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Shamira Ibrahim

  1. overnights
    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Sippin’ on Some SizzurpIt was inevitable that Drew would find out that Dan was responsible for his current spate of misfortunes.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Diamonds Are ForeverOff we go on yet another doomed Bravo girls’ weekend.
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    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Too Legit to QuitDan still has a bit to learn about how to control the classroom, but there’s hope for him yet.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Doro Wat the F–kThe ultimate dancehall party seems like a good time, obscene wigs notwithstanding.
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    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Nepotism HiresThe results of Dan’s “moral inventory” are not pretty.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Your Tribe Determines Your VibeThe closest we’ve come to witnessing an authentic dynamic between Caroline and Sergio.
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    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Collision CourseDan comes face-to-face with his cycles of self-sabotage and cowardice.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Meet the ParentsThe first episode to have the entire cast firing on all cylinders.
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    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Who Doesn’t Like Magic?Dan and Kevin decide to buy in.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: ‘Tiki Tiki’ TimeIt should surprise no one that Sergio’s parents are not too keen on their baby boy marrying Caroline.
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    Flatbush Misdemeanors Recap: Contrasts, Juxtapositions, and OxymoronsKevin and Dan dance around the elephant in the room while Zayna strives to be the grown woman she is convinced she is ready for.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Much Ado About NothingLet’s get into the preliminary power rankings for the cast.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: How Do You Like Them Apples?How many left turns did we take to get Caroline so wound up?
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: Sour LemonsIn Caroline’s universe, the sun rises and sets on her co-sign, and only Nina and Caroline Brooks have been bestowed with such an honor.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Recap: A Fresh Serving of BeefIt is truly the cultural touches that make this show so far.
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    The Real Housewives of Dubai Series-Premiere Recap: Welcome to the Hen PartyDubai debuts with a really diverse cast — both in race and ethnicity — and some solid story lines out of the gate.
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    Is Billboard’s Afrobeats Chart Good for Afrobeats?The rising crop of African artists deserve more than a marketing gimmick.
  18. essay
    The Many Lives of Janet JacksonHow many ways will her story be told without seeing the full picture?
  19. obits
    The Courage of bell hooksShe viewed her radical work as one of the purest expressions of love for Black people there is.
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    The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip Recap: Summer-Camp Friends for LifeSome intimate moments have the wives believing they’ll be friends for life, but what are the chances they speak outside of DMs and BravoCon?
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    The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip Recap: Not So FetchCynthia is the wound-up, clingy Gretchen Wieners to Kenya’s controlling Regina George.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Season-Finale Recap: Jumping the SharkIt is finally time for Karen’s vow renewal, which is a setup for another dinner party from hell.
  23. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Crabs in a BarrelMust be the season of the rebrand.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: All AboardAre Robyn and Gizelle’s powers beginning to decline?
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: All Hands on DeckStriking that most people agree that Candiace could be handling all this better.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: You Know the VibesIf Candiace wants to make it in the R&B/hip-hop world after landing this distribution deal, dissing strippers is not the way to go.
  27. celebrity
    What I Learned About R. Kelly’s Biggest FansWhen I heard they were attending the singer’s trial to show their support, I had to go see for myself.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Home ImprovementMia and Candiace fully get into an argument about Mia’s gossiping in the music video. Robyn and Gizelle seem hellbent on stoking tension with Wendy.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Dude, Where’s My Car?Candiace’s intrusive mother enters the chat and reads Chris for being a lousy manager and husband just in time for Candiace’s upcoming music video.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: That’s the Gospel TruthMia’s penchant for producing mess is in full effect during her goddess party.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: The Milkmaid’s TaleAshley agitates something deep in Candiace that at times is warranted, but frequently ends up being an overreaction.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Whip My HairWe’re in the messy aftermath of Wendy’s read of Gizelle and Robyn now.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: The Devil Wears ZaraLadies, gents, and everyone in between, Zen Wen has officially arrived.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Style Over SubstanceGizelle needs to know that it’s tasteless to feign worry so that she can snark on Wendy’s body.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Wendy Thou Art LoosedThe mystery behind New Wendy is confusing everyone.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: Bananas in PajamasRobyn realizes she needs to get her groove back as Mia continues to put her girlboss stamp on the show.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: The Curious Case of Zen WenSeason Two Wendy is itching to create a moment that she isn’t ready to deliver just yet.
  38. obits
    The Wild Wonders of Biz MarkieAppreciating the late hip-hop maestro is a full-body sensory experience.
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    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: The Not-So-Newlywed GameThere can only be one girlboss in this cast, and Wendy is dead set on making sure that woman is her.
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    RHOP Season-Premiere Recap: Over the Valleys and Hills We GoIf Gizelle and Karen are going to continue anchoring the conflict this season, they are really going to need to elevate these reads.
  41. close reads
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Bolo Leak Was a Fourth-Wall-Poking Power PlayIf you only watched the show’s version of the fallout from Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party, you didn’t get the whole story.
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    Black Excellence Has Arrived on The Real Housewives of New York CityEboni K. Williams thinks she might be the exact right person for this moment.
  43. power
    Tarana Burke Is Just Trying to Do Her WorkA long talk about Black women, Me Too, and intentions with the activist and founder.
  44. obits
    The Irreplaceable Black Rob, Bad Boy’s First Street StoryHis ascendance is pivotal to documenting the rise of Bad Boy Records, both before and after Biggie.
  45. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Not-Quite-FriendsmasDrew’s final altercation with Latoya is the haphazard centerpiece of a lackluster conclusion to a frustrating season.
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Blocking Your BlessingsWe finally get to the root of the church caper that has been vexing Drew, and the girls make a U-turn right back into Bolo Court.
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Fakeration in this DancerieIt takes a while, but Porsha finally gives the interrogation of her sex life by a co-worker the level of respect that it deserves.
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap:  A Healing Twerk CenterThe ladies are off to the Crescent City for some po’ boys, zydeco, and failed attempts at conflict resolution.
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Snakes on the TerrainFirmly establishing her brand as a chaos agent, Toya systemically dismantles Falynn’s Halloween “party,” one confrontation at a time.
  50. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to That Gentrifying Harlem Restaurant I Really Won’t MissIt catered to the people the owner wanted to see in the neighborhood, not the people who were already there.
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