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This German Music Video Is Channeling 90s R&B to Perfection

German singer Ace Tee sets the bar high for 2017 cool with her 90s inspired music video for the track, "Bist tu down?"

Bantu knots—check.


Graffiti—check.

Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson and Brandy vibes—check.

90s R&B girl group choreography—check.

Germany's Ace Tee gave us all the fixings for a refreshing take on 90s swag in her music video for "Bist tu down?" featuring German rapper Kwam.e.

The song title translates to "Are you down," and thanks to my older brother who's the German speaker in the family, Ace Tee is singing about a guy she likes and asks him if he's down to hang out and be together.

Pretty straight forward way to shoot your shot, no?

Have a look to see how this song and video is beyond what we need to kick off 2017 with above.

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Photo courtesy of @sahraisha

#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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