The Fate of Spotify

Taylor Swift’s new album released just a little over a week ago and has created quite a stir. In it’s first week Swift sold more than 1 million copies of her new album. But the popularity of her music is not the only thing getting people’s attention this week. Taylor Swift decided to pull her entire music collection of the popular music streaming service, Spotify.   Spotify is a popular streaming service that allows listeners to browse their extensive collection of music free of charge, or with a monthly fee…

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Love Hurts

In K. Michelle’s hit song “Can’t Raise a Man” she tells it all. She is absolutely right when she says, “You can’t raise a man”– well in our case boys. Because we are only teenage girls, we are not dealing with men yet, but that doesn’t mean men don’t act the same as boys. Guys will never change in mind; only in age and dealing with them can be tricky. Steve Harvey has written a book called ” Act Like a Lady, but Think Like a Man,” but do we…

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Beyonce the Ultimate Diva, Here’s Why…

Queen B is not ready to stop making music and making money. Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z are worth 1 billion dollars together and the money keeps rolling in as she finishes her Mrs. Carter tour. Beyoncé made 188.6 million dollars in 2013 and 41.1 million dollars in 2014 from the Mrs. Carter tour. In total she made 229.7 million dollars selling out almost every where she went; they don’t call her Queen B for nothing. When she surprised everyone with an album on December 13, 2013 making a video…

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#RageAgainstTheRatchet

In May, Carvin Haggins, mega song-writer and producer, decided to hold a rally at Power 99FM’s radio station.  He kept his word.  He is bothered by the explicit music available on free radio and wanted to make a statement.  Actually, he didn’t want to make a statement.  Instead, he wanted to make Power99 take note of his issue and to take responsibility for how the music it plays impacts Philadelphia’s young urban community. Apparently, some other people agreed with him.  Along with Carvin, they demanded music that it isn’t so raunchy…

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Ledisi Just Showed Up!

Last Friday (May 30, 2014), I attended The Celebration of Black Writing is the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony — the “Oscars of Black Writing” — which honors authors and institutions who have been major contributors to the proliferation of black literature and literacy.  The event was sponsored by the Arts Sanctuary organization which is located in the Southwest section of the City near Graduate Hospital. I was excited about the awards ceremony because I like to be out and about in the City and do different things.  Who wants to…

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