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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 09, 2019.

Royalty in Our DNA: A New Crop of Magazine Covers Make Us Majestic

Royalty in Our DNA: A New Crop of Magazine Covers Make Us Majestic

A pair of ruffed pages; three queens; a member of modeling royalty...as the October and November magazine covers made their debut, we were delighted to see blackness front, center and regal, as we should be. Vogue placed Jaden and Willow Smith and supermodel Jourdan Dunn atop its Italian and British covers, respectively, while Essence paid homage to the history-making moment of all three of...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai May 22, 2019. 8 comments

‘Helpful’ or an ‘Unhealthy Relationship’? Jada Admits Past Preoccupation with Porn on a Revealing Red Table Talk

‘Helpful’ or an ‘Unhealthy Relationship’? Jada Admits Past Preoccupation with Porn on a Revealing Red Table Talk

What’s your relationship with porn—and how might it be affecting your real-life relationships?

That was the issue on the table for Monday’s episode of Red Table Talk, titled, “Does Porn Ruin Relationships?” which featured Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and “Gammy” Adrienne Banfield-Norris broaching perhaps their most awkward topic yet with each other.

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me,...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum May 17, 2019. 3 comments

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me, Too'—Adrienne Banfield Norris Opens Up About Porn to Jada and Willow

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me, Too'—Adrienne Banfield Norris Opens Up About Porn to Jada and Willow

Take a seat at the red table! And make yourself comfortable. Hell, I did.

On Thursday, I attended an intimate fireside chat to celebrate the return of the popular streamed series, where Jada, Gammy, and Willow reflected over the past season, talked about the importance of showing up, and dropped inspirational gems for the attendees.

One thing Jada spoke on was how important it was for the...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 04, 2018. 5 comments

Wooowwwww...The Women of Red Table Talk Are on the 1st Digital Cover of Harper's Bazaar!

Wooowwwww...The Women of Red Table Talk Are on the 1st Digital Cover of Harper's Bazaar!

There’s a famous holiday song called “We Three Kings,” but three queens are featured on Harper’s Bazaar’s first digital cover, namely, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, the three generations represented on the hit Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk.

In fact, to say their series is a hit is a bit of an understatement. Now in its second season since...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 31, 2018. 16 comments

'We're Not Swingers': Will and Jada Admit the 3rd Partner in Their Marriage Has Been His Ego

'We're Not Swingers': Will and Jada Admit the 3rd Partner in Their Marriage Has Been His Ego

In its first 10-episode season, Jada Pinkett Smith’s highly successful web series, Red Table Talk, was a lot of things. It was a place of reckoning, remembrance, reconciliation and revelations by Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and any number of well-known friends and guests.

Kicking off their second season this month, the Smith family decided to address...

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Ronda Racha Penrice Ronda Racha Penrice Oct 23, 2018. 15 comments

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith

If your Facebook timeline is like mine, you didn’t have to find Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “life lesson” talk show with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter, Willow Smith; it found you.

Since its premiere on May 7, the show has struck a deep chord with so many of us. Whether it’s Jada squashing her longtime beef with fellow actress Gabrielle Union, Adrienne detailing her...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jun 06, 2018. 20 comments

Jada Pinkett Smith Was ‘Devastated’ When Son Jaden Asked to Be Emancipated at 15

Jada Pinkett Smith Was ‘Devastated’ When Son Jaden Asked to Be Emancipated at 15

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have talked frequently about their parenting and marriage philosophy, which emphasizes freedom and creativity. But Pinkett Smith reveals in a new, candid conversation that trusting your kids’ autonomy doesn’t come without heartbreak.

On her show, Red Table Talk (h/t People), which features candid discussions between Pinkett Smith and members of her family, the...

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Damon Young Damon Young Apr 10, 2018.

We Didn't Deserve Michelle Obama: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale Of Immortan Trump And American Stupidity

We Didn't Deserve Michelle Obama: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale Of Immortan Trump And American Stupidity

220 years from now, when Earth finally starts to recover from the post-apocalyptic hellscape of the 22nd century, the planet’s remaining survivors will begin emerge from their nested catacombs near the Earth’s core. They will be a stark and severe people; the unrelenting sobriety of their collective countenances will both mimic the land and be a necessary evolution to survive in it. But while...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Nov 23, 2017.

#NoDAPL: Supporters Show Solidarity in Various Actions Across the Country

#NoDAPL: Supporters Show Solidarity in Various Actions Across the Country

Native American opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline have received a wave of support over the last few days. From Facebook check-ins to open protests to completely disrupting the New York City morning commute at Grand Central Station, people across the country are standing with Standing Rock.  

As previously reported on The Root, users across the country did Facebook check-ins at Standing...

Danielle C. Belton Danielle C. Belton Oct 19, 2017. 2 comments

Tidal X Was an Epic 6-Hour Musical Marathon I Wasn’t Fit Enough to Run

Tidal X Was an Epic 6-Hour Musical Marathon I Wasn’t Fit Enough to Run
AntisocialThe society column for people afraid of society, written by The Root's Editor-in-Chief and resident Bipolar Disorder expert/sufferer.  

I’m out of shape. It’s a reality. I just recently started working back out again because stairs were looking like obstacles I could not surmount without sounding like Lord Vader when I was through.

I can’t run a marathon. I can’t even run the block....

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