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Janelle Monáe to Be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award

Janelle Monáe to Be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Award

As both artist and activist, the once enigmatic Janelle Monáe has emerged as an increasingly identifiable presence in recent years, not only delivering stellar albums and onscreen performances but a more transparent lens into her life. In 2018, the award-winning singer, actor, and producer both delivered the genre-defying and Grammy-nominated Dirty Computer and the announcement that she...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 22, 2020 at 01:00. 1 comments

Because Too Much Rihanna Is Never Enough, There's Now a 'Rihannazine'

Because Too Much Rihanna Is Never Enough, There's Now a 'Rihannazine'

She slays, she plays and she stays atop headlines ; and while Rihanna’s “Navy” continues to await her ninth album, the bad girl continues to deliver other unexpected pleasures. Her latest? A co-collaboration with i-D Magazine titled “Rihannazine” (of course).

The 144-page, limited-edition, advertisement-free, “visually-driven” issue was shot entirely by legendary photographer Mario Sorrenti....

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 20, 2020 at 21:27. 1 comments

Where Was the Color at the 2020 SAG Awards? On the Red Carpet!

Where Was the Color at the 2020 SAG Awards? On the Red Carpet!

No, Cynthia Erivo didn’t snag the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture (say that seven times fast) for her titular role in Harriet. But she did win one of The Glow Up’s Best Dressed nods for the incredible custom Schiaparelli couture ball gown she wore to Sunday night’s ceremony. Like Erivo’s larger-than-life voice, the...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jan 14, 2020. 20 comments

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

The #OscarsSoWhite, they called the police on the BET Awards.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Pete Buttigieg was almost nominated for an award.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Cuba Gooding Jr. tried to marry his statue.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards and, as usual, they’re rooting for everybody white. Although the Oscar committee has touted...

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Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Jan 07, 2020. 7 comments

Black Excellence: Ava DuVernay Receives First Directors Guild Award Nomination

Black Excellence: Ava DuVernay Receives First Directors Guild Award Nomination

While the Golden Globes may not have seen her (or any black people to be real), the Directors Guild of America certainly has.

The Hollywood Reporter has, um, reported that the Directors Guild of America has released a partial list of their awards nominees for 2020. Among the names released was that of writer, director, producer and general killer of the game Ava DuVernay for her work on When...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 07, 2020. 4 comments

The Only Thing Whiter Than the 2020 Golden Globes Was Billy Porter’s Outfit

The Only Thing Whiter Than the 2020 Golden Globes Was Billy Porter’s Outfit

“You don’t see us, we don’t see you,” seemed to be the resounding sentiment of the 77th annual Golden Globes—at least, as far as black talent was concerned. The kickoff to the 2020 awards season started with a whimper, rather than a bang, and while the carpet wasn’t entirely melanin-deficient, it was definitely “unseasoned,” as The Root’s entertainment writer, Tonja Stidhum noted while...

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Dec 28, 2019. 13 comments

New Netflix Special Documents Kevin Hart Cheating Scandal

New Netflix Special Documents Kevin Hart Cheating Scandal

For the first time, Kevin Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, publicly opens up about his cheating scandal in the new Netflix docuseries, Kevin Hart: Don’t F—k This Up, which premieres today on the streaming service.

The six-part series recounts some of Hart’s most public blunders, including the 2019 Oscars debacle and the infamous 2017 cheating scandal.

In 2017, Hart cheated on his...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 19, 2019. 2 comments

Look Back At It: Forget the 53 Percent—This Was the Decade of #BlackGirlMagic

Look Back At It: Forget the 53 Percent—This Was the Decade of #BlackGirlMagic

Recently, my brethren here at The Root made a healthy argument for how white women have spent the decade between 2010 and 2019 “doing the most” (and the least)—and to a certain extent, they’re right. But as The Root’s editor of all things black woman-related, I’d like to pose a counterargument. Though the storied 53 percent threatened to catapult us back into the Dark Ages with the election...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Dec 18, 2019.

Look Back At It: 10 Years A Black Hollywood Renaissance Resurgence

Look Back At It: 10 Years A Black Hollywood Renaissance Resurgence

Remember when it seemed like the 1990s was the Black Hollywood Renaissance? We had epic dramas, comedies and beyond in film and television. Hell, y’all remember UPN?!

Well, the 2010s seemed to be a taste of what we thirsted for all of these years.

In an article from this summer, the New York Times spoke with several iconic black directors to discuss what was described as “a wave of young black...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 12, 2019. 1 comments

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of the early ’90s phenomenon known as Uptown Records.

From their press release:

The three-part television...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 06, 2019.

Looking for Juliet: Yara Shahidi, Indya Moore and More Star in the 2020 Pirelli Calendar

Looking for Juliet: Yara Shahidi, Indya Moore and More Star in the 2020 Pirelli Calendar

Of Shakespeare’s many works, perhaps none is more famous than Romeo & Juliet, and the bard’s teenaged heroine is the muse for the 2020 edition of the always-anticipated Pirelli calendar, this year photographed by the legendary Paolo Roversi, and themed “Looking for Juliet.” The question posed: how do modern muses embody the romantic yet tragic fictional figure? Along with Emma Watson, Kristen...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 20, 2019. 2 comments

ABFF Honors Announces Deon Cole as Host, Will Honor Cast and Crew of The Wire

ABFF Honors Announces Deon Cole as Host, Will Honor Cast and Crew of The Wire

Each year, the American Black Film Festival Honors recognize black creatives for their invaluable contributions to the motion picture and television industry. And this year, for its fourth installment, the ceremony will not only reunite the cast and crew of HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Wire, but it will be hosted by comedian Deon Cole.

Attendees at the ceremony can expect spirited...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Nov 15, 2019. 1 comments

The Lady and Her Music: Lena Horne's Legacy Endures in the First Major Entertainment Award Named for a Woman of Color

The Lady and Her Music: Lena Horne's Legacy Endures in the First Major Entertainment Award Named for a Woman of Color

In the history of Hollywood, there are few talents as multifaceted as actress, singer, dancer and legendary beauty Lena Horne. In her decadeslong career, the four-time Grammy-winner was known for her iconic renditions of songs like
“Stormy Weather”—and her starring role in the 1943 film of the same name. Also honored with a Kennedy Center Honor and NAACP Image Award, among other accolades,...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Nov 05, 2019. 1 comments

High Art: Black Hollywood—and Black Hair—Got Creative for the 2019 LACMA Gala

High Art: Black Hollywood—and Black Hair—Got Creative for the 2019 LACMA Gala

In the immortal words of Darell J. Hunt, you can’t outdo black people. That truth was once again made manifest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Saturday night, as many of black Hollywood’s hottest talents converged for the museum’s annual Art + Film Gala, presented by Gucci.

While there were ample fashion statements on the step-and-repeat, most striking were the hairstyles,...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Nov 01, 2019. 1 comments

Yes, We're Stalking Celebrities on Social This Halloween (So You Don’t Have To)

Yes, We're Stalking Celebrities on Social This Halloween (So You Don’t Have To)

Is Halloween The Glow Up’s favorite holiday? Well, we do love to play dress-up, so we’ll let you deduce that for yourselves. But we also love watching other people play dress-up, which is why we spend an ample amount of our time each Halloween week checking out how celebrities celebrate the holiday. This year, they didn’t disappoint, dressing up as iconic characters—and occasionally, as each...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 29, 2019. 1 comments

California Love: Gabrielle Union's Costumed Birthday Bash Took Us to Our Happy Place

California Love: Gabrielle Union's Costumed Birthday Bash Took Us to Our Happy Place

California knows how to party—and when your birthday falls two days before Halloween, it’s bound to be a costume party. In celebration of her family’s recent relocation of their primary residence to Los Angeles, Gabrielle Union jumped in the way-back machine to bring us back to a happier time and place, California-style.

Yes, we know 2000 was the year George W. Bush made it to the Oval Office...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 26, 2019.

Doing the Work: Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi Are Among Glamour's 2019 Women of the Year Honorees

Doing the Work: Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi Are Among Glamour's 2019 Women of the Year Honorees

A passion for justice unites the black and brown women honored by Glamour as their 2019 Women of the Year, as Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi join the Women of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) on a list that includes Megan Rapinoe, Charlize Theron, Margaret Atwood, Tory Burch, and Greta Thunberg. (Fun fact: DuVernay and Shahidi have both also been...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 25, 2019. 2 comments

#AskLupita: Last Night, Lupita Nyong'o Talked Us, Colorism and Sulwe With Twitter

#AskLupita: Last Night, Lupita Nyong'o Talked Us, Colorism and Sulwe With Twitter

Lupita Nyong’o made a name for herself by not using her remarkable acting talent, but by helping to shift the Hollywood beauty paradigm, as she conquered countless red carpets with her dark skin, natural hair, and daring style. And on Oct. 15, after three years of work, Nyong’o published Sulwe , a children’s book aimed at shifting that same paradigm for children everywhere.

She's a Star:...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 23, 2019.

‘You’ve Inspired Me to Be Fearless’: Zendaya Honors ‘Image Architect’ Law Roach With InStyle’s Stylist of the Year Award

‘You’ve Inspired Me to Be Fearless’: Zendaya Honors ‘Image Architect’ Law Roach With InStyle’s Stylist of the Year Award

“You are an absolute visionary,” Zendaya told close friend and longtime collaborator Law Roach on Monday night, as she presented his Stylist of the Year honors at the 2019 InStyle Awards. “You have taught me so much about myself, to not give an F about what people think, to be proud of who I am and when I look in the mirror.”

The duo has worked together for nearly a decade, first meeting when...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 04, 2019. 2 comments

Dear White People's Ashley Blaine Featherson Is Our Best Friend in Our Heads—but She's Nobody's Sidekick

Dear White People's Ashley Blaine Featherson Is Our Best Friend in Our Heads—but She's Nobody's Sidekick

There’s a very short list of onscreen characters we wish we were besties with, let alone actual actresses—Tracee Ellis Ross and Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell immediately come to mind. But if you’re a fan of Netflix’s Dear White People, the character “Joelle Brooks,” played by Ashley Blaine Featherson, is likely another favorite. The brilliant, always loyal and equally real, absolutely gorgeous...

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