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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.

Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman

We long for the day when no one feels compelled to “come out”—or for straight folks to feel equally compelled. Ideally, sexuality should just be considered another natural and accepted part of identity—but then again, so should blackness.

She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Got Slick for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards She Got That Glow: How Zendaya Got Slick for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

“Whenever I’m doing Zendaya’s hair, it’s always a collaborative effort between her, her stylist Law Roach and myself,” says celebrity hairstylist (and The Glow Up fave) Ursula Stephen. The hair aficionado has made a name for herself teasing the tresses of some of the best-known beauties around, including Rihanna,…

Black Unicorns Are Real: How Tiffany Haddish Won the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards (in Costume) Black Unicorns Are Real: How Tiffany Haddish Won the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards (in Costume)

Give Tiffany Haddish all the gold-plated popcorn. If you got through the first five minutes of Monday night’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards without laughing your way into tears, you need your humor checked. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out your new Marvel superhero, T’Tiffany Haddish:

We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet

The MTV Movie & TV Awards air Monday night, but Saturday’s pretaping gave us a lot to look forward to by way of the red carpet. The annual ceremony, now in its 27th year, is where the most current phenoms in film and television collide—and the red carpet is a reliable range of good, bad and WTF fashion (because ...…

Foiled Again: Rihanna Went Heavy Metal for the Ocean’s 8 UK Premiere—and Almost Lost It Foiled Again: Rihanna Went Heavy Metal for the Ocean’s 8 UK Premiere—and Almost Lost It

Rihanna wowed us at last week’s New York City premiere of her now-hit film, Ocean’s 8, wearing a metallic, micro-pleated and ruffled plum-colored confection by Givenchy, and going monochromatic with matching sandals, nails, lips and eyes.

Tiffany Haddish Is a Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Cover of the Hollywood Reporter Tiffany Haddish Is a Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Cover of the Hollywood Reporter

Tiffany Haddish has been steadily rising in the ranks of Hollywood royalty since her breakout role in 2017’s Girls Trip—and an accompanying series of hilarious late-night appearances. But industry staple the Hollywood Reporter captured Haddish as we’ve never seen her before for its June 13 issue: looking ethereal…

Niecy Nash (Finally) Wins It All With Claws Niecy Nash (Finally) Wins It All With Claws

Niecy Nash is full of surprises. Last summer the former host of the HGTV reality show Clean House helped change the TV landscape as star of the wacky TNT dramedy Claws. Nash’s character, Desna, owner of the fictional nail salon Nail Artisan of Manatee County in Palmetto, Fla., found herself wrapped up in a very…

Bow Down: Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Vanity Fair’s Special Awards Issue Bow Down: Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Vanity Fair’s Special Awards Issue

“The business is finally catching up to the genius that is Tracee,” says Kerry Washington.

Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy

Urkel. Moesha. The Fresh Prince. If you were a kid in the 1990s, at least one or all of the above were likely among your faves. We’re not sure if Issa Rae, who was born in 1985, grew up on these classic characters, but it sure gave us a laugh to see her dress up as each for the June issue of GQ magazine.

The French Connection: The Cannes Film Festival Closes on a High Note The French Connection: The Cannes Film Festival Closes on a High Note

While several of the entertainment industry’s elite flocked to England on Saturday to celebrate the royal wedding, other members of Hollywood royalty concluded their takeover of the French Riviera for the closing events of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Legend of Zelda (Wynn Valdes) #ThrowbackThursday: The Legend of Zelda (Wynn Valdes)

“What becomes a legend most?” That was the tagline of now-vintage ads for Blackglama mink. But if you were a black female entertainer at the height of your fame between the 1940s and 1960s, chances were you found your most legendary looks courtesy of designer Zelda Wynn Valdes.

Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes  Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes 

Fun fact: Thandie Newton collects Star Wars action figures. Well, only the black ones.

Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival got even more colorful Wednesday as 16 black and biracial actresses staged a very glamorous protest on the steps of the Palais des Festival convention center.

Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival  Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival 

Actress Aïssa Maïga was the first black woman to be nominated for a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for the film Bamako in 2006. My Profession Is Not Black is the title of a new book by the French Senegalese actress, who has fought an uphill battle for the last 20 years to show the depth and breadth of…

An Hour With Her: Debbie Allen Teams Up With Dove to Talk Mentorship

If you’re of a certain age, there’s a likelihood that you remember the iconic words spoken by the character of teacher Lydia Grant in the opening credits of the ’80s hit television series Fame:

Yes, We Cannes: The Lens Is on Equality at the World’s Most Fashionable Film Festival Yes, We Cannes: The Lens Is on Equality at the World’s Most Fashionable Film Festival

Liberté, egalité, fraternité (“liberty, equality, fraternity”) is France’s motto, and equality has appropriately emerged as the theme of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 8-19 on the French Riviera.

Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Starts a Multigenerational Dialogue Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Starts a Multigenerational Dialogue

Just in time for Mother’s Day, one of Hollywood’s most famous moms is inviting us to her table—the red table, that is—for Red Table Talk, a new Facebook series created and hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, featuring her 17-year-old daughter, Willow, and mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Met Gala 2018: Did Vogue Catch Your Fave Live on Camera?

Go down a wormhole, but make it fashion. This was pretty much how I spent Tuesday night, watching video after video on Vogue’s YouTube channel, where all of our Met Gala faves were featured talking fashion, true confessions, and their takes on the night’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

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