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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters Return, More Relevant Than Ever

Respect your elders. I don’t know a child who wasn’t raised with that admonition, which in my household was often accompanied by a swat on the butt or a swift side-eye when due respect wasn’t paid. But it’s generally far later in life when most of us learn the value of also listening to our elders’ stories—often after…

Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy

Urkel. Moesha. The Fresh Prince. If you were a kid in the 1990s, at least one or all of the above were likely among your faves. We’re not sure if Issa Rae, who was born in 1985, grew up on these classic characters, but it sure gave us a laugh to see her dress up as each for the June issue of GQ magazine.

Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes  Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes 

Fun fact: Thandie Newton collects Star Wars action figures. Well, only the black ones.

Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival got even more colorful Wednesday as 16 black and biracial actresses staged a very glamorous protest on the steps of the Palais des Festival convention center.

She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear) She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear)

Chances are, if you live outside the United Kingdom or aren’t a musical-theater buff, you haven’t heard of Sheila Atim yet. But the 26-year-old actress, singer and composer is making a major splash across the pond: On Sunday night she garnered the honor of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier…

Chanté to Shanté: Chanté Adams Channels Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté in Netflix’s Roxanne, Roxanne Chanté to Shanté: Chanté Adams Channels Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté in Netflix’s Roxanne, Roxanne

Chanté Adams is living a dream—one she envisioned not too long ago as a 2016 graduate of the School of Drama at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Less than two years later, the young actress is enjoying the premiere of her first film, starring as female rap prodigy and pioneer Roxanne Shanté in…

From Broadway to a Dynasty to a Legacy: All Hail Glow Up Goddess Diahann Carroll From Broadway to a Dynasty to a Legacy: All Hail Glow Up Goddess Diahann Carroll

Inspired by the growing number of black female leads on television and film? Thank trailblazing performer Diahann Carroll. Sixty years of striving and of stunning audiences have earned her a 1962 Tony for No Strings, the 1969 Golden Globe for the television series Julia (plus two subsequent nominations), a 1975 Oscar…

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