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Shamara McCoy

Mara blogger, columnist

Mara the Hip-Hop Socialite is a blogger, columnist and media personality who pens the popular weekly entertainment news column "The Scoop With the Hip-Hop Socialite." Mara specializes in getting to the bottom of celebrity gossip and regularly contributes to RumorFix.com and Live.DrJays.com. Her exclusive interviews consistently generate headlines on urban outlets such as BOSSIP, <em>S2S Magazine</em>, <em>Juicy Magazine</em>, VIBE.com and VIBEVixen.com, among others. The Wilmington, N.C., native has been featured on RollingOut.com, Femmixx.com, the "Industry 101" series on comedian Jack Thriller's (MTV's <em>Wild N' Out</em>) website, and on Hot 97's <em>Street Soldiers</em> show. A graduate of N.C. A&T State University and the law school at Wake Forest University, Mara is a 2012 "Black Celebration" Award nominee for her work in urban media. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheHipHopSocialite.

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