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Beyonce and Jay Z have had a pretty active year and somehow it seems that all roads lead to their ‘On The Run Tour’ HBO Special on September 20.  Just in case you forgot all the headlines that got us to this point, here’s Beyonce and Jay Z’s 2014 in 18 seconds.

Who doesn’t love a good Diddy Bop, or any excuse to visit the ’90s?  

Police have been killing us left and right, especially as of late. It’s also been revealed that for seven years straight, white police officers across the country have killed at least two black people every single week. But what can police do to stop killing our people? Span lets us know. Like on Facebook! […]

Rap, like many other musical genres, has been used to teach classes in high schools and colleges across the country for the composition and topicality of its lyrics as well as overall musical quality. The latest work in the classroom is Kendrick Lamar’s, whose album “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City” is arguably one of the best […]

R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn makes music about loving and pleasing your woman, but he knows not every woman you date deserves your red light special. One type of woman who doesn’t deserve all of a man’s romantic gestures is a THOT, which is internet slang for that ho over there. The problem with trying to […]

As more details unfold about the Mike Brown killing in Ferguson, it’s still hard to believe the turmoil that happened in Missouri. Here are 22 images of what’s been going on in the Midwestern town. Like on Facebook! MORE LINKS ON THE URBAN DAILY Vines Capture Tensions And Tear Gas In Ferguson #NMOS14: Michael […]

The Godfather of Soul gets the big screen treatment with “Get On Up,” which follows James Brown from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic figures in American music history. Must Watch: What Chadwick Boseman Found In James Brown’s Closet [EXCLUSIVE] Far from having an idyllic Cosby-esque existence, Brown’s childhood years were fraught […]

Hip-Hop’s class of 1994 was special.  If you had an album drop in that year you were in really good company, so much so that it was hard not to be a fan of your competition. In addition to some stellar sophomore releases, the number of debut albums that stand as classics and masterpieces may […]

On July 2nd Brooklyn MC and “X-Factor” alum Astro (real name Brian Bradley) appears in his first feature film, “Earth To Echo.” In the Dave Green directed sci-fi fantasy, Astro plays a kid named Tuck who, along with a group of his friends, discovers an extraterrestrial presence causing strange things to happen in their neighborhood. […]

Olivia Pope’s lip has been trembling on 100 this season. It’s pretty much what Kerry Washington has been known for in “Scandal.” We’ve decided to compile some of the best of Olivia’s lip quivers from the show. Enjoy! Like on Facebook! MORE LINKS ‘Scandal’ Got Clever With Hiding Kerry Washington’s Baby Bump 8 Sexiest Scenes From “Scandal” [VIDEO] […]

As we reflect on today’s King holiday and the upcoming Black History Month, it’s important not only to remember what our civil rights heroes did for the world, but also how each of us can take their philosophies even further. For Spelman alum Chelsea Williams, that means using her background in financial services to mentor […]

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