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Floyd Mayweather Is the Highest Paid Celeb In the World Floyd Mayweather Is the Highest Paid Celeb In the World

Floyd Mayweather is cocky for a reason, he is ranked at number one on Forbes list of the world’s highest paid celebrities.

She Slays: Danai Gurira Is the New Face of Reebok She Slays: Danai Gurira Is the New Face of Reebok

It’s no secret that Danai Gurira’s fiercely-fit frame is #bodygoals, or that the actress, writer and activist is also a force to be reckoned with, stealing scenes in Black Panther and The Walking Dead, and regularly killing it on the red carpet.

Doing the Work: Gabrielle Union Talks Inclusion and the Insidious Influence of Colorism Doing the Work: Gabrielle Union Talks Inclusion and the Insidious Influence of Colorism

Essence Fest is the gift that keeps on giving; the annual celebration of black womanhood, which this year took place from July 5-8 in New Orleans with half a million in attendance, drops gem after gem—many we’re still processing long after the festivities have ended.

Let Love Rule: Zoë Kravitz Is Saint Laurent’s Latest Campaign Star

In the lexicon of cool-girl style, there are very few cooler than double-threat celebrity progeny Zoë Kravitz—that is, unless you consider that she got it from her mama, Lisa Bonet (dad Lenny Kravitz is no slouch, either).

Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO

We wanna be down! While The Root’s own Danielle Young made her way to New Orleans from July 5-8 to party with our sister-girls at the 2018 Essence Music Festival, alas, The Glow Up stayed home to attend to other pertinent business.

Monday Motivation: Serena Williams Knows Why She’s Great—and Why Other Women Are, Too Monday Motivation: Serena Williams Knows Why She’s Great—and Why Other Women Are, Too

“[It] must be difficult being Serena Williams, because everyone ups their game every single time they have to play her,” tennis player Madison Keys told the Wimbledon press corps, explaining that just thinking about playing Williams caused her focus to slip during her match against Evgeniya Rodina, resulting in her…

Interviewing the World's Most Famous Interviewer: Vogue UK's Edward Enninful Talks with Oprah

How do you interview the best known interviewer in the world? Editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful found out when he sat down for a chat with his August cover star, Oprah.

Happy to Bother You: Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield Serve Up Some Summer Loving in GQ Happy to Bother You: Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield Serve Up Some Summer Loving in GQ

“I was in love with Tessa for the duration of the shoot,” Lakieth Stanfield tells GQ about working with Tessa Thompson on the much-talked-about Boots Riley-directed film, Sorry to Bother You. In anticipation, the two are featured in GQ’s August issue, where they show off the chemistry that won them the roles of…

Yass, Queen! Oprah Channels Royalty on the Cover of Vogue UK's August Issue Yass, Queen! Oprah Channels Royalty on the Cover of Vogue UK's August Issue

There must be royalty inside her DNA, because another queen is taking over England; American royalty Oprah Winfrey is continuing her British invasion (which began at May’s royal wedding), appearing now as cover star of the August 2018 issue of British Vogue. The media mogul—described aptly as a “global…

Enviable Assets: How Tracee Ellis Ross Builds the Boom Enviable Assets: How Tracee Ellis Ross Builds the Boom

There is plenty to love about actress, director and activist Tracee Ellis Ross—she’s brilliant, hilarious, beautiful and, as previously noted, basically our best friend in our heads.

#TBT: Allure Gives Us the Tea on Cardi B’s Ever-Changing Array of Looks

Few contemporary stars switch up their looks more dramatically or with more regularity than Cardi B, who, in her very brief time in the limelight, has given us more transformations than we can count. Thankfully, we don’t have to, since Allure got Cardi’s makeup artist Erika La’Pearl to give us a retrospective rundown…

‘A Bronx Fairytale’: The Bardi Baby Shower Was a Pretty-in-Pink Tribute to the Boogie Down ‘A Bronx Fairytale’: The Bardi Baby Shower Was a Pretty-in-Pink Tribute to the Boogie Down

Leave it to Cardi B to give us an over-the-top baby shower to offset (see what I did there?) our dismay over missing her secret wedding last year. Not that we didn’t see it coming; after all, the star teased the big event in the couple’s recent interview with Rolling Stone:

Bona Fide Badass: Serena Williams Covers InStyle’s Badass Women Issue Bona Fide Badass: Serena Williams Covers InStyle’s Badass Women Issue

Is there anyone more badass than Serena Williams? InStyle magazine doesn’t think so, having chosen Williams to cover its inaugural Badass Women issue.

Greatest American Shero: Tarana Burke Takes on Cannes and the Ad Industry Alongside Gloria Steinem Greatest American Shero: Tarana Burke Takes on Cannes and the Ad Industry Alongside Gloria Steinem

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke never ceases to amaze, and last week, she amazed the advertising crowd gathered for the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, appearing alongside fellow feminist icon Gloria Steinem for global marketing organization Interpublic Group’s (IPG) eighth annual Women’s…

Blakanda and the Beautiful: The Best, the Boldest and the Bad(dest) Looks of the 2018 BET Awards Blakanda and the Beautiful: The Best, the Boldest and the Bad(dest) Looks of the 2018 BET Awards

“Blakanda” was the theme, and black Hollywood didn’t disappoint at the 2018 BET Awards Sunday night, when black excellence took center stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Since several of our Root crew were in attendance, we left it to them to fill you in on all the details about the show, while we’ll do…

Freedom Over Fear: Janelle Monáe Covers Allure’s Freedom Issue Freedom Over Fear: Janelle Monáe Covers Allure’s Freedom Issue

You strip away the makeup, the costumes and everything you know about Janelle Monáe the artist, and I’m still the African-American, queer woman who grew up with poor, working-class parents. When I walk off a stage, I have to deal with these confrontations. I have to deal with being afraid for my family.

Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman

We long for the day when no one feels compelled to “come out”—or for straight folks to feel equally compelled. Ideally, sexuality should just be considered another natural and accepted part of identity—but then again, so should blackness.

She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Got Slick for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Got Slick for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

“Whenever I’m doing Zendaya’s hair, it’s always a collaborative effort between her, her stylist Law Roach and myself,” says celebrity hairstylist (and The Glow Up fave) Ursula Stephen. The hair aficionado has made a name for herself teasing the tresses of some of the best-known beauties around, including Rihanna,…

Black Unicorns Are Real: How Tiffany Haddish Won the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards (in Costume) Black Unicorns Are Real: How Tiffany Haddish Won the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards (in Costume)

Give Tiffany Haddish all the gold-plated popcorn. If you got through the first five minutes of Monday night’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards without laughing your way into tears, you need your humor checked. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out your new Marvel superhero, T’Tiffany Haddish:

We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet

The MTV Movie & TV Awards air Monday night, but Saturday’s pretaping gave us a lot to look forward to by way of the red carpet. The annual ceremony, now in its 27th year, is where the most current phenoms in film and television collide—and the red carpet is a reliable range of good, bad and WTF fashion (because ...…

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