What does it mean to be a powerful woman? This is the question New York magazine’s Women and Power issue explores, interviewing and profiling some of the world’s most well-known women—and many who wield the power behind the scenes.
Laverne Cox is always here to serve us looks, and this month she is serving straight-up sunshine, looking stunning in yellow as she graces the cover of Gay Times magazine.
Editor’s note: For Pride Month, The Root and Jezebel are teaming up once again for JezeRoot, with content by writers of color around everyday life for LGBTQ individuals.
For Gloria Carter, a closeted gay black woman with four kids, life was not horrible. But it was “different.”
True confession: I fell in love with Christian Siriano the moment I first saw one of his designs come down the Project Runway catwalk in season 4, circa 2008. One look at his impeccable craftsmanship and decadent detailing, and I was a goner—and so was the competition, which might have made for a very dull season were…
Google is back at it again with the stunning doodles, this time releasing an audiovisual masterpiece to celebrate what would have been Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday.
For those of us who came of age in the late ’80s and ’90s, we remember a time full of post-’80s optimism, the rise of hip-hop in the grunge era and the unabashed flamboyance of the “club kid.” All were in full effect at the New York City-area college I entered in 1993.
Fashion designer Christian Siriano is one of America’s most beloved fashion designers. He first won our hearts with his memorable performances on Project Runway, where he threw shade like no other and cut his way to the top, one fierce and fabulous frock at a time. Now in his 10th year as head of his own label, the…
Celebrities and trans-rights activists are not having it since y’all’s president declared that the U.S. military will not allow transgender people to serve in “any capacity”:
Every year around this time, the big four broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (I don't count the CW, since it dropped Girlfriends)—make a big deal of trotting out their new shows for the fall TV season. And while many network executives seem to have gotten the memo about diversity—except, apparently, CBS, whose…