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On #TransDayofRemembrance (and Everyday), We Implore You to Respect and Protect Trans Lives On #TransDayofRemembrance (and Everyday), We Implore You to Respect and Protect Trans Lives

By all outward appearances, 2018 was a year of incredible progress for trans people. Of the triumphs: Christine Hallquist became the first trans person to be nominated for governor (of Vermont); at least one internationally-recognized company opted to recognize their trans employees by covering corrective surgeries in…

Out of Print: Glamour Is the Next Magazine to Go Strictly Digital Out of Print: Glamour Is the Next Magazine to Go Strictly Digital

It’s the end of an era—or perhaps, the beginning of one. Following the path of fellow Condé Nast publication Teen Vogue, Glamour will be the next imprint to go exclusively digital, with the New York Times reporting on Tuesday that the 79-year-old publication’s January 2019 issue will be its last in print.

The Naked Truth: Cardi B Has a Vision for Her Fashion Nova Collab—and Makes a Money Move for Mom The Naked Truth: Cardi B Has a Vision for Her Fashion Nova Collab—and Makes a Money Move for Mom

“Bitch, I did a vision board and I’m not going to rest until I get all that shit that I put in it by the end of 2019,” Cardi B exclaimed in a very ... revealing Instagram post on Monday.

Oh, Snap! Instagram Is Cracking Down on Fake Activity. Will the Insta-famous Survive? Oh, Snap! Instagram Is Cracking Down on Fake Activity. Will the Insta-famous Survive?

File this under “When Doing the Most Goes Wrong”: Some of your Insta-faves may be revealed to be a little less popular than you thought, as Instagram seeks to restore trust and integrity to its platform by banning paid-for likes and followers.

Beauty and Fashion Keep Rihanna in the Top 10 of Forbes' Highest Paid Women in Music Beauty and Fashion Keep Rihanna in the Top 10 of Forbes' Highest Paid Women in Music

Never knock your side hustle. That’s the lesson to be learned from the music industry’s—and now, the fashion and beauty industry’s—favorite bad gal, who has increased her net worth through the runaway successes of Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty. How else can you explain Rihanna’s maintaining the seventh place spot on …

‘Lullabies to Lies’: The Release Date of Samantha Markle’s Tell-All Coincides With Meghan’s Due Date ‘Lullabies to Lies’: The Release Date of Samantha Markle’s Tell-All Coincides With Meghan’s Due Date

If this doesn’t make you more thankful for your family this Thanksgiving, I extend my sincerest condolences.

Love, Peace and Soul (and a Little Faith): The 2018 Soul Train Awards Was a Night of '90s Nostalgia Love, Peace and Soul (and a Little Faith): The 2018 Soul Train Awards Was a Night of '90s Nostalgia

All eyes and (marketing strategies) may be on millennials and Gen Z, but despite artists from those generations leading the pack in nominations, by all appearances, it was “grown folks music” that dominated the 2018 Soul Train Awards.

Surreal Life: Zoë Kravitz Teams Up with Tiffany to Make this Holiday a Wonderland

Zoë Kravitz has been on a roll lately. She was the face of Saint Laurent’s fall campaign, paid homage to her famous mama on the cover of Rolling Stone, and has a major role in brand new box office hit, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

At 93, Cicely Tyson Gets Her 1st Oscar—and Danai Gurira Gets Mistaken for Viola Davis? At 93, Cicely Tyson Gets Her 1st Oscar—and Danai Gurira Gets Mistaken for Viola Davis?

It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but Cicely Tyson finally took home an Oscar on Sunday night at the 10th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, Ca.

March of Dimes Reports Premature Births Remain on the Rise—Especially Among Women of Color March of Dimes Reports Premature Births Remain on the Rise—Especially Among Women of Color

The 2018 Premature Birth Report Card from March of Dimes revealed some frightening information ahead of World Prematurity Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 17. In 2017, the U.S. preterm birth rate increased for the third consecutive year, despite progress made in several areas.

Viola Davis Only Lasting 2 Days of a 28-Day Cleanse Is All of Us Viola Davis Only Lasting 2 Days of a 28-Day Cleanse Is All of Us

We are now firmly in the holiday season—or, as I like to call it, “food-pocalypse,” because it is the suspension of all rationale. Specifically, each Halloween to New Year’s Eve is the time of year that I, like most, give up trying to be virtuous and succumb to the lure of holiday parties, happy hours and seemingly…

Michelle Obama's Memoir Is Becoming an Instant Bestseller Michelle Obama's Memoir Is Becoming an Instant Bestseller

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming: Only four days after its Nov. 13 release, Penguin Random House announced on Friday that our forever first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the United States and Canada on the first day of its publication…

Fun Fact: Angela Bassett Narrating a Wildlife Doc Is Exactly the Freaky You Need in Your Friday Fun Fact: Angela Bassett Narrating a Wildlife Doc Is Exactly the Freaky You Need in Your Friday

She looks incredible in a bikini at age 60, can spontaneously perform Shakespearean monologues, and has played both Tina Turner and the Queen Mother in Marvel’s first black superhero blockbuster.

Love Her? Wear Her. Michelle Obama's Becoming Merch May Be Her Best Book Tour Investment Love Her? Wear Her. Michelle Obama's Becoming Merch May Be Her Best Book Tour Investment

Okay, so you didn’t cop those tickets to Michelle Obama’s epic multi-city book tour ... or, you opted out, because you hate crowds and high-priced tickets to events where you have no chance of being near the stage or retaining the magic of the experience beyond 24 hours after it ends.

Knockouts: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and More Kill It at the Creed II Premiere Knockouts: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and More Kill It at the Creed II Premiere

Black excellence was once again on display last night in New York City. And while the cast of Creed II was conspicuously missing its prequel’s writer and director, Ryan Coogler, sequel writer (and Root 100 honoree) Cheo Hodari Coker was on hand, as was sequel director Steven Caple, Jr.

Obamaganza: Michelle Obama Continues Her Reign on Essence's Next Cover—in Curls! Obamaganza: Michelle Obama Continues Her Reign on Essence's Next Cover—in Curls!

If you feel like you’re seeing Michelle Obama everywhere these days, get used to it. With the release of her acclaimed memoir, Becoming, plus a nine-city book tour with crowds rivaling any her friends Beyoncé and Oprah might attract, she’s successfully transitioned from former First Lady to bona fide phenomenon. Very…

#JusticeforGlitter: 17 Years After It Bombed, Mariah Carey's Fans Make Her Glitter Soundtrack No. 1  #JusticeforGlitter: 17 Years After It Bombed, Mariah Carey's Fans Make Her Glitter Soundtrack No. 1 

Color us confused: We know that enduring megastar Mariah Carey’s new album, Caution, is coming out tomorrow, Nov. 16, but here’s a marketing strategy we didn’t see coming. Ahead of the release of her newest offering, Carey’s legions of fans—better known as her “Lambily”—have catapulted the soundtrack to her infamous…

'I Make Hits': Cardi B x Fashion Nova Sells Out Immediately—Proving Her Midas Touch 'I Make Hits': Cardi B x Fashion Nova Sells Out Immediately—Proving Her Midas Touch

We tried to warn you weeks ago...in fact, so did she. But if you were one of the unsuccessful among the throngs hoping to get their hands on a piece of Cardi B’s collaboration with online fast-fashion mecca Fashion Nova when it dropped at midnight, you’d better start stalking eBay, because that’s likely the only place…

Independent Woman: Beyoncé Buys Out Ivy Park Co-Founder, Amid Charges of His Misconduct Independent Woman: Beyoncé Buys Out Ivy Park Co-Founder, Amid Charges of His Misconduct

Beyoncé’s Ivy Park activewear line is one of the lower profile of her many ventures. The two-year old line, available at retailers such as Nordstrom and Foot Locker, among others, will soon be leaving the shelves of English-based fast-fashion juggernaut Topshop. Launched in 2016 with the retailer’s chairman, Sir…

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