With his gender-defying style and wonderfully inventive red carpet looks, it’s safe to say Billy Porter is the reigning king of what we know as “camp.” Now, the Grammy and Tony winner and Pose star is taking his dynamism back to the Met Museum on June 23 to “discuss the concept of camp in performance and the impact of…
If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond Santana.
Anyone who had the pleasure of watching actress Aisha Hinds monologue her way through a series of breathtaking appearances as Harriet Tubman on the tragically underrated (and sadly canceled) series Underground knew they were witnessing someone wondrous.
Hey, Happily Marrieds with Children, no need to pity the single, childless women in your lives. As it turns out, their life choices may be literal lifesavers.
It’s no secret that there are profound tragedies at the root of many comedic success stories. As Tiffany Haddish revealed in her 2017 autobiography, The Last Black Unicorn, hers occurred in childhood when her mother suffered a traumatic brain injury.
He’s conquered runways from New York City to Paris (and recently garnered significant criticism), but Virgil Abloh’s native Chicago is clearly never far from his heart, as proven by his newest venture.
Throwback Thursday: Do You Know the Legendary Black Photographer Who Inspired Fenty’s Debut Campaign?
Of the many references in Rihanna’s first collection for luxury line Fenty, one is particularly special. The debut campaign for “Release 5-19,” was inspired by the work of living legend, Black Arts Movement photographer and fellow Bajan Kwame Brathwaite and the collective he co-founded and captured as his muses, the…
‘A Magnificent Life’: Barry Jenkins Pays Tribute to If Beale Street Could Talk Hairstylist Kenneth Walker
One of the visionaries who helped bring James Baldwin’s work to luminous life on the big screen has died. Earlier this month, the film industry lost veteran hairstylist Kenneth Walker, and on Wednesday, If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins paid tribute to Walker’s “gorgeous soul” on Twitter.
He’s not even a month old yet, but Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s first intercontinental trip is reportedly already in the planning stages, according to multiple royal reporters.
'Go Buy Yo Fenty Beauty in Peace, Sis!' After Racial Profiling Incident in Sephora, SZA Gets Gift From Rihanna
It’s been nearly a month since SZA reported being racially profiled in Sephora’s Calabasas location, and by all appearances, the beauty chain has yet to make it up to its former employee-turned-international superstar for the incident.
Love It or Hate It, Fenty Has Made History: The First Luxury Line by a Black Woman Is Officially Open for Business
In the days since Rihanna teased us with first looks at Fenty Maison, her luxury fashion collaboration with LVMH, excitement has been high—but reviews on the looks remain somewhat mixed (as is true for most lines, so no biggie, there). Will Rih’s high-end debut prove as big a hit as her eight albums (or makeup line,…
He may not have been the man we’d expected Serena Williams to end up with (following beaus Common and Drake), but Alexis Ohanian has turned out to be quite the devoted husband and dad. In addition to his own work as a venture capitalist and part-time curator of family-themed social media, Ohanian accompanies his…
After conquering high school and leaving straight A’s in her wake, Atlanta native Sydney Wilson will be taking the next step in her academic journey by attending Spelman College in the fall.
In the last few years at least, there has been some pushback against the prevailing notion of the “strong black woman” as a good thing, as black women themselves have recognized that vulnerability and yes, selfishness, is an important part of a healthy mental make up. Like so many things that have gotten us through or…
'Jasmine Can Just Go by Herself': 4-Year-Old Calls Out Disney's Aladdin for Sticking to Tired Tropes
Disney’s Aladdin remake flew away with $113 million on its magic carpet this Memorial Day weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter. But despite a new, more progressive Princess Jasmine—she even has a new power anthem, titled “Speechless”(h/t Refinery29), for one 4-year-old, the plot still has a major sticking…
JoAni Johnson stands only five feet, four-and-a-half inches tall, making her too short for most runways. Not to mention, at age 68 Johnson would likely be considered too old by most industry insiders. Yet the stunning beauty is defying industry norms by being one of the hottest models in the game right now.