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Cross Cultural Centers recent event, Relationship Talk: Lemonade Vs. 4:44, addresses the difficulties of relationships and what defines lasting bonds from short term lust.

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Students listened to music from Jay-Z's 4:44 album in correlation to the discussion of relationships

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Students listened to music from Jay-Z's 4:44 album in correlation to the discussion of relationships

Omolola Odeniyi, Contributor
October 20, 2017
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On Oct. 12, Chaz Cruz, Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers (CCC), hosted “Relationship Talk: Lemonade Vs. 4:44” in the Pasadena room of the University Student Union (U-SU). The event addressed myths about relationships, particularly in African American culture, and used recent albums, Beyonce's Lemonade and Jay-Z's 4:44 as examples.

The event featured special guest, Thea Winkler, a Counselor at the Psychological Services Students Health Center at Cal State LA, who addressed specific relationship issues.

As the discussion began between the two albums, attendees acknowledged that the commentary of each album revolved around relationships and the fragile nature that they possess. For relationships to work, speakers addressed the variables that define their strength and longevity. Specifically, according to Winkler, “communication, compatibility and desire are of uttermost importance.”

Throughout the talk, clips from both albums were played that highlighted points such as: cheating, blame placement, the need for growth, father figures, personalities and differences between spouses.

According to the speakers, society tends to attribute certain behaviors to a gender or sex which do not accurately reflect the reality of situations, serving as nothing more than speculation and unsupported assumption.

Choice was also annotated during the discussion because it gives room for a better picture of a person, while also noting the surrounding issue in order to know when and how to clear the air.

Beyoncé's lyric in the song “Sandcastles” addresses this concept: “If we going to heal, let it be glorious.”

Moving forward, concerns of how a promising and providing partner in a relationship still has the substance to cheat was raised by the audience, prompting a focused discussion. From this, the majority of responses gathered were: insecurity, the unfair use of “I” when it's intended to be “we”, imbalance, family background, history, cultural perspectives and stereotypes.

“Cheating is a sort of coping mechanism for some unheard needs; it's important to drop the individual pride (seen and unseen) and talk things out, through and through,” said Winkler.

Regardless, addressing difficult emotions in a relationship is an important aspect of promoting healthy communication.

“Knowing the love language of your partner (and vice-versa) as well as being aware that it changes over different phases of life keeps the relationship in good shape,” said Winkler.

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#SocialGathering: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Costume Designer Reveals Season 2 Secrets; Diddy …

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And Cate Blanchett could be Harry Styles' style inspo.

Can't keep up with what's been going on in the social media world? Fret not. Here, a gathering of what stars, artists and brands have been up to this week on social media.

Diddy Completes One Day Phone Fast

Sean Diddy Combs kicked off this week by closing for “spiritual maintenance.” On Monday, he let his 13.1M social media followers know that he's doing a phone fast, only to return back to work on Tuesday. The 50 percent owner of Ciroc posted the brand's latest star-filled Ciroc French Vanilla spot, asking fans if they could name all the stars. French Montana, girlfriend Cassie, DJ Khaled and more made cameos. Speaking of fancy liquors, check out these fashion labels' latest boozy offerings.

Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance.

I'm doing a phone fast.

God bless!!

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Shannon Doherty Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

'Beverly Hills, 90210' alum Shannon Doherty, diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015, is documenting her journey in the most viscerally honest, brave way possible: by sharing the truths behind living with the disease on social media. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she has posted photos from her chemotherapy treatments, hair loss, motivational words and more. From the comments, it's clear that her followers provide an incredible amount of support, and vice versa. Doherty is currently in remission.

Breast Cancer Awareness month. This image is so personal to me. I had started chemo. Was using a cold cap in hope to not lose my hair. End result was clumps in my hands. I was sick, felt like I was losing myself. Gained people and lost people. Got weak and got strong. Felt ugly and yet more beautiful inside than I had ever felt before. I remember this like it was yesterday, like it was a minute ago. Cancer has so many phases. Shock, denial, acceptance, anger, resentment, rebellion, fear, appreciation, beauty. Remission. Even then, the phases keep coming. Cancer is with you forever. Those who have experienced it know that even after you've kicked it's ass, it still impacts you, in good ways and bad. You still go thru the roller coaster of emotions. You still need support and love. And you can still grasp life and live, live live. #cancer #cancerslayer

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"Turned Up Tina"

Tina Lawson, mother of Beyonce and Solange, is quickly, dare I say, ruling Instagram. For a Halloween #FlashbackFriday, Lawson posted videos of herself dressed up as Tina Turner, sharing that Beyonce called the look "Turned up Tina." Dancing to "What's Love Got To Do With It," Lawson nails Turner's legendary dance moves and rocker-meets-diva hair. Beyonce performed "Proud Mary," at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors, where Turner received the coveted lifetime achievement award from President Bush. Mom must have been really, really proud.

Ane Crabtree Dishes on 'The Handmaids Tale' Season 2

Ane Crabtree, the costume designer that created the incredible robes seen on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, and the Western-turned-Samurai looks on HBO's Westworld, exclusively shared to Pret-a-Reporter Instagram followers what's to come for both shows. Crabtree answered questions while attending Chanel's Through Her Lens: Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Luncheon, and while she is not returning to design for Westworld Season Two, she is returning to The Handmaid's Tale (yes!). She reveals that "a whole new world will be presented” on the dystopian drama, including “a whole new color [robe].” When asked if she thought the original bold, shade of red, officially named by Crabtree as “life's blood,” influenced the Spring 2018 runways, she responded “unequivocally, yes!”

When Harry Copied Cate?

Back in May of this year, an astute Cate Blanchett fan observed that Harry was picking up on some of the actress's stunning style inspo. From pink suits to polka dots, Harry and Cate have rocked similar looks for the past two years. On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres asked a bemused Blanchett about the happy coincidence, and Blanchett offered that the singer would look great in the nude pants and red suit jacket she was wearing. Blanchett ended the interview saying she would like to see Harry Styles naked. So we'll leave you with that.

Quitting my job and setting up a crowdfunding page for my PhD on how Cate Blanchett is Harry Styles' style inspiration. Pls give generously. pic.twitter.com/4600h7B5Tg

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There is a crazy consipiracy theory out there that Beyonce is actually Solange's mum

This Wild Conspiracy Theory About Beyoncé & Solange Will Make You Question Everything (Picture: Getty)

Okay, so as far as conspiracy theories go this is one of the weirdest yet

This bizarre rumour that Beyonce and her baby sister Solange are not sisters – but mother and daughter – is outrageous but people believe it never the less.

The theory has been bouncing for a few years, but recently resurfaced after fans continued to speculate whether there's any truth behind the Knowles-related rumour that Bey is Solo's mummy.

 Solange Knowles Solange is 31 years old (Picture: Getty)

Beyonce, who is 36, was born in 1981, making her five years older than Solange who is currently 31.

It's is very unlikely that Bey gave birth to the Don't Touch My Hair singer but we have to remember that people are already very convinced that Beyonce has been lying about her real age for years.

So according to this theory, Beyonce gave birth to Solange as a very young teenager.

 There is a crazy consipiracy theory out there that Beyonce is actually Solange's mum Some people on the internet think that these two women are mother and daughter (Picture: Getty Images )

The theory suggests that as young Bey was reaching fame, her ambitious father and manager, Matthew, and his wife Tina allegedly raised Solange as their own child and passed her and Solange off as siblings.

Which is crazy because that would make Beyonce a grandmother as Solange has a 13-year-old son Daniel ‘Julez' Smith, whom she had when she was 18.

 There is a crazy consipiracy theory out there that Beyonce is actually Solange's mum Solange and her son Daniel Julez Smith (Picture: WireImage)

Are your heads spinning yet? Because ours are.

So what evidence do these conspiracists have?

Well, someone who claims to work for the Department of Health in Texas supposedly found her birth certificate and claims her true birth date is 1974.

 There is a crazy consipiracy theory out there that Beyonce is actually Solange's mum Some fans are convinced Beyonce is lying about her real age (Picture: Getty Images)

This is crazy, but further theories also suggest that actress Gabrielle Union, who is 44, once said she and Bey have been close friends since they were ‘teenagers'.

So if Gabes and Bey are in fact the same age, she could've given birth to Solange around the ages of 13 and 14.

Well, there's more if you aren't convinced.

 There is a crazy consipiracy theory out there that Beyonce is actually Solange's mum Blue Ivy is well known to be Beyonce's first child with husband Jay-Z (Picture: Getty Images)

A former employee of Columbia Records claims that there is, in fact, a 14-year age gap between Queen Bey and Solange.

This theory would also mean that Bey, who is the mother to Blue Ivy and twin Rumi and Sir Carter, is mum to four.

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Mind. Blown.

Of course, Beyonce, Solange and the rest of the Knowles family have yet to comment on this far-fetched internet theory.

The internet is certainly the place that keeps on giving.

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Bey slays! Beyonce shows off her incredible post-baby body in a crop top and pencil skirt… months …

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Published: 16:12 EDT, 20 October 2017| Updated: 16:45 EDT, 20 October 2017

She sees each new outfit as an opportunity for a photo shoot.

And Beyonce looked fierce while showing off her impeccable post-baby hourglass figure in a sporty chic ensemble on Friday.

The talented singer, 36, posted an array of snaps to Instagram as she posed for the camera.

Curves for days: Beyonce looked fierce while showing off her impeccable post-baby hourglass figure in a sporty chic ensemble on the app on FridayCurves for days: Beyonce looked fierce while showing off her impeccable post-baby hourglass figure in a sporty chic ensemble on the app on Friday

Curves for days: Beyonce looked fierce while showing off her impeccable post-baby hourglass figure in a sporty chic ensemble on the app on Friday

The Diva songstress slipped into a curve-hugging black-and-white midi skirt and a cropped blue hoodie.

Beyonce gave a peek at her black lace-bra as she posed with one hand behind her neck - which also showed off her toned abs.

The mother-of-three added a pop of color with an orange leather fanny-pack and Off-White black stilettos that featured a neon pink sole.

The Single Ladies singer wore subtle make-up that highlighted her perfect complexion, while also keeping her caramel tresses in a sleek top-knot bun.

Showing skin: Beyonce posted an array of snaps which were edited specifically to fit her themeShowing skin: Beyonce posted an array of snaps which were edited specifically to fit her theme

Showing skin: Beyonce posted an array of snaps which were edited specifically to fit her theme

Queen of the crop: The Diva songstress slipped into a curve-hugging black-and-white midi skirt and a cropped blue hoodieQueen of the crop: The Diva songstress slipped into a curve-hugging black-and-white midi skirt and a cropped blue hoodie

Queen of the crop: The Diva songstress slipped into a curve-hugging black-and-white midi skirt and a cropped blue hoodie

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Beyonce used the slideshow feature to add a detailed photo of her luxurious accessories, such as her designer heels and woven-lens sunglasses.

The Texan-born bombshell edited each image to fit a plastic bag theme for her social media account.

The Dreamgirls actress is known to highly stylize her outfits and backgrounds for each specific post.

Unlike other celebrities, Beyonce only uses her social media platforms to post about her fashion, music, or philanthropies.

Flaunting: Beyonce gave a peek at her black lace-bra as she posed with one hand behind her neck- which also showed off her toned absFlaunting: Beyonce gave a peek at her black lace-bra as she posed with one hand behind her neck- which also showed off her toned abs

Flaunting: Beyonce gave a peek at her black lace-bra as she posed with one hand behind her neck- which also showed off her toned abs

Pop of color: The mother-of-three added an orange leather fanny-pack and Off- White black stilettos that featured a neon pink solePop of color: The mother-of-three added an orange leather fanny-pack and Off- White black stilettos that featured a neon pink sole

Pop of color: The mother-of-three added an orange leather fanny-pack and Off- White black stilettos that featured a neon pink sole

Style and chic: The Dreamgirls actress is known to highly stylize her outfits and backgrounds for each specific postStyle and chic: The Dreamgirls actress is known to highly stylize her outfits and backgrounds for each specific post

Style and chic: The Dreamgirls actress is known to highly stylize her outfits and backgrounds for each specific post

Although she is a wife and a mother, the glamorous diva rarely ever shares snaps of her family.

Beyonce married Grammy-winner Jay-Z in 2008 in a private New York Courthouse ceremony.

This June, the duo welcomed their twins son Sir and daughter Rumi. They also have a five-year-old daughter named Blue Ivy Carter.

Detailing: Beyonce used the slideshow feature to add a detailed photo of her luxurious accessories, such as her designer heels and woven-lens sunglassesDetailing: Beyonce used the slideshow feature to add a detailed photo of her luxurious accessories, such as her designer heels and woven-lens sunglasses

Detailing: Beyonce used the slideshow feature to add a detailed photo of her luxurious accessories, such as her designer heels and woven-lens sunglasses

Artsy: Unlike other celebrities, Beyonce is known to only use her social media platforms to post about her fashion, music, or philanthropiesArtsy: Unlike other celebrities, Beyonce is known to only use her social media platforms to post about her fashion, music, or philanthropies

Artsy: Unlike other celebrities, Beyonce is known to only use her social media platforms to post about her fashion, music, or philanthropies

A perfect pair: This year, Bey welcomed their twins son Sir and daughter Rumi on June 13A perfect pair: This year, Bey welcomed their twins son Sir and daughter Rumi on June 13

A perfect pair: This year, Bey welcomed their twins son Sir and daughter Rumi on June 13

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Watch Mama Tina Nail This Tina Turner Impersonation

Have you ever seen a doppelgänger like this?

Halloween is less than two weeks away, but it seems like Tina Lawson, queen mother to a woman we all know as Beyoncé, is gearing up early. On Friday, Lawson posted a video of herself impersonating music icon Tina Turner.

“As Halloween approaches I came across this Video of me dressed up as Tina turner are “Tina up Tina” as Beyoncé calls me. It was so much fun that I might repeat it again following what do y'all think?,” Lawson wrote.

This wig. The two-step. The hands. The outfit. The lip movement. Everything is giving us life. “I always wanted to be Tina Turner,” she says in a second video.

If you listen to the second clip close enough, you can hear Beyoncé give her mother a co-sign.

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The '90s are back, and if Beyonce has anything to do with it, so are fanny packs!

On Friday, Queen Bey rocked a weekend warrior ensemble that showed off all her curves and epic sense of style. Just four months after giving birth to twins, Beyonce is already incorporating crop tops back into her fashion rotation!

Sporting a short, blue sweatshirt that showed off her flat stomach and a bit of her black bra, the mother of three paired the top with an optical illusion black, white and orange pencil skirt that hugged in all the right places.

Watch: Beyonce and Blue Ivy Do the 'Single Ladies' Dance at Friend's Wedding!

Her accessories and hair were also on point. Rocking a top knot, she paired the outfit with black strappy heels, pink sunglasses fit for Elton John and an orange purse that she wore around her waist like a fanny pack.

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J Balvin Drops Six New 'Mi Gente' Remixes With Steve Aoki, Cedric Gervais, Dillon Francis & More

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After the Beyoncé surprised the world by jumping on J Balvin and Willy William's “Mi Gente” remix and rapping in Spanish, one might not have expected an encore. But apparently that wasn't enough for Balvin, as the Colombian superstar dropped six more "Mi Gente" remixes on Friday (Oct. 20), featuring work by Steve Aoki, Cedric Gervais, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Henry Fong.

Following the Beyoncé remix's release, the song peaked No. 3 on the Hot 100 and spend one week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales on the charts dated Oct. 21. Meanwhile, on Latin charts, the song tops Billboard's Hot Latin Songs for a second week and became the first No. 1 for Willy William and Beyoncé on the chart. "Mi Gente" also leads Latin Airplay chart for five nonconsecutive weeks now.

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'Don't Touch My Hair' singer Solange Knowles cross as hair touched

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It should have been a massive clue.

One of Solange Knowles' songs is called Don't Touch My Hair.

So what did the London Evening Standard do when it featured Beyonce's sister on the cover of its magazine?

It airbrushed her hair, which had been styled into an elaborate, braided configuration.

Image: Solange has been wearing an elaborate, braided hairstyle. Pic: Instragram

Unamused by the way she had been presented, Solange wrote on Instagram: "dtmh (don't touch my hair) @eveningstandardmagazine."

The journalist who interviewed Solange has also expressed her dismay.

"I am publicly disowning the Solange piece London Evening Standard published today. The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts," Angelica Bastien tweeted.

"Which was heartbreaking given how much work I put into it and my interest in Solange as an artist."

Solange Knowles Image: Solange told the magazine: 'dtmh (don't touch my hair).' Pic: Instagram

Adding further irony, Solange said in an interview last year that she believes "hair is incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it really encompasses and expresses who we are".

"My relationship with hair, being that I grew up literally in a hair salon, is very deep and very complex," she explained.

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