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<i>'</i>I’m a Black Person for <i>Real</i>. I Love Us.' <i>The Root Presents: It’s Lit</i> Talks Writing for the Next Generation With Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds famously didn’t read a novel cover-to-cover until he was nearly 18. At 36, he is one of the preeminent—and most prolific—young adult authors of this or any other generation, earning accolades and awards and carving a niche for both himself and an oft-overlooked demographic of would-be readers just like

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The Category Is: Alive. Pyer Moss Partners With the Marsha P. Johnson Institute for Transgender Day of Remembrance

The year 2020 has been tragic for myriad reasons—and a terrifying one for the transgender and non-gender-conforming community, which has lost 37 lives to violence this year, the majority of which were Black and Latinx transgender women. It is a staggering statistic rightfully called “an epidemic of violence” by USA

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Exclusive Podcast Clip: Kevin Hart Told Conan O'Brien Why He Feels Pressured to Take Every Damn Job

There are a few notable figures in Black Hollywood who we all attribute to the “No Sleep” gang—Beyoncé, Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Tiffany Haddish...just to name a few. These folks are always in the news announcing a huge project, leaving the rest of us to wonder—when the hell do they ever get any sleep?

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Cultu(RED): Lifestyle Brand AphroChic Remixes the (RED) Campaign—and Writes a New Chapter for the Black Family Home

Remember (RED)—or rather, Product (RED)—the philanthropic retail campaign co-founded by U2 frontman Bono that was wildly popular in the early aughts for its cleverly branded product lines? While its once-splashy profile may have become less so in the intervening years, the charity’s reach and impact have only

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Meg Thee Stallion's Fashion Nova Debut Is a 'Wild Western Moto Speed Chase'—With Some Wild Ass Patterns

Classy, bougie, ratchet (yeah). Sassy, moody, nasty. Megan Thee Stallion is a lot of things—as is her debut collection for Fashion Nova, which debuted on Wednesday. Ahead of the release, Meg boasted that the line would have “better representation” than most, specifically pointing out the size-inclusivity of her

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Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Recession, Black and Latinx Survivors More Likely to Return to Abusers, Study Finds

Throughout the year, the twin crises of the coronavirus pandemic and the recession it spurred have disproportionately hurt Black and Latinx communities across the country. A new study from the nonprofit Me Too has found that survivors of sexual violence in these communities have been particularly vulnerable to

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