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Meet the Youngest Black Woman to Own a McDonald's Franchise  Meet the Youngest Black Woman to Own a McDonald's Franchise 

Jade Colin, 28, is McDonald’s youngest black franchise owner in the country.

Epic Shade: Issa Rae's Latest CoverGirl Spot Is the #BlackGirlMagic Night Out We All Need

“Always bet on black, boo.” That’s the pronouncement from Insecure creator and star Issa Rae, as she joins real-life besties Megan Lawson, Devin Walker and Abenet McMullen for a girls’ night out in likely the blackest spot CoverGirl has ever produced.

Living the Dream: Will Anok Yai Be the One to Mainstream Dark-Skinned Beauty? Living the Dream: Will Anok Yai Be the One to Mainstream Dark-Skinned Beauty?

Twenty-year-old model Anok Yai is living the dream—a dream she didn’t always believe could include her. When she was captured by a street style photographer during Yardfest at Howard University’s 2017 homecoming celebration last fall, she had no idea it would catapult her to the top of a crop of up-and-coming…

Feeling the Love: Naomi Campbell and Adwoa Aboah Cover Love's 10th Anniversary Issue Feeling the Love: Naomi Campbell and Adwoa Aboah Cover Love's 10th Anniversary Issue

And we have lift-off! Fashion magazine Love decided to celebrate its 10th anniversary with two very special cover stars: Naomi Campbell and Adwoa Aboah. The 26-year-old Aboah and 48-year-old Campbell, both black Brits, represent two generations of supermodels—and the decade that the biannual magazine has been hitting…

Fast and Fierce: Is the World's Fastest Woman En Route to Being One of Its Most Fashionable? Fast and Fierce: Is the World's Fastest Woman En Route to Being One of Its Most Fashionable?

Give me a workout session, but make it fashion. That’s what Olympian Tori Bowie did for fashion site Coveteur, which covered the world champion runner in a fashion-fueled stretch, pose and sprint session just prior to her appearance on the red carpet as one of Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 on July 12.

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).

#TuesdayTurnUp: ‘This Is America’ Choreographer Sherrie Silver Demos Her Favorite Dances for Vogue

I don’t know about you, but I’m dragging a bit this morning. Since we’re a day late for #MondayMotivation, how about a little #TuesdayTurnUp?

22-Year-Old Becomes the 1st Black Female Nanoscientist in Virginia  22-Year-Old Becomes the 1st Black Female Nanoscientist in Virginia 

Ginai Seabron just made history as the first black woman to become a nanoscientist in the state of Virginia.

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…

She Slays! Adut Akech Bior Shuts Down Paris Couture Week She Slays! Adut Akech Bior Shuts Down Paris Couture Week

It’s Fall-Winter Couture Week in Paris, which means designers are showcasing their most elaborate custom-made looks for the clamoring fashion crowd. And for legendary French fashion house Chanel, the annual runway event always ends the same way: with a bride.

Barbie Just Got a New Career: Robotics Engineer!

The world’s most famous doll just got a little more ambitious. Answering the increased push to interest girls in STEM-related fields, on Tuesday, Mattel introduced Robotics Engineer Barbie—complete with her own movable robot and laptop. As Lisa McKnight, general manager and senior vice president of the Barbie brand, to…

Real Table Talk: Tiffany Haddish Turned Jada’s Red Table Into an Inspiration Station Real Table Talk: Tiffany Haddish Turned Jada’s Red Table Into an Inspiration Station

We can only imagine how incredible it would be to give Tiffany Haddish a seat at our table—or what it’d be like to receive a Valentino bag just for sitting at Jada Pinkett Smith’s table—but we got a taste on the most recent Red Table Talk, when Pinkett Smith hosted her Girls Trip bestie for a candid chat about the…

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…

Fade 2 Focused: Why Teyana Taylor Turned Off IG to Turn Up for Her New Album Fade 2 Focused: Why Teyana Taylor Turned Off IG to Turn Up for Her New Album

Fun fact: We still haven’t gotten used to the idea of Teyana Taylor being grown.

Dream Team: Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Appear in Rihanna’s Next Video Dream Team: Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Appear in Rihanna’s Next Video

We’re always happy to see Tracee Ellis Ross. Our current favorite TV mom and best friend in our head is always good for a laugh, a brilliant quip or a fashion statement. But now she’s put an image in our heads that we simply can’t shake—that is, unless it happens.

Way of the Warrior: Danai Gurira Tells Us How She Stays So Strong and Sexy in Women’s Health Way of the Warrior: Danai Gurira Tells Us How She Stays So Strong and Sexy in Women’s Health

Just when we’d decided that the beach was gonna get whatever body we decided to give it this year, here comes Danai Gurira on the cover of the July/August issue of Women’s Health, reminding us that we could probably do better.

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.

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