Actor Jason Mitchell, best known for his role as Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton, told Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner that he sees no wrong in Roseanne Barr.
Today’s the day!
The 2018 BET Awards weekend is well underway, and just as ethnic as I presumed it would be! I hopped off the plane at LAX (no Miley) and was greeted with a vast array of lace fronts, Gucci track suits, and about four of your cousins in do-rags and roller sets.
I turn 42 in August, and although I’m often mistaken for a 20-something (thank you, coconut oil and good genes), my inner being is that of an old black lady. If you took the DNA of Dorothy from Golden Girls, Daria Morgendorffer, Richard Pryor and Thanos, you’d basically have me. I’m kind of cutthroat and take no…
There are literal birds chirping, tweeting and running around our hotel for the BET Awards—the vast Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles, where scenes from the film True Lies were shot.
What to wear? What to wear?
Does it look like I was left off “Bad and Boujee”? Seems like it was forever ago, but it was just last year at the BET Awards red carpet that hip-hop trio Migos sat or, uhm, stood with Complex’s Everyday Struggle hosts DJ Akademiks, Nadeska Alexis and (*cough* former host) Joe Budden, thus creating a beautiful moment…
One of the first things that crossed my mind when I found out that most of the celebrities who came in for the BET Awards were staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Beverly Hills was an unfavorable experience a black friend and her white husband had there a few years back.
Picture it: Los Angeles, the 2017 BET Awards. A night filled with peak black excellence and a celebrity boxing match that no one expected. The world didn’t get the Soulja Boy-and-Chris Brown fight it wanted, but it got a Migos-and-Breezy brawl outside the awards show.
Controversy erupted at Sunday night’s BET Awards when—in absolutely shocking news—no one was shot, punched or arrested. While this may seem like a result of the maturity of today’s black celebrities, many attribute this year’s lack of backstage donnybrooks to the presence of The Root’s Danielle Belton and Yesha…
If I tried to review the entire BET Awards, which went on for a smooth four hours, I would be writing until Blue Ivy released her second greatest-hits collection. So in the interest of time, I’ll only cover where my prerogative leads me. Feel free to cue up select tracks from the catalog of the legendary Kang of R&B,…
Day, oh glorious day is here! Yes, tonight The Root is at the BET Awards trying not to be awkward! Our outfit selections are at the ready, and we assume BET is ready to kick off its biggest and best party, hosted by comedian Leslie Jones.
That one is me. I used to be so good at faces, until suddenly I met so many faces, they all started to just blur together.
Beyoncé is the Queen Bee when it comes to this year’s 2017 BET Awards nominations, but Bruno Mars isn’t too far behind. BET announced the nominees Monday afternoon, with Beyoncé capturing seven nominations and Mars garnering five. And not too far behind them were Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos, with four…
One of our most wondrous and prolific living authors and activists, Alice Walker, wrote a poem inspired by actor Jesse Williams’ brilliant BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech.
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman.
The most neglected person in America is the black woman.
I first watched Jesse Williams' speech on a phone in a lobby in a country club in Long Island. I wasn't able to watch the BET Awards (or the Game of Thrones) live yesterday because I was at a wedding reception there, but knowing both BET and HBO were going to broadcast several re-airings, I planned on watching…
I had a lot of thoughts about the BET Awards. But because I'm Black, here are 10.
My regular rotation of music rests firmly planted somewhere in the 1990s, with pinches of the 1980s and beyond.