Why Are People So Offended by Someone Being Overweight?

Last week, actress Amber Riley took to her instagram to address those who felt the need to shame her because of her size. This is despite the fact that Riley is completely comfortable with her body. However, some critics have... Continue Reading

Jazmine Sullivan Blasted for Attending Costume Party as a White Barbie

A few days ago, singer Jazmine Sullivan, 29, posted photos of herself on Instagram dressed as a blonde haired, blue-eyed Barbie. The singer attended a Barbie-themed costume party and decided to go as Barbie herself. The idea was cute, but... Continue Reading

Concern is Growing that ‘Hidden Figures’ Blackness is Being Tamped Down to Satisfy Mainstream Audiences

We’re all excited to see black women getting their well-deserved time on the silver screen. The 12 upcoming films with black women in leading roles is perhaps an indication that the tide is shifting in the film industry to be... Continue Reading

Danai Gurira Says She’s Not a Minority

In an interview in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar, actress Danai Gurira discusses Hollywood’s diversity problem head on. She also opens up about her reluctance to both accept the label “minority” and to have her projects classified as “minority stories.” “I never consider... Continue Reading

Kerry Washington: My Life Was Toxic Before ‘Scandal’

Very few people are born into success. In fact, many successful people are quite candid about what they had to lose in order to rise the top. Kerry Washington is no exception. Known for being tight-lipped about her personal affairs Washington, who... Continue Reading

7 More Dope Black Women Poets You Need To Know

Beyoncé’s latest album, Lemonade, introduced the masses to Warsan Shire, and that was a wonderful thing. I think that much of the time we focus on the classic black poets such as Maya Angelou or Nikki Giovanni, who are both... Continue Reading

Solange Neatly Gathers Fan Who Blasted Her for Teaching Son French Instead of African Languages

Solange’s son Julez just completed the 5th grade and the proud mom recorded the ceremony during which Julez spoke in French, a language he is learning to speak fluently. My bebe graduated 5th grade today and I think he's pretty... Continue Reading

Shocking Report Alleges Tamar Braxton Was Fired from The Real For Talking, Acting Too Black

Many black woman fans of The Real are still confused about why Tamar Braxton was fired from the show. Rumors have swirled blaming everything from alleged diva behavior, to co-star Loni Love. But a shocking Daily Mail report disturbingly suggests... Continue Reading

12 Black Actresses Starring in Upcoming Superhero and Science Fiction Films

On May 14, we posted 12 Upcoming Movies Starring Black Actresses as Leading Ladies.  If you thought the appearance of black women in future films stopped there, then you were wrong.  Actresses like Alexandra Shipp and Octavia Spencer will be starring... Continue Reading

Photographer Banned From Facebook After Posting Beautiful Photo of Black Woman After Giving Birth

Yesterday, photographer Michelle Lynn Hampton was banned from Facebook for 24 hours after posting this photo of a black woman sharing a tender moment with her newborn baby and toddler son. The photo was taken a few hours after the... Continue Reading

Keke Palmer Bashed for Sharing Makeup-Free Selfie on Snapchat

In the era of contouring, baking, strobing and rocking a “beat face,” keeping up appearances can be overwhelming. The story is no different for celebrities who make their living off of appearances alone. Some have chosen to strike back via... Continue Reading

Twitter Activist Sparks Discussion After Asking Why “The Face of Young Black Feminism” is Light-Skinned and Biracial

Pax Jones is the mastermind behind #unfairandlovely, a hashtag campaign she started with two Sri Lankan friends that has become a melanin movement for the Asian community. But a series of thoughtful tweets she posted in January have resurfaced, sparking... Continue Reading

Ciara Wore 7 Looks to Host the Billboard Awards, and She Slayed Mightily In All of Them

Come through Cici! With endless legs and a smoldering pout, we’ve always known Ciara was a stunner, but she took things to the next level at the Billboard Music Awards. The singer, who recently signed to IGM Models, wore 7... Continue Reading

Madonna Posts Unflattering Exposed-Derriere Picture of Prince on Instagram Before Billboard Tribute

Madonna, who performed the Prince Tribute during the Billboard Music Awards last night, posted the following picture to her Instagram account and Prince fans were none too pleased: While the world is accustomed to Prince’s gender-bending fashion, this particular image —... Continue Reading

Morris Chestnut Posts Beautiful Prom Photo With Stunning Daughter Paige!

Talk about some good family genes! 47-year-old Morris Chestnut, who currently stars in the Fox show Rosewood, posted this photo to his Facebook page with the caption; Daddy-Daughter Time. #PrideandJoy #SeniorProm #GrowingTooFast Gorgeous! Paige is one of Chestnut’s two children... Continue Reading