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Nov 25

Five events everyone will be talking about tonight.
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#BeforeYouWatch Trends After Video Of Police Shooting Is Released

via C. Presutti/VOA)

Take a break from screen-shotting #Thanksgiving memes and slide into the #BeforeYouWatch hashtag, where activists are sounding off on the release of the dash cam video which depicts the killing of

Laquan McDonald, a

black 17-year-old Chicago teen gunned down by a white police officer last year. In response, members of the Black Youth Project 100, and Twitter users have begun to upload videos that range from spreading words of encouragement to urging others to not watch the clip on behalf of McDonald's mother's request.

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COME THROUGH, BEYONCE

via Twitter

Today, we should all be thankful for Chris Martin, who dropped a teaser of the Beyoncé assisted single, "Hymn for the Weekend", a track Martin says was inspired by ~*~da club~*~ .

"The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it's such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like "Turn Down for What," Martin told The Wall Street Journal. Okay, but where's Blue Ivy's solo? (Via: Twitter/WSJ)

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New Balance And Ronnie Fieg Team Up For The City Never Sleeps Collection

via: Ronnie Fieg

If big screen TVs aren't your jam, on Black Friday Ronnie Fieg and New Balance's collaborative 998 kick dubbed the "City Never Sleeps" will drop exclusively at both the NYC and Brooklyn Kith locations, or online at Kithnyc.com.

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Trans Model Tschan Andrews Calls "Zoolander 2", "Just Another Example Of Transphobia"

The latest trailer for the "Zoolander 2" has sparked a petition launched by Sarah Rose, who calls the depiction of transgender models "harmful" and "dangerous". ICYMI: Benedict Cumberbatch plays a transgender woman in the reboot because Hollywood is still unaware that transgender actresses actually exist. According to the petition, “Cumberbatch’s character is clearly portrayed as an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals. This is the modern equivalent of using blackface to represent a minority.”

In an interview with The Guardian, 23-year-old transgender model Tschan Andrews called the clip "offensive", pointing out that the film "is a prime example of not understanding that actual experience. Even the name: All – that’s insulting. They want to reduce her to neither/or. And then asking if you have a hot dog or a bun, reducing the whole thing to genitalia... It’s othering the person and just another example of transphobia and sensationalism in its truest form.”
So far over the petition has gained over 10,000 signatures. You can sign it here. (Via: The Guardian)

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Wine O'Clock And Chill Jam: The Club Version Of "Hello" Is Finally Here

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Nov 25, 2015

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Swagger NYC

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