EXCLUSIVE: We Caught Up With The Designer Responsible For Rihanna’s Iconic Crop Over Costumes!

EXCLUSIVE: We Caught Up With The Designer Responsible For Rihanna’s Iconic Crop Over Costumes!

When you get a call from Rihanna, you answer it! For years, Lauren Austin has created iconic carnival costumes for the Bajan beauty, who never misses an opportunity to return to her hometown of Barbados to celebrate Crop Over. With days away from Kadooment Day (August 2), we decided to catch up with the mastermind behind Rih’s most iconic costumes over the years to see what projects she's currently working on. Last year, the Government of Barbados made the difficult decision to cancel the country's Crop Over Festival in response to global efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While…
OPINION: A Look Into The Gospel According To Kanye West | Music

OPINION: A Look Into The Gospel According To Kanye West | Music

Kanye West’s 10th studio album, Donda, made its debut after a week of hype that was capped off with a global live listening event hosted on Apple Music on Thursday (July 22). The much-anticipated compilation, however, is still not available (as of July 24) even though it was scheduled to drop the day after the listening event. Nonetheless, fans now know that a myriad of talent of the highest order, from Lil Baby and Lil Durk to Jay-Z have contributed to the project which has a production value one would only expect from a 22-time Grammy winner. If you paid…
Assassinated Haitian President’s Funeral Interrupted By Gun Violence

Assassinated Haitian President’s Funeral Interrupted By Gun Violence

A memorial service for Haitian president Jovenel Moïse on Thursday (July 22) was overshadowed by gunshots heard soon after the funeral began, giving credence to the concerns over the violence that has wracked the island country since Moïse was assassinated earlier this month. The Mass, which took place at a cathedral in the northern coastal city of Cap-Haitien, was interrupted multiple times by Moïse supporters, as they cried out and accused Haiti’s elite of killing the president, USA Today reports. However, Newsweek reports that the U.S. delegation, including Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield and United Nations Special Representative to Haiti Helen…