Short Notice: 7 Cropped ‘Dos You’ll Love to Try This Summer

While you’re overhauling your wardrobe for the hottest season of the year, don’t forget about giving those strands a makeover, too! For you do-it-yourselfers and salon frequenters, alike, we’ve compiled ...


Zendaya: No Longer That Somebody to Play Aaliyah?

Oh snap. Zendaya won’t be playing the role of Aaliyah anymore, after all.  And no, it’s not because the Twitterverse freaked out a little about her being cast. Apparently, according ...

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Jacob Latimore Drops “Heartbreak Heard Around the World”

Windows down. Music blaring. Head bobbin’. Lips synchin’. You’re fly in your ride. You know what it is. And now, to go along with your playlist of summer jams comes ...



Ana Lou’s New Song “Miss America” will Inspire You to Go After Your Dreams, Too

Black Music Month may be wrapping up, but the hits can’t stop, ...
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New Summer Jam: Trevor Jackson’s “Good Girl, Bad Girl”

Summer hasn’t even gotten started good, and already, Trevor Jackson is heating ...

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Is Zendaya Right for the Role of Aaliyah?

  The interwebz are all abuzz about Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the working title for the brand-new Lifetime TV biopic about Aaliyah that’s scheduled to drop sometime this fall. Airing not long after the 13th anniversary of the star’s death, this made-for-TV movie will follow ‘Liyah from her Star Search debut to the plane crash […]

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Summer 2014 Issue Featuring Imani Hakim on the Cover

Our summer issue is so on point, we couldn’t wait to show you the new cover! Featuring the amazing Imani Hakim (from Everybody Hates Chris and The Gabby Douglas Story), this issue is packed with everything you need to have your best summer ever! Not only can you read all about Imani, but you’ll also […]

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Behind the Scenes: Summer Beauty Photo Shoot

Watch #TeamSesi’s amazing models bring it during our summer beauty photo shoot and grab your issue by clicking here!      

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Keke Palmer Gives Us “Fearceness” in New, Summer Horror Movie

We’re always down for a good horror flick, and this summer, former Sesi cover girl — and soon-to-be talk show host — Keke Palmer is starring in a new one called Animal, which hits select theaters and VOD on June 17. No shade, but the setup looks typical: group of friends goes camping in the […]

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Dorm Decor Dilemmas: Solved

Sponsored Post Eyeing a spot in those brand-new, tricked-out residence halls with hardwood floors and granite countertops? Girl, bye. Those upperclassmen may be able to land rooms there, but as an incoming freshman, you won’t. (Sorry!) But, don’t worry: With the help of Dormco, we’ve made upgrading your dorm style game easy! Check out these […]

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How Well Do You Know the Freedom Riders?

#ICYMI: Today — May 4, 2014 — is the 53rd anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides. For 6 long and dangerous months, black and white Freedom Riders — many in their teens and early twenties — rode together into the South, risking their lives and being subjected to violent beatings and arrests, to […]

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What to Do When Someone Comes at You Sideways

  Whether it’s a random or a person you deal with on the regular, having someone make any kind of stereotypical, borderline-racist remark to you can make things really awkward and really disturbing really quick. Here’s a look at how to handle yourself in just about any of these situations: 1. When someone tells you, […]

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4 Reasons You Can’t Miss Summer Jam ’14

  Hot 97 always does it big — and this year, since Summer Jam turns 20, we expect it to be extra fierce. Don’t wait too long to grab your tickets and round up your crew. You’re gonna want to watch all the action live on Sunday, June 1 at the MetLife Stadium in East […]

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A Raisin in the Sun Returns to Broadway

  Speaking of Black girls who rock… Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic play, A Raisin in the Sun, is BACK on Broadway! Fifty-plus years after its original run, this classic — the first ever produced by an African-American woman on Broadway — is bringing it for audiences at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, which is the exact same […]

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What’s on Sydney Park’s Prom Prep Playlist?

Our spring cover girl, Sydney Park, knows how to get hyped for prom. Check out this pre-party playlist inspired by some of Sydney’s top picks, and download your faves to your own prom-prep mix! What songs would you add?

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