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#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…

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.

Fellow Media Friends, It's Time for Us to Talk (Again) About How We Identify Black Women  Fellow Media Friends, It's Time for Us to Talk (Again) About How We Identify Black Women 

Fun fact: The woman in the picture on the above left is not the controversial Omarosa Manigault Newman, but revered actress Angela Bassett. But you wouldn’t know that from several outlets that misidentified the Oscar-nominated actress after the Emmy Awards on Monday night.

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.

Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface? Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface?

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

Don't Talk About It, Be About It: The 2018 Emmys Prove Diversity Is Still a Work in Progress Don't Talk About It, Be About It: The 2018 Emmys Prove Diversity Is Still a Work in Progress

The 70th Primetime Emmys opened with several racially charged jokes, talk of diversity and a celebrity-laden musical number called “We Solved It,” touting the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history.

Urbanworld Returns! One of the World's Largest and Most Diverse Film Festivals Launches Its 22nd Year Urbanworld Returns! One of the World's Largest and Most Diverse Film Festivals Launches Its 22nd Year

Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country and diaspora. As stated on its website:

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,…

Cicely Tyson Will Be the 1st Black Woman Awarded an Honorary Oscar—But She's Always Been 1st to Us [Updated] Cicely Tyson Will Be the 1st Black Woman Awarded an Honorary Oscar—But She's Always Been 1st to Us [Updated]

As Cicely Tyson clearly demonstrated during Aretha Franklin’s funeral, she can elevate any moment. But of course, we knew that already.

What Does $750,000 Worth of Shirts Look Like? Tisha Campbell-Martin Says It Looks Like Alimony What Does $750,000 Worth of Shirts Look Like? Tisha Campbell-Martin Says It Looks Like Alimony

Twenty years of marriage, two children ... and $750,000 worth of shirts. That’s what Martin star Tisha Campbell-Martin says entitles her to spousal support from estranged husband Duane Martin, after learning that her soon-to-be ex is the owner of more than 500 shirts costing approximately $1,500 each. You do the…

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…

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…

Capture the Crown: Who Designed Cicely Tyson's Famous Hat for Aretha Franklin's Funeral? Capture the Crown: Who Designed Cicely Tyson's Famous Hat for Aretha Franklin's Funeral?

At five feet, three inches, 93-year-old acting legend Cicely Tyson may be a petite woman, but her presence has always been larger than life—as was the hat she wore to pay tribute to friend Aretha Franklin last Friday.

Out of the Box: Logan Browning Talks Identity, Colorism and the Problem of Privilege  Out of the Box: Logan Browning Talks Identity, Colorism and the Problem of Privilege 

Identity is no small issue for Dear White People’s Logan Browning. Aside from her leading role as the oft-confused but always outspoken biracial firebrand Samantha White, Browning tells Refinery29 she’s spent her entire life being asked: “What are you?”

Pretty, Funny: Comedian Janelle James Ain’t No Joke Pretty, Funny: Comedian Janelle James Ain’t No Joke

Fun fact: The first time I saw comedian Janelle James perform, while sitting in the audience of a 2015 taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy showcase, “Night Train,” I knew she was someone I wanted to know. The woman was strumming my pain and singing my life, hilariously lamenting the state of once-epic breasts and proposing…

Save Sundress Season! Rihanna Just Reminded Us of the Summer We're Not Having Save Sundress Season! Rihanna Just Reminded Us of the Summer We're Not Having

If you’ve yet to hear the rumors, Rihanna and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) are currently filming together in Cuba, as both are reportedly cast members of the upcoming Guava Island, directed by Atlanta and “This Is America” video director Hiro Murai. While we’ve yet to hear any details about a plot or release…

She Got That Glow: Why We're Low-Key Obsessed With Laura Harrier's Ever-Changing Looks She Got That Glow: Why We're Low-Key Obsessed With Laura Harrier's Ever-Changing Looks

We love a girl who keeps us guessing, and when it comes to red carpet looks, BlacKkKlansman star Laura Harrier always does. In fact, she rivals her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star Zendaya in switching up her look regularly and sometimes, dramatically; especially as her profile (and promotional appearances) have…

Older Is the New Ageless: Angela Bassett Is 60 Today and We Need to Get Our Lives Right Older Is the New Ageless: Angela Bassett Is 60 Today and We Need to Get Our Lives Right

That skin. That smile. That body ... though we’ve certainly said it before, to say Angela Bassett is #agegoals is pretty much the understatement of the century; especially considering the fact that at now 60 years strong, she’s still sexier than many of the starlets in her wake.

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