You might not know it, but today (Monday) is a holiday. July 31st has been designated as Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — designed to bring awareness to the gender pay gap and how it impacts women of color. Serena Williams wrote an essay for Fortune sharing knowledge on the important topic close to her heart. Black women are 37 cents […]

Wale Calls on International Nigerian superstars Olamide & Davido to shine in his newest video for “Fine Girl”. Wale demonstrates his love beautiful woman capturing African Beauty of all different styles and cultures being adored inside of a mansion. Wale represented for his African culture embracing his Nigerian upbringing, showing the African flags through out […]

Towards the end of last year Wale released “Groundhog Day” as a response to J’Cole’s prophet song. Not only was the song taken as shot back at J’Cole but also a rant toward of feelings toward his music industry peers. Wale returns in the new year with the video as an extended version of the […]

Meek Mill drops his latest video expressing his definition of shining. After dropping the highly anticipated project DC4, it was only a matter time before he expressed his self through visual. Meek Mill gives you a clear view of the Dream Chasers and how they celebrate life and new ventures. Watch the Shine video below. […]

This story is so touching if you have someone with a disability in your family like I do then you would understand this story right here. More than 100 churches, including Florence Methodist, participated in the worldwide event known as “Night to Shine.” All of the students had their hair and makeup done and received […]

I must give it up to Pharrell he has been making some good music for a long time. This time he has teamed up with Gwen Stefani on a new record called  “Shine”. “What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic, and generational to all of our lives, as […]

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Tyga has teamed up and invested in Shine Papers to help expand the brand. The Shine 24K Gold Rolling Papers are becoming more and more popular by the day. Here is the press release below via Global hip-hop artist Tyga has invested in Shine Papers, inventors of 24K gold rolling papers and tattooed blunts, […]


It’s Estelle darlings! Estelle is currently headlining B.E.T.’s Music Matters Tour with the release of her new album All of Me (available everywhere February 28th). Cincinnati was lucky enough to be one of the stops on her extensive schedule, where she performed live at Mixx Ultra Lounge to a happy and anxious crowd. RELATED: Estelle’s […]


Attention Emcees! Is Giving You One Minute To Shine! One Minute To Shine is an online competition that was so successful the first time around in March, that BlackPlanet is bringing it back! This competition is hosted by Black Sheeps very own “Dres”. He will be helping us judge and tally the votes to […]