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‘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…

Message Received: The CFDA Recognizes Black Female Influence with 2 New Fashion Fund Judges and a Partnership with Harlem's Fashion Row  Message Received: The CFDA Recognizes Black Female Influence with 2 New Fashion Fund Judges and a Partnership with Harlem's Fashion Row 

As the application phase for the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) launches Friday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America simultaneously announced two new judges: model Paloma Elsesser and Vogue.com Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi.

Hold Up: Beyoncé Resists Relinquishing Personal Texts in Blue Ivy Trademark Dispute Hold Up: Beyoncé Resists Relinquishing Personal Texts in Blue Ivy Trademark Dispute

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z sought to trademark firstborn daughter Blue Ivy’s name soon after her birth in 2012, it seemed a standard case of savvy celebrity parenting—after all, Blue was basically born famous. But what the Carters likely didn’t expect was to end up in a protracted legal battle with a Boston-based events…

Artist Kara Walker Will Premiere New Work at England’s Tate Modern as the 2019 Hyundai Commission Artist Kara Walker Will Premiere New Work at England’s Tate Modern as the 2019 Hyundai Commission

She’s stunned audiences with her unflinching artistic analyses of antebellum slavery and post-colonial black iconography, and now, artist Kara Walker is bringing her bold, always conversational and sometimes controversial visions to Britain’s renowned Tate Modern museum, courtesy of Hyundai.

It Takes a (Very Stylish) Village: THR Celebrates the Stylists Behind the Stars It Takes a (Very Stylish) Village: THR Celebrates the Stylists Behind the Stars

Any style junkie knows 2019 was not an awards season to sleep on, and that black talent, in particular, showed up and showed out—not only all season, but all year long, from Black Panther to Beale Street to Sorry to Bother You to BlacKkKlansman to, yes, even Green Book.

Black Is the New Black: Refinery29’s Annual For Us, By Us Feature Celebrates the Mutual Respect of Black Women Black Is the New Black: Refinery29’s Annual For Us, By Us Feature Celebrates the Mutual Respect of Black Women

Black women singing the praises of other black women is truly a beautiful thing—and one we can’t get enough of here at The Glow Up. We love seeing it wherever we can find it, which is why we’re loving Refinery29's second annual “Black Is the New Black” list of ten black female game-changers, from KiKi Layne to Kamala…

Curves Ahead: All-Female, NOLA-Based Motorcycle Club Caramel Curves Are Unexpected Tour Guides in New IGTV Show Curves Ahead: All-Female, NOLA-Based Motorcycle Club Caramel Curves Are Unexpected Tour Guides in New IGTV Show

It’d be no small statement to say the travel industry has been booming the last few years, especially among black women, who are making major moves as not only tourists, but travel entrepreneurs and influencers.

She Get It from Her Mama: Thandie Newton Twins with Daughter Nico Parker at the Dumbo Premiere She Get It from Her Mama: Thandie Newton Twins with Daughter Nico Parker at the Dumbo Premiere

If you’ve seen the trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, you likely caught a glimpse of a very (very) familiar face. Indeed, child actress Nico Parker gives new meaning to the phrase “mini-me,” her radiant little face the spitting image of her famous mother, Thandie Newton.

Genius or Knock-Off King? After Multiple Plagiarism Accusations, Virgil Abloh Squares Up—Kind Of Genius or Knock-Off King? After Multiple Plagiarism Accusations, Virgil Abloh Squares Up—Kind Of

Less than a decade after formally launching his design career, Virgil Abloh has experienced unparalleled success in the fashion industry, let alone as a black designer. After launching streetwear label Off-White in 2013—an instant cult favorite that has since gone mainstream—Abloh’s seeming ability to set the pace of…

Big Beauty Tuesday: Going (Super) Natural Big Beauty Tuesday: Going (Super) Natural

I know what you’re thinking: “There’s no way that shot of you above is ‘natural,’ Maiysha.” You would be correct, if impossible to please. In the aftermath of moving, my immune system decided to melt down, so I’m in no way ready for primetime right now—which is why you’re unfortunately not getting a video this week.…

Playboy's 2019 Playmate of the Year Is Jordan Emanuel—and She's Only the 4th Black Woman to Hold the Title Playboy's 2019 Playmate of the Year Is Jordan Emanuel—and She's Only the 4th Black Woman to Hold the Title

Of the many milestones we’ll celebrate this Women’s History Month, here’s one we admittedly found a bit surprising: in the 59 years Playboy magazine has crowned a “Playmate of the Year,” only four have been black women.

‘Do Better’: Audra McDonald Blasts the Relentless Criticism of Meghan Markle ‘Do Better’: Audra McDonald Blasts the Relentless Criticism of Meghan Markle

This is what it looks like when women stand up for each other.

Fresh Face: Yara Shahidi Becomes a Bobbi Brown Brand Ambassador Fresh Face: Yara Shahidi Becomes a Bobbi Brown Brand Ambassador

Decades before Fenty developed 50 shades of foundation, many black girls first found their perfect match in Bobbi Brown, the first brand to hit the market which gave us a full understanding of undertones—especially those of us with yellow undertones. Turns out, there were a lot of us. The woman-led brand was virtually…

Boss Moves: Kimora Lee Simmons Announces the Reacquisition and Relaunch of Baby Phat Boss Moves: Kimora Lee Simmons Announces the Reacquisition and Relaunch of Baby Phat

There is a certain generation of women *cough* who remember well the once-ubiquitous presence of the Baby Phat logo, a sinewy, sexy cat that seemed to peer out at us from cropped puffer jackets, velour tracksuits and jean pockets everywhere in the late 1990s to early-aughts.

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