About Shamika Sanders

Shamika Sanders is the managing editor for HelloBeautiful where she carries out a vision to uplift Black women by telling their unique stories. She began working at iOneDigital in 2011 and has penned articles for iOneDigital, Essence, Billboard, and has interviewed celebrities like Oprah, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, and Regina King. Shamika is a seasoned reporter with over 10 years of experience in digital media. She is the mother of an adorable two-year-old, enjoys spending time with her friends and family, enjoys good music, and good eats. Keep up with her on social media.

Diddy may be a successful businessman but he has never quite mastered the art of rap. Yeah, he has sold millions of records, produced tons of acts and fathered Bad Boy but he may be a little tone deaf. The legendary Quincy Jones commented on the mogul’s career, saying that Diddy “couldn’t recognize a b […]

Brian Gary-Hogan honored fallen Staten Island resident Eric Garner the best way he knew how–balling. The 21-year-old college sophomore donned a shirt that read “RIP Eric Garner” when he leaped over a NYC police car in Staten Island at the “Under The Lights” league, sending onlookers into a roaring celebration. Eric Garner died while being […]

Allow me to formally introduce you to Mack Wilds–the musically inclined alter ego of acclaimed thespian Tristan Wilds. The Staten Island native, who earned his acting chops on popular HBO show “The Wire,” smoothy transitioned in and out of television and film, now has his sights on positioning his throne at the top of the […]

Fab ranks “There Is No Competition 2” as his favorite installment of the series-2:00 I’m two seconds away from walking out of the door…My interview with rapper Fabolous–whose music I’ve adored since junior high school–is at 2:15 and it’s already 2 o’clock. He’ll be fashionably late, I tell myself. Don’t worry! “He isn’t the nicest […]

At exactly 1:30pm, in between an informal lunch and lazy post, my cellphone slipped off the counter, vibrating how it does when my alarm goes off. I grabbed my notepad, ran to a desolate place and slammed the door. One minute later, the desk phone flashed. “Hey this is Ice Cube,” the line on the […]

What’s so different about 2 Chainz? With lines like “Known to act a donkey on the camel-toe, then take the camel-toe and turn it into casserole” do you really need convincing? The former Playaz Circle member revealed the cover art for his new single “I’m Different” and well…it’s different. The visual is a symbolic gesture […]

It’s pretty much safe to say, even though we have not had any sexual interaction with Rihanna, we know exactly what she looks like naked. Not that we’re complaining or anything… The 24-year-old “Talk That Talk” singer posed semi-nude in V Magazine with supermodel Kate Moss and revealed her bare derriere for us to all […]

Beneath the pile of abandoned panties from adoring women and screams from ladies praying he’d accompany them to their bedroom, I almost forgot how good of an actor Idris Elba is. How could I forget Stringer Bell, his character from “The Wire,” or his role in “Takers”? Be cool, the prized thespian reminds us of […]

When Kanye West isn’t parading around the city as Batman with Kim Kardashian dressed in patent leather by his side, he’s aiding in the production of profound material. The visuals to his short film “Cruel Winter,” directed by Austin Christianson, have surfaced on the Internet, reminding us of how much of a “genius” the G.O.O.D Music […]

Meek Mill is one of those rare rappers with the mentality of a loyal man and a real story to tell. You can hear his family mentioned in almost all of his music. They are the first people he talks about and last people to go unmentioned. So when NYC was being pummeled by Hurricane […]

As reported by HelloBeautiful.com… And finally, someone has told Chris Brownto stop talking. It seems like it has taken a couple of daunting years, but hey better late than never! Chris Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos put him in his place during a routine court appearance when the “Sweet Love” singer attempted to speak to the […]