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Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist Making It Matter: Alicia Garza Joins Marie Claire Magazine as Contributing Editor and Columnist

She’s helped amplify countless black voices across the world, and now, Alicia Garza will have an even larger platform. The Black Lives Matter co-founder, who is also Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and founder and principal of Black Futures Lab, is now the new…

When and Where Will We Finally Enter? The Black Women’s Roundtable Releases Its 2019 Report When and Where Will We Finally Enter? The Black Women’s Roundtable Releases Its 2019 Report

On Friday, the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) released the findings of its sixth annual report (PDF), assessing the current status of black women in politics, employment, economics, health, education (including discipline disparity), technology (including digital discrimination), and the Impact of criminal justice,…

'We Need Some Women in Here': Tamron Hall Required ABC to Hire More Women for Her New Show 'We Need Some Women in Here': Tamron Hall Required ABC to Hire More Women for Her New Show

As if we needed another reason to support Tamron Hall’s new show when it debuts on September 9 on ABC, she just gave us one more.

In Yet Another Money Move, Cardi B Wants to Trademark 'Okurrrr' In Yet Another Money Move, Cardi B Wants to Trademark 'Okurrrr'

Whatever opinions you may have about Cardi B’s music or image, her business acumen is perpetually on point. Now, the megastar is making sure her signature phrase is reserved for her use alone, filing an official application to trademark both the word and sound “Okurrr.”

14 Going on Famous: Marsai Martin and Nico Parker Cover Teen Vogue 14 Going on Famous: Marsai Martin and Nico Parker Cover Teen Vogue

We have no idea if Nico Parker and Marsai Martin are friends in real life, but after seeing them together on the cover of the March/April issue of Teen Vogue, we certainly hope so. From personal experience, we know black girl friendships are some of the most precious around—in an industry like Hollywood, they’re…

From Moonlight to Magazine Covers, Ashton Sanders Isn't Just Another Man From Moonlight to Magazine Covers, Ashton Sanders Isn't Just Another Man

It’s #ThrowbackThursday, which got us thinking about that time in 2016 when Ashton Sanders broke barriers portraying the withdrawn and confused teenaged Chiron in the 2017 Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. Aside from that year’s grande finale upset at the Oscars, Sanders would prove instrumental in presenting a…

The 2019 CFDA Award Nominees Have Been Announced—and Man, We Need to Support Black Women Designers  The 2019 CFDA Award Nominees Have Been Announced—and Man, We Need to Support Black Women Designers 

“Every Nigga Is a Star” read Issa Rae’s sash as she posed on the red carpet in her role as host of the 2018 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDAs)—the first black woman in the event’s history to be honored with a hosting slot (by some reports, the first person of color ever).

The 'Me Too.' Movement Makes Moves, Launching an HBCU Tour This Spring The 'Me Too.' Movement Makes Moves, Launching an HBCU Tour This Spring

As the discussion around sexual violence continues and we collectively consider how best to combat it at its roots, education is key—as is accountability. With that in mind, this spring, ‘me too.’ is launching a first-time, five-stop HBCU tour across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, with support from…

Checkmate: Naomi Campbell Uses Attribution to Clap Back at the Kardashians' Appropriation Checkmate: Naomi Campbell Uses Attribution to Clap Back at the Kardashians' Appropriation

Is it appreciation or appropriation? We may never know for sure, but after weeks of seeing many of her iconic looks revived by Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell is making sure we all put some respect on her name by reminding us who wore it first—and arguably, best.

’80s, Baby: Check Out the Totally Rad Retro Makeovers One Artist Gave a Few of Our Faves ’80s, Baby: Check Out the Totally Rad Retro Makeovers One Artist Gave a Few of Our Faves

No, it’s not #ThrowbackThursday—but we’re willing to call it #WayBackWednesday, because we’re knee-deep in nostalgia after seeing a series of artworks immortalizing some of our faves as 1980s icons (h/t Hot New Hip Hop).

Sundress Season Approacheth—and Gabrielle Union’s Got the Goods Sundress Season Approacheth—and Gabrielle Union’s Got the Goods

In case you missed it, today is officially the first day of Spring (look at Gawd!) and just in time for the emergence of long-awaited warmer temps and spring blooms (or in my case, allergy season), Gabrielle Union is debuting a few new seasonally-appropriate styles via her ongoing collaboration with New York & Company.

Big Beauty Tuesday: Let’s Hear It for Happy Accidents! Big Beauty Tuesday: Let’s Hear It for Happy Accidents!

Yep, kids—it’s that time again! It’s another Big Beauty Tuesday here at The Glow Up, which means we’re trying out another round of black-owned beauty brands!

Worship Her: Lizzo Makes Her Playboy Debut  Worship Her: Lizzo Makes Her Playboy Debut 

She’s kind of a big deal, y’all.

‘Racism Is a Soft Target’: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage on the Prescient Moment That Became Sweat ‘Racism Is a Soft Target’: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage on the Prescient Moment That Became Sweat

With the endless amount of political rhetoric currently in our orbit, it’s often easy to forget about the people behind it—not just the politicians themselves, but the countless people whose fears make their power possible. It’s the grim reality we faced in 2016 when fear became the battle cry fueling the ascendancy…

‘This Is a Movement’: Dapper Dan and Gucci Announce Global ‘Changemakers’ Program ‘This Is a Movement’: Dapper Dan and Gucci Announce Global ‘Changemakers’ Program

Honestly? If we never saw another balaclava again, we’d be good.

After Leaving Neverland, Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh Pull Michael Jackson-Related Designs from Fall Collection After Leaving Neverland, Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh Pull Michael Jackson-Related Designs from Fall Collection

It is a tribute turned troubling reference for the team at Louis Vuitton menswear—and arguably one that was always bound to be problematic.

Naturally Next Level: Texturally-Focused Media Platform ‘Naturally Curly’ Joins Essence Communications Naturally Next Level: Texturally-Focused Media Platform ‘Naturally Curly’ Joins Essence Communications

Here’s some “big hair, do care” news for the curly and coiled community: TextureMedia, the company behind multicultural online hair mecca Naturally Curly, has been acquired by Essence Communications. The new partnership promises an even stronger, broader, multilayered platform for their community of over 17 million…

‘I Love Femininity’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is a Fashion-Loving Feminist—Just Like Us ‘I Love Femininity’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is a Fashion-Loving Feminist—Just Like Us

Real talk? One of the funniest, yet most common misconceptions about feminism—aside from the lie that we are “man-hating” instead of female-advocating—is that somehow so-called “true” feminism rejects any trappings of femininity or care for one’s appearance. Women who enjoy makeup and fashion are often deemed…

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