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Amanda Seales
Amanda Seales ( is well connected and well respected for being opinionated, fearless, and hilarious. A one of a kind renaissance woman, with a Master’s in African American studies from Columbia University and years of experience in arts and entertainment, Amanda has built a global following for her knowledge on music, women’s issues and popular culture and addressing what most are either too scared or too PC to. An on-air host, comedian, DJ, painter (, poet, singer/songwriter, playwright, and more, she is a true Renaissance and respected voice providing commentary for major outlets such as HLN, CNN, MTV, AOL, the Huffington Post, and more. She can be seen weekly on VH1’s Best Week Ever, DJing various events and touring colleges and universities to lecture on popular culture/perform Death of the Diva, her one woman show challenging pop culture’s portrayal of women one hilarious character at a time.

Entries by Amanda Seales

Why Hip Hop NEEDS Drake

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 2:54 PM

Whether you like him or not, hip hop needs Drake. I know I know, he sings he raps hesingsheraps. And he has SO many feelingz??? (<--the Z tho.) It can be confusing for some. It can be annoying for many. Nonetheless, hip hop needs Drake. Now, obviously I would not...

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Fashion Week for the Rest of Us

(7) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 6:42 PM

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, those in the fashion world recover from blistered feet, two weeks of hangovers, runway vertigo, and prepare the next round. From the outside looking in, it can seem like a glamorous, fabulous, circus of colors, characters, and catwalks but in my...

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Allen Iverson, 'Cornrow Hall of Fame' Inductee

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 11:09 AM

As Allen Iverson announces that he will be officially retiring from the NBA fans everywhere remember an amazing player who regularly awed both on and off the court. When his jersey ascends into the rafters, many will reflect on classic A.I. moments like his 48 point performance in game 1...

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Big Up: Let Down (Django, Us and Fiasco's Fiasco)

(7) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:26 PM

This week's BIG UP goes to a black pre-Civil War Boba Fett and we of the interwebs.

-I know I'm a bit late but I never got a chance to write about this and I would very much like to write about this. I AM BLACK and I LOVED DJANGO....

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My Hopes for 2013

(2) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 4:46 PM


Every New Year comes with a list of predictions. Self-predictions, world predictions, how many times Lindsay Lohan will get arrested predictions, etc. I reserve the annual trend for people with genuine psychic ability and/or bloggers. Even though I am now both of those...

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Big Up: Let Down (India, Spike, Downton and More!)

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 4:51 PM


Every week (unless I can't for some reason find the time to) I give you the "Big Up:Let Down." Basically I give props for good ish and knocks for foolishness. Feel free to agree or disagree right down there in the comment section.

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New Year's Heave

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 12:12 PM

And just like that it's a new year.

Was I in a coma unbeknownst to me? Because I feel like I went to bed on NYE of 2011 and woke up on NYE of 2012. Nevertheless, the new year is here whether we like it or not. I myself...

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