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Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

Anyone who thinks children should be seen and not heard has clearly never heard of Naomi Wadler. The 11-year-old blew millions of minds when she appeared onstage at last month’s March for Our Lives “to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national…

So Sophisticated: Beard Gang, Rick Ross Is Coming for You So Sophisticated: Beard Gang, Rick Ross Is Coming for You

Is there such thing as a “retrosuperfuturistic” beard? I have a feeling we’re about to find out, because Rick Ross is dropping a grooming line, y’all.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Blowin’ Up Proves There’s Life After ‘the Life’ Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Blowin’ Up Proves There’s Life After ‘the Life’

“It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp ... so I blew up,” Kandie says, standing tall and brown in the New York sunshine. Her bangs blow in the breeze, and a pretty but awkward smile seems to reflexively creep around the edges of her mouth as she matter-of-factly describes how she got into “the life,” and the…

Is That Suit Vibranium? Wakanda Returns for the Avengers: Infinity War Premiere Is That Suit Vibranium? Wakanda Returns for the Avengers: Infinity War Premiere

We’re baaaaaaaack! That’s right, y’all: Several of our Black Panther faves—and beyond—returned to the purple carpet Monday night for the much anticipated premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles.

Janelle Monáe Is Serving Lewks on Lewks on Lewks ... and We Like That

Another day, another Janelle Monáe drop. This time it’s the accompanying visuals to “I Like That,” which we declared The Glow Up Anthem of the Week on Friday.

#SaggyBoobsMatter: Are You Good With Your Girls?

True-confession time: My girls and I haven’t been getting along lately. In the 30 years we’ve been together, they’ve graduated from fairly budding B cups to delightful Ds to a recently voluminous ... I’m not even saying the letter. Let’s just say my days of laughingly referring to them as “Dionne and Diana” (because…

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Blackness Is the Muse of Mr. Soul!

It was the blackest, most brilliant and beautiful evening I’ve spent in a long time—which is a pretty high bar, since I work, live and play with brilliant, beautiful black people every day.

It’s a Wrap! Coachella 2018 Goes Out in Style It’s a Wrap! Coachella 2018 Goes Out in Style

There was more Bey, more Cardi B and, of course, far more lewks to be had as Coachella 2018 launched its final weekend in Indio, Calif. And while we enjoyed watching the kids kick it into high gear for weekend 1 of the annual festival, weekend 2 is when they really seemed to find their stride.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Thandie Newton Returns to the Wild, Wild Westworld Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Thandie Newton Returns to the Wild, Wild Westworld

Westworld returns to HBO tonight, and having previewed the premiere, I gotta tell you: Brace yourselves, because this season is destined to be even more of a doozy than the last (calm down; that’s the extent of my spoilers for season 2).

‘Everything You Think Is True’: Yara Shahidi Honors Her Family History With Prince ‘Everything You Think Is True’: Yara Shahidi Honors Her Family History With Prince

Many know Yara Shahidi as the adorable and irrepressible Zoey Johnson on Black-ish’s hit spinoff, Grown-ish, but fewer know about her roots as a Minneapolis girl—like myself—and her ties to our most famous fellow native.

Love, Siriano Style: The Risk-Taker Who Rides With Us Love, Siriano Style: The Risk-Taker Who Rides With Us

True confession: I fell in love with Christian Siriano the moment I first saw one of his designs come down the Project Runway catwalk in season 4, circa 2008. One look at his impeccable craftsmanship and decadent detailing, and I was a goner—and so was the competition, which might have made for a very dull season were…

Greek Chic: Ready to Pledge Beyoncé Delta Kappa? Greek Chic: Ready to Pledge Beyoncé Delta Kappa?

Bey Phi Bey! Last weekend, members of the Beyhive were delighted to discover that they belonged to an actual sorority/frat when Beyoncé staged the best HBCU homecoming ever during weekend 1 of Coachella. And just ahead of her much-anticipated encore during weekend 2, the Queen has opened her own pop-up store full of…

The Glow Up Anthem of the Week: Janelle Monáe’s ‘I Like That’

A little crazy, little sexy, little cool Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong I’m the random minor note you hear in major songs And I like that I don’t really give a fuck if I was just the only one ...

Real Talk From Terry Crews on Misogyny: ‘There’s a Humanity Issue Here’

Actor and comedian Terry Crews, the most visible male member of the #MeToo movement, shared some very real talk at last week’s Women in the World Summit 2018 in New York City. Speaking on toxic masculinity, Crews declared that “masculinity can be a cult.” He went on to stunningly compare misogyny to chattel slavery,…

This Time, Time Got It Right: Tarana Burke Covers the 100 Most Influential People Issue This Time, Time Got It Right: Tarana Burke Covers the 100 Most Influential People Issue

We will never not stan for Tarana Burke because of the way she so unapologetically and steadfastly stands for us. Watching her profile rise in recent months is like watching the sun rise on a precious and fertile piece of earth that has been ignored far too long.

It’s Handled: Farewell, Scandal! It’s Handled: Farewell, Scandal!

Did I ever tell y’all about the time Kerry Washington retweeted me? I’m not going to dig through over 15,000 tweets to prove this, but trust me: It happened.

She Ready! Tiffany Haddish Covers W Magazine She Ready! Tiffany Haddish Covers W Magazine

You know that feeling you get when one of your homegirls finally gets her shine? It could be a job promotion, an award or even a marriage proposal, but you’re simply thrilled that someone else has recognized the worth of this particularly fabulous woman. That’s how we felt upon learning that Tiffany Haddish had earned…

Can We Get This Tracee Ellis Ross TED Talk, Already?

True-confession time: This spring has yet to get me sprung. It’s likely because I’ve based myself in Northern cities, but as of yet, I’ve been uninspired by this season’s offerings—both weatherwise and in the way of a much-needed pick-me-up. The truth is, I’ve been fairly pissed off as of late, and I think I could use…

The Mic Is Open: Poet Dabriel Fulton Is Giving Voice to All The Mic Is Open: Poet Dabriel Fulton Is Giving Voice to All

If the mic were open, what would you say? For the many underground poets, singers, rappers and comedians struggling to find spaces to showcase and workshop their talents, poet, performer and community activist Dabriel Fulton has created the Mic Is Open, an inclusive and inspiring forum for those who often go unheard.…

This Invasion of Privacy Manicure Exists, and We Have Questions This Invasion of Privacy Manicure Exists, and We Have Questions

Yeah, yeah ... we know, we know: Can we go five minutes without focusing on Cardi B? Ask the Russia-based manicurist who decided to go full Invasion of Privacy by reinterpreting the cover of the gold-selling album as 3D nail art, complete with a swiveling head.

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