friends & Lovers,” a hip-hop influenced remake of Sade’s classic tune, “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” This bass-heavy rendition is faster than Sade’s plaintive and sparse...

Tupac Shakur Biopic Lands John Singleton As Director

The long awaited biopic of Tupac Shakur finally has a director. John Singleton has signed on to rewrite, direct and produce the film, according to Variety. Singleton will soon begin reworking the script, with hopes of beginning production in June, according to the Variety report.  The...

Colorful Canvas Files: 7 Women Holding It Down on The Street & Modern Art Fronts

Olga Lolo African Digital Art once stated, “Her work is not only beautiful but powerful and intriguing. Adisa Abeba (also known as Olga Lolo) is a passionate musician, photographer and illustrator well known for her original and spell bounding illustrations that focuses on a graphical...

Who We’re Listening To: Lorine Chia

Last summer a friend sent me a link to a Soundcloud page and told me I had to listen to it. He knew how much of a fan I was of Nina Simone’s Strange Fruit.  I told him it better not be someone’s stank cover...

Nine Black Twitter (aka Twitter) Feeds You Need to Follow Right Now

Let’s be very clear. Black Twitter is Twitter. Black Twitter is not some little niche of the popular social media platform, it is a driving force.  Mainstream publications now regularly create content based on what Black Twitter tweets.  “Plugging in” to Black Twitter on most days is...