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At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence blessed the world with a performance during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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Missy Elliott built a hip hop and R&B empire by singing and rapping catchy tunes, but she also wrote and produced some of pop’s most memorable tunes, thus earning her a nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame—a prestigious organization which honors and inducts a slate of songwriters each year who are voted on by the […]

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It’s been almost 15 years to the day since Beyoncé met Nelson Mandela while performing at his foundation’s “Give 1 Minute To AIDS” concert in late 2003. But on Tuesday, the megastar published a poignant letter to the late humanitarian icon, also fondly known as “Madiba,” recalling their time together and Mandela’s…

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Since the release of the trailer for the new The Lion King live-action (or CGI or animated, whatever tickles your fancy and allows you fall back from your personal “well, actually’”face-ass principles) film remake—set to drop in July 2019 - the jokes about H-town’s finest, Beyoncé “Sorry, I’m Not Sorry” Knowles’…

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  Beyonce is gearing up to perform at the Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and she took time to pen a powerful open letter to the late Nelson Mandela on her website.  In the touching tribute entitled “Dear Madiba,” she recounts first meeting Mandela in 2004. “I first met you in 2004 […]

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Disney’s live-action The Lion King teaser dropped over the Thanksgiving holiday and it's officially the studio's most-viewed trailer debut ever, with over 224 million views in the first 24 hours.

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The Lion King has never been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’m convinced Mufasa did some shit to Scar to make him vengeful, and I’m pretty sure whatever it was, it was cause enough for Scar to react. But it’s 2018 and your childhood is coming back to life with Disney’s live-action remake.

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Never knock your side hustle. That’s the lesson to be learned from the music industry’s—and now, the fashion and beauty industry’s—favorite bad gal, who has increased her net worth through the runaway successes of Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty. How else can you explain Rihanna’s maintaining the seventh place spot on

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While in town for The Root 100 several days ago, Panama and I were compelled to shoot a video articulating the many things we have to be thankful for. That it also happens to be Thanksgiving soon has absolutely no relevance whatsoever. We’re just two naturally thankful ass niggas.

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Beyoncé is taking a stand for the #MeToo movement by severing ties with Topshop owner, Sir Phillip Green after allegations of racism and sexual harassment.

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If there’s one thing Florida just can’t bring itself to do, it’s put George Zimmerman’s lumpy, sentient-trash-bag ass in jail.

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Beyoncé’s Ivy Park activewear line is one of the lower profile of her many ventures. The two-year old line, available at retailers such as Nordstrom and Foot Locker, among others, will soon be leaving the shelves of English-based fast-fashion juggernaut Topshop. Launched in 2016 with the retailer’s chairman, Sir…

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In a recent interview with US Magazine, Tina Knowles Lawson, the mother who blessed us with the gift known as Beyonce, said that her granddaughter Blue Ivy has been performing since birth.

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It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support behind Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, reactions were mixed, to say the least. Self-affirmed stans of the superstar praised their queen, while others understandably asked why she’d…

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Leave it to Beyoncé to debut an eleventh-hour drop—though this time, it wasn’t a surprise single. Instead, the Queen gave a last-minute endorsement to Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who’s challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz today in the midterms in her home state of Texas where, according to The Cut,…

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Halloween may be over but we can’t get over the fly costumes that hit social media. Beyonce paid homage to Toni Braxton, Kelly Rowland represented for the Back Panther Party and Jhene Aiko took us back to the 90’s comedy film, “B.A.P.S”  Parker Curry (the little girl who was captured admiring Michelle Obama’s portrait) portrayed our Our forever […]

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We called it. Proving, once again, that too much is never enough when it comes to Halloween, Beyoncé debuted a second costume on Wednesday night, this time with a little help from husband Jay-Z.

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? Okay, plenty of people—including The Root’s beloved editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton (she doesn’t like being scared). But for those of us who do (like Michael Harriot, who considers it his favorite holiday and starts planning his costume the day after Christmas), the 31st of each October…

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As we’ve covered here at The Root before (just yesterday, in fact), it’s that time of year when a certain class of white people, bereft of any common sense, sensitivity, or any sense of the world outside their enchanted snow globe of Caucasity, decide to dabble in blackface under the guise of putting on a Halloween…

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  Beyonce is known for dressing up as iconic artists for Halloween and she just did it again. This year, Queen Bey decided to pay tribute to Toni Braxton by dressing up just like her and posing for a re-imagining of Braxton’s debut, self-titled album cover. She shared some snapshots on Instagram along with a […]

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Fun fact: I’ve been low-key lobbying for us, just once, to turn The Root 100 into a costume party, where all of the guests and honorees are expected to come as their favorite black historical figure or pop cultural reference. After all, our annual gala takes place close to Halloween—and it’d be an understatement to…

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  Beyonce and Jay-Z wrapped their epic On The Run II tour earlier this month but it looks like they’ll be enjoying the fruits of their latest labor of love for years to come. According to reports, the tour grossed over $250 million for the power couple who brought their three children on the road with […]

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Michelle Williams is busy planning her wedding and starring on a reality show wither fiancee, Chad Johnson, but the couple faced some serious issues after becoming engaged. The former Destiny’s Child member revealed that her battle with depression nearly ended her relationship with her man. The singer told PEOPLE that she broke up with Johnson […]

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Can’t stop, won’t stop. Though it’s only been a few weeks since her epic On the Run II tour with husband Jay-Z, Beyoncé has shown no signs of slowing down, even for a moment. In the weeks since, the superstar has found time to sing at the annual City of Hope gala in Los Angeles, as well as blessing the Hive with some…

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After weeks of teasing a possible duet with BFF and fellow former Destiny’s Child member Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland has indeed dropped a new collaboration ... and it’s all smoke and mirrors.

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Monday 10.15.18 Famed sports sociologist and future Hallmark greeting card writer Harry Edwards told his wife, “Well, lady, first of all, I’m a leg and a– man myself” after her mastectomy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, placing blame on someone other than the person responsible for calling an intentional lateral play from the 21-yard line with […]

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At this point in history, we should already be accustomed to the fact that Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has nary a piece of respect for our edges nor our bank accounts. At any given moment the Queen could drop a visual album and make the world stop, so it’s not too farfetched for her to be working on a project with…

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Sources are revealing that superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé are no longer friends with the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

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Kim Kimble is one of the most sought-after celebrity hairstylists in the game and she shows no signs of slowing down soon. The former star of L.A. Hair who has perfected the tresses of some of the industry’s biggest names including Beyonce, Sanaa Lathan, and Nicki Minaj chatted with TheGrio about dealing with divas, the right ways […]

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Twenty-nineteen is about to be titled the “Year of Dance,” because Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is coming back with new music after almost 15 years.

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  In a series of Tuesday night posts on Instagram, Beyonce thanked hubby Jay-Z and everyone involved with the “On The Run II” tour as the epic music spree drew to a close. “Thank you to all the brilliant scholarship winners,” Mrs. Carter wrote to the high schoolers in each of the OTR2 tour cities […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and we’ve got the full list of artists who snagged themselves a trophy. Cardi B and Drake were leading the pack of nominees with eight nods each. Other artists up for American Music Awards include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Tuesday and several of our favorite singers, songwriters, and producers were on deck to show off their style game on the red carpet. Stars like Cardi B, Offset, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, and Ciara were just a few of the folks who hit the red […]

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