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Up in Smoke: Cardi B Ethers Yet Another Conservative Woman Up in Smoke: Cardi B Ethers Yet Another Conservative Woman

One day, folks are going to learn not to come for Cardi B unless she calls for them—but that day clearly isn’t today.

A Good Look: Bevy Smith and Dapper Dan Join Harlem Restaurant Melba's to Host Free Lunch for Furloughed Federal Workers A Good Look: Bevy Smith and Dapper Dan Join Harlem Restaurant Melba's to Host Free Lunch for Furloughed Federal Workers

Here’s a fashion moment we can definitely get behind: Television personality Bevy Smith (Page Six, Fashion Queens) and designer Dapper Dan are helping out their fellow Harlemites on Tuesday, joining restaurant owner Melba Wilson to host a free lunch for federal workers negatively affected by the ongoing government…

Paris Men's Fashion Week: Under Virgil Abloh's Eye, the Louis Vuitton Man Channels the King of Pop Paris Men's Fashion Week: Under Virgil Abloh's Eye, the Louis Vuitton Man Channels the King of Pop

Those of us watching Virgil Abloh’s debut as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear last summer saw a clear nod to The Wizard of Oz on his prismatic runway. But with the presentation of his second collection for the label on Thursday in Paris, France, he made it clear that he was actually referencing The Wiz.…

As the 2019 Women's March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

As feminist activists and allies across the country prepare to join the third wave of Women’s Marches in as many years on Saturday, a well-publicized shadow has been cast over the event. The concern? Longstanding accusations of anti-Semitism and exclusion within the ranks of the Women’s March, with national…

Queen to Queen: Our Forever First Lady Turns 55—With a Tribute From Beyoncé Queen to Queen: Our Forever First Lady Turns 55—With a Tribute From Beyoncé

Michelle Obama is many things: mother, wife, daughter, sister, former forever first lady, record-breaking bestselling author, #bodygoals and fictional mentor/best friend/auntie/big sister in the heads of more folks than she can probably imagine. And today, our inspirational icon turns 55, with plenty of reasons to…

Meghan Markle Takes Maternity Glam Day to Night, Starting With a $35 H&M Dress (and You Can, Too) Meghan Markle Takes Maternity Glam Day to Night, Starting With a $35 H&M Dress (and You Can, Too)

Now that Meghan Markle is nearing the third trimester of her pregnancy, she’s no doubt running into the issue most pregnant women do, million dollar clothing budgets notwithstanding: What to wear?

Fenty, But Make It Luxury: Rihanna Reportedly Working on a High-End Line With LVMH—and Partying on the LES? Fenty, But Make It Luxury: Rihanna Reportedly Working on a High-End Line With LVMH—and Partying on the LES?

Remember that time (like, last week) when I suggested Rihanna was slowly embarking on an Amazon-like takeover of our lives? Well, we might as well just sign our estates over to the megastar now, because while we were awaiting new music, word in these fashion streets is that Rih is readying a line with international…

The Music, the Myth, the Muse: Sade Turns 60 The Music, the Myth, the Muse: Sade Turns 60

She’s gorgeous, talented, stylish and ever-elusive. And today, the woman we know simply as “Sade” turns 60.

Film Noir x 4: KiKi, Jenifer, Regina and Amandla Cover Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Issue Film Noir x 4: KiKi, Jenifer, Regina and Amandla Cover Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Issue

It’s awards season, and once again, Essence magazine is right in step with the moment by releasing its annual Black Women in Hollywood issue with four incredible cover stars—who also happen to be this year’s award honorees! Newcomer on the rise KiKi Layne, industry vet-turned leading lady Regina Hall, child star…

#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop 'The Pied Piper of R&B' [Updated] #MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop 'The Pied Piper of R&B' [Updated]

Several powerful advocacy organizations are joining forces at the RCA Records headquarters in New York City on Wednesday morning in an ongoing effort to #MuteRKelly.

Calling Foul: Virginia Referee Barred From Future Games After Complaining About 10-Year-Old Girl’s Hair Calling Foul: Virginia Referee Barred From Future Games After Complaining About 10-Year-Old Girl’s Hair

Another day, another person who has an issue with a black child’s hair.

Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, 'Proud as Can Be' of Her Black Heritage Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, 'Proud as Can Be' of Her Black Heritage

“No white woman can do it like I did,” Carol Channing told CNN host Larry King in 2003. The beloved singer and actress enjoyed more than 70 years of success on stage and screen before dying of natural causes on Tuesday morning in her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Channing was 97 years old.

The Best Men Can Be? Gillette Poses a New Challenge—but Can Men Accept It?

Hell hath no fury like a man who thinks he’s being held accountable.

Missing from the Immigration Discussion? How the U.S. Gov’t Has Failed to Prevent Child Marriages Missing from the Immigration Discussion? How the U.S. Gov’t Has Failed to Prevent Child Marriages

In the midst of separate but simultaneously disturbing cultural conversations about both the United States’ immigration policies and the sexualization and victimization of underage girls by adult men, another startling report has emerged.

Just Mary: For Her 48th Birthday, Mary J. Blige Let Us Know She's Even Better in a Bikini Just Mary: For Her 48th Birthday, Mary J. Blige Let Us Know She's Even Better in a Bikini

This time last year, Mary J. Blige was paving the way for Lady Gaga’s current awards season as a two-time Oscar nominee in both the Supporting Actress and Best Song categories for her work in Mudbound—and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her 47th birthday. She was also celebrating her hard-won…

Enough: Rwanda Becomes the 3rd African Nation to Ban Skin-Bleaching Ingredients Enough: Rwanda Becomes the 3rd African Nation to Ban Skin-Bleaching Ingredients

Rwanda just became the latest country to take aggressive action against the widespread practice of skin bleaching, now enforcing a ban on products that contain ingredients intended to lighten the skin—most commonly, hydroquinone.

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