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Night School: The Urbanworld Film Festival Launches With a Lesson in Black Creativity Night School: The Urbanworld Film Festival Launches With a Lesson in Black Creativity

The thrill is far from gone. In its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival started strong with a screening of the upcoming comedy Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and directed by Girls Trip hit-maker Malcolm D. Lee.

Forever Bae: Why Maya Rudolph Is So Relatable—and Rightfully Back on Hollywood's Radar Forever Bae: Why Maya Rudolph Is So Relatable—and Rightfully Back on Hollywood's Radar

She’s hilarious, adorable, versatile, has a profound love for Prince and is descended from the musical genius that was Minnie Riperton, but after decades in entertainment, lately, Maya Rudolph has been enjoying the kind of buzz usually reserved for ingenues.

Call It Evolution, Not a Comeback: Kelis Covers Essence's Global Beauty Issue Call It Evolution, Not a Comeback: Kelis Covers Essence's Global Beauty Issue

“The only way you are really ever going to be truly content is if you are constantly evolving,” says Kelis in Essence magazine. And she knows a bit about evolution, first hitting our radar in the early aughts as a genre-defying singer-songwriter, and evolving in the years since into a chef, cookbook author and farmer.

She Got That Glow: Writer Nnedi Okorafor Gets the Escort of a Lifetime to the 2018 Emmys She Got That Glow: Writer Nnedi Okorafor Gets the Escort of a Lifetime to the 2018 Emmys

When you’re an emerging name in the realm of fantasy and science-fiction writing and your first novel is being adapted into a series by award-winning premium network HBO, there are few things better than being invited to the Emmys.

Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface? Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface?

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

Don't Talk About It, Be About It: The 2018 Emmys Prove Diversity Is Still a Work in Progress Don't Talk About It, Be About It: The 2018 Emmys Prove Diversity Is Still a Work in Progress

The 70th Primetime Emmys opened with several racially charged jokes, talk of diversity and a celebrity-laden musical number called “We Solved It,” touting the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history.

Urbanworld Returns! One of the World's Largest and Most Diverse Film Festivals Launches Its 22nd Year Urbanworld Returns! One of the World's Largest and Most Diverse Film Festivals Launches Its 22nd Year

Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country and diaspora. As stated on its website:

Shine Bright: Issa Rae, Childish Gambino and More Make an Impact at Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball Shine Bright: Issa Rae, Childish Gambino and More Make an Impact at Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball

If there was any more anticipated event than Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show on Wednesday night, it was Thursday night’s fourth annual Diamond Ball, benefitting the star’s Clara Lionel Foundation.

Hilfiger and Hamilton Hope for a Hit: TommyXLewis Launches at New York Fashion Week Hilfiger and Hamilton Hope for a Hit: TommyXLewis Launches at New York Fashion Week

One of the most star-studded events of September’s New York Fashion Week didn’t feature a runway show. It didn’t need to, since most of the celebrity guests at the U.S. launch of TommyXLewis, Tommy Hilfiger’s collaboration with English racecar driver Lewis Hamilton, arrived wearing pieces of the new collection.

Reunited (and It Feels So Good!): LeToya Luckett and Beyoncé Share a Sweet Moment on the 'Gram Reunited (and It Feels So Good!): LeToya Luckett and Beyoncé Share a Sweet Moment on the 'Gram

Now, this is a moment worth waiting for: Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, a long-awaited reunion was captured backstage at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II stop in Arlington, TX.

Catfight in Couture?!? Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Make a Mess of the Harper's Bazaar 'ICONS' Party [Updated] Catfight in Couture?!? Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Make a Mess of the Harper's Bazaar 'ICONS' Party [Updated]

Updated: 9/8/18, 2:12 p.m. EDT: A insider from the Harper’s Bazaar party told Marie Claire that the altercation was sparked when Nicki (whom, according to Cosmopolitan, was taking a photo with Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony), deliberately stepped on the train of Cardi’s dress, ripping it. Cardi then purportedly…

Famously Fly: Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed 2018 Includes Some of Our Most Fashionable Faves!

You’ve seen them on screen, on the red carpet and often, right here on The Glow Up. And now, just in time for New York Fashion Week, several of our favorite fashionable celebs have landed on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed 2018 list!

What Does $750,000 Worth of Shirts Look Like? Tisha Campbell-Martin Says It Looks Like Alimony What Does $750,000 Worth of Shirts Look Like? Tisha Campbell-Martin Says It Looks Like Alimony

Twenty years of marriage, two children ... and $750,000 worth of shirts. That’s what Martin star Tisha Campbell-Martin says entitles her to spousal support from estranged husband Duane Martin, after learning that her soon-to-be ex is the owner of more than 500 shirts costing approximately $1,500 each. You do the…

Film Noir: Issa Rae Gets Dramatic for Glamour's October Issue—and Claps Back at Melania's Camp Film Noir: Issa Rae Gets Dramatic for Glamour's October Issue—and Claps Back at Melania's Camp

Issa Rae is happy—and why shouldn’t she be? She’s the creator and star of a hit show in its third season, in the process of creating several more projects, has a contract with CoverGirl and has quickly become a bona fide fashion star in her own right. (CFDA Awards, anyone?) And now, she’s the star of Glamour…

Made for Now: Janet Jackson's Beauty Is Eternal on October's InStyle Made for Now: Janet Jackson's Beauty Is Eternal on October's InStyle

They said it wouldn’t last, we had to prove them wrong: Fresh off the historic wave of melanated magnificence on September covers around the world, a new crop of black beauties of is greeting us for October, as epitomized by Janet Jackson on the cover of InStyle magazine’s Beauty Issue.

Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety…

Midnight in the Garden of Good and RiRi: Rihanna Plays Muse for Artist Deana Lawson

Sometimes, the strongest statements are made without saying a word—which is why we’re enthralled with a new editorial featuring Rihanna—sans interview (at least for now)—in Garage magazine, Issue 15. But while the lens may be focused on Rihanna, the woman behind it is equally interesting, as acclaimed fine art…

Celebrating 'Bey Day'? Treat Yo' Self on eBay! Celebrating 'Bey Day'? Treat Yo' Self on eBay!

Hive members, this is not a drill. In celebration of the birth of your queen, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, mother of future dragons Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi and wife of “that man,” online marketplace eBay has blessed us with a shopping list—and online shop!—to celebrate the day.

Capture the Crown: Who Designed Cicely Tyson's Famous Hat for Aretha Franklin's Funeral? Capture the Crown: Who Designed Cicely Tyson's Famous Hat for Aretha Franklin's Funeral?

At five feet, three inches, 93-year-old acting legend Cicely Tyson may be a petite woman, but her presence has always been larger than life—as was the hat she wore to pay tribute to friend Aretha Franklin last Friday.

Queen to Queen: Cicely Tyson’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin Was a Master Class in Black Excellence

She could’ve simply stopped the show with that magnificent hat, but living legend, activist and still incredible actress Cicely Tyson’s final tribute to the Queen of Soul expressed the true breadth of excellence that Aretha Franklin represented—especially to black America.

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