The Black Girl's Guide: 10 Things to See, Do, and Hear This Week

We've got your covered on what to watch, hear, and support this week. From Tamar Braxton's new ballad to blogger Naptural 85's hair-tastic remix of Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, and ESSENCE's new beauty channel.

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Surprise! ESSENCE.com has launched an all new beauty channel that's improved to meet all of your Black beauty needs. We have video tutorials, celebrity style tips and more to keep you looking right from your brows to your cuticles. Click here to dive in. 

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Test your vocal range in the car while listening to Tamar Braxton's new ballad "If I Don't Have You." This new single from her upcoming LP, Calling All Lovers, is sure to get you in your feelings (in a good way!). 

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Naturalistas, if you're looking for a new summer jam, look no further than ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty winner Naptural85's "Up CROWN Funk," her remix of Bruno Mars' hit dance song. This natural hair vlogger is celebrating big hair and big personality in her hilarious music video parody. 

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If you're "tired of crying and people dying," you need Prince's upbeat,uplifting protest song in your life. Prince released the song in response to the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police and performed the song at his "Rally 4 Peace" concert in Baltimore.

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How could over 100 Black women from Los Angeles be killed by a serieal killer and it didn't make national headlines? Filmmaker Nick Bloomfield follows the trail of Lonnie Franklin, a churchgoing South Central Los Angeles resident accused of being "the Grim Sleeper" serial killer. This powerful documentary will leave you speechless and wondering why the LAPD did not make investigating the mass killings of Black women in the community their main priority. Watch it on HBO, but catch a preview here.

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Buzzfeed has a show for Black women? Yup! Editors Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton's weekly podcast will have you feeling like they're your favorite political-but-sometimes-ratchet girlfriends (in your head).

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Dawn Richards is back with a funky new track that will make you want to dance and maybe call your ex. "Titans X James Dean" has a tight beat and sexy lyrics that will put you in the mood for summer. 

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On May 29, you'll get to see David Oyelowo like you've never seen him before. He'll will star as war veteran living in solitude and isolation as he becomes increasingly disturbed in the mind in HBO's new film Nightingale. See the 7 reasons we think this is a performance that you don't want to miss.

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Check out Campbell's artwork at The Sol Studio, on display from May 28 to June 7.

Gullah native Leroy Campbell is bringing his history to life with his newest art exhibit, "Historical Backbone: The Resilience and Determination of a People." The artist's latest exhibition, on display in Harlem, explores the meshing of African and American traditions through family, relationships, religion, politics and education between the 1830s and 1950s. "This body of work is a time capsule revealing the blueprint for unity," Campbell said in a press release. "At my core, though, I believe the foundation still exists and it is preserved within my body of work." 

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K. Michelle is missing her ex in the racy video for “Hard To Do.” You won't be faulted for thinking, “Girl, you are bold!” Watch here!