'I Really Stepped Into Myself': Lena Waithe Says Cutting Her Hair Liberated Her from Gender Norms

Lena Waithe doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for who she is, how she loves or why she cut her famous locs last month; but the writer, actress and producer graciously gave one to Vanity Fair’s cameras while on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet on Thursday night.

Rihanna Reveals the Inspirations Behind Her Epic Cover—and the Trouble with Being 'Thicc'

We can only imagine how fun it might be to get an in-office visit from Rihanna, but to do so surrounded by couture? We’re swooning, just at the thought. But British Vogue editor-in-chief is a much cooler customer than we could ever hope to be, greeting the megastar mogul like the the old friend she is when she arrives…

'Fun, Honest and a Hot Mess Sometimes': Tiffany Haddish Answers Vogue's 73 Questions

Vogue’s “73 Questions” series has given us insight into the habits and tastes of many of our faves, including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Serena Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross. But the latest star is Tiffany Haddish, which catches the star before an appearance at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City.

Do You Want More? September 2018 Is Shaping Up to Be a Beautiful Month for Black Women

It’s only the first day of August, but with a slew of September issues featuring black women on their covers, it’s hard not to look forward to a change of season. We’re still seeing new reveals, but already Slick Woods is in full bloom and beaming on Elle UK, Tiffany Haddish is glowing on Glamour, Rihanna is the first…

Take a Bow: Rihanna Is the 1st Black Woman to Grace the Cover of British Vogue's September Issue

When Edward Enninful took over the reins at British Vogue, we knew that big things were in store. Of the 10 issues he’s produced since becoming editor-in-chief, five have featured women of color, already marking his tenure as the first black man to hold the position one of inclusion and positive change. Supermodel…

She's So Colorful: Tiffany Haddish Covers Glamour's September Issue!

September 2018 is officially gonna be lit, y’all. Just when we’d finished gushing in anticipation of Beyoncé’s next Vogue cover—shot by the first black cover photographer in the magazine’s 126-year history—fellow Condé Nast publication Glamour is bringing its own bit of #blackgirlmagic to the table, giving its most…

Lauryn Hill, Style Icon? 20 Years After Miseducation, the Singer Fronts Her First Fashion Campaign

I love Lauryn Hill’s music. Like many of you, I grew up with her—in tandem with her, really; when Lauryn and I were both 18, our black student union booked a then relatively-unknown New Jersey rap group called the Fugees to perform in the cafeteria of our small liberal arts college in New York. And when I was trying…

Could She Be the Most Beautiful Girl in the World? A 5-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Is Making Headlines

At only 5 years old, the doll-like looks of Nigerian-born Jare Ijalana have made her a viral sensation on social media. The child’s beauty and direct stare—framed by a halo of naturally textured hair (a wig)—have captured the attention and imagination of tens of thousands of commenters; some of whom have questioned…

Grab Your Girls and Celebrate Your Curls: CurlFest Returns to Brooklyn This Saturday!

New York naturalistas, where you at? If you’re a devoted member of #TeamNatural, you’re hopefully already familiar with the experiential marketing group known as the Curly Girl Collective, and if you live in the New York City tri-state area, this is the weekend to take part in the largest celebration of natural hair…