Rihanna for President! No, Seriously: Rihanna Has a New Government Job in Barbados

Just the other day, we were using a stream of descriptors to report on multi-hyphenate megastar Rihanna, and we now have to add another. As reported by People, it was announced Thursday that Rih had accepted the role of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the government of her native Barbados

Is Otis Williams of The Temptations The Pettiest Man Alive? An Analysis

The Temptations is one of my all-time favorite singing groups. I’m especially a fan of the “Classic Five” lineup (I like to call it their ‘Death Lineup’ - no pun intended) of David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams. Dennis Edwards replacing David Ruffin and singing on the most…

'Hey, Auntie': Michael B. Jordan Just Became Coach's New Campaign Star

Whether you call him Michael “Bae” Jordan, Michael “Jailbait” Jordan or Michael “You remind me of my little brother” Jordan *raises hand*, there’s no denying that since his breakout role in Fruitvale Station, Michael B. Jordan has become one to watch (bonus points if you remember him from nighttime drama Brothers &

Conservative Ed Whelan Posts Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About the Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault

For some reason, unbeknownst to god and people who use the word “unbeknownst,” a lawyer named Ed Whelan played a full game of CLUE Thursday in which he not only attempted to solve the the alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but he offered an alternative theory and…

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…