September 23, 2017

She joins an impressive roster of Black beauties who have already worked with the beauty brand.

From awkward girl to Covergirl, Issa Rae's ascent into Hollywood stardom gets more exciting by the minute. This morning (Sept. 12), the Insecure writer and actress confirmed...

September 23, 2017

The powerful show-runner talks Emmys, her new Web site, and the one thing she still hasn’t told Oprah.

Shonda Rhimes is busier than you, your busiest friends, and their busiest friends. At any given moment she is tending to one of several hit shows, her new Web site, he...

Issa Rae was unabashed about who she was supporting at the 2017 Emmys.

Variety asked the “Insecure” creator and star who she was rooting for at Sunday night’s awards and her response was perfect.

“I’m rooting for everybody black,” she replied. “I am!” 

 For the full artic...

September 22, 2017

Black girl magic is real on television, and it's not just Shonda.

1. Taraji P. Henson

This woman is Cookie Lyons on Empire. That definitely puts her in the royal family of women ruling over television. Might even make her the reigning monarch in a leopard fedora. Before...

September 22, 2017

As Issa’s best friend Molly on “Insecure,” Yvonne Orji was catapulted into the spotlight, helping to diversify media representations of black women with a character that was at once educated and driven, and complex and messy. Considering her career goals, she’s on the...

September 22, 2017

Is 2017 the year of black queer storytelling?

After Lena Waithe’s historic Emmy win Sunday night — for writing, with Aziz Ansari, the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None,” based on her own coming-out story — the week’s headlines and think pieces will surely make i...

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