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May 6
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A Starlet's Secret Weapon: The Hollywood Reporter Names 'Image Architect' Law Roach Its 1st Black 'Stylist of the Year'

It’s one thing to construct the looks of of-the-moment talents like Zendaya and The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor Joy; it’s quite another to hold center stage with two of the industry’s hottest starlets flanking you like couture-clad backup singers. But so it is for 2019 The Root 100 honoree Law Roach, who made Holly

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May 3
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Following Split With Nike, Vanessa Bryant Honors Gianna's 15th Birthday With Philanthropic 'Mambacita' Line

On May 1, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant—also nicknamed “Mambacita” for the love of basketball she shared with her father, NBA legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant—would’ve turned 15 years old. In tribute, her mother, Vanessa Bryant launched a clothing line that not only honors her late daughter’s legacy but will hopefully pay it

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Apr 29
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'It Stops With This Generation': Monifa Bandele on the Cultural Mandate That Is <i>We, As Ourselves</i>

What does it cost a culture to ignore or outright deny its most marginalized and abused? One need look no further than America, which struggles under the weight of its hypocrisy each time it claims to be the “land of the free.” Simply put, it’s an integrity issue: How can you trust a country that refuses to prioritize

Apr 28
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More for Her: Celebrate the Beauty of Motherhood With the Gift of Black-Owned Beauty

We know, we know—you’ll always love your mama....she’s your favorite girl (shoutout to The Intruders). But to quote another (world-famous) mama, what have you done for her lately? Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching (that’s May 9, if you’re nasty); if you believe your mother is the best to ever do the damned thing—and

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'This Movement Is a Place for You': Fatima Goss Graves on Creating Space for Black Survivors With <i>We, As Ourselves</i>

As Black History Month segued into Women’s History Month this year, a new platform emerged, centered solely on the vulnerable intersection of those two identities: We, As Ourselves was launched to center Black female and femme survivors of sexual violence and compel a culture in which they can be heard and supported.

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'We Can't Wait': Tarana Burke on Why the <i>We, As Ourselves</i> Campaign Is a Crucial Centering of Black Survivors

Tarana Burke will never stop centering Black women and girls in her work. Those of us who’ve followed the founder of ‘me too’ since before its global recognition know its initial iteration was as a vehicle to support Black and brown communities—particularly the women, girls and femmes who’ve so often proven most

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