Moses Sumney is based in LA but quickly taking the world by storm. His stirring voice is paired with production unique to Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor's independent Terrible Records. This singer whose voice is reminiscent of Maxwell yet experimental instrumentation brings to mind James Blake is wholly unique. Moses Sumney has a range sitting in that popular falsetto range coupled with unforgettable musicality. Label mate Solange had Moses play at her exclusive party during Essence

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Buzzfeed video contributor Quinta Brunson is smart and funny. Her videos never fail to make us laugh with their witty observations on real life. Shortly her first video "Girl Who's Never Been On a Nice Date" went viral, Quinta started working for Buzzfeed and began turning out consistently hilarious videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op2pK_w8_oY This funny lady is taking Buzzfeed videos to an entirely new level. With her quick witted, effortless and expressive performances, we can see easily

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There has been a movement for more diverse books and one person who has answered the call is author Daniel Jose Older. This Buzzfeed contributor also writes science fiction and fantasy books with diverse characters and urban fantasy written with the same smart tone as his prominent Twitter account, we are excited to introduce you to this author and hope that you can get lost in the Brooklyn of his mind. Daniel Jose Older is

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Lena Waithe is writing about the Black experience in a way that we respect, showing the diversity between Black millennials and giving opportunities to young actors of color, like our past favorite Ashley Blaine Featherson. She’s been referred to as the “Black Lena Dunham” but she is so much more than that. Talented, smart and about to blow up, Lena Waithe is the Next Big

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Writer, poet, performer and activist Joshua Merchant is known for his powerful and emotional writing. He has been forcing crowds to sit up and pay attention since youth, being named the 2011 Youth Speaks champion and Berkeley’s youngest representative for the Individual World Poetry Slam. Joshua now works with Youth Speaks and has performed poetry for The Bigger Project in the fight against Type 2 diabetes as well as the Off/Page project for the short

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Tona Brown is an inspiring figure in many different ways, an accomplished violinist and mezzo-soprano recently made headlines becoming the first trans person to perform for a sitting president as well as the first trans person of color to perform at Carnegie Hall. As evidenced by the title “From Stonewall to Carnegie Hall” this artist doesn’t shy away from activism either, she was recently profiled in The Root as a transgender women using her visibility

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This self-proclaimed Renaissance Man lives up to the title. Like his new podcast says Al Letson does errthang and he does it well. Peabody award-winning radio host, poet, playwright, actor and comic book writer?! When does he sleep? Well this artist with the amazing head of hair is definitely someone you should keep tabs on, after all he is the

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Lateefah Holder is a stage and screen actress with a bright future and big goals. We are excited to have this talented woman on the next season of the show! After her appearance on HBO’s Getting On and upcoming television projects, we know that Lateefah Holder will be the Next Big

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If Janelle Monae says you’re a person to watch, who are we to argue? Jidenna is climbing the charts with his single “Classic Man” but this Wondaland star is also climbing his way into our hearts. Born to an American mother and Nigerian father, Jidenna graduated from Stanford before signing to Wondaland. Talent, style and smarts it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why Jidenna is the #NextBigThing https://youtu.be/URiDdlAS6ls Jidenna - Classic Man remix

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Actress, singer and dancer Ashley Blaine Featherson has appeared in “Dear White People”, “Glee” and is also the co-creator and star of Hello Cupid from Black & Sexy TV. Ashley is a well-rounded creator with her own lifestyle blog and active social media accounts. We can count on her for product recommendations, beautiful pictures of fashion and food as well as great entertainment? With a resume this fabulous and only destined to get better, Ashley

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