Imagine this: You escort your son to his first day of first grade, all buttoned up in his brand new uniform and eager to begin the school year, only to be turned away because your child has dreadlocks.
It’s probably safe to say that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is having a very good year. His acclaimed 2018 sophomore studio album Good Thing debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts, and he’s currently touring some of the most acclaimed venues in the country. Now, the vintage-obsessed singer is…
We don’t know if this is pure genius or just plain hilarious, but apparently there’s a niche market for weave-related impulse buys.
Disney, who dis princess? That’s what fans of The Princess and the Frog’s Princess Tiana wanted to know after seeing the latest round of trailers for the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which features a reunion of pretty much every Disney princess imaginable, reincarnated through the magic of CGI.
“I’m going to zoom in for you guys, okay?” six-year-old Blue Ivy Carter, clearly a future Oscar-winning filmmaker, says at the open of Vogue’s behind-the-scenes video of Beyoncé’s September cover shoot.
Fun fact: There is currently an exhibit called Why They Wore It: The Politics and Pop Culture of First Ladies’ Fashion on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif. It’s the first exhibit to display a garment from the current first lady, Melania Trump.
You don’t have to be a tennis enthusiast to appreciate the power of this matchup. For her return to the U.S. Open later this month, Serena Williams’ Nike uniforms will be designed by none other than Virgil Abloh.
When we think of ballet, we may think of tutus and pointe shoes, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake—and hopefully, of Misty Copeland and the other rare black ballerinas who have risen to prominence in the genre. But while we celebrate the accomplishment of seeing black and brown faces take center stage, rarely do we…
Mahisha Dellinger is a study in self-sufficiency. Growing up in the Sacramento, California neighborhood of Meadowview, dubbed “Danger Island” due to its high rates of crime, Dellinger learned early on how to take care of herself. With her mother often working and her older brother entangled in gang culture, Dellinger…
What a difference a week makes: Last Friday around this time, The Glow Up posted a story about a black man who’d conducted a clever (and sadly revealing) social experiment by wearing a T-shirt that riffed on the Washington Redskins logo by reworking it to say “Caucasians”—and a heated debate ensued.
If you ask Marci Rodgers how she became a costume designer, her answer is simple: “God.”
Here’s a study in “cognitive dissonance.” Style site Refinery29 recently revealed a very interesting and ironic fun fact about devoted first daughter and right-wing beauty icon, Ivanka Trump: her longtime makeup artist, Alexa Rodulfo, is a Mexican immigrant.
Real talk: When I grow up, I want to be the type of grande dame fashion editor who wears caftans while holding court on a chaise on some impossibly elegant veranda somewhere, tossing off witty observations and pithy quips. (Who am I kidding? I’m doing that right now—minus the veranda and chaise. Okay, so just the…
Leave it to Essence to remind us what black excellence looks like on both sides of the camera. Making their contribution to a season of intense black girl magic—where we are covering a full 50 percent of the 2018 fall fashion issues—the legendary black women’s magazine shows us exactly how excellent a product by a…
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.
A funny thing happened while we were basking in the glow of cover after cover of fashion magazines featuring black faces this September: We came across an absolutely gorgeous cover of Issa Rae on Ebony’s Fall Fashion Issue.
Obsessed with Meghan Markle’s royal style, but don’t have a million-dollar clothing budget? Here’s your chance to play twinsies with the Duchess of Sussex (if you’re into that kind of thing)—without breaking the bank.
Don’t ask Yara Shahidi to choose between being an ingenue and a serious intellectual; the 18-year-old is already one of several young black actresses breaking the mold when it comes to young Hollywood talent—not only for being non-messy, but for being socially conscious and civically-minded.
“All the things I’m involved in now are about women standing up for themselves,” How to Get Away with Murder’s Aja Naomi King tells Shape magazine as its September issue cover girl.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but as black women, we know all too well the dichotomy between mainstream beauty norms and the ones upheld within our culture—many of which have been appropriated and regurgitated by the mainstream.