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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.

John Legend and Time's Up Publicly Protest the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh John Legend and Time's Up Publicly Protest the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

As some of Hollywood’s finest assembled on Monday night to celebrate television’s biggest night, there was a fashion statement you may have missed: the Time’s Up movement, which has been calling for the postponement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court “until a thorough and complete examination…

Call It Evolution, Not a Comeback: Kelis Covers Essence's Global Beauty Issue Call It Evolution, Not a Comeback: Kelis Covers Essence's Global Beauty Issue

“The only way you are really ever going to be truly content is if you are constantly evolving,” says Kelis in Essence magazine. And she knows a bit about evolution, first hitting our radar in the early aughts as a genre-defying singer-songwriter, and evolving in the years since into a chef, cookbook author and farmer.

'Something I Cannot Accept': Rihanna Urges Support for Global Access to Education in New Op-Ed 'Something I Cannot Accept': Rihanna Urges Support for Global Access to Education in New Op-Ed

Internationally renowned entertainer, fashion and beauty icon, mogul and philanthropist: all of these describe Rihanna, but in a new op-ed for The Guardian urging all of us to get involved in the fight for equal access to education, the multi-hyphenate reflects on her childhood in Barbados, where she admits that she…

Living Doll: Serena Williams' 'Granddaughter' is Named Qai Qai—and She's Full of Teachable Moments Living Doll: Serena Williams' 'Granddaughter' is Named Qai Qai—and She's Full of Teachable Moments

Just when we thought the relationship between Serena Williams and beloved daughter Alexis Olympia couldn’t get any cuter, the Olympian introduced us to her “granddaughter,” Qai Qai,” (pronounced “Quay-Quay”) a bald, brown babydoll whose clothing budget is likely larger than ours (she even has a US Open-ready lavender…

Reach Higher! Michelle Obama and Her Celebrity Friends Want to Know: Are You 'Worth It'?

What obstacles have you faced while trying to get ahead in life? That’s the question asked of former first lady Michelle Obama, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon, Ciara, Jussie Smollett, Questlove, Keke Palmer and more in Reach Higher’s “Worth It” video, which premiered on Tuesday.

NYFW: With a New Collaboration With Rado Watches, Romeo Hunte Is Right on Time NYFW: With a New Collaboration With Rado Watches, Romeo Hunte Is Right on Time

In the flurry of fashion shows occurring during New York Fashion Week, one major presentation flew entirely under our radar: While we thought his focus was solely on menswear this season, Romeo Hunte returned to the runway with a Spring-Summer ‘19 womenswear on Sept. 9.

She Got That Glow: Writer Nnedi Okorafor Gets the Escort of a Lifetime to the 2018 Emmys She Got That Glow: Writer Nnedi Okorafor Gets the Escort of a Lifetime to the 2018 Emmys

When you’re an emerging name in the realm of fantasy and science-fiction writing and your first novel is being adapted into a series by award-winning premium network HBO, there are few things better than being invited to the Emmys.

Together: Meghan Markle's Latest Project Garners Praise from Friend Serena Williams  Together: Meghan Markle's Latest Project Garners Praise from Friend Serena Williams 

Good works deserve great praise—and that’s exactly what Serena Williams had for her longtime friend, H.R.H. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, upon hearing about her latest act of philanthropy—collaborating on a cookbook with a group of women affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England in June…

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.

A Winning Design: Nominee Chloe Arnold Taps Designer and Dancer Anissa Lee for Her Emmy Awards Look

What do you wear when you’re attending your first major awards ceremony—as a nominee? For me, as an independent black recording artist nominated for a Grammy in 2009, it was simply important I that wear a black designer; preferably, one as under the radar as I was.

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:

Respect the Fenty Effect: Rihanna Covers Allure's 'Best of Beauty' Issue as Fenty Beauty Turns 1 Respect the Fenty Effect: Rihanna Covers Allure's 'Best of Beauty' Issue as Fenty Beauty Turns 1

Remember a time, not too long ago, when finding your perfect shade and undertone was the stuff dreams were made of? Then, multi-hyphenate trendsetter Rihanna crashed onto the beauty scene in September 2017 with an all-inclusive campaign and 40 shades of foundation that prompted the entire beauty to sit up, take notice…

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,…

#NYFWSoWhite, But We Still Showed Up (and Showed Out)—So Who Won NYFW? #NYFWSoWhite, But We Still Showed Up (and Showed Out)—So Who Won NYFW?

Real talk? After a year in which black designers seemed to be gaining more traction and shine, the last New York Fashion Week of 2018 was a bit of a disappointment. While Cushnie, Pyer Moss, Telfar Global and LaQuan Smith all gave us great shows this season, there were glaring absences, like Off-White, Romeo Hunte, …

Grand Closing: After 123 Years, Luxury Retailer Henri Bendel Is Going Out of Business Grand Closing: After 123 Years, Luxury Retailer Henri Bendel Is Going Out of Business

A New York City retail landmark will be closing its doors, come January 2019; according to CNN Money, the legendary Henri Bendel will be closing its flagship location on the city’s Fifth Avenue, as well as its website and other 23 stores nationwide.

Too Sexy? Model Slick Woods Goes Into Labor While Walking Savage x Fenty Runway [Updated] Too Sexy? Model Slick Woods Goes Into Labor While Walking Savage x Fenty Runway [Updated]

Fenty muse Slick Woods hasn’t let pregnancy slow her down, so we weren’t surprised to see the 22-year-old on the runway at Wednesday night’s Savage x Fenty show—though her barely-there outfit certainly defied any traditional ideas of maternity wear.

'I Have Been a Victim of Abuse': Tamar Braxton Reveals Childhood Molestation on Wendy Williams Show 'I Have Been a Victim of Abuse': Tamar Braxton Reveals Childhood Molestation on Wendy Williams Show

Tamar Braxton recently revealed that she is part of a very troubling statistic: On Thursday, the singer, reality star and mother to 5-year-old Logan Herbert opened up to talk show host Wendy Williams about her own history of sexual abuse, which she’d previously been “too afraid” to speak about publicly.

Shine Bright: Issa Rae, Childish Gambino and More Make an Impact at Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball Shine Bright: Issa Rae, Childish Gambino and More Make an Impact at Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball

If there was any more anticipated event than Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show on Wednesday night, it was Thursday night’s fourth annual Diamond Ball, benefitting the star’s Clara Lionel Foundation.

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