In case you haven’t perused what’s going on in trendy fast fashion lately, here’s a glimpse: Taking internet slang—often the sort popularized by black people—and turning it into sellable goods is so hot right now.
On Wednesday, Ebony magazine revealed its February cover featuring some truly beautiful art: a reimagining Grant Wood’s American Gothic as a black family bracing themselves for a world where Donald Trump is the President of the United States.
Words are hard.
Some of the jokes in Chris Rock’s opening monologue for last night Oscars landed, some didn’t; but in total, watching a black man hand Hollywood its ass for over 10 straight minutes was a breathtaking sight to behold. The video above condenses his speech to the reactions from A-list white actors like Leonardo…
The Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker’s Sundance darling period piece about the deadliest slave insurrection in American history, was purchased by Fox Searchlight on early Tuesday morning for $17.5 million. It was the largest deal in Sundance history, and coverage immediately suggested that The Birth of a Nation will…
It’s been a terrible few weeks for the black body.
Pharrell Williams is on the cover of the November issue of Ebony Magazine and from an early look, it seems like he has taken a dive into the pool of delusion that Kanye West has happily been swimming in for the past couple of years.
Friends, readers, ladyfolk, I believe we are being trolled. I believe we are being trolled by major newspapers and fashion magazines through a series of willfully ignorant and low-key racist articles where they attempt to completely erase black people from the very styles and trends that they created.
Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance…
Orlando Jones — the actor seen on Different World, MADtv and Sleepy Hollow — filmed a bucket challenge video unlike any other. It's the bullet bucket challenge.
Following a stint by pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, the Broadway show Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is getting another interesting casting choice: former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer will take on the lead role, becoming the first black Cinderella on The Great White Way.
After being a staple in black American households for 63 years, Jet magazine will no longer publish a regular print edition — it's making the move to digital. Johnson Publishing chairwoman Linda Johnson Rice says, "We are not saying goodbye to Jet, we are embracing the future as my father did in 1951."
Even though I love getting lost in the world of a costume drama — sumptuous fabrics, whispered intentions, heaving bosoms restricted by corsets, earnest declarations of love — these movies seldom love me back. But Belle is different.
Even if you don't watch Real Housewives of Atlanta, you've probably seen the clip of the fight that happened last night on the reunion special. Two women in evening gowns faced off, there was hair-pulling, both ended up on the floor, and one woman was carried, cradled like a child, off of the set.
Zak Cheney-Rice at Policy Mic puts it simply: "Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character." That's about to change with Home, a new DreamWorks Animation film hitting theaters in November.
Noah is a three-dimensional retelling of an apocalyptic Bible story, with a bit of patricide and hulking Ent-things thrown in. Oddly enough, even though it's purportedly about God taking vengeance on all of the people in the antediluvian world, the cast contains no actors of color. Huh.
I tried to ignore this woman for as long as possible. I really did. The first time I heard the term "butt selfie" and later, "Queen of the Butt Selfie," I knew nothing but frustration and eyerolls would come from me learning more about either of those things. So I drew my mind far, far away from this human and her…
Photography is the science and art of creating images using light. But if you've ever seen oddly-colored pictures of Gabourey Sidibe, Lupita Nyong'o or Beyoncé, you know that when it comes to dark skin, photography has issues.
During the Oscars, comedian Chelsea Handler took over The Huffington Post's Twitter feed to liveblog the show and promote Uganda Be Kidding Me, her new collection of essays about traveling through Africa with a group of friends. How lucky she was then that Lupita Nyong'o, a woman of Kenyan descent, won Best…
Courageous outlier/former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano isn't afraid to voice unpopular opinions no matter how factually inaccurate they are. The Fox News senior judicial analyst recently expressed some pretty out there (and entirely ignorant) thoughts on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War,…