Milan ZrnicAlicia Keys can now add lifestyle beauty brand creator to her laundry list of achievements.   On August 5 it was announced that the multi Grammy-award winning artist has teamed up with e.l.f. cosmetics to create “a groundbreaking new lifestyle beauty brand.” According to a press release from the e.l.f., “this new lifestyle beauty brand will enable Alicia to further explore […]

TeaMarrAfter releasing an impressive EP, R&B singer TeaMarrr returns to speak on racial injustice and police brutality with her new single, “Colors.” “I’m just a color, I’m just a color/ Karen let me be great,” she sings on the passionate track, which features a hip hop twist.  Rapper Wale dropped a socially-conscious verse on the track reflecting on recent events in relation to […]

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images John David Washington was not going to let nepotism get him his first major job in Hollywood. In an interview with Mr Porter, the Tenet star revealed how he would intentionally hide the identify of his Oscar-winning father, Denzel Washington, whenever he went up for an acting job. “I saw how people changed when they found out who my father […]

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesIn an interview on Instagram Live with Pose creator Steven Canals, Zoe Saldana tearfully confessed she regretted portraying Nina Simone in Nina, a widely-panned 2016 biopic of the legendary singer and social activist’s life. “It’s painful,” an emotional Saldana said, “I should have tried everything in my power to cast a Black woman to […]

Samir Hussein/WireImageRihanna is the only musician included on British Vogue‘s new list of the “Women Shaping 2020.” According to the magazine, the list is made up of “the visionary women leading Britain with prescience, power and poise” — and Rihanna counts because she’s now based in London.  But its not her musical talents that landed […]

Graham Denholm/Getty ImagesKelly Rowland is not a fan of cancel culture — so much so that she took a moment to share her thoughts on the matter in an Instagram post on Thursday.  The post featured a screenshot of a memo the former Destiny’s Child member wrote using the notes app. It read, “In this ‘cancel culture’ we live in, […]

Randy Holmes via Getty ImagesR&B singer Victoria Monet shares her new EP, Jaguar.  The enticing EP features nine banging tracks including her previous singles “Dive,” “A** Like That,” her disco-inspired track “Experience” with Khalid and SG Lewis, and the lead single, “Moment.“   Monet initially delayed the album in honor of Beyoncé and her eclectic Disney+ visual album, Black Is King, which premiered last week.  “Comparison […]

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesPopstar Lizzo has inked her first major television deal, with Amazon Studios. It was announced today that the Grammy-winning pop singer plans to work with the streaming service to develop television series that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.  “I’m so excited to partner with the amazing […]

Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Women In FilmIssa Rae is stepping behind the camera for her next project with HBO. The Insecure creator and star has signed on to executive-produce Seen & Heard, a two-part HBO documentary that will look at the history of Black television as seen through the eyes of those who “wrote, produced, created and starred in […]

DisneyKeKe Palmer is set to join the cast of the upcoming animated family sitcom reboot The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. The actress will voice the character of 14-year-old, Maya Leibowitz Jenkins, a socially-conscious activist who isn’t afraid to stand on her own. On Thursday, Palmer joined the cast and executive producers of the groundbreaking animated series for a virtual reunion during the NAACP’s […]

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