Video: Conqueror by Estelle

posted by Sista on July 22, 2014

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British export Estelle is back with the visually stunning video for her new single “Conqueror.”

The self-penned ballad is all the about the spirit of survival, and thus the soulful diva has chosen to keep things simple, choosing to focus on the beauty of the human body and the song’s powerful lyrics.

It has been almost six years since Estelle burst onto the U.S. music scene with her single “American Boy,” and since then the singer says it has been a struggle to keep up with the changing landscape of modern music.
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Video: Believe by Ashanti

posted by Sista on July 22, 2014

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“Rain on Me” songstress Ashanti teams up with a host of R&B and hip-hop artists for the single and video “Just Believe,” a PSA for Michelle Obama’s “Partnership for a Healthier America” initiative.

Ashanti called working with the First Lady “inspiring,” and says she hopes the campaign helps inspire young people to lead healthier lives.
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Preview 2nd ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 2 Trailer

posted by Sista on July 19, 2014

SEASON 2 SLEEPY HOLLOW CAST POSTER 350x242 Preview 2nd Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Trailer

Along with another preview, Fox has released the official cast photo for season two of their break-out supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow.”

As previously reported, Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills) and John Noble (Henry Parrish/Jeremy/War) have been upgraded to cast regulars, joining Nicole Beharie (Abbie Millis), Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane), Orlando Jones (Captain Frank Irving) and Katia Winter (Katrina Crane).
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Self Care in the Age of Social Media

posted by Valerie Charles on July 19, 2014

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In the age of social media it can feel as if everyone is living a fast-paced, glamorous life except you. We instagram everything – our dinners, gifts, vacations and lovers. In such overt displays of “happiness” we can find ourselves (sub-consciously) aiming to match our friends, or even trying to best them at their game.

I think I’m a pretty secure person. Years of therapy have proven that I am quite honest when it comes to myself. I’m able to see my flaws, able to say yes and no for the most part and mean it. But lately, I’ve had to realize that I have given into this need to be living “that” lifestyle. I was starting not to remember the last time I said no to an event or gathering, immediately determining that my life and my finances came first before my desire to please.
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Preview Tyler Perry’s New OWN Drama

posted by Sista on July 18, 2014

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With their first collaboration, “The Haves and Have Nots,” still bringing in big numbers for the OWN network, producer Tyler Perry and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey have teamed up once again to bring us “If Loving You is Wrong.”

The primetime drama is a very Knots Landing-esque soap opera revolving around the lives of several married couples who all live in the same complex.
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Deborah Cox to Voice Songs for Whitney Biopic

posted by Sista on July 16, 2014

DEBORAH COX TO SING WHITNEY HOUSTON SONGS IN BIOPIC Deborah Cox to Voice Songs for Whitney Biopic

Whitey Houston’s upcoming Lifetime biopic directed by actress Angela Bassett will feature the singer’s music, but not her voice.

According to online reports, 90’s R&B singer Deborah Cox will be providing the vocals because music rights and clearances for some of Houston’s biggest hits have still not been worked out yet.

According to a rep for Lifetime, negotiations to feature music performed by the icon are still ongoing, but are expected to be secured by the time filming wraps up.
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Syleena Johnson Debuts New Video

posted by Sista on July 16, 2014

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“R&B Divas: Atlanta” co-star Syleena Johnson is back with the video for her new single “Perfectly Worthless.

The single was originally recorded by fellow reality diva Porsha Williams. However, Syleena eventually recorded and released the song after the producer declared her voice a “better fit” for the tune.

The newly released visual was directed by Tangi B. Moore, who says her goal was to bring a “cinematic flair” to the project worthy of the song’s lyrics.
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Olivia Pens Tell-All + Lands HBO Role

posted by Sista on July 16, 2014

OLIVIA FAMILY BUSINESS Olivia Pens Tell All + Lands HBO Role

Singer Olivia is moving on from reality TV and is embracing bigger and better things.

The former “Love & Hip Hop” star has abandoned VH1 for HBO, having secured the role of Ruby in the upcoming drama “The Family Business.”

Aside from her burgeoning acting career, Olivia continues to focus on music, saying fans can expect her album “The Right One for You,” to be released sometime this fall.
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New Music: Traci Braxton’s ‘Last Call’

posted by Sista on July 15, 2014

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Traci Braxton’s new single “Last Call” is officially available for download via iTunes today. This is Traci’s first single as a solo artist, and one she says she hopes fans love as much as she does.

As previously reported, Traci recently signed to independent label eOne Records and is in the process of recording on her first album.

So, what does Traci have to offer musically that Toni, Tamar and Trina don’t? Click over to listen to “Last Call” and find out.
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EVE LIFETIME MOVIE WITH THIS RING Eve, Jill Scott & Regina Hall Book Lifetime Gig

Newly married raptress Eve is returning to cable TV alongside singer Jill Scott and “Think Like a Man Too” actress Regina Hall.

The trio will star in the upcoming romantic comedy “With this Ring,” set to air on Lifetime later this fall.

The project will be directed by Nzingha Stewart (she wrote it as well), who brings along actress Gabrielle Union and Tracey Edmonds as executive producers.
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Brandy’s ‘Magic’ Coldplay Cover

posted by Sista on July 14, 2014

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In between working on the follow-up to her platinum selling “Two Eleven” album, singer Brandy has taken to recording unofficial covers of popular tunes by her fellow artists.

The latest, “Magic” by Coldplay, was unveiled late last night via Twitter and quickly became a trending worldwide topic.

In the past Brandy has also covered Rihanna’s Diamonds and most recently, Sam Cook’s classic “A Change is Gonna Come.”
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Traci Braxton Set to Release New Music

posted by Sista on July 10, 2014

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Singer Traci Braxton has signed a new record deal and is poised to release her first solo single “Last Call” on July 15th.

Traci has signed to eOne Records, an independent label that houses such artists as Michelle Williams, Ashanti, Erica Campbell and many others.

The single’s official cover was released just moments ago via Instagram, while the single itself will reportedly be featured on the 4th season of “Braxton Family Values” when it returns to air next month.
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