Jussie Smollett: Actor, Activist, Singer, Director and Man Who Leads With His Blackness

Jussie Smollett ended his day at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, got on a plane and flew from Chicago (where his hit series Empire is filmed) to New York City. Hours later, the actor had an afternoon call time at the Tribeca TV Festival. Smollett made it on time; he was neatly put together and his smile was beaming. While…

Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae Bring Us #BlackGirlMagic—on a Boat!

Summer may be ending, but the 2018 Emmys are the perfect kickoff to Fall’s television season, which traditionally heralds the return of two of our all-time favorites, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae. But while we’re already woefully near the end of Insecure’s third season and black-ish doesn’t return until October 16,…

What Does $750,000 Worth of Shirts Look Like? Tisha Campbell-Martin Says It Looks Like Alimony

Twenty years of marriage, two children ... and $750,000 worth of shirts. That’s what Martin star Tisha Campbell-Martin says entitles her to spousal support from estranged husband Duane Martin, after learning that her soon-to-be ex is the owner of more than 500 shirts costing approximately $1,500 each. You do the…

Film Noir: Issa Rae Gets Dramatic for Glamour's October Issue—and Claps Back at Melania's Camp

Issa Rae is happy—and why shouldn’t she be? She’s the creator and star of a hit show in its third season, in the process of creating several more projects, has a contract with CoverGirl and has quickly become a bona fide fashion star in her own right. (CFDA Awards, anyone?) And now, she’s the star of Glamour…

Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety…

Save Sundress Season! Rihanna Just Reminded Us of the Summer We're Not Having

If you’ve yet to hear the rumors, Rihanna and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) are currently filming together in Cuba, as both are reportedly cast members of the upcoming Guava Island, directed by Atlanta and “This Is America” video director Hiro Murai. While we’ve yet to hear any details about a plot or release…