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OK, So SZA May Not Love Her Rolling Stone Cover, but It Sparked a Necessary Word About Mental Health

OK, So SZA May Not Love Her Rolling Stone Cover, but It Sparked a Necessary Word About Mental Health

What’s wrong with this picture (above)? We see SZA, Megan Thee Stallion, and Normani, three brown-skinned, black leather-clad rising queens of the music industry in a photo evoking the height of Vibe
Look Back At It: Forget the 53 Percent—This Was the Decade of #BlackGirlMagic

Look Back At It: Forget the 53 Percent—This Was the Decade of #BlackGirlMagic

Recently, my brethren here at The Root made a healthy argument for how white women have spent the decade between 2010 and 2019 “doing the most” (and the least)—and to a certain extent, they’re right.
The Lady and Her Music: Lena Horne's Legacy Endures in the First Major Entertainment Award Named for a Woman of Color

The Lady and Her Music: Lena Horne's Legacy Endures in the First Major Entertainment Award Named for a Woman of Color

In the history of Hollywood, there are few talents as multifaceted as actress, singer, dancer and legendary beauty Lena Horne. In her decadeslong career, the four-time Grammy-winner was known for her
Yes, We're Stalking Celebrities on Social This Halloween (So You Don’t Have To)

Yes, We're Stalking Celebrities on Social This Halloween (So You Don’t Have To)

Is Halloween The Glow Up’s favorite holiday? Well, we do love to play dress-up, so we’ll let you deduce that for yourselves. But we also love watching other people play dress-up, which is why we spend
California Love: Gabrielle Union's Costumed Birthday Bash Took Us to Our Happy Place

California Love: Gabrielle Union's Costumed Birthday Bash Took Us to Our Happy Place

California knows how to party—and when your birthday falls two days before Halloween, it’s bound to be a costume party. In celebration of her family’s recent relocation of their primary residence to
Doing the Work: Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi Are Among Glamour's 2019 Women of the Year Honorees

Doing the Work: Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi Are Among Glamour's 2019 Women of the Year Honorees

A passion for justice unites the black and brown women honored by Glamour as their 2019 Women of the Year, as Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi join the Women of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for
Megan Thee Stallion Risked Her Life Doing Jordyn Woods’ Hair—and May Need a New Makeup Artist

Megan Thee Stallion Risked Her Life Doing Jordyn Woods’ Hair—and May Need a New Makeup Artist

Ever wondered what it’d be like to be Megan Thee Stallion for a day? Well, aside from suddenly possessing bionic knees, 24 hours in the life of the originator of “Hot Girl Summer” apparently involves
Rihanna Wants Us All to Know She’s Not Pregnant

Rihanna Wants Us All to Know She’s Not Pregnant

Okay, we don’t really know if that’s the subliminal message behind the bikini-clad Instagram video the entertainer and entrepreneur posted last night (complete with a clutch, chiffon cover-up, and
Queen of Our Kingdom: Regina King Is Killing Us Softly in Marie Claire's 'Ambition Issue'

Queen of Our Kingdom: Regina King Is Killing Us Softly in Marie Claire's 'Ambition Issue'

That face. That body. That presence. That talent. That longevity. Regina King is giving it all in Marie Claire’s November issue, appropriately titled the “Ambition Issue.” On the verge of her
Proving She’s the Best Selfie-Taker in the Game, Tracee Ellis Ross Shot Her Own Magazine Cover—on Her iPhone

Proving She’s the Best Selfie-Taker in the Game, Tracee Ellis Ross Shot Her Own Magazine Cover—on Her iPhone

Is there anything Tracee Ellis Ross can’t do? She makes us laugh weekly on Black-ish, is a producer on Mixed-ish, is a regular on best-dressed lists, is a regular (and real) source of fitspo, and
'Go Buy Yo Fenty Beauty in Peace, Sis!' After Racial Profiling Incident in Sephora, SZA Gets Gift From Rihanna

'Go Buy Yo Fenty Beauty in Peace, Sis!' After Racial Profiling Incident in Sephora, SZA Gets Gift From Rihanna

It’s been nearly a month since SZA reported being racially profiled in Sephora’s Calabasas location, and by all appearances, the beauty chain has yet to make it up to its former
Lookin' Good as Hell: Lizzo Leads the Charge on June Magazine Covers!

Lookin' Good as Hell: Lizzo Leads the Charge on June Magazine Covers!

Is summer here yet? As I find myself shopping for a lightweight-but-substantial spring coat (it’s currently 52 degrees in Chicago on this here May the 17th), clearly not. But our constant girl crush
Salt-N-Pepa Are Still in Effect and Playing ‘Black Ass Game’

Salt-N-Pepa Are Still in Effect and Playing ‘Black Ass Game’

Salt-N-Pepa is the stuff of legend: They’ve got hits. They’ve won a Grammy award. Heck, even the Queen, Beyoncé, paid homage to them for Halloween. But, is their game dominoes or Spades? Read more...
Applauding Our Own: The Black Design Collective Honors Ruth E. Carter

Applauding Our Own: The Black Design Collective Honors Ruth E. Carter

She’s been a force in the field of costume design for over three decades, but Ruth E. Carter is very much in her prime—and finally getting the recognition she deserves. In addition to her 2019 Oscar
'The Blackest Red Carpet': The NAACP Image Awards Celebrated Its 50th Year in Style

'The Blackest Red Carpet': The NAACP Image Awards Celebrated Its 50th Year in Style

The only thing we love more than a blackety-black gathering is one where we’re dressed to the nines—and in its 50th year, the NAACP Image Awards did not disappoint. The Root’s entertainment writer,
How to Get Away With...Flying? Viola Davis Takes Her 1st Skydive

How to Get Away With...Flying? Viola Davis Takes Her 1st Skydive

“As a smart woman once said, ‘Courage is fear said with prayers,’” Viola Davis wrote on an Instagram post on Thursday.Read more...
Ain't No Diva Big Enough: Diana Ross' Diamond Birthday Celebration Was Every Bit as Extra as We'd Expect

Ain't No Diva Big Enough: Diana Ross' Diamond Birthday Celebration Was Every Bit as Extra as We'd Expect

If Beyoncé sings you “Happy Birthday” (and she didn’t give birth to you), you’re probably a pretty big deal.Read more...
In Yet Another Money Move, Cardi B Wants to Trademark 'Okurrrr'

In Yet Another Money Move, Cardi B Wants to Trademark 'Okurrrr'

Whatever opinions you may have about Cardi B’s music or image, her business acumen is perpetually on point. Now, the megastar is making sure her signature phrase is reserved for her use alone, filing
14 Going on Famous: Marsai Martin and Nico Parker Cover Teen Vogue

14 Going on Famous: Marsai Martin and Nico Parker Cover Teen Vogue

We have no idea if Nico Parker and Marsai Martin are friends in real life, but after seeing them together on the cover of the March/April issue of Teen Vogue, we certainly hope so. From personal
From Moonlight to Magazine Covers, Ashton Sanders Isn't Just Another Man

From Moonlight to Magazine Covers, Ashton Sanders Isn't Just Another Man

It’s #ThrowbackThursday, which got us thinking about that time in 2016 when Ashton Sanders broke barriers portraying the withdrawn and confused teenaged Chiron in the 2017 Academy Award-winning film