Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence FestivalOprah Winfrey is facing backlash over her comments about white privilege.  During the latest episode of the Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, the 66-year-old media mogul, who was joined by former NFL pro and race activist Emmanuel Acho, opened the floor up for non-Black viewers to ask questions.  One guest took this opportunity […]

AD + DMKerry Washington is showing off her curly locks on cover of the September 2020 issue of Town & Country. “This was definitely not a normal photo shoot,” said Washington, who is seen wearing a one-shoulder lavender gown by Cushnie. “It was a socially distanced labor of love.” Washington thanked her go-to hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew and makeup artist Carola Gonzalez for guiding […]

MTVKeke Palmer is hosting this year’s MTV VMAs. The actress, singer and TV personality extraordinaire will helm the awards ceremony, airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s VMAs host,” says Bruce Gillmer, president of Music, […]

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Fashion NovaCardi B shares more details about her upcoming “WAP” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.  On Thursday, Cardi took to Instagram to deliver another announcement about her first single from her long-awaited sophomore album, the follow-up her 2018 debut Invasion of Privacy. “What up y’all, it’s your girl Cardi B and I know I told y’all yesterday that I […]

Courtesy of OWNSupermodel Beverly Johnson is joining her real-life girlfriends on the upcoming episode of OWN’s new quarantine series, Girlfriends Check In. The new show, which virtually brings together different groups of female celebrity friends to laugh, support, and share gossip with each other, has Beverly joining her three galpals which include Greenleaf star Lynn Whitfield, activist Tina […]

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 […]

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