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British Vogue’s Edward Enninful Threw Spike Lee a Blacktastic Party, and Our Invite Got Lost in the Mail British Vogue’s Edward Enninful Threw Spike Lee a Blacktastic Party, and Our Invite Got Lost in the Mail

Clearly, we need to remind Edward Enninful of our address. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue hosted a dinner for filmmaker Spike Lee in London, in honor of the BlacKkKlansman director “who has given so much to the creative industry over the three-and-a-half decades he has been working within…

Maxwell’s Latest Video Is a Meditation on Black Beauty

Singer-songwriter Maxwell has long been known for making beautiful songs. But his recently released ballad, “Shame,” also brings us a bevy of beautiful people, as the artist recruited some of the world’s most buzzed-about black models for his latest video.

The Great Race: The Hennessy x Pyer Moss Capsule Collection Honors a Black Champion Cyclist The Great Race: The Hennessy x Pyer Moss Capsule Collection Honors a Black Champion Cyclist

Champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor may not be known to the masses, but he was a pioneer in his sport. He was one of the most recognizable athletes in the world at the turn of the 20th century, having earned seven world records by 1898.

Right On! A Cultural Classic Makes Its Comeback Right On! A Cultural Classic Makes Its Comeback

Every so often, those of us of a certain age at The Root will mention Right On! magazine—and inevitably, someone much younger will say, “What’s that?” But if you were a black child coming of age between the early ’70s to the mid-’90s, Right On! was likely a cultural touchstone, covering the African American…

Sculptor Simone Leigh Becomes 12th Artist to Win Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize Sculptor Simone Leigh Becomes 12th Artist to Win Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize

Black excellence has been awarded again. On Thursday, the Guggenheim Museum awarded its coveted Hugo Boss Prize to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Simone Leigh.

Cardi B Warmed Hearts With a Winter Coat Drive—and You Can, Too Cardi B Warmed Hearts With a Winter Coat Drive—and You Can, Too

When the temps sharply dropped in New York last week, Cardi B literally handed out some warmth. The Bronx-born star was spotted at the Marlboro Houses housing project in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gravesend last Thursday, giving out free winter coats to those in need.

Shadow Play: ‘Tis the Season for Shimmering, Saturated Looks for Eyes Shadow Play: ‘Tis the Season for Shimmering, Saturated Looks for Eyes

Of the many trends we saw come down the Spring-Summer ‘19 runways during Fashion Month (which we’ll unpack in a separate post), one of the most major—an emphasis on eyes—is ripe for right now. As the temps drop, makeup is getting more dramatic. Bold eyes and lips are making a big impact this fall and winter in a…

Hat Tip: Carmelo Anthony Debuts New Collaboration with Goorin Bros. Hat Tip: Carmelo Anthony Debuts New Collaboration with Goorin Bros.

His first outing with the Houston Rockets may have been less than stellar, but Carmelo Anthony’s other debut seems quite promising. Melo may be best known for his headbands, but the NBA star also loves a hat, as evidenced by his latest collaboration with hat makers Goorin Bros.

Get Your Kicks: Pyer Moss x Reebok Drops 2 New Styles for Fall Get Your Kicks: Pyer Moss x Reebok Drops 2 New Styles for Fall

To say that designer Kerby Jean-Raymond is on the cusp of greatness would be a belated accolade. The CDFA Award-nominated designer of Pyer Moss—who is currently a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist—has been making a major impression on the fashion industry for years, with socially-conscious shows and of-the-moment…

More, More, More ... Fall Brings Even More #BlackGirlMagic to Magazines More, More, More ... Fall Brings Even More #BlackGirlMagic to Magazines

If it seems like we’re running one of these stories every other week (or more), we are—and that’s a good thing. Bucking the longstanding trend of primarily white models and celebs covering magazines, we’ve been seeing a rash of magazines covered by black women this fall—and it’s a trend we’re trying to help make a…

Black Girl Magic Meets Marvel: Nnedi Okorafor Unveils New Shuri Comic Black Girl Magic Meets Marvel: Nnedi Okorafor Unveils New Shuri Comic

We don’t need another hero, but here’s one we’ve been waiting for anyway: Wakandan princess and genius little sister Shuri has finally broken out of her supporting role in the Black Panther franchise into her own series, courtesy of acclaimed fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor.

#WCW: Serena and Meghan Twinning Is the #BFF Energy We Needed Today #WCW: Serena and Meghan Twinning Is the #BFF Energy We Needed Today

It may look like just a basic blazer, but when it comes to close friends Serena Williams and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, it’s also a sign of their sisterhood and solidarity. With even more of the world’s eyes on Meghan since her pregnancy announcement on Monday, she chose to rock a look from Serena’s eponymous line on…

From Harriet Tubman to ... Serena Williams? Cynthia Erivo Dishes On Another Dream Role From Harriet Tubman to ... Serena Williams? Cynthia Erivo Dishes On Another Dream Role

Cynthia Erivo is on a roll. Currently, she’s starring in the highly touted thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale, and will soon move on to filming Kasi Lemmons’ biopic on Harriet Tubman, playing the abolitionist herself.

Pass the Bubbly! Virgil Abloh Puts His Stamp on Yet Another Iconic Brand Pass the Bubbly! Virgil Abloh Puts His Stamp on Yet Another Iconic Brand

We thought rosé season wouldn’t come around again until next spring, but leave it to Virgil Abloh to switch it up on us. Proving that everything is more chic with his personal touch—including Jimmy Choos, Louis Vuitton, Nikes, the world’s most famous tennis star, Serena Williams and Ikea—Abloh has now gotten into the…

Girl Power Grows Up: Dozens of Influential Women Explore the Meaning of Power

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.

You Ain’t Got These: Lena Waithe Is Creating a Series on Sneaker Culture You Ain’t Got These: Lena Waithe Is Creating a Series on Sneaker Culture

It’s no rare thing to be shoe-obsessed, but when it comes to the sneaker-obsessed, writer, producer and actress Lena Waithe is one of a rare breed. Waithe owns over 100 pairs, using her kicks to accent an eclectically casual wardrobe primarily comprised of “queer designers who happen to be brown and makin’ shit,” as…

She Got Next: Zendaya Named New Global Ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger She Got Next: Zendaya Named New Global Ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger

She’s already a style icon, and now she’ll be a bona fide designer. Actress and singer Zendaya is the latest star to be tapped to create a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger. As reported by Vogue, Hilfiger commented in a statement:

Forget The Nanny; Is Cardi B Low-Key Auditioning for The Little Mermaid Reboot? Forget The Nanny; Is Cardi B Low-Key Auditioning for The Little Mermaid Reboot?

So here’s a hot take I wasn’t expecting to have, but bear with me, because this could be fun (that is, if social media editor Corey Townsend doesn’t kill me first for messing with his childhood obsession).

Make Mrs. America Great Again? Pageant Owner Accused of Racial Slurs and Bias Make Mrs. America Great Again? Pageant Owner Accused of Racial Slurs and Bias

Well, we guess Mrs. America CEO and co-founder David Marmel won’t be voted Mr. Congeniality anytime soon.

Is He Still ‘In His Feelings’? Drake Still Brings Up Rihanna When He Talks About the ‘Fairy Tale’  Is He Still ‘In His Feelings’? Drake Still Brings Up Rihanna When He Talks About the ‘Fairy Tale’ 

“As women, we’re looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship ... And you know, guys don’t like getting the cards flipped on them—ever.”

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