The faces of the Black Lives Matter moment have inevitably been to some extent the faces of black men and women who have died at the hands of police. In a series of videos, activist organization Blackout For Human Rights shows the faces of people who are alive and flourishing, as a reminder of all that could have been.
Ronda Rousey’s ex-boyfriend and UFC fighter Brendan Schaub got a little defensive about their break-up and declared he couldn’t be Rousey’s Stedman to her Oprah. I mean, Stedman’s living his best life. Shit, I want to be Stedman. You’re crazy, Brendan.
Your favorite Twitter personality Azealia Banks just landed the lead role in her first feature film.
In the second episode of Jezebel Goes Digging, I look at the recent phenomenon of black celebrities like Kanye West, Common and Raven-Symoné declaring themselves New Black—at the same time that police continue killing Regular Black people all across America.
The crusade of New Jersey responding ignorantly to Assata Shakur continues; this week Kean University cancelled Common as their commencement speaker because of his 2000 song, “A Song for Assata,” detailing how Shakur was framed by New Jersey State Police and later found asylum in Cuba.
Common and Lupita Nyong'o were recently spotted on an Is-It-A-Date in New York City. It's inevitable where this will lead. I hear the faint chime of wedding bells. And a spoken word vow.
The running joke at Sunday night's Oscars may've been how Selma was snubbed, but John Legend and Common took home the Best Song award for "Glory," the film's theme song.
Beyoncé, the artist who should've won Album of the Year, effectively glowed on the Grammys stage to close out the show tonight, performing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," a gospel hymn that her mom Tina Knowles used to sing to her. (Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin also both performed the song at two separate…
Common has confirmed that Beyoncé will be singing on stage at this year's Grammys. Instead of the medley of "Drunk in Love," "Flawless" and "Rocket" that I envisioned in my dream last week, though, she'll be partnering with Common and John Legend on their Oscar-nominated Selma song, "Glory." Still a good choice.
One night someone at HBO had a fever dream: What if the next hot mixtape to hit the "streets" had a handful of the hottest hip-hop stars rapping about Game of Thrones? Today that dream has come true. Introducing Catch The Throne.
Yesterday at Essence magazine's sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon, tears flowed as honorees took the stage.
Bethenny Frankel is being sued by her ex-manager, Doug Wald, who claims that he helped her make the deal to create the Skinnygirl cocktail brand — but was cut out of the profit share. According to this report, "Wald says Frankel specifically sought out his advice because she thought the Skinnygirl cocktail was…
- After roughly a year and a half of marriage, Heidi Montag has reportedly kicked Spencer Pratt (and, presumably, his crystals) to the curb:
Just Wright's plot follows the usual rom-com formula, but it's still a rarity. The film was directed by a woman, doesn't talk down to the audience, and features a full-figured African-American actress as the heroine, not the sassy best friend.