Author: Natasha Parker

It’s with great sadness to report the death of Traci Braxton. The singer, reality star and producer passed away today at the age of 50 after privately battling esophageal cancer. The initial report was reported by Braxtons son after posting a heartfelt statement via his Instagram saying “When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing, she said was I’m going to beat this. she fought to the end and today Shes at peace. I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she isn’t in pain anymore. I love you…

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“My Black is indestructible, because it will not stop, it does not stop, it will not give up, it will always fight, and it will always win at that the end.”K.Michelle Has society been extremely hard on black women when it comes to their perception on what our bodies should look like? Do we, as black women, scrutinize each other too harshly on what we should or shouldn’t do with our bodies? Are we easily swayed to change our bodies to appease and attract men or has social media painted an unrealistic image in our minds on what women should…

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When you feel beautiful on the inside, the outside follows MJB The Queen is back! Yes, that’s right the “Queen of R&B and Hip hop Soul” just released her highly anticipated 15th Studio album “Good Morning Gorgeous.” This Grammy award winning star, signature thigh-high boots wearing, will make you cry and dance all-in-one album, multi-talented superstar Mary J. Blige is blessing us with us the familiarity of her soulful voice and was sure to mix in a few tracks that will have her and us hitting “the go Mary, go Mary.” We all heard that Mary makes her best music…

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Two, successful seasons in the bag for Lena Waithe’s #TwentiesonBET. The GLAAD media award for outstanding comedy nominated series has been pulling in viewers since season one; following the lives of a queer Black woman and her two Black female friends. We grow along with these three characters as navigate through life on their own journeys. Ahead of the season finale for the second season, BET hosted TwentiesCon and celebrated with an Instagram Q&A joined by cast members and hosted by “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott’s” B.Scott. The season is barely over and the question top of mind for all viewers… “Will…

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“R&B & Soul, Jazz Fusion, Afrobeat Undertone, and the classic part an ode to the music the inspired me.”Agyakomah The music industry is exceptionally hot lately with Nigerian artists, such as Tems and Wizkid making music genres such as Afrobeat and Afropop more mainstream. This path is now paved for many artists within the same/similar music genre; up-and-coming “Afro Classic” Artist Agyakomah is breaking down doors and stepping on to the scene with her own unique sound that has been inspired by R&B, Jazz, and Afrobeat. Agyakomah, the artist behind the debut EP “A Diva’s Manifesto,” speaks with W4TC on…

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Black women talk tech Last week, the tech world was on fire introducing the world to an overlooked, known fact; black women dominate anything we touch. The two-day conference that is in its fifth year had to do a major pivot (as most businesses and companies did this past year) and went virtual. Virtual does not mean a small-scale audience, because the event numbers were “through the roof,” which allowed for the conference to reach an International audience. The event was curated by two brilliant, Black women in the tech world, Regina Gwynn and Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson. Both women, who are…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLWqJG39Cbo&t=3038s Sound Bites delivered by Grubhub was live from Philly Wednesday night feeding all our souls with the sultry sounds of Philly native Jazmine Sullivan along with UK sensation Ella Mai for two, exclusive performances. The Grubhub free concert was not the only benefit that night; each artist started the night out with Q&A’S to interact with the virtual crowd, and every chat or tweet with the hashtag #GHSOUNDBITES during the livestream, Grubhub donated $10 to Restaurant Strong, an organization that is provides grants to local restaurants up to $100k. Although W4TC was not in the building live, we joined in with the energetic crowd virtually; singing (well trying to sing lol),…

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Kids should be exposed to different cultures; exposed to different experiences. Laneka Leatutufu Being a black woman who grew up in an urban neighborhood of Philadelphia, traveling was never at the forefront of my mind. Hell, I took my first flight at the age of 25. The world of travel can be a foreign concept to most young, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) where “the block” is all they will ever know and the furthest they will ever go is wherever their bus pass will take them.  Mother, Juvenile Probation Officer, and first-time author Laneka Leatutufu knows all too well how the…

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Listening to grown women being grown womenJill Scott The first time I heard a Jill Scott song was when she released “Long Walk.” I watched the video in my grandparents’ house; just in awe of her voice, style, and that beautiful natural hair. Of course, I did not know she was from Philly until my mom said, “it looks like she is in North Philly.” The next music video she released was “Gettin in the way,” and at the age of 11 after watching that video I said, “yup, She’s a Philly girl” and from that moment on, I been…

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A Blessing on Blessings type of night!Jekalyn Carr The Stellar Awards are back; bigger and better this year after hosted virtually in 2020. This is the only awards show to honor the gospel music industry, and this year’s televised experience will showcase some of the most-talented gospel artists the industry has to offer. This year’s show is hosted by Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribbett; two of the most talented singers representing the newer generation of gospel music. The duo bring an energy that we didn’t know we needed; from Tye’s edgy style to the many outfit changes that Jekalyn slays…

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