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Nicki Minaj Releases 'The Pinkprint Movie'
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

Nicki Minaj just release her much-anticipated The Pinkprint album and the release comes with some extras, including autograph photos and a calendar. But The Pinkprint fun doesn't stop there. Minaj has also released a The Pinkprint Movie. In a 16-minute clip that debuted on Revolt, Nicki takes us a on a journey of relationship drama (most... Read More...

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Azealia Banks Goes In on Iggy Azalea, T.I., and Media Attempts to Erase Black Culture
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

If you don't know Azealia Banks for her music, you may know her as the shit-talking chick with the purple hair who lives to drag T.I. and Iggy Azalea over the Twitter coals. In a Hot 97 interview, Banks gave it straight with no chaser. Banks has been very vocal about... Read More...

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What to Wear: New Year's Eve
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Whether it's a night in with friends or a turn-up scene in your city's hot spot, you'll want to bring in the new year looking your best. Here are a few looks to inspire you to be on point as you count down to 2015...   If you plan on spending New... Read More...

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UR Holiday: $10 Gifts for Folks on the Peripheral
Comments (0) UR Renewal

Coworkers, hair stylists, teachers... What gifts work for these folks? This holiday season, we are doing better than last. Job numbers are up, but people still feel the need to be cautious with their spending. Everyone I know is scaling back in some way, which means being very selective when it... Read More...

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Oprah Winfrey Sells Harpo Studios
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Oprah Winfrey has sold Harpo Studios in Chicago. Winfrey will remain on the property for another two years, but the media mogul has agreed to sell off the four-building campus that once housed Harpo Inc. to Sterling Bay Cos. “We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the... Read More...

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'Black Messiah': D'Angelo Drops First New Album in Almost 15 Years
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

Soul singer D'Angelo pulled a Beyoncé move and dropped an unexpected new album titled Black Messiah.   This third studio album from D'Angelo is the "Brown Sugar" singer's first since 2000's critically acclaimed Voodoo. Black Messiah is the kind of album one hopes to get from a favored artist who's taken a music-industry lifetime to release... Read More...

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Christian Louboutin & Dita Von Teese to Launch Lingerie Line
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Style

The man responsible for some of the world's sexiest foot candy is trying his hand at lingerie. Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is teaming up with burlesque diva Dita Von Teese on a seven-piece lingerie capsule collection. The line, called "XXXtian", will be sold exclusively through lingerie e-tailer Glamuse.com, and will include... Read More...

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5 Holiday Date Ideas That Won't Kill Your Budget
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Romance

There’s a lot of pressure in relationships around the holidays—especially if it’s your first season together—to create memories of the Hallmark variety and exchange amazing gifts that make the couple in O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” look like amateurs. But life is full of opportunities for stress, so why... Read More...

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UR Holiday: An Uber-Easy Guide to Guys' Gifts
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Style

We all know that gender binary stereotypes are to be taken with a grain of salt, but the adage that “guys are hard to shop for” is one that often proves true—especially when it comes to someone you’re dating. Mass marketing focuses heavily on gifts for women, so we’re left... Read More...

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Co-Founder of Miss Jessie's Dead from Apparent Suicide
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Kaleidoscope

Titi Branch, co-founder of the natural hair care line Miss Jessie's, died on December 4 of an apparent suicide. Though the cause of death has not been officially confirmed, a family friend confirmed to the Washington Post that Branch, 45, had indeed passed away. Branch started the Miss Jessie's hair care... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: Must-Have Holiday Gift Sets
Comments (0) UR Beauty

The holiday is here and this year's beauty gift sets offer a plethora of products and fail-proof ways to look (and smell) your best—all at a great value! Treat your fave makeup lover, or yourself, with one of the following recommendations...     Make Up For Ever Studio Case $60 Boasting more pigment than... Read More...

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Dear Naysayers: The Gluten Struggle is Real
Comments (1) UR Renewal

Nothing is more annoying than hearing people quip about the anti-gluten movement being a fad. For people who suffer from gluten allergies or gluten-related illnesses, it is far from a fad and certainly not a game. Something Ain't Right It was about seven years ago when I began to notice that I... Read More...

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Winter White: The Best White Wines for Cold Weather
Comments (1) UR Home

White clothes aren’t the only thing that’s now permissible after Labor Day: the rule against drinking white wine in the winter is officially obsolete. The key to drinking winter whites is all about choosing the right ones to face up to the dramatic weather of the season. Check out these... Read More...

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Spice it Up: Herbs and Spices that Do Your Body Good
Comments (0) UR Home, UR Renewal

If you like it spicy or are just looking for an excuse to play around with recipes, you’ll be glad to know that many herbs and spices do more than make food more interesting—they can also do good things for your body. Work these ingredients into your holiday (or everyday)... Read More...

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Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner: Relationship Compromise on Thanksgiving
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Renewal

As someone who has been in a committed relationship for a few years, I have decided to give Thanksgiving’s mandatory holiday coupleness the big F U. That’s not to say that I haven’t on more than one occasion had that yearly battle with my guy about Thanksgiving. You know, the... Read More...

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Cool Cooks: Raoul Bryant Shares His
Comments (1) UR Men, UR Recipes

Raoul Bryant is a 32-year-old Harlem native who conquered the kitchen as a way of saving money. Now his DrinkCakes are earning him props among sippers, dessert lovers, and the grandmother who mentored him. With four years in the cooking game, Bryant has developed a passion for delivering what he describes... Read More...

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Culinary Cannabis: Marijuana Lunch Truck Could Be Coming to Your City
Comments (2) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Recipes

Now that the food truck is as commonplace as Starbucks, food truckers have had to think of inventive ways to stay on top. One Seattle-based company has decided to take the food truck experience to the next level by giving it a green boost. When Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for... Read More...

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Hunger is No Game: The Food Crisis in America
Comments (0) UR Affairs

America is having a major foodie moment right now. You can’t blink without seeing a new food trend pop up or a new restaurant open in a neighborhood near you. But as fun as it is to linger on restaurant reviews and new twists on recipes, we also need to... Read More...

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Could Your Guy Be in the Closet?
Comments (1) UR Men, UR Renewal

Before a video of a Church of God in Christ (COGIC) man went viral online last week, a friend brought another YouTube video to my attention. In this video, the topic “Your Boyfriend is Gay” is expressed by Essex Alexander, a relationship vlogger and straight man. He starts by pointing out... Read More...

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Hair Raising: 3 Foods Guaranteed to Give You Healthy Hair
Comments (0) UR Beauty

Frigid temps are in full swing on the East Coast, which can definitely do a number on your hair. The colder weather may also put you in the mood for comfort foods that keep you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. While you’re indulging in some of your favorites,... Read More...

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Thug Kitchen: Clever or Culturally Exploitative?
Comments (1) UR Book Club, UR Kaleidoscope

Thug Kitchen started off as a food blog that soon catapulted into an online empire with the release of the cookbook, Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. It was all good until it was revealed that the people behind the Thug Kitchen brand were Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, a white couple... Read More...

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Wedding Bells: Solange's Ultra-Cool Wedding
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Solange Knowles tied the knot this past weekend in a wedding that can only be described as quintessentially Solange—chic, modern and heavy on hipster cool. The 28-year-old singer and DJ married her longtime beau, 51-year-old music video director Alan Ferguson, in New Orleans in front of family and close friends. The... Read More...

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Politics as Usual: Can You Spot the SPOT (Stupid Politician Over There)?
Comments (2) UR Affairs

I recently had the tremendous honor of being in the presence of President Barack Obama at an event where he wanted to show support for a fellow Democrat running for office. I mean, what candidate running for any office wouldn't want the president to come out and support him? You... Read More...

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UR Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Comments (2) UR Book Club

Known in the mainstream for her commentary on feminism during a break in Beyoncé’s single “Flawless,” novelist and fashion lover Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah provides a mountain-top view of many worlds. Among other accolades, Americanah, Adichie's third published novel, was selected by the New York Times as one of “The 10... Read More...

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