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THE LATEST FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE WHITE HOUSE

First Lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden for her final time as First Lady.

We Will Rise, a new film tells the story of adolescent girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from Mrs. Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay.


HEADLINES AND INTERVIEWS

Meet Ammarah Haynes, a 16-year-old Muslim teen who wants to bring an accepting environment to her North Carolina school. via ESSENCE

Kendra Harrison Sets New World Record in Women's 100m Hurdles in London, Diamond League 2016.

GlobalGrind's Brittany Lewis sits down with David Banner to discuss his forthcoming LP "The God Box," race, politics, black liberation, and how the black community isn't ready for a race war.

BEST OF THE INTERNET

Unable to explain the success of Trump's campaign, Stephen seeks out Jon Stewart for advice interrupting the former "Daily Show" anchor's blissful, kale-fueled isolation.

#KnowYourPresidents (U.S Presidents Song) via Reggie COUZ 

Katy Perry and CoverGirl proudly announced that James Charles has been named the makeup brand's first male CoverGirl.

TELEVISION AND MOVIES

FOX's all-new show, SHOTS FIRED, is a compelling, 10 part event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small, Southern town.

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee and her best friend Molly reconsider their life choices. Watch the half-hour comedy series Insecure, created, executive produced, and starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce. 

Issa Rae Presents #ShortFilmSundays - a new short by a new creator, the first Sunday of every month. "Black Girl in Paris" is a contemporary tale of passion, adventure, and uninhibited sexual freedom as one young woman navigates through the City of Lights. Written and Directed by Kiandra Parks.


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Jidenna - " Little Bit More" is available at iTunes

"Sledgehammer (From Star Trek Beyond)" - Rihanna


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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Survivor's Remorse on HBO

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EJC'S FAVORITE BLOGS

Xonerate & Xhale

Xonerate & Xhale is a healthy-living and lifestyle blog that serves to uplift people from the anxieties and worries of everyday life. From healthy recipes to exercise tips to personal stories of others journeys dealing with stress and anxiety, this blog features a variety of tips, tricks and stories that will hopefully inspire its community.

True Wonder Woman

Two college students having fun, with a lot to share. Fashion trends, beauty tips and the young life!

Black Girl Nerds

This community does not have an exclusionary purpose.  The term “Black Girl Nerd” is not intended to be derogatory nor is it racially biased.  It is a term of endearment to all women like me who have been attached to a stigma that is not an accurate representation of my personality or my idiosyncratic behaviors.

This is a website for every nerdy girl that can finally come out of the closet and tell the world that they are PROUD to be who they are—no matter what anyone says, does, or think.  This is a place where you can truly be yourself and not be judged by others.  This site welcomes girls of all races, but it was called Black Girl Nerds because it is a term that is so unique and extraordinary, that even Google couldn’t find a crawl for the phrase and its imprint in the world of cyberspace.  The mission is to put an end to that and know that many Black Girl Nerds exist on this planet.

The Daughter's Table

Welcome to my new house/ The Daughters Table is home to millennial women of color in higher education who are social justice-oriented/ community-centered/ & God-led/ It is our space to vent/ theorize/ pose questions/ & offer solutions as we navigate the jagged terrain of race/ place/ sex/ gender/ class/ religion/ & spirituality while combatting simultaneous -isms & -phobias on our campuses/ in our communities/ classrooms/ churches/ & ministries.

Jessica Simien 

Established in March 2012, JessicaSimien.com is a lifestyle and entertainment blog that has become your go-to source for breaking news, the latest in pop culture, celebrities, inspiration, fashion, beauty, sports, music and relationship talk. No matter what your interests are, there is something here for everyone! Because our site is updated daily, you can expect to read fresh content from our founder, Jessica Simien, as well as other talented contributors. In addition to news, we feature exclusive interviews, opinion pieces and occasionally host contests and giveaways. JessicaSimien.com is a Simien Media Group, LLC site.