[Pics] The NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Was Waaay Better Than the Grammys….

The Grammys continued to prove its irrelevance this year by giving Adele’s 25 Album of the Year over Beyonce’s stunning concept album Lemonade. And while the award show, held Sunday, gave us many moments to talk about (Beyonce, pregnant with... Continue Reading

Amandla Stenberg Responds to Criticism for Playing a Nazi’s Love Interest in Latest Film Role

Amandla Stenberg’s latest project hasn’t hit theaters yet, and it’s already stirring up a fair amount of controversy. The film Where Hands Touch, for which Stenberg had to shave her head, is an interracial love story set in Nazi Germany.... Continue Reading

Ta’Rhonda Jones (Porsha on Empire) Glowed All the Way Up at the NAACP Image Awards

If you follow Chicago native Ta’Rhonda Jones on Instagram you know the 28-year-old is a stunner. While her Empire character Porsha often acts as comic relief, Jones’ real life slay is serious business. At the NAACP Image Awards, held Saturday,... Continue Reading

Queen Sugar Actor Kofi Siriboe Responded Perfectly When a Fan Chastised Him For Praising Black Women

After Queen Sugar actor Kofi Siriboe tweeted powerful words about his love and respect for his mother and all black women fans responded with appreciation, but predictably some (not the black ones…) were upset. Kofi: my beautiful mother is every... Continue Reading

Janet Hubert Posts Incredible Natural Hair Photo in Honor of Her Late Stylist

Janet Hubert, also known as my auntie in my head, is always dropping knowledge on Facebook about politics and her career. But this time, she shared another type of post, honoring her late stylist Derrick Scurry, and she looks absolutely... Continue Reading

I Never Thought I’d Meet My Husband On a Dating Site, But I Did

Almost three years ago, I met the love of my life – my husband – on an internet dating site. Call it fate. Call it chance. All I know is that I never imagined that I would meet my life... Continue Reading

‘Atlanta’ Star LaKeith Stanfield Blasts Driver for Denigrating Black Women

LaKeith Stanfield, who stars as Darius in Atlanta (and has appeared in a string of critically acclaimed films including Selma, Straight Outta Compton, Miles Ahead, War Machine and Crown Heights) took to Snapchat to recall a conversation he had with... Continue Reading

White Comedienne Nikki Glaser Angrily Blames Oprah for Not Turning White Women Against Trump

In today’s edition of ‘some folks will go to great lengths to blame black folks for shit they had nothing to do with’ standup comedienne Nikki Glaser is blaming Donald Trumps’ win on… Orpah Winfrey. Glaser, who recently had a... Continue Reading

Malia Obama Looks All the Way Over It

I wonder what was going through Malia’s head as she headed to her internship for the Weinstein Company Thursday and Friday. Was it, ‘My father did NOT pave the way for a tantrum-prone cheetos to be in the White House?’... Continue Reading

The Clapback Chronicles: From Being Called a “Bruised Banana” To Getting a Ford Modeling Contract

Sometimes a clapback is less about what is said and more about what is done. Take 18-year-old Salem Mitchell. After posing for a photographer friend her pictures went viral, but not for what she’d hoped — people were clowning her... Continue Reading

Toni Morrison Spoke Out Against Selling Out Racially to Get Ahead Professionally

A primary tactic Black Americans use to get ahead professionally is code-switching — adjusting speech, dress and mannerisms to make non-blacks more comfortable in the workplace. This can be as small as eliminating vernacular or as big as hiding textured... Continue Reading

The #EgoChallenge: Black Women are Rapping About Overcoming Insecurities Over Beyonce’s ‘Ego’ Instrumentals

They never meant for folks like us to walk around with confidence But I ain’t finna hate myself because of your incompetence –Jane Oranika, founder of the #EgoChallenge Over the instrumentals of Beyonce’s 2009 hit Ego, black women are rapping... Continue Reading

The Woman Behind Tyra Banks’ Infamous “We Were All Rooting For You!” Scene Speaks Out

Tiffany Richardson is at the center of one of the most explosive and infamous moments of pop culture history. After being eliminated in the 7th episode of the 4th season of America’s Next Top Model Richardson, disappointed but light-hearted, joked... Continue Reading

Beyonce Releases a Slew of Additional Maternity Photos, And They’re Kinda Sorta Cheesy

Beyonce is an international superstar. One of the most powerful women in the world. And that friend who couldn’t wait to get pregnant so she could pose in front of a bag of props she had stashed in her closet.... Continue Reading

Salma Hayek Shuts Jessica Williams Down For Talking About Her Experience as a Black Woman

Speaking in ‘mixed company’ as a black woman is challenging. Located squarely at the intersection of blackness and womanhood, two identities that are often marginalized, our voices can automatically be silenced or diminished. It happens in classrooms, boardrooms and cubicles... Continue Reading