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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.

Living Doll: Serena Williams' 'Granddaughter' is Named Qai Qai—and She's Full of Teachable Moments Living Doll: Serena Williams' 'Granddaughter' is Named Qai Qai—and She's Full of Teachable Moments

Just when we thought the relationship between Serena Williams and beloved daughter Alexis Olympia couldn’t get any cuter, the Olympian introduced us to her “granddaughter,” Qai Qai,” (pronounced “Quay-Quay”) a bald, brown babydoll whose clothing budget is likely larger than ours (she even has a US Open-ready lavender…

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.

Together: Meghan Markle's Latest Project Garners Praise from Friend Serena Williams  Together: Meghan Markle's Latest Project Garners Praise from Friend Serena Williams 

Good works deserve great praise—and that’s exactly what Serena Williams had for her longtime friend, H.R.H. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, upon hearing about her latest act of philanthropy—collaborating on a cookbook with a group of women affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England in June…

A Winning Design: Nominee Chloe Arnold Taps Designer and Dancer Anissa Lee for Her Emmy Awards Look

What do you wear when you’re attending your first major awards ceremony—as a nominee? For me, as an independent black recording artist nominated for a Grammy in 2009, it was simply important I that wear a black designer; preferably, one as under the radar as I was.

Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae Bring Us #BlackGirlMagic—on a Boat! Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae Bring Us #BlackGirlMagic—on a Boat!

Summer may be ending, but the 2018 Emmys are the perfect kickoff to Fall’s television season, which traditionally heralds the return of two of our all-time favorites, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae. But while we’re already woefully near the end of Insecure’s third season and black-ish doesn’t return until October 16,…

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.

Creating Trends, One Tress at a Time: How Ursula Stephen Does NYFW Creating Trends, One Tress at a Time: How Ursula Stephen Does NYFW

We love seeing the results of celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen’s work, so when we were invited backstage to watch her create four distinctly different visions for New York Fashion Week, we jumped at the chance. With the help of The Glow Up’s trusty correspondent Makeda Sandford, we were able to catch a glimpse of…

VS Show 2018: The World's Largest Lingerie Runway Event Keeps That Same Energy of Diversity VS Show 2018: The World's Largest Lingerie Runway Event Keeps That Same Energy of Diversity

They’ve still yet to cast any fuller-figured bodies, but Victoria’s Secret is at least keeping its annual runway show colorful, casting a new crop of melanated models for its 2018 event in November, which will be televised worldwide.

6 Women, Endless Inspiration: Black Girls Rock! 2018 Reminds Us of Our Infinite Potential 6 Women, Endless Inspiration: Black Girls Rock! 2018 Reminds Us of Our Infinite Potential

“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…

When Black Women Rock the Vote

Let’s be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black women get the job done.

Got Em? Harlem's Fashion Row Scores a Hit as HFR x LeBron 16 Sells Out Within 5 Minutes! Got Em? Harlem's Fashion Row Scores a Hit as HFR x LeBron 16 Sells Out Within 5 Minutes!

Love ’em or hate ’em, Nike and LeBron James clearly have another hit on their hands: HFR x LeBron 16, their collaboration with Harlem’s Fashion Row, sold out in less than five minutes after going on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Friday morning.

Play Like a Girl: Serena Heads to the US Open Finals with Love from Family and Opponent Naomi Osaka Play Like a Girl: Serena Heads to the US Open Finals with Love from Family and Opponent Naomi Osaka

Game recognizes game: That’s the message we’re getting from 20-year-old tennis phenom Naomi Osaka, who had only one thing to say to her upcoming US Open Finals opponent, Serena Williams, who is undoubtedly also one of her idols:

Behind the Seams: Do You Know the Black Female-Focused Design Story of Nike’s HFR x LeBron 16?

Strength. Loyalty. Dignity. Courage. Those are the four words that adorn the soles of the new HFR x LeBron 16 sneaker by Nike, based on the words of King James himself.

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…

LeBron Loves the Ladies: King James Pays Tribute to Black Women and Girls at Harlem's Fashion Row

His nickname is “King James,” but LeBron James was all about elevating black queens on Tuesday night, as he accepted the Icon 360 Award at the Harlem’s Fashion Row gala in New York City.

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…

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