Barry Jenkins on Racism: ‘If It Can Happen to Me, It Can Happen to Anyone’

Having money or status does not preclude anyone from experiencing racism, and director Barry Jenkins knows that first hand. At the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, he relayed an experience he had while promoting his film Moonlight—and said it’s important for everyone to speak out when it happens to…

Has Valerie Scogin, the Teacher Who Said Black People Should Go Back to Africa, Ever Taken a DNA Test? Because, Well ...

There have been and will continue to be calls for Valerie Scogin — the Louisiana school teacher who essentially called black people lazy animals who should go back to Africa—to be suspended and/or fired. These demands have merit, because not only is Scogin racist, she got her “facts” from a MAGA fortune cookie. And…

The Other Fashion Week Takes Flight: Gabourey Sidibe, Lizzo, Venus Williams and More Celebrate the Curvy Con 2018

As more and more designers are including are including fuller-figured models on their runways (Cushnie, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and the always inclusive Chromat, to name a few), it’s easy to applaud the fashion world for finally taking notice of the fact that big girls (surprise!) like to be well-dressed, too.

Keep It Classy: Kelly Rowland Speaks Out About Witnessing the Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj Melee

When the shoe throw heard around the world took place at the now infamous Harper’s Bazaar “ICONS by Carine Roitfeld” party on Friday night, Kelly Rowland was a reluctant witness. In fact, several reports noted that the singer (and our personal all-time favorite of Destiny’s Children) had just posed for a picture with…

Marshawn Lynch Looked Like a State Farm Agent in High School, and the Internet Got Jokes

Looks like Marshawn Lynch wasn’t always the stone-faced, strong, running back who’s just here so he won’t get fined. In high school, Marshawn Lynch looked like the black guy on a Canadian teen show that was partly sponsored by the school district to teach kids how to say no to drugs and not have sex before marriage.

NYFW/NSFW: For Spring-Summer '19, LaQuan Smith Continues to Take Us On the Run

When Beyoncé kicked off the On the Run II tour in June wearing a sparkling mesh custom bodysuit and blazer by LaQuan Smith, it was a sign that the designer had arrived. Smith, who began his label at 21 after learning the craft from his grandmother, has been outfitting Bey, Kim Kardashian West and more for years, but…