Style

Style: a manner of doing something
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How sweet is Yuna & Usher’s ‘Crush’ Video ?

Remember when you had a crush? Yuna and Usher evoke the magic feelings of falling for someone with “Crush,” a beautifully shot black and white video that feels like sweet spring days. The single is from Yuna’s third studio album titled Chapters.

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The Tea Behind Beyoncé Formation Tour Costumes

Here’s an up-close look at the fabulous over-the-top outfits Beyoncé wears on her “Formation” world tour. Beyoncé loves a bodysuits and she premiered seven of them at her kick off concert in Miami last night. The looks spoke to the Southern Gothic feel of Lemonade, including and especially the cream-colored, high-collared Balmain bodysuit she wore as the second look of the show. The show…

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Visuals: Cardi B Releases ‘Foreva’ Video

Whhhyyyyy is Cardi B so hilarious? I actually listened to her mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and it wasn’t horrible, it’s stripper fight music. Cardi releases the video for “Foreva” and the video includes dancing, a stalking chimpmunk and Cardi controlling a helicopter. It’s wacky and totally Cardi. In the song, Cardi B builds on the story of her…

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Peep: Blue Ivy’s Custom Kicks

Since Beyoncé‘s Lemonade was released, the creatives behind the project began to reveal themselves, including Nigerian-born and Brooklyn-based designer Laolu Senbanjo, who created the Yoruba-inspired makeup looks worn in the visual for the song “Sorry.” As a gift to Beyoncé, Senbanjo created the cutest pair of Adidas Originals kicks for Blue Ivy, customized with his designs. If you’re interested in…

Grace

Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God
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Inspired by Beyoncé: What to do when life hands you lemons

  The truth is that life is hard. You can dream chase, you can love hard, you can grow into your best self and sometimes it’s still not enough. Life is in the business of handing out lemons. It’s what you do with the lemons that showcases your strength and resistance. And yes, we all can be as strong as…

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The Truth about Dream Chasing

My mother, who is also my best friend, put me in the worst mood last Friday. She barked at me for not telling her my car insurance payment was overdue. I’m like, what’s the big deal? My car is in Baltimore and I’m in Los Angeles. My only transportation is BMW – bus, metro, walking. I bought Shawna (my 1998…

Spiritual Growth Ain’t Pretty

Spiritual Growth Ain’t Pretty

You know, some people want change but don’t want to actually change. Some people want God to place them in high places but can’t handle where they are currently. Some don’t understand that in order to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be. If you aren’t changing, you aren’t…

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Does Hip-Hop Dismiss Jesus?

I was on Facebook and a video of rapper Ghostface Killah speaking about God’s blessings appeared on my timeline. Ghostface spoke very clearly about God’s miracles and blessings in a message to the youth, saying, “…that’s not a miracle to you? For you to wake up and still be breathing every day? Every disappointment is a blessing. God will test…

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God’s Daughter

Non-believers don’t understand the power of God, they only see the natural. They don’t see God’s supernatural and how it can change one’s entire life. When people see that you are hard pressed from every side, they truly believe you will break under pressure. They can’t fathom that you have a higher power breathing in your direction. When you are…

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Plot Twist: When God Upgrades Your Dreams

We can plan how we want our lives to go. We can create vision boards, timelines, and work on our dreams. But God has a way of changing it all up. It’s really all about His plans for our lives. Ultimately, we should surrender to God’s will and let Him use us for His glory. But it’s totally easier said than…

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I’m not Lonely, I am being prepared

While listening to my R&B faves I realized Erykah Badu will have you feeling swaggy because you’ve got “Plenty”, Teedra Moses will keep you believing in love (despite dealing with fuccbois) and Jill Scott will make you get your sh*t together. Jilly from Philly will make you see that you are a seasoned, grown woman. Some women deny their age…

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God is the God of Gaps

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. How is the second month of the new year treating you? Are you still excited about the new things God has promised you this year? Or has the new year’s luster dulled already? I am going to be…

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Anyone Wanna Buy a Heart?

  I recently tweeted, “Sometimes you gotta add “homie” to the end of your message for friend zone clarity. #pettywap.” True story, after someone called me an affectionate pet name via text, I replied to them with “homie.” I’m normally not petty but in this case I felt like I needed to regain control of the situation. I just won’t…

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How To Dodge Real Life Dementors

  Yes, I’m referencing Harry Potter. Because outside of Potter’s fictitious magical world, Dementors are real; and I dodge them like raindrops. Not a Harry Potter fan? Well a Dementor is a dark creature, considered one of the foulest to inhabit the world. Dementors feed upon human’s happiness, thus causing depression and despair to anyone they are around. In real…