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Comedian And BuzzFeed Star Quinta Brunson Set To Co-Star In New CW Pilot

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The hilarious Quinta Brunson is set to co-star in pilot It’s The End of the World as We Know It on The CW. She will be working alongside Gage Golightly. The show will be based on the book by Iva-Marie Palner and is from Rob Thomas and Warner Bros TV.

It’s The End of the World as We Know It is about a prison spaceship that is carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens. The spaceship crashes into Southern California, Kate (Golightly) and Ruby (Brunson), are recruited by a space cop to find criminals that have escaped and camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.

Brunson will play the overly intelligent, hyper graduate from MIT who has not been able to keep an engineering job because her mind runs a mile a minute. This is Brunson’s first “traditional-medium” role and we are super excited to see all that she is going to bring to the table. Brunson was formerly apart of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and is known for the viral IG series: The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date. We also know her from her own scripted comedy series that she created and starred in titled, Broke on YouTube Red. Other projects that you may want to checkout from Brunson are, Up for Adoption for Verizon’s go90 and most recently Quinta vs. Everything on Facebook Watch.

Congrats Quinta! You Got MONEEEY!

 

Beauty Vlogger Nyma Tang To Design Custom Lipstick Shade With M.A.C Cosmetics For Darker Skin Tones

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We are all aware of the beauty industry is super late in acknowledging and recognizing women of color but thankfully times are changing. Fenty launched with a variety of products that cater to women of darker skin and now the game has been changed for eternity.

By the looks of it, major companies are getting it together and hopping on board. Nyma Tang who is a beauty vlogger who has been advocating for this change is apart of this movement. The blogger announced via Instagram that she will be creating her own custom lipstick shade with M.A.C Cosmetics.

“I created my dream red lipstick and I can’t wait to share it with you guys,” Tang wrote in an Instagram post.

Tang launched a new YouTube series called “The Darkest Shade” in 2017. This series involves Tang taking the darkest color of foundations and cancelers and matching it to her own complexion to see if it is a good for her skin tone. Her channel challenges beauty standards and brands and showcases the truth about what is available for women of darker skin tone. We’re looking forward to this lipstick drop.

Continue being an inspiration to beautiful black girls Tang!

 

 

New Series ‘AfriMericans’ Explores Millenials’ Pursuit of the American Dream

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Maureen Martin and Berka Ngong teamed up to creatively show the lives of African Americans and their rise to achieve the American Dream.

What is an “AfriMerican?” According to this fascinating new series, it’s a “reference to first generation Africans born to highly traditional parents but raised in the U.S.” Four ladies live the “AfriMerican” life in the adventurous city of New York while overcoming everyday trials challenging their culture and heritage. All at the same time juggling love lives, carer goals, and finding inner satisfaction within themselves.

Enjoy a quick teaser of the new script series about life, love, and being proud of your lineage below.

12-Year-Old Boy Born With Rare Disease Covers Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’

Meet Sparsh Shah, a 12-year-old boy who has gone viral since he recorded Eminem’s 2010 hit song “Not Afraid.”

The New Jersey boy who goes by the name of “Purhythm” was born with a disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle. But, in his latest music video cover, he shows us that nothing can stop us, as he amazes viewers with his performance of “Not Afraid.”

The video was uploaded to his YouTube channel earlier this year, and has gotten over 700,000 views. A few weeks back, Sparsh’s idol, Eminem’s record label also came across the video and shared via Twitter.

Press play, and get inspired by Sparsh Shah’s amazing cover of “Not Afraid” in the video below.

High School Senior Addresses Bullying in Powerful Youtube Video

In recent years there have been countless campaigns and PSAs designed to address bullying and cyber-bullying among teens.  In a recent YouTube video, that has since gone viral, Lauren Brocious tackles the issue herself.

Titled ‘Labels’ the, nearly, three minuet shows Brocious portraying the many titles she has been given during her experiences with bullies.

According to WHAG she created the video to give others a sense of hope when dealing with bullies in school and on the internet.

Mission accomplished. The video has garnered well over 55,000 views and counting.

Check out the powerful video above and share it with someone who may need it.

Happy Holidays, from the Curry Family!

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It’s the holiday season, so that means another sweet Curry family moment and recipe

With baby Ryan and big sister Riley in the pic, Steph and Ayesha grabbed the dog to mark a first in Curry family photo history captioning it,

“First time getting both babies and the dog in one photo!”

Ayesha also shared a yummy recipe for the holidays. Before touching on her post-baby body, Chef Ayesha gave step by step instructions on creating a perfect Thanksgiving side dish: hummus. For many ladies out there, this is a tasty and healthy way to get back to that”pre-mommy weight.”

Check the full video below. Happy Holidays!

 

Young Youtube Sensation Raps About The Amazingness of Women in Latest Video

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Eleven-year-old Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, is back at it yet again. This time the YouTube sensation gives us a much needed lesson on the amazingness of women and how awesome they really are.

Fittingly titled, “History of Awesome Girls Rap” Novak acknowledges a few women that have had an impact on the world as we know it. After running down the list of women that have made history and a couple women that are currently making history, Novak finishes with, “Too many awesome girls to name” and we couldn’t agree more.

This piece is part of his latest project Awesome Girls: Celebrating Girls Who Are Changing The World.

Check out the adorable video above!

YouTube Invites You To Share Advice For Your Younger Self in #DearMe Campaign

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In honor of International Women’s Day (Mar. 8), YouTube is inviting you to share words of advice to your younger self. What are your fears? What are you inspirations? What wisdom would you share? The video sharing platform wants to know what you would tell a younger you and wants you to share it with the world. Using the hashtag #DearMe to tweet, post and spread words of encouragement to a younger you.

We want to know: what would you tell a younger you? Share in the comment box below.

 

Best Youtube Workout Channels

In a time crunch? Looking for exercises for home? Trying to save money on classes or a gym membership? Yoga, pilates, and fitness classes are sometimes impossible to afford.  Here are a few free solutions from YOUTUBE! Not only are they free but these workout’s you can do in your own home. Workout durations vary from a quick 5 minute blast all the way up to a 45 minute workout.

The top 10 Fitness Youtube Channels in no particular order are:

1. Fitness Blender

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http://www.youtube.com/fitnessblender

2. Blogilates

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http://www.youtube.com/blogilates

3. Sarah Fit

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http://www.youtube.com/sarahfit

4.  Tone It Up

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http://www.youtube.com/toneitupcom

5. AR Fit

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http://www.youtube.com/AmandaRussell

6.  Popsugarfit

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http://www.youtube.com/popsugartvfit

7.  Zuka Light

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http://www.youtube.com/ZuzkaLight

8. The Daily Hiit

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http://www.youtube.com/thedailyhiit

9.  Tara Stiles Yoga

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http://www.youtube.com/TaraStilesYoga

10. XHit Daily

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http://www.youtube.com/XFitDaily

 

YouTube Cancels Billions of Video Views after Finding They Had Been ‘Faked by the Music Industry’

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The world’s biggest recording companies have been stripped of two billion YouTube hits after the website cracked down on alleged ‘fake viewers’.

Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, lost a total of one billion views in the video site’s biggest ever crackdown on artificially inflated figures.

Sony was second hardest hit, with the label behind such stars as Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Labrinth losing more than 850million views in a single day.

The unprecedented move left Universal with just five videos on the site – none of which were music – and Sony with just three.

‘This was not a bug or a security breach. This was an enforcement of our viewcount policy,’ YouTube announced.

It marks a huge blow to all the artists involved as YouTube is now the web’s most important outlet for music videos 

Over four billion hours of video are watched by over 800million unique visitors to the site each month.

The dramatic falls, highlighted by figures compiled by YouTube statistics analysts at SocialBlade, came after YouTube conducted an audit of its viewing figures aimed at combating black hat view count-building techniques.

This is when hackers artificially build up the numbers of views or likes on a YouTube video – enabling them to make clips appear far more popular than they really are and increase their exposure on the site.

The number of views attracted on YouTube are these days regarded as an unofficial worldwide popular music chart, and any suggestion that major labels are engaging in underhand tactics to increase their numbers could threaten the credibility of their artists.

YouTube viewer figures are doubly valuable to channel owners since it is also the primary way in which the site works out how to share its advertising revenue with partners.

 

Pharrell Launches Network of Creative Minds Through ‘iAmOther’ Channel

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While the revolution on television has yet to be realized (but is supposedly still in the works), Pharrell Williams has taken to the most promising platform of them all — the internet.  Instead of jumping straight to your TV screen, he decided to hit you where you sit the most.  And recruited a few of the best who do it, to further the project along.

iAmOther,’ by definition, is a network.  Incorporating all forms of art, it provides a place for creative minds to not only dwell, but to prosper.

 

Awkward Black Girl

The first major announcement from this network is the coalition with Issa Rae‘s Shorty-Award winning web-series “The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl.”  During the first season of this highly anticipated show, it took a few pit-stops and restroom breaks along the way to stardom.  Literally progressing from a cell phone camera to more adjustable and user-friendly equipment with the help of supporters through Kickstarter, Awkard Black Girl demonstrated how to break down borders in Hollywood — stock up on the ammunition from your own backyard.

By the season finale, the premiere episode was nearing over 1,000,000 views, and even garnered support from rising actor Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino in the hip-hop world.  Before the racist ranting that congratulated her relevance in the screenwriting and directing world, she and (other head writer) Tracy Oliver addressed criticism to alleged LGBT insensitivity.

With both situations handled delicately and with ease, the announcement of the awkward talented crew belonging to iAmOther, naturally, only makes sense.  Now with a loyal and dedicated audience, a new family collective, and a continuous growing list of sponsors, all we can hope is that this time around they don’t keep us waiting for the follow-up episodes for too long!

Beginning June 14th

 

 

 Nardwuar

The second obviously fitting iAmOther member is Nardwuar the Human Serviette.  The quirky Canadian known for his scarily amazing talent to dig up pieces of anyone’s past, and then have them recall it in detail on camera can sometimes make for a very awkward moment on screen, but classic moment, nonetheless.  Usually clad in bright clothes, with a loud hat, the Vancouver radio host has been in effect since 1987.  Recently making name for himself in the internet world, especially with hip-hop, the character he portrays is so out-the-box that comparing him to Iggy Pop or “Weird Al” Yankovic is close, but no cigar.

Following his extensive research of the participant, he challenges their own knowledge of themselves.  Watching your favorite artist go through a series of mind-f**ks is the best reward from watching any of his interviews.  Not to mention, he doesn’t only interview musicians.  And,  he dabbles in the industry himself, known as a singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators.  Of course he fits right in.

Artists

Pharrell has chosen to include all realms of artistry. Leah LeBelle, who recently premiered her debut single “Sexify,” is belonging to the iAmOther record label, alongside Jermaine Dupri’s SoSoDef Recordings and L.A. Reid’s Epic Records.  Hailing from Canada, she first made a splash in the states on the highly publicized 3rd Season of American Idol, a favorite of Paula Abdul.  At the age of 17, she made it to the top 12 before voted off.  Now with history as background singer for Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers and Eric Benet, 25-year-old Leah is ready for her own mic stand in the spotlight.

 

 

Other artists on the label are Alyssa Brenal, Buddy, and Maxine Ashley–all handpicked by Pharrell himself.

 Expanding

From “Others by Hypebeast” to “Pharrell’s State of The Union” and upcoming web-game show “Stereotypes,” the growth of iAmOther should have the attention of like-minded creatives around the worldwide web.  In fact, it appears to be more of an actual fruition of what Kanye West infamously ranted about on Twitter for hours; (DONDA, Which has also been on the steady incline from his clothing label to newly premiered film “Cruel Summer” in Cannes.)

iAmOther, however, is all about the people. It’s a platform available for the expanding world of artists and a great example of what can be. It also includes partnerships with BBC Ice Cream, Friends With You, Bionic Yarn, Qream, Arts Guild & Gallery, Brooklyn Machine Works, UJAM, and From One Hand To Another. I’ll be looking forward to its success, in hopes that it may inspire similar movements.  There’s room for us all.

So if revolution won’t be televised, at least it’ll be a click away.

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Jazzi Johnson

Make a Choice – (War Or Peace) – Trayvon Martin

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Funny man Kain Carter, also known as “HotDamnIRock” often comes with compelling topics for his anticipated Youtube Channel.  From break-ups to bad breath, the end of the world to religion, Carter also seems to take notice of the news and events around the world to comment on.  This time, he did-so with the most compelling debate today– Trayvon Martin.  In this short, but relevant and tear-jerking skit, Carter presents both sides of the matter within much of the African-American community today.  Retaliation versus Justice.

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Carter’s video was most likely inspired by the New Black Panther’s $10,000 bounty on the head of Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman.  With Trayvon’s parents — Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin — publicly denouncing their approval of the bounty, some are torn about the way to seek the justice we have yet to catch any glimpse of since his death.  As pressure begins to build, tempers begin to rise, and anger slowly creeps beyond hurt, all we can hope is that we at least get to see the man arrested within the next few coming days.  The outcome of this tragedy ultimately will lay in the hands of the courts or the hands of another killer.

Whose Side Are You On?

 

Also, Kain Carter chose a great background track for this piece.  One of my favorite songs in the world.  If you’re familiar with “Set It Off,” you know it too.  Listen to the lyrics and think about the video… what do you say is next on the agenda for justice for Trayvon Martin?

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