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The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019

Following her historic performance at Coachella, which still has her fans buzzing. Beyoncé continues to prove to us how amazing she is, today she announced a new scholarship program through her BeyGOOD philanthropic initiative. The queen established The Homecoming scholars program which will award $25,000 to four HBCU for the 2018-2019 academic school year to Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee, and Bethune-Cookman universities in scholarships regardless of gender. The preparation will include literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. In order to qualify for this program, the applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above Take a look at the following Universities below: Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by…

Beychella: Let’s Bow Down To The Queen

We want to take a moment to Thank Baby Jesus and YouTube for the live stream because like many of you, we were unable to attend Coachella this year. We caught the two-hour performance of the queen from the comfort of our bed. History was made this weekend at The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival. Beyonce became the first Black Woman to ever headline the festival. This is another accomplishment she can add to her belt. Since last year performance was canceled due to her pregnancy Beyonce and her team put together a spectacular performance for this year’s event, which left everyone speechless. The theme for the night was inspired by (HBCU) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (institutions of higher education in the US that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which served African Americans. This was because the overwhelming majority of predominantly white institutions disqualified…

Happy Birthday Professor Q-Tip!!

Let’s just call him Professor Q-Tip. Can you imagine all the knowledge the students at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in The Tisch School of the Arts will receive. Amazing! Q-Tip will join Journalists Ashley Kahn to teach a course on the intersection of Jazz and Hip-Hop. The seven-class schedule wil cover artist like Public Enemy, The Roots, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar. The second part of the course the students will receive in class and out class assignments from Q-Tip’s mentorship from learning musicianship, performance, compostition, and production. Class will beginning September 5 in the Fall semester.

Watch: Drake’s New Video “Nice For What”

This past weekend has been an amazing week for Hip Hop, from the release of Cardi B’s album to Drake teasing us with his release of his single “Nice For What” which debuted with a video. For the video he spotlights a group of strong women featuring Olivia Wilde, Rashida Jones, Jourdain Dunn, Michelle Rodriguez, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Lejonhjarta, Victoria Lejonhjarta, Letitia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, and Syd. The track has samples from Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit Ex-Factor and inspired vocals from New Orleans (NOLA) bounce queen Big Freedia. Check out Drake’s video below. https://youtu.be/U9BwWKXjVaI

Music: A Tale of 2 Cities

Brooklyn is where she resides but Chicago is home to unsigned artist Jennifair that released her anticipated album A Tale of 2 Cities on iTunes March 30. Here at Avision Mag, we have been rooting for this talented young lady, from the moment she hit our showcase two years ago. Listen to her album below. Tell us what you think. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yqHRuOY1raN2vZeqaBsDS?si=C8aNJ_JpTOO0UzpvirQaCA

Cardi B Has Ascended Into Rap Loyalty

Cardi B has a few reasons to celebrate; the rapper released her album Invasion of Privacy Friday, April 6, 2018. Saturday night, she confirmed she was pregnant after her performance on SNL. From the beginning, of the year we claimed this year as the year of Women. Well, this year has been marked as Cardi B’s year. The 25-year-old rapper Belcalis Almanzar from the Bronx went from being a stripper, an Instagram celebrity, to her joining the cast of Mona Scott’s Love and Hip Hop New York and now ascending into rap loyalty in no time. Cardi tweeted after her performance on SNL “I started winning when the whole world was doubting on me. Think imma lose with my little baby counting on me?” What can we say? As we all know, Cardi has no problem expressing herself and she doesn’t have time for negative Nancy’s who troll the internet.…

The R&B Crooner, Eric Bellinger Drops New Album “Eazy Call”

Since 2014 Eric Bellinger has been creating great music. If you followed his career from the beginning you would remember Born II Sing, The Rebirth and Cuffing Season just to name a few. Let’s not forget he not only wrote but co-wrote on countless artist like Justin Bieber “Right Here”, Tank , “You Don’t Know”. Bellinger as also won a Grammy for his contribution to Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E. Eric plays no games when it comes to his music. The R&B crooner releases his new album “Eazy Call” April 6. We can stamp this as a classic album, “ I got songs on here to dance to, smoke to, sing to, and make love to and songs that I believe are pushing R&B forward.” Says Bellinger while thanking his fans via Twitter. The album features a guest appearance from Ma$e, Wale, Dom Kennedy, Chevy Woods, Mila J, Tink, Sammie, AD,…

WCW Podcast: #TrustYourDopeness

Trust Your Dopeness is one of our favorite hashtags on social media. Not because it sounds cool but because it’s almost like a permission statement to be authentically you in your highest form and that in itself is so freeing and so dope. The most freeing thing we ever did as female entrepreneurs is to establish our vision, our whys, our brand’s energy and our signature story before we even launched the podcast or any of our social media outlets. Why? Because we wanted that to guide everything that we do, think and say and bring us back to being or most authentic selves. You have to define who you are or others will define that for you. Even worse, this is how people end up taking on nightmare clients, working for free or selling waist trainers and skinny tea when they are a running a business and building a…

In the darkest of places her light will shine, the journey of Cocoa Sarai

Even in the darkest of places your light will shine. It will emerge from the depth of your soul and slowly illuminate every corner, every room, and every empty space. That light is the artist, the songwriter, the teacher; an amazingly talented young woman. She has taken some of life’s most painful blows and used them as inspiration to become who she is today. Have you heard of her? Do you know her story? Sit back, take a ride with us as we introduce and share with you the journey of the one and only Miss Cocoa Sarai. Tell me about your most recent album? What was the inspiration behind it? ‘I went through a really traumatic breakup, 5 1/2-year relationship. It was really hard. I had a studio in my house, I found myself waking up finishing other records to write and sell to other artists. And then I…