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She’s a Savage: There’s Even More to Love About Rihanna’s New Lingerie Line

At this point, we may as well just add Rihanna as a co-signer on our bank accounts, because she’s clearly intent on draining them. Ever since we heard that our favorite bad girl had a lingerie line in the works, we’ve been excited, to say the least (we hear Rihanna has that effect on people). But now that we’re…

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

Anyone who thinks children should be seen and not heard has clearly never heard of Naomi Wadler. The 11-year-old blew millions of minds when she appeared onstage at last month’s March for Our Lives “to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national…

Letitia Wright Gets It Right at Avengers: Infinity War Premiere Letitia Wright Gets It Right at Avengers: Infinity War Premiere

Letitia Wright was looking lovely, as usual, at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Hollywood on Monday night. Wright is leading the pack in film and fashion and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The 24-year-old Guyanese-born Brit is poised to represent a generation of strong young women who are…

Good Vibrations: Solange Writes About Jamaica, Grace Jones and Her New Album Good Vibrations: Solange Writes About Jamaica, Grace Jones and Her New Album

It’s a marvel to grow up alongside an artist, and even more wonderful to see the ways in which she or he continues to evolve and shape—and be shaped by—the world in turn. Solange is very much one of those artists for me: a woman whose journey has been far from predictable, whose gifts are a source of continual delight…

It’s Handled: Farewell, Scandal! It’s Handled: Farewell, Scandal!

Did I ever tell y’all about the time Kerry Washington retweeted me? I’m not going to dig through over 15,000 tweets to prove this, but trust me: It happened.

She Ready! Tiffany Haddish Covers W Magazine She Ready! Tiffany Haddish Covers W Magazine

You know that feeling you get when one of your homegirls finally gets her shine? It could be a job promotion, an award or even a marriage proposal, but you’re simply thrilled that someone else has recognized the worth of this particularly fabulous woman. That’s how we felt upon learning that Tiffany Haddish had earned…

Can We Get This Tracee Ellis Ross TED Talk, Already?

True-confession time: This spring has yet to get me sprung. It’s likely because I’ve based myself in Northern cities, but as of yet, I’ve been uninspired by this season’s offerings—both weatherwise and in the way of a much-needed pick-me-up. The truth is, I’ve been fairly pissed off as of late, and I think I could use…

RiRi’s Style Sizzles at Coachella  RiRi’s Style Sizzles at Coachella 

Yaaass! RiRi came through drippin’ at Coachella last weekend, and that was just the pool party she threw for the launch of Fenty x Puma at a private estate in Indio, Calif. Her new collection—which is a mashup of easy, beachy clothes and streetwear inspired by motocross cool—painted the desert in neon hues of yellow,…

Soul on Ice: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Honors Figure Skating of Harlem 

Beautiful black baby girls on ice skates is a sight to behold. Perhaps that’s why Beyoncé just blessed Figure Skating of Harlem, the only organization in America that offers ice skating and academic mentoring to girls of color, with workout gear from her line, Ivy Park. On its website, Ivy Park stated, “We donated bc…

Around-the-Way Girl: Meet Adut Akech, Italian Vogue’s Cover Girl Next Door Around-the-Way Girl: Meet Adut Akech, Italian Vogue’s Cover Girl Next Door

Fresh for spring! Adut Akech is one of the supermodels on the cover of Italian Vogue’s April “Girls Next Door” issue, shot by the photographer team Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott.

Tina Knowles-Lawson Was Worried That Coachella’s Predominantly White Audience Would Be ‘Confused’ by Beyoncé’s Performance Tina Knowles-Lawson Was Worried That Coachella’s Predominantly White Audience Would Be ‘Confused’ by Beyoncé’s Performance

We all knew that Beyoncé’s Coachella performance, which was essentially her comeback to the stage since having twins Sir and Rumi, was going to be popping. Our queen is nothing if not a stellar performer and a perfectionist—no detail is too small. However, what we actually got Saturday night left many of us (aka…

Closet Case: Fashion Psychologist Dawnn Karen Styles From the Inside Out 

On Saturday I woke up to find out, over coffee and the New York Times, that “fashion psychology” is now a thing. Dawnn Karen—a Columbia grad who, in 2012, made history as the first black female psychology professor (and also one of the youngest) at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology—is an academic and…

Watch: Feeling Insecure or Grown-ish? Go Behind the Scenes With Issa and Yara

Just when we thought we’d stopped swooning over the double fantasy of Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi simultaneously on Marie Claire covers, the magazine blessed us with a little behind-the-scenes confessional action, revealing some of the quirks, guilty pleasures and favorite things of two of the season’s freshest talents.

Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue

Come through, Marie Claire! To coincide with the blooming of the season, Marie Claire magazine has chosen not one, but five fresh beauties to grace a series of May covers, including our forever faves Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi!

We Got the ‘Pynk’: Janelle Monáe’s Got Girl Power on Lock

Just when Drake thought he’d written the #GirlPower anthem of the season, here comes Janelle Monáe to remind us of the power of the ... pynk.

The Power of a Woman: Tarana Burke Covers Variety Magazine The Power of a Woman: Tarana Burke Covers Variety Magazine

It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the incredible Tarana Burke. Oh, wait; it was just yesterday:

With ‘Nice for What,’ Drake Celebrates Some of Our Faves and Shows Us Why He Keeps Winning With ‘Nice for What,’ Drake Celebrates Some of Our Faves and Shows Us Why He Keeps Winning

I read somewhere that Drake had a song releasing on Friday night. We all know Friday as Cardi B Invasion of Privacy day, so it almost seemed rude for Drake to drop a song, but it’s Drake. After he just gave away almost a milli in the video for “God’s Plan,” I’m willing to give Drake some grace (it still brings a thug…

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…

Brows on Flee? Would You Dare Rock Shaved Eyebrows?

Clearly, we love a new fashion trend here at The Glow Up, and we’re not averse to taking risks. That said, we have our limits, and a deliberate lack of edges or eyebrows may be one of them. So when we became aware of new fashion muse Jazzelle Zanaughtti, we were intrigued ... and also inspired.

Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore

We know—we’re obsessed. And clearly, we’re already missing Grown-ish way too much, since we’re giving you a day full of Chloe, Halle and, now, a double dose of Yara. But we couldn’t possibly see our favorite ingenue on the April cover of the New York Times Style Magazine’s Singapore edition and not share it with…

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