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

After Trump’s Muslim Ban, Immigrants in Black Greek Organizations Are Sharing Their Stories Under #D9Immigrants

The reaction from the black community has been mixed since Donald Trump signed an executive order banning nationals and legal residents from 7 majority-Muslim countries, including Somalia and Sudan. While many African Americans are furious at the ban, some have... Continue Reading

Miss Haiti Was the First Runner Up at the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant, Here are 6 Things to Know About Her

On Monday night Haiti was announced as the first runner up to France in the 65th edition of Miss Universe. Raquel Pelissier represented Haiti and she did her country proud. Here are 6 things to know about the towering 5′ 9″... Continue Reading

Kerry Washington Stuns on the SAG Red Carpet With Husband Nnamdi Asomugha

Kerry Washington, who celebrates her 40th birthday today, was absolutely gorgeous at the SAG Awards, where she was nominated for her role as Anita Hill in Confirmed. And while Washington, a notoriously private celeb, is known for rolling solo on... Continue Reading

Hidden Figures Director Says He Fictionalized a Scene to Create a White Hero Moment

Hidden Figures is breaking box office records and illuminating incredible black woman history that has, it seems, been purposefully left out of the history books. The true story of how black mathematicians Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s... Continue Reading

Yara Shahidi, Whose Father is Iranian, Writes About How the Muslim Ban Would Have Affected Her Family

Yara Shahidi’s mother Keri is African American and father Afshin is a native of Iran, one of the countries included in Donald Trump’s ban of nationals from majority-Muslim countries. As protests against the ban erupted across the country Shahidi wrote... Continue Reading

The Clapback Chronicles: Here’s What Happened When a Troll Said Beyonce Should Stop Wearing White People’s Hair

We’re officially in the Trump era, and one of the ways black people are resisting is wit, humor and the art of the clapback. We’re starting ‘the clapback chronicles’ to document instances where trolls and generally uniformed people try it,... Continue Reading

[Pics] Black Woman Artist Reimagines Black Cinema Posters With Popular Cartoon Characters

The SAG Awards were full of magic this past weekend, recognizing films like Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Fences. And recently, Atlanta was recognized during the Golden Globes. We’re happy to see more diversity during awards season, and to add a... Continue Reading

These Stylists are Behind Some of Your Favorite Celebrity Natural Hair Glo Ups

Over the past few years there’s been a steady increase in celebrities rocking natural styles on the red carpet (this previously was very rare.) It is a joy to see beautiful, intricate and graceful natural styles have such high visibility.... Continue Reading

Marvel Comics Unveils Beyonce ‘Lemonade’ Inspired Cover

Marvel is getting in formation with its latest comic book cover featuring queer teen superhero Miss America (America Chavez.) The cover, unveiled on artist Joe Quinones’ Twitter account, shows Chavez in an American flag themed outfit, a matching hat covering... Continue Reading

[Video] Gorgeous New Ivy Park Ad Features Selah Marley, Yara Shahidi, SZA and Chole x Halle

In an incredible harnessing of black girl magic the new ad for Beyonce’s athleisure line Ivy Park, features singer SZA, Lauryn Hill progeny Selah Marley, actress Yara Shahidi and Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle. The one minute ad includes snippets... Continue Reading

Vintage Photo Shows Rosa Parks Taking Down Her Waist-Length Hair at Night

The common image of Rosa Parks is a bespectacled woman with hair pulled back. But Parks’ had waist-length hair that she did not reveal publicly. Political science professor Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, discusses... Continue Reading

Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris Explains Why She Identifies as Black

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and in her first in-depth interview, the heiress to the Jackson fortune gives a surprisingly candid look at her life, including how she identifies racially. Paris’ mother, Debbie Rowe,... Continue Reading