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Jun 12, 2020.

Gabrielle Union Options George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue Memoir for Series Development at Sony TV

Gabrielle Union Options George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue Memoir for Series Development at Sony TV

It’s Pride Month—and writer George M. Johnson has something additional to be proud of!

According to Deadline, Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions has optioned Johnson’s memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue for series development at Sony Pictures TV, where Union has a first-look deal.

Deadline breaks down the book synopsis:

The title of the memoir is a play on gender reveals and the...

Apr 30, 2020. 4 comments

'Checking In, That's Whassup': Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union and More Recreate the Popular Budweiser Commercial in PSA

'Checking In, That's Whassup': Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union and More Recreate the Popular Budweiser Commercial in PSA

As we navigate these uncertain times, the yearning for connection is even stronger. By this point, we’ve all been invited to various Zoom meetings, family FaceTimes, virtual happy hours, house parties (via app) and more. As such, Budweiser launched a campaign in partnership with The Salvation Army “in response to rising levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the pandemic.”

The...

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Apr 15, 2020. 4 comments

Boosie Says He Rejected Jay-Z's Suggestion to Apologize for Offensive Zaya Wade Comments and It's Clear Someone Still Needs to Take His Phone

Boosie Says He Rejected Jay-Z's Suggestion to Apologize for Offensive Zaya Wade Comments and It's Clear Someone Still Needs to Take His Phone

T-R-A-N-S-P-H-O-B-I-C, do you know what that means, mayne?

Boosie Badazz (formerly known as Lil Boosie) doesn’t quite grasp the concept, but it’s an accurate term to describe his highly offensive comments when Dwyane Wade

introduced his 12-year-old child Zaya to the world. Throw in a dash of homophobia as well for an extra bitter taste.

Joining the coalition of niggas who refuse to mind their...

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Mar 13, 2020. 10 comments

Zaya Wade Drops the Mic in Her First Interview Since Coming Out As Transgender: 'It Feels Great'

Zaya Wade Drops the Mic in Her First Interview Since Coming Out As Transgender: 'It Feels Great'

In the weeks since NBA legend Dwyane Wade revealed that his daughter Zaya identifies as transgender, the 12-year-old has blossomed into an inspiration and a beacon of strength for many throughout the world. And in continuing to live her truth, the preteen made her red carpet debut this weekend at the 6th annual Truth Awards.

Zaya Wade Made Her Red Carpet Debut With Support From Dwyane Wade...

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Mar 09, 2020. 11 comments

Zaya Wade Made Her Red Carpet Debut With Support From Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Zaya Wade Made Her Red Carpet Debut With Support From Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

The Truth Awards were created to celebrate the accomplishments of the black LGBTQ+ community and its allies, and on Saturday night, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s show of support for their child Zaya Wade was a parade-worthy act, in and of itself.

At the 6th annual celebration, 12-year-old Zaya Wade made her red carpet debut with her family by her side. The tribe stepped out as a unit in a...

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Feb 17, 2020. 13 comments

Dwyane Wade Conjures Up the Emotions of Telling Gabrielle Union About Baby He Conceived With Aja Metoyer

Dwyane Wade Conjures Up the Emotions of Telling Gabrielle Union About Baby He Conceived With Aja Metoyer

Dwyane Wade is letting it all hang out in an upcoming documentary about his life on and off the court.

One nugget the retired NBA star drops is the moment he had to tell his then-girlfriend Gabrielle Union that he fathered a child while the two were “on a break.”

“I had a child with someone else and I had to tell her,” the Chicago native opens up in the ESPN documentary D. Wade: Life...

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Feb 08, 2020. 18 comments

Which One of Y’all Called Heidi Klum a ‘White Woman’?

Which One of Y’all Called Heidi Klum a ‘White Woman’?

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. I can tell you that I don’t have money. But what I do have is a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. So, if you admit that you besmirched and bullied Germanic female Heidi Klum by calling her a thing that she really is, that’ll be the end of it....

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Feb 06, 2020. 3 comments

America's Got Ash: Where Does Terry Crews Fit On The Ash Spectrum?

America's Got Ash: Where Does Terry Crews Fit On The Ash Spectrum?

1. Wait, there are levels of ash? Yup!

2. How many? Three have been discovered so far, but there might be as many as 16.

3. This is fascinating. I know, right?

4. Is Terry Crews ashy? Very!

5. Where does he fall on the ash spectrum? Watch and learn!

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Feb 02, 2020. 16 comments

Terry Crews Finally Apologizes for His Abject Inability to Shut the Hell Up. It May Be Too Little Too Late, Though

Terry Crews Finally Apologizes for His Abject Inability to Shut the Hell Up. It May Be Too Little Too Late, Though

“Damn, homie. You was the man, homie.”

It’s very rare that you’ll catch me quoting 50 Cent for anything. But those lyrics ring in my ears every time I think about how Terry Crews made himself progressive America’s ‘pectacular sweetheart when he became an advocate for the #MeToo movement by sharing his own Hollywood sexual assault story just a few years ago, but, now, has shucked and jived...

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Feb 01, 2020. 13 comments

The Big Payback: Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade and Matthew Cherry Give Hair Love to Student Told to Cut Dreadlocks to Walk at Graduation

The Big Payback: Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade and Matthew Cherry Give Hair Love to Student Told to Cut Dreadlocks to Walk at Graduation

Texas high schooler Deandre Arnold may not be walking with his graduating class at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, this year, but he will be walking the red carpet on Oscars night, thanks to Hair Love director Matthew Cherry, producers Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and personal care brand Dove.

Deandre, a high school senior who wears dreadlocks to honor his Trinidadian...

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Jan 30, 2020. 22 comments

Terry Crews Is Ashy

Terry Crews Is Ashy

There are, according to my research, three grades of ash; each uncomfortable in its own way, but one a bit deeper and, um, ashier than the rest.

First, of course, is literal ash. This is what happens when your skin gets dry and an anti-sheen attacks it, leaving you looking and feeling like you just boned a vat of baby powder. Yet, as unsightly, date-ending, and grandparent-shaming as literal...

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Jan 28, 2020. 19 comments

Since Shutting Up Doesn’t Pay as Much as America’s Got Talent, Terry Crews Continues to Be Loud and Wrong

Since Shutting Up Doesn’t Pay as Much as America’s Got Talent, Terry Crews Continues to Be Loud and Wrong

Best advice I’ve heard, as of late? “You should’ve just sat there and flexed your pecs” (h/t Thickey Smiley, via Twitter). Hopefully, Terry Crews heard it too, because the perpetual pec-flexer might’ve been better off sticking to his guns regularly programmed shtick than continuing to weigh in on the self-created controversy sparked by his recent response to Gabrielle Union’s firing from...

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Jan 25, 2020. 6 comments

America’s Got Irony: Terry Crews Defends America’s Got Talent After Gabrielle Union’s Firing

America’s Got Irony: Terry Crews Defends America’s Got Talent After Gabrielle Union’s Firing

Remember late 2017, when, as the #MeToo movement exploded, Terry Crews made sexual assault allegations

against agent Adam Venit , subsequently filing suit and testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018 ? As Crews weathered derision from several other high-profile black men , Gabrielle Union was one of many in his corner (including our own writers here at The Root ), repeatedly

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Dec 08, 2019.

Gabrielle Union Launches New Fashion Collection for Plus Size Women

Gabrielle Union Launches New Fashion Collection for Plus Size Women

Gabrielle Union is not buying into the concept of “The Forgotten Woman.”

The Being Mary Jane actress, who is already the face of a successful clothing line with New York & Company, has teamed up with Fashion to Figure to launch a plus-sized collection—for sizes 12 to 24, and featuring holiday styles.

“My line’s availability at Fashion to Figure is a critical and personal moment for me,” Union,...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 05, 2019. 8 comments

'Too Black? Nah...She’s FLAWLESS!!!': Gabrielle Union Reveals a New Launch and a 'Productive' Meeting With NBC

'Too Black? Nah...She’s FLAWLESS!!!': Gabrielle Union Reveals a New Launch and a 'Productive' Meeting With NBC

The tangled saga of Gabrielle Union’s departure from America’s Got Talent continues, but the star continues to be bolstered by significant support from both fans and fellow industry insiders. On Tuesday, Tamron Hall added her voice to the chorus calling out NBC’s allegedly discriminatory behavior and “toxic” work environment, weighing in on the issue during her daytime talk show.

“[Difficult]...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 03, 2019. 12 comments

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

Growing up, I was constantly told to “shhh!” Whether I was right or wrong, happy or in distress, I was repeatedly reminded to lower my voice and take up less space—even while being simultaneously assured that I could be anything I wanted to be and that my gifts were worth sharing with the world. Granted, I was a loud-ass kid (and occasionally still a loud-ass adult, if and when the moment...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 03, 2019. 13 comments

'Stupidity Is a Part of This World We Live In': Dwyane Wade Isn't Here for Homophobic Trolls Coming for His Son

'Stupidity Is a Part of This World We Live In': Dwyane Wade Isn't Here for Homophobic Trolls Coming for His Son

Artists might be sensitive about their art, but parents are even more protective of their children, and because we live in a world in which people outright refuse to mind their damn business, Dwyane Wade had to pour another nice tall glass of Shut That Shit Up after trolls came for his child, Zion.

Like every other proud parent in the history of ever, Gabrielle Union took to Instagram to...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 28, 2019. 13 comments

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

America’s Got Talent will be returning for its 15th season next year, but there will be two hosts noticeably missing from the host lineup: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. The show, produced by Simon Cowell, aims to find America’s next great superstar.

Naturally, fans wondered why Union and Hough had been ousted. Rumblings of a “toxic culture” began this past weekend when Love B. Scott...

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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 29, 2019. 3 comments

The Johnsons, Untethered: Black-ish Is Putting a Terrifying Twist on Halloween 2019

The Johnsons, Untethered: Black-ish Is Putting a Terrifying Twist on Halloween 2019

No, we don’t mean a reprisal of their genius Jackson 5 family costume (above). This year, the fictional family we know and love as the Johnsons are taking an eerily familiar approach to the group costume, revisiting perhaps the most terrifying film of the year—and one of the blackest.

That’s right: the Black-ish clan is taking on Us.

Tracee Ellis Ross teased the costumes over the weekend,...

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