Many know Yara Shahidi as the adorable and irrepressible Zoey Johnson on Black-ish’s hit spinoff Grown-ish, but fewer know about her roots as a Minneapolis girl—like myself—and her ties to our most famous fellow native.
As we continue to rapidly lose icons in the black music world, we’re thankful that all is well with legendary chanteuse Roberta Flack, who was rushed to a New York Hospital during a Friday night performance at the Apollo Theater.
Like rodents fleeing from a taking-to-long-to-sink ship, most of R. Kelly’s team has bid the embattled singer adieu.
True Confession: I fell in love with Christian Siriano the moment I first saw one of his designs come down the Project Runway catwalk in Season Four, circa-2008. One look at his impeccable craftsmanship and decadent detailing, and I was a goner—and so was the competition, which might’ve made for a very dull season,…
You’ve probably seen Rick Younger’s face in countless commercials and TV shows. Last year, as I was watching the series finale of HBO’s Girls, I caught him as one of the few black people who made an appearance on the show. Younger was the police officer with Lena Dunham’s character in the last scene, and as we spoke…
Patti LaBelle fondly remembers the time she found out that Prince could talk.
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Students at a Texas charter school recently received a homework assignment that asked them to list both the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery.
Prosecutors in the Department of Justice have recommended federal civil rights charges against the police officer whose arms just happened to be wrapped around Eric Garner’s neck when he died on a Staten Island, N.Y., sidewalk in 2014, but some officials within the Justice Department are reportedly hesitant to do so.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) not only rocked the house here at the National Action Network Convention on Friday morning but also may have been the crowd favorite among politicians who’d stopped by over the past three days.
Rapper J. Cole’s new album, KOD, has reignited a recurring discussion about the appreciation of “real” hip-hop between his fans and the people who find him interminably boring.
It’s no secret that Jermaine “J. Cole” Cole is one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop. Possibly ever. He’s got a legion of fans who believe that Light-Skinned Jermaine is the second coming of rap Jesus, and that his super-relatable persona, plus his above-average lyrical content, makes him one of this…
Bey Phi Bey! Last weekend, members of the Beyhive were delighted to discover that they belonged to an actual sorority/frat when Beyoncé staged the best HBCU homecoming ever during weekend 1 of Coachella. And just ahead of her much-anticipated encore during weekend 2, the Queen has opened her own pop-up store full of…
A little crazy, little sexy, little cool
Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth
I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong
I’m the random minor note you hear in major songs
And I like that
I don’t really give a fuck if I was just the only one ...
Hillary Clinton was aware that she was having trouble connecting with voters. One of the biggest concerns was that Clinton just wasn’t a likable candidate. But according to a new book, around July 2016, right as President Donald Trump became the Republican nominee, Clinton stopped caring that people didn’t like her.
Here are two brands, both made by friends of mine, that take the concept of clean beauty to the heights of purity.
It’s 4/20, so today’s collection of tweets, direct messages, emails and comments is dedicated to all the people who ...
President Donald Trump would probably have brought a wand to former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral services and instructed the Bush boys to twirl. So since he knows that his petty has reached Kenya Moore levels, he’s gracefully decided not to join first lady Melania Trump at Bush’s funeral in order to “avoid…
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