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Missy Elliott’s debut is still rap from another dimension

While Missy Elliott is finally getting her due as a feminist icon and role model for how to never lose your sense of self in the music industry, her debut album still doesn’t get the credit it deserves for not only progressing key facets of mainstream hip hop but doing so with a sound and style …

Inside the Gun of the Black Panther Party

<i>This post is part of our</i> <i>online roundtable</i> <i>on Robyn Spencer’s</i> The Revolution Has Come<p>In 1973, Amar Casey arrived in Oakland to work at the Oakland …

Black History

Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

Yoga-Nidra (“Yoga sleep”), is an expression widely used to denote the highest state of consciousness. Although yoga nidra means yogic sleep, it is …

Snoop Dogg loves Jay-Z's 4:44, but doesn't understand Tidal

“I’m on iTunes and shit”<p>Like so many of us, Snoop Dogg seems a little put off by having to sign up for Tidal for exclusive albums. The rapper admitted online that he doesn’t use Jay-Z’s premier streaming service, and had to get a pirated copy of the Tidal-exclusive new album <i>4:44</i> through a …

Urban Culture

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Remove 30 Pounds Of Toxins Deposited In Your Colon

The colon is one of the most important organs in the body because it regulates the immune system, aids the digestion process, and maintains water …

Wellness

Pendulum Divination

A pendulum is one of the simplest and easiest forms of divination. It's a simple matter of Yes/No questions being asked and answered. Although you …

Your Sexual Personality (According to Your Zodiac): No. 8 Is The Wildest!

10K Shares<p>You probably don’t pay much attention to horoscopes but what if your sex life could be improved by simple astrology? Paying attention to …

The Heart is Electrically and Magnetically More Powerful than the Brain

To a degree beyond belief, the heart performs the most influential role in the body.<p>We have been taught that it is only our brain that is in control, …

You can instantly boost your mood just by wearing a ring—here’s how

You’re probably familiar with the seven main body chakras, and may even open them up regularly through meditation or yoga. (Hello, camel pose.) But …

We Need More Than Self-Care; We Need Healing, Too

Black folks have always faced an existential dilemma in the U.S. The constant drum of violence on our bodies and our dignity leaves an impression on …

Ringly introduces new collection of affordable smart bracelets

Wearable jewelry brand Ringly is the latest name to add a mindfulness feature to its collection of fitness trackers, with the launch of the new GO …

Writing a screenplay

Download the PDF version of this lesson plan.<p>Introduction<p>Strong readers make the "movie" of a book in their minds. This lesson guides children …

This Crystal Grid Is The Key To Unlocking Your Inner Badass

If you have some serious manifesting to do and are looking to lock in an intention, it's definitely worth exploring the magical world of crystal …

Spirituality

Faith Evans Slid 9th Wonder Unreleased Biggie Vocals to Remix Their ‘The King & I’ Album [Exclusive]

Tomorrow, May 19th, will see the release of <i>The King & I</i>, a duet project from <b>Faith Evans</b> and her late husband/icon/rap phenomenon, <b>The Notorious …

Music

7 Ancient Practices For Turning On The Pineal Gland And Opening The Spiritual Eye

In most ancient spiritual traditions, it’s almost a given that the spiritual eye will be represented somewhere. Whether it’s in art or allegory, this …

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Writing

How to Be Mindful When You Just Can't Get Into Meditation

As much as we'd all love to be more mindful, take time for ourselves, and quiet our busy brains from time to time, meditation simply isn't for …

You're probably sitting all wrong — here's the simplest way to correct your posture

Unsurprisingly, the best way to counteract these issues is to get up and move — as frequently and for as long as you can.<p>When you do have to be in your seat, however, good posture is key to preventing the sore muscles, strained eyes, and poor circulation that frequently accompany a desk …

Quan Neloms

Quan Neloms, 36, is a passionate and committed educator, community leader, husband and father.<p>In the midst of his undergraduate studies, Neloms spent …

The Rumors Were Right. Kendrick Lamar DID Release 2 New Albums.

Merely hours after Kendrick Lamar released his masterful new album, <i>DAMN</i>., a rumor surfaced that set the internet ablaze. It is unclear who the …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Meditation

Fruits, Veggies and Herbs You Can Grow in Baskets

No yard? No problem.<p>All homes aren't all blessed with big plots of moist soil. It's just a hard truth of life. That's why growing fruits and vegetables from baskets you can hang on your balcony, deck or just the one random tree in your yard is a genius compromise.

#JxnRising: Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson, Miss., Mayoral Primary Race, Looks Forward to June General Election

The votes are in. Winning over 55 percent of the vote against eight other candidates, attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba, 34—son of the late Jackson, …

How Ghanaian Artist Azizaa Is Challenging Christianity’s Grip On Ghana

“How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?”<p>According to a 2012 Gallup International …

10 must-have apps for your phone

A new app is like candy: It’s fun, it’s bite-sized, and it gives you a rush. Whether you prefer the iTunes App Store or Google Play, you’ll find an all-you-can-download buffet of mind-blowing software for your mobile device.<p>People are always asking me what apps they should get. The answer, of …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable.<p>Life is full of …

20 Black Owned Haircare Lines That Deserve Our Coin

In case you missed it, what was once the holy grail of natural hair products, <b>Shea Moisture</b> rolled out a not-so-new promo on Facebook and Twitter. The …

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

Michelle Obama An Egyptian Queen In New South Side Mural

<i>EDITORS' NOTE: This story has been updated.</i><p>SOUTH SHORE — A Chicago artist has finished a colorful mural of Michelle Obama that features the former …