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2018 black movies, black celebrities, black girl magic, black hollywood, black movies, if beale street could talk, new york film critics circle awards, regina hall, regina king, support the girls -

As Prince once sagely said, all the critics love you in New York—that is, if your name is Regina. That’s the case for 2018, when Regina Hall and Regina King garnered acting accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle.

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black celebrities, black love, black music, black musicians, love and marriage, miguel, nazanin naz mandi -

“It’s been one hell of a ride!” model and actress Nazanin “Naz” Mandi told Vogue of her 13-year romance with the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter simply known as Miguel (last name: Pimentel), which the two celebrated on Saturday with a 260-guest wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, Ca.

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You know how every so often, your creepy ex pops up to remind you that you should’ve long ago blocked them on social media? Last weekend, that creepy ex was Chris Brown, who just couldn’t resist letting us all know he’s still checking for Rihanna almost a full decade after he brutally beat her on the eve of the 2009…

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Big things often come from small beginnings or so we’ve been told. So we were happy to pull out our magnifying glasses to check out the much-discussed trailer for Guava Island, which co-stars Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), and Rihanna.

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black celebrities, celebrity deaths, in memoriam, oprah, oprah winfrey, people, vernita lee -

Sad news for Oprah Winfrey and half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, as People confirms that their mother, Vernita Lee, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age 83 on Thanksgiving Day. No details on her cause of death have been given at this time.

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“If someone asked me two years ago if I thought that this would be my life today—that I’d be on the red carpet at the CMAs or my song would be the No. 1 song on country radio, I would have honestly said no,” country singer Jimmie Allen said in a press release following the revelation that his debut single, “Best…

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black celebrities, black girl magic, black hollywood, black movies, taraji p henson, what men want, what women want -

What do men want? Hell if I know (though I have my suspicions), but Taraji P. Henson’s going to help us find out in What Men Want, due for release on February 8, 2019, with a new extended trailer out Friday.

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I am known for many things. My humor, great smile, stamina, the list goes on. But one thing my black ass is not known for is punctuality. Given the opportunity, I will probably roll up late to my own funeral. Everyone will be there ready to mourn/celebrate my life and I’ll be somewhere in traffic, dressed in my…

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black celebrities, colin kaepernick, colin kaepernick nike, kaepernick, mariah carey, nike backlash over kaepernick ad, when keeping it real goes racist -

“One Sweet Day,” folks are going to get out of their “Emotions,” admit the real reason they’re so “Obsessed” with Colin Kaepernick and why they kneel, and recognize him as the “Hero” he’s been in making a portion of otherwise complacent NFL lovers more conscious about racism and police brutality.

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beauty industry, beychella, beyonce, black celebrities, black music, black musicians, fashion, fenty beauty, forbes, music industry, net worth, rihanna, savage x fenty, side hustle, the fenty effect, women in music -

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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90s, black celebrities, black excellence, black music, black musicians, erykah badu, faith evans, soul train music awards, tichina arnold, tisha campbell -

All eyes and (marketing strategies) may be on millennials and Gen Z, but despite artists from those generations leading the pack in nominations, by all appearances, it was “grown folks music” that dominated the 2018 Soul Train Awards.

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angela bassett, angela bassett is bae, black celebrities, nat geo, national geographic channel -

She looks incredible in a bikini at age 60, can spontaneously perform Shakespearean monologues, and has played both Tina Turner and the Queen Mother in Marvel’s first black superhero blockbuster.

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black celebrities, black excellence, black movies, cheo hodari coker, creed 2, creed ii, michael b jordan, omari hardwick, red carpet style, ryan coogler, steven caple, sylvester stallone, tessa thompson, the root 100 -

Black excellence was once again on display last night in New York City. And while the cast of Creed II was conspicuously missing its prequel’s writer and director, Ryan Coogler, sequel writer (and Root 100 honoree) Cheo Hodari Coker was on hand, as was sequel director Steven Caple, Jr.

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barack obama, becoming, becoming michelle obama, black celebrities, black girl magic, essence magazine, forever first lady, michelle obama, natural hair -

If you feel like you’re seeing Michelle Obama everywhere these days, get used to it. With the release of her acclaimed memoir, Becoming, plus a nine-city book tour with crowds rivaling any her friends Beyoncé and Oprah might attract, she’s successfully transitioned from former First Lady to bona fide phenomenon. Very…

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a star is born, all i want for christmas is 1, black celebrities, black music, black musicians, glitter, glitter soundtrack, itunes, justiceforglitter, mariah carey -

Color us confused: We know that enduring megastar Mariah Carey’s new album, Caution, is coming out tomorrow, Nov. 16, but here’s a marketing strategy we didn’t see coming. Ahead of the release of her newest offering, Carey’s legions of fans—better known as her “Lambily”—have catapulted the soundtrack to her infamous…

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2 dope queens, becoming michelle obama, black celebrities, black excellence, black girl magic, jessica williams, memoir, michelle obama, phoebe robinson, podcast -

How do you end a highly successful podcast (turned HBO special) in a major way? If you’re Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of WNYC Studios’ 2 Dope Queens, you interview the dopest queen around, our forever first lady turned soon-to-be bestselling author Michelle Obama.

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black celebrities, black designers, black girl magic, fashion collabs, gabrielle union, inclusive fashion, new york company, raven goodwin, were going to need more clothes -

With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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black celebrities, black designers, black girl magic, fashion collabs, gabrielle union, inclusive fashion, new york company, raven goodwin, were going to need more clothes -

With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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2018 the root 100, bj the chicago kid, black celebrities, black entrepreneurs, black excellence, black musicians, black writers, cheo hodari coker, danielle belton, darnell moore, michael arceneaux, panama jackson, the root 100, victory boyd -

What do you get when you put hundreds of well-dressed black folk, a great DJ, an open bar, and boundless black excellence into a trendy event space in New York City ? Well, if you’re me, you likely get a weeklong hangover, but you also get The Root 100 gala, our annual celebration of the year’s 100 most influential…

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He’s best known for hit songs, industry independence, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, but the ever charismatic Chance the Rapper is about to add a new title to his growing list of credits, as producer of an original musical for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM).

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betty reid soskin, black celebrities, black girl magic, glamour magazine, glamours 2018 women of the year, janelle monae, kamala harris, naomi wadler, viola davis -

What do Viola Davis, Kamala Harris, Janelle Monae, Naomi Wadler and 97-year-old forest ranger Betty Reid Soskin have in common? Well, aside from all being incredibly dynamic and inspirational black women, they’ve been named Glamour’s 2018 Women of Year—alongside Chrissy Teigen; the other young female activists of…

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black celebrities, black girl magic, black magazine covers, black models, black supermodels, diversity in fashion, inclusive beauty, inclusive casting, inclusive fashion, joan smalls, magazine covers, naomi campbell, representation matters -

What’s this, you ask? Oh, just another crop of black girl magical magazine covers for fall. In fact, there have been so many since September’s record-breaking number that we’ve decided it’s best to just round them up twice monthly, to keep you up to date on who’s covering us. Our last check-in was a mere two weeks…

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black celebrities, black excellence, black politicians, danielle belton, tarana burke, the root 100, the root 100 2018 -

We celebrate black excellence every day here at The Root, but there’s one event where we celebrate the most influential black Americans of the year: our annual Root 100 gala.

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al roker, beyonce, black celebrities, black panther, ciara, halloween, kevin hart, megyn kelly today, michael strahan, today show, toni braxton -

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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beyonce, black celebrities, black culture, black halloween, black panther, blackkklansman, cardi b, costume party, halloween, halloween costumes, nicki minaj, sorry to bother you, the wiz -

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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black celebrities, black girl magic, black magazine covers, good genes, karl glusman, lenny kravitz, lisa bonet, rolling stone, zoe kravitz -

Few people can say they’ve had one parent on the cover of Rolling Stone, let alone two. Then again, few people are Zoë Kravitz, descended from bona fide cultural icons Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet.

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black celebrities, black influencers, colin kaepernick nike, hottest brands, hottest products, lebron james, lyst index, nike backlash over kaepernick ad, virgil abloh, yeezy -

Virgil Abloh’s seemingly unstoppable reign in fashion continues. The Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of fashion’s hottest brands and products, place his Off-White label firmly atop the list in its third-quarter findings. This is a jump from Quarter 2, which placed the brand in the second spot, and leapfrogs the brand…

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adrienne banfield jones, black celebrities, celebrity marriages, facebook watch, jada pinkett smith, red table talk, will smith, willow smith -

If your Facebook timeline is like mine, you didn’t have to find Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “life lesson” talk show with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter, Willow Smith; it found you.

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bffs, black celebrities, black girl magic, duchess of sussex, meghan markle, prince harry and meghan markle, serena williams, womancrushwednesday -

It may look like just a basic blazer, but when it comes to close friends Serena Williams and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, it’s also a sign of their sisterhood and solidarity. With even more of the world’s eyes on Meghan since her pregnancy announcement on Monday, she chose to rock a look from Serena’s eponymous line on…

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black celebrities, black hollywood, black stylists, law roach, red carpet, red carpet event, red carpet style, star, who wore it best, zendaya -

Fun fact: Give us a major red carpet event to cover, and the first thing we’re wondering is “what will Zendaya wear?” At only 22 years old, the former Disney star has proven to be even bigger one the red carpet, sparking much-needed cultural conversations while exhibiting an aesthetic and sophistication wise beyond…

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angela bassett, beauty for black women, black celebrities, black girl magic, black magazine covers, black models, black supermodels, cardi b, nicki minaj, representation matters, september issue, yara shahidi -

It wasn’t just a phase. After years of being relegated to the inner pages and being told that covers featuring black women don’t sell, the fashion industry finally seems to be taking the plunge into parity, featuring more and more black women on its covers.

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2018 american music awards, amas, american music awards, black celebrities, black designers, red carpet, red carpet style, tracee ellis ross -

When we heard that Tracee Ellis Ross was returning to host the 2018 American Music Awards for the second year in a row, we knew the show would be as much about fashion as music. After all, the former model and fashion editor has never shied away from a style statement. But Ross took it one step further, taking a cue…

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