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'What Are We Saying?': Billy Porter Calls Out the Misogyny in Fearing a Man Wearing a Dress 'What Are We Saying?': Billy Porter Calls Out the Misogyny in Fearing a Man Wearing a Dress

“As artists, we get to be a part of changing,” Billy Porter told the women of The View on Friday morning. “With me, the clothes have a statement; the clothes mean something, I want to open up conversations.”

Braiding a Bond: Serena Williams Shares the Time-Honored Tradition of Braiding With Daughter Olympia Braiding a Bond: Serena Williams Shares the Time-Honored Tradition of Braiding With Daughter Olympia

It’s been years since we’ve seen Serena or Venus Williams rocking their once-ubiquitous braids and beads; memorably, long before #TeamNatural renewed respect for textured and traditional hairstyles, the Williams sisters were frequently derided for the cornrows and beads they sported on the court. As writer Chanté…

In More Than Enough, Elaine Welteroth Discusses the Double-Edged Sword of #SucceedingWhileBlack In More Than Enough, Elaine Welteroth Discusses the Double-Edged Sword of #SucceedingWhileBlack

Behind every black woman’s success story is generally a well-developed talent for code-switching and at least one person (often, far more than one) who questions her right to succeed. As Elaine Welteroth recounts in her new memoir, More Than Enough, she experienced plenty of both while building her reputation as one…

Hidden No More: NASA Honors Its ‘Hidden Figures’ With a Street Renaming Hidden No More: NASA Honors Its ‘Hidden Figures’ With a Street Renaming

Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were memorably immortalized onscreen by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe (respectively) in the award-winning 2016 film Hidden Figures. Now, NASA is giving the trio a permanent place of honor, having renamed the street of its…

'None of My Favorite Artists Are Humble': Issa Rae Refused to Play Insecure at the 2019 Women in Film Awards 'None of My Favorite Artists Are Humble': Issa Rae Refused to Play Insecure at the 2019 Women in Film Awards

“As women, we tend to downplay ourselves, to dim our light, and we’re kind of conditioned, socially, to be humble....I grew up being a huge hip-hop fan, and none of my favorite artists are humble,” said Issa Rae as she accepted the inaugural Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award at the 2019 Women In Film Annual…

Kimora Brought Back the Iconic Cat, But Did Baby Phat’s Return Bring the Nostalgia We Were Craving? Kimora Brought Back the Iconic Cat, But Did Baby Phat’s Return Bring the Nostalgia We Were Craving?

When we learned yesterday that Baby Phat’s highly anticipated relaunch would be kicked off by a collab with Forever 21, we were curious to see what the partnership would turn out, clothing-wise.

MTV Is Bringing Back Daria Character Jodie Landon—With Help From Tracee Ellis Ross MTV Is Bringing Back Daria Character Jodie Landon—With Help From Tracee Ellis Ross

One of the unsung characters of ’90s animation is getting her own show. MTV Studios has just announced that the much-beloved “Daria universe” has birthed a new spinoff: Icon of black excellence Jodie Landon will be immortalized in Jodie, voiced and executive produced by Tracee Ellis Ross.

With 37 Covers, New York Magazine Celebrates the Timeless, Transformative World of Drag With 37 Covers, New York Magazine Celebrates the Timeless, Transformative World of Drag

If you weren’t already aware, here’s some tea worth spilling: Pop culture owes a great debt to drag culture. From our slang to the now-ubiquitous “full-face beat” of beauty influencer culture, drag queens have long been trailblazers in a realm few are brave enough to don six-inch heels and tread.

Still Wishing Oprah Would Run for President? Sounds Like Gayle King Does, Too! Still Wishing Oprah Would Run for President? Sounds Like Gayle King Does, Too!

At this point, we’ve got 50-11 Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, but if Gayle King had her way, her famous bestie might throw her hat in the ring, too. In fact, she bravely broached the subject with the great and powerful Oprah just a few weeks ago, as she tells the Hollywood Reporter.

#DaretoCare: This Father’s Day, Scotch Porter Decodes Masculinity With a New Campaign

What is masculinity? That is the question grooming brand Scotch Porter is posing to men ahead of Father’s Day, with a new campaign aimed at getting to the heart of our often outdated ideas about masculinity (which is too often confused with patriarchy), and “evolving the perception of manhood,” according to a…

Because #DadsAreDope: Your Last-Minute, 'I'm So Glad You're My Dad' Father's Day Gift Guide Because #DadsAreDope: Your Last-Minute, 'I'm So Glad You're My Dad' Father's Day Gift Guide

If you’re lucky enough to have a positive, present, supportive father figure in your life, no doubt you want to celebrate him—but life comes at you fast, and therefore, Father’s Day might’ve too. I know this because last night, I found myself waiting in a very long line at FedEx just to ensure my pops will get his…

Research Confirms That ‘Black Don’t Crack’—and the Secret Is in Our Bones Research Confirms That ‘Black Don’t Crack’—and the Secret Is in Our Bones

Something strange has been happening lately; every time I’m out with my mother, without fail, someone asks in earnest if we are sisters.

The Cat Is Back? Forever 21 Teases a Collab With Baby Phat The Cat Is Back? Forever 21 Teases a Collab With Baby Phat

When Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner recently announced the reacquisition and relaunch of Baby Phat, we were admittedly curious how the early aughts silhouettes would be reimagined for a 2019 audience. But apparently, the former model turned designer is way ahead of us, seemingly having inked a deal to stage the label’s…

With a New Memoir, Elaine Welteroth Reminds Us That We’re More Than Enough With a New Memoir, Elaine Welteroth Reminds Us That We’re More Than Enough

She’s known as an arbiter of millennial cool-girl style, but as Elaine Welteroth told Refinery29, she started out just like the rest of us: “a hot mess.”

Big Beauty Tuesday: Glow Up in One Stop With Brown Beauty Co-op Big Beauty Tuesday: Glow Up in One Stop With Brown Beauty Co-op

What’s your formula for the five-minute face? C’mon, you know you’ve got one; your desert island must-haves for minimal yet polished glamour? Mine is a flawless foundation, a brow pencil, several coats of mascara and a red lip, which automatically amps up any look—and if I’m honest, in spite of cabinets full of…

The Bitter, the Sweet, and the Book: Beyoncé’s Seminal Work Enters the Literary Canon With The Lemonade Reader The Bitter, the Sweet, and the Book: Beyoncé’s Seminal Work Enters the Literary Canon With The Lemonade Reader

In the three years since Beyoncé seamlessly merged black feminism and pop culture with the release of Lemonade, much has been said—and written—about the impact of her semi-autobiographical visual album, which traced a direct lineage from ancient African religion and folklore to Gullah culture to New Orleans’ “bounce”…

Underneath It All: Rihanna Reveals Her ‘Shy’ Side, Says She Wants to Be a Mother ‘More Than Anything’ Underneath It All: Rihanna Reveals Her ‘Shy’ Side, Says She Wants to Be a Mother ‘More Than Anything’

No, she hasn’t given a release date on that new album; yes, she still gets nervous going to award shows; and the first thing she does every morning is pray, with the help of a daily devotional. But if you even casually hang out on social media, all of that was likely eclipsed yesterday by Rihanna showing up on the…

Figures of Speech: With His 1st Museum Exhibition, Virgil Abloh Says ‘I Was Speaking About Race the Whole Time’ Figures of Speech: With His 1st Museum Exhibition, Virgil Abloh Says ‘I Was Speaking About Race the Whole Time’

“QUESTION EVERYTHING” reads the black and white flag waving in front of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, coyly relabeled “City Hall” for the duration of Virgil Abloh’s new exhibition, Figures of Speech, which opens Monday.

Stage Presence: The Stars Show Out for the 2019 Tony Awards Stage Presence: The Stars Show Out for the 2019 Tony Awards

Feathers, tulle, velvet, yards of train and even more star power; the theatrical community celebrated its biggest honors Sunday night at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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