All of People Magazine loves all of John Legend because they’ve just chosen the crooner and pianist as 2019’s Sexiest Man Alive.
As the 2020 presidential race continues to unfold, there are certain things I have come to expect from particular candidates during the Democratic debates. When it comes to former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, I now anticipate him calling out racial inequalities and police brutality on…
After nearly three years of being whiteballed by the NFL, quarterback, activist and majestic 3C-Afro rocker Colin Kaepernick will reportedly audition for a roster spot at a workout arranged by the National Football League.
CROWNing Glory: New York City Just Resolved Its First Hair Discrimination Case—and a Celebrity Stylist Is Going to Pay
“Heavy lies the crown,” they say—and for celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger, the punishment for the type of discriminatory practices that birthed the CROWN Act has come down heavy indeed, as she and business partner Sharon Dorram are on the losing end of a $70,000 civil lawsuit.
If you’ve read anything I’ve written for the Inventory, you probably know I am obsessed with my dog, Tyrone. He’s my…
On the CBS series Blue Bloods, hip-hop icon Eric B. conducts criminal investigations as Detective Mike Gee, but in real life, the DJ-turned-actor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.
University Lawyer Resigns After Blurting Out the N-Word... During a Lecture About Fighting On-Campus Hate
An attorney for a Texas institution of higher learning tendered her resignation after she was criticized for using the top-ranked* racial epithet during a lecture to students. While the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers, social studies teachers and 99.9999 percent of law professors somehow manage to avoid the slur,…
She's a 'Lady': Lady and the Tramp's Tessa Thompson Reflects on How Her Dog, Coltrane, Changed Her Life
Beloved Disney film Lady and the Tramp is back! This time, actor Tessa Thompson is the voice of “Lady”—and she has come down with a case of puppy love.
The Weekend Soiree’s “Bedlam in the Big Easy” welcomed dope queer womxn from all over the country to New Orleans over Halloween weekend. With a packed schedule but no pressure to attend everything on it, the four-day retreat celebrated black queer joy, identity and love in each and every space.
Disney+ Launched and Will Be a Vault of Nostalgia—Without Some of the Classic Racist Tropes [Updated]
Anyone who grew up in the pre-streaming age remembers those super-effective Disney commercials that would air with a fair warning that a beloved film would be available for a limited time before being locked away in a “vault” for “years to come.”
“Many white people, while clinging to power and privilege, are racist as fuck. Donald Trump has displayed this at every juncture. If Congress remedies this by kicking the president out of office, maybe Republicans will act with common sense.” —M. Harriot
This week’s Squalor is inspired by our very own Shep McAllister, who pinged me in Slack to bemoan the state of the…
Serena Williams Stands Up for Meghan Markle, Spills on Baby Archie's Secret U.S. Trip and Wants Us to 'Gift Ourselves'
When one of the most famous and scrutinized women in sports says even she can’t fully relate to the criticism and unceasing attention heaped upon you, your struggle is likely next level. In fact, as Serena Williams told Access Hollywood when speaking of close friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, “I’m not sure many people…
Whitney Houston will always be remembered for her unmatched voice, but there is something special to be said for her biting wit.