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#AllTogetherNow: Gabrielle Union Introduces Us to Her Covetable—and Affordable—Holiday Collection for New York & Company #AllTogetherNow: Gabrielle Union Introduces Us to Her Covetable—and Affordable—Holiday Collection for New York & Company

With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

The Hangover: We've Finally Recovered from The Root 100 Gala (and Gee, Did We Clean Up Nice) The Hangover: We've Finally Recovered from The Root 100 Gala (and Gee, Did We Clean Up Nice)

What do you get when you put hundreds of well-dressed black folk, a great DJ, an open bar, and boundless black excellence into a trendy event space in New York City ? Well, if you’re me, you likely get a weeklong hangover, but you also get The Root 100 gala, our annual celebration of the year’s 100 most influential…

Chance the Movie Producer? The Award-Winning Rapper Is Set to Develop an MGM Musical Chance the Movie Producer? The Award-Winning Rapper Is Set to Develop an MGM Musical

He’s best known for hit songs, industry independence, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, but the ever charismatic Chance the Rapper is about to add a new title to his growing list of credits, as producer of an original musical for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM).

Viola, Kamala, Janelle and More Are Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year Viola, Kamala, Janelle and More Are Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year

What do Viola Davis, Kamala Harris, Janelle Monae, Naomi Wadler and 97-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin have in common? Well, aside from all being incredibly dynamic and inspirational black women, they’ve been named Glamour’s 2018 Women of Year—alongside Chrissy Teigen; the other young female activists of March…

New and Next: Your Bimonthly Black Magazine Cover Roundup Is Here! New and Next: Your Bimonthly Black Magazine Cover Roundup Is Here!

What’s this, you ask? Oh, just another crop of black girl magical magazine covers for fall. In fact, there have been so many since September’s record-breaking number that we’ve decided it’s best to just round them up twice monthly, to keep you up to date on who’s covering us. Our last check-in was a mere two weeks…

The 2018 Root 100 Gala Celebrates Another Year of Black Excellence! The 2018 Root 100 Gala Celebrates Another Year of Black Excellence!

We celebrate black excellence every day here at The Root, but there’s one event where we celebrate the most influential black Americans of the year: our annual Root 100 gala.

Halloween, Celebrity Style: Beyoncé Goes Braxton, Al Roker Claps Back and More Halloween, Celebrity Style: Beyoncé Goes Braxton, Al Roker Claps Back and More

Who doesn’t love Halloween? Okay, plenty of people—including The Root’s beloved editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton (she doesn’t like being scared). But for those of us who do (like Michael Harriot, who considers it his favorite holiday and starts planning his costume the day after Christmas), the 31st of each October…

For the Culture: 2018's Pop Culture Becomes Halloween's Most Popular Costumes For the Culture: 2018's Pop Culture Becomes Halloween's Most Popular Costumes

Fun fact: I’ve been low-key lobbying for us, just once, to turn The Root 100 into a costume party, where all of the guests and honorees are expected to come as their favorite black historical figure or pop cultural reference. After all, our annual gala takes place close to Halloween—and it’d be an understatement to…

She Get It From Her Mama: Zoë Kravitz Recreates Lisa Bonet’s Iconic Rolling Stone Cover She Get It From Her Mama: Zoë Kravitz Recreates Lisa Bonet’s Iconic Rolling Stone Cover

Few people can say they’ve had one parent on the cover of Rolling Stone, let alone two. Then again, few people are Zoë Kravitz, descended from bona fide cultural icons Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet.

Off-White Is Named World’s Hottest Brand; Kaepernick Catapults Nike Into the Top 5 of Lyst Index Off-White Is Named World’s Hottest Brand; Kaepernick Catapults Nike Into the Top 5 of Lyst Index

Virgil Abloh’s seemingly unstoppable reign in fashion continues. The Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of fashion’s hottest brands and products, place his Off-White label firmly atop the list in its third-quarter findings. This is a jump from Quarter 2, which placed the brand in the second spot, and leapfrogs the brand…

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith

If your Facebook timeline is like mine, you didn’t have to find Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “life lesson” talk show with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter, Willow Smith; it found you.

#WCW: Serena and Meghan Twinning Is the #BFF Energy We Needed Today #WCW: Serena and Meghan Twinning Is the #BFF Energy We Needed Today

It may look like just a basic blazer, but when it comes to close friends Serena Williams and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, it’s also a sign of their sisterhood and solidarity. With even more of the world’s eyes on Meghan since her pregnancy announcement on Monday, she chose to rock a look from Serena’s eponymous line on…

#FlashbackFriday: What Clever Trick Helped Zendaya Become a Style Star? #FlashbackFriday: What Clever Trick Helped Zendaya Become a Style Star?

Fun fact: Give us a major red carpet event to cover, and the first thing we’re wondering is “what will Zendaya wear?” At only 22 years old, the former Disney star has proven to be even bigger one the red carpet, sparking much-needed cultural conversations while exhibiting an aesthetic and sophistication wise beyond…

Changing Colors: For Fall, Fashion Continues to Celebrate Black Beauty Changing Colors: For Fall, Fashion Continues to Celebrate Black Beauty

It wasn’t just a phase. After years of being relegated to the inner pages and being told that covers featuring black women don’t sell, the fashion industry finally seems to be taking the plunge into parity, featuring more and more black women on its covers.

‘Tonight Is About Clothes’: Tracee Ellis Ross Turned the AMAs Into a Showcase for Black Designers ‘Tonight Is About Clothes’: Tracee Ellis Ross Turned the AMAs Into a Showcase for Black Designers

When we heard that Tracee Ellis Ross was returning to host the 2018 American Music Awards for the second year in a row, we knew the show would be as much about fashion as music. After all, the former model and fashion editor has never shied away from a style statement. But Ross took it one step further, taking a cue…

Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart Play 'Black Ass Game'

Spades or dominoes? Drums or flats? Jheri curl or S-Curl?

Jussie Smollett: Actor, Activist, Singer, Director and Man Who Leads With His Blackness Jussie Smollett: Actor, Activist, Singer, Director and Man Who Leads With His Blackness

Jussie Smollett ended his day at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, got on a plane and flew from Chicago (where his hit series Empire is filmed) to New York City. Hours later, the actor had an afternoon call time at the Tribeca TV Festival. Smollett made it on time; he was neatly put together and his smile was beaming. While…

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.

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