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Film Review: Uncorked

By Rapmusiq Uncorked is the Netflix banger we all need in these trying times. If you haven’t seen this film, stop reading, go watch it and come back to this article. Because it’s about to be spoiler central. First things, first, this film is Black AF [insert Black Power fist emoji]. It captures everyday black folks in their natural environment. Not suffering, not battling some undisclosed white villain; but simply living their lives. The realistic family dynamic is incredibly relatable. Everyone has parents and/or parental figures with expectations of us. We all have that cousin who expects freebies but would give us the shirt of their back if we needed it. The gaze both in Memphis and in Paris is black folks viewing black folks. The references made are our own inside jokes and kitchen table talk. The cast invites us in with its clear star power: the national treasure Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance aka the luckiest man on the planet (google his wife) and newcomer Mamoudou Athie, wh

Does your ego run your relationship?

By Capt SistaGurl, Laura Miller For eons, the ego has remained undefeated. It’s the thing that drives once reasonable people into insecurity, starts wars, it’s the tiny cricket on our shoulder that tells us how much “they got us fucked up”, and most importantly it can be the lead actor in the screenplay of our relationships.  I have been known to pump my chest out in arrogance, so I took some time to draft a few examples on how our ego plays a role in our dating, marriage, and relationship lives. The social media related ego . This one is ranked number one because it’s probably the most common. You take yourself onto the page of their current or former paramour and compare yourself to them. “She’s not cuter than me, I’m skinnier than her, why was he even with her?”, “She left me for this dude, he’s lame.”  Friends, SistaGurls, my people, here’s the thing. Whether the new person or ex is a supermodel, it doesn’t matter. Why? They chose you, or the relationship is over, pl

Girl's Love Hip-Hop: Featuring God's Prophet

By Felicia Clark Jordan My’ron Tennyson, aka. God's Prophet speaks nothing but the truth. He exhibits the skill, dedication, knowledge and raw talent to back up his name. Prior to rap, the Lousiville, KY native played collegiate football at the University of Kentucky as well as the University of Louisville. While at the University of Kentucky, he received news that his grandmother had fallen ill and he transferred to the University of Louisville to aid in her caregiving. Unfortunately, she did not survive. Combine the loss of his grandmother and a season-canceling football injury, Prophet became depressed. In his search for answers, he heard a divine voice that repeatedly told him to write. After multiple attempts to ignore the call to action, he finally gave in. He picked up a pad and a pen and poured his heart and soul onto the paper. What he saw on the notepad, were the words of a lyrist. You are not a typical artist. How would you define your personal brand and so