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  • #WEW: Women Who Empower Us - DJ Beverly Bond

    It's Women Empowerment Wednesday and #EssenceFest alum, DJ Beverly Bond is our featured power player! Her brand of #blackgirlmagic uplifts and empowers not only the girls who attend BGR's Queens Camp but every woman and girl who tunes in to the annual Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony. Here are a few reasons why Beverly rocks!

  • Album Review - Ne-Yo 'Non-Fiction'

    Ne-Yo burst onto the R&B scene in 2006 with his debut album, 'In My Own Words' which spawned hits such as 'So Sick', 'When You're Mad', and 'Sexy Love'. He has since etched his way into contemporary R&B lovers hearts dropping album after album of unforgettable love songs. Today, his first album in 3 years, 'Non-Fiction', was released online and in-stores and we had the chance to check it before it hit iTunes.

  • Decade of the Gentleman: #Top10 Ne-Yo songs of all-time [Album Tracks Only]

    Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo has been an R&B force to be reckoned with for the past decade. We all know and love his hit singles, from 'So Sick' to 'Miss Independent' to 'Lazy Love'. In celebration of the release of Ne-Yo's new album, 'Non-Fiction', we decided to dig deep into his catalog and revisit some of the musical jewels that were never released as singles. An ode to the album track, if you will. Here are a few of our faves in no particular order...#Top10 Ne-Yo songs of all-time [Album Tracks Only]:

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