Color of Change: Remember the Outcry Over Princess Tiana's Makeover in Wreck-It Ralph 2? Disney Listened!

You know, we relish every opportunity to use our powers for good, so we were thrilled to hear that an article we published last month helped influence some very positive change at Disney, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most revered movie studios (and self-proclaimed creators of “the happiest place on Earth,”…

A Look Back at the Reaction to 'Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People' a Year Later

A year ago, a line in a piece from Saki Benibo—an assertion also articulated a year before in a tweet from Mela Machinko—inspired me to write something of my own based on that statement. The result (“Straight Black Men Are The White People Of Black People”) was my most read VSB piece of 2017.

Doria and the Duchess: Meghan Markle and Mom Reunite for the Launch of the Together Cookbook

No shade to the bride, but one of our favorite aspects of Meghan Markle’s spring wedding to England’s Prince Harry was her incredibly elegant mother, Doria Ragland. And on Thursday, Ragland joined her daughter at Kensington Palace for a luncheon to celebrate the launch of Together: Our Community Cookbook, which she…

One Of Our Readers' Favorite Wallets Is Just $10 Today, In A Ton of Different Colors

Our readers listed these Crabby Wallets as one of their favorite front pocket wallets, and today, you can save $5 off a whole bunch of different colors and materials (click here for elastic models, and here for canvas) when you clip the on-page coupon. These wallets can hold up to 10 cards, include a ring for your…

Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Black Culture Medal; Rachel Dolezal Snubbed Again

Quick question: When one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities honors Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle and six other African Americans for their contributions to black history and culture, will white people burn their Harvard rejection letters, their Chappelle’s Show DVD sets or the ivy in their yards?