Issa Rae

How to Figure Out Your Curl Type

We feel you. Decoding your curl type can be confusing. Several different textures can exist on one head alone, which all have to somehow look cohesive when you rock a style. Plus, there's been some debate as to whether the typing system, originally started by hairstylist Andre Walker and modified …


Sundance Film Festival 2018

All the best dressed stars at this year's festival


Issa Rae Watched the Paparazzi Take Photos of Someone They Thought Was Issa Rae and Her Response is Hilarious

This is a storyline straight outta <i>Insecure.</i>

Los Angeles

Things We Saw Today: Photographer Reshoots Sexist Vintage Ads to Highlight Their Ridiculousness

It’s easy to laugh at the sexism of the 1950s, thinking us so far removed from that way of thinking. However, photographer and artist Eli Rezkallah …

Issa Rae Has Been Crushing It on the Red Carpet This Season

<i>Insecure</i> fans know and love Issa Rae and her strong, hilarious voice. She's rightfully earned many accolades for her work onscreen, and has proven time and time again that her incredible skill extends to other aspects of her self-expression—one of which is her fashion. Rae has emerged as a force on …


If ‘Time’s Up,’ Black actresses in Hollywood deserve more pay now

By now, most of us are hip to the fact that Black people are on-trend in Hollywood now more than ever. More specifically, Black women. But while the …

Yara Shahidi

How YouTube Blew It

IN OUR TECH-DRIVEN WORLD, companies like Apple, Facebook, Alphabet (formerly Google), and Amazon have a lock on tech development, but they …


Octavia Spencer On Female Empowerment Movement: ‘Can’t Be About Women Vs. Men’ — Sundance ‘Power Of Story’ Panel

At Sundance’s panel this morning “The Power of Story: Culture of Shift”, panelist, Oscar-winner and <i>The Shape of Water</i> actress Octavia Spencer …

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer: #MeToo Movement Can’t Devolve Into ‘Women Versus Men’

At Sundance, Spencer and fellow panelist Issa Rae got honest about the movement, where it can go, and what Donald Trump has to do with …

Award Shows

Nigerian Actor Sope Aluko On How She Landed a Coveted Role in ​'Black Panther​'

Marvel's <i>Black Panther</i> is already on the brink of being a blockbuster, as it already broke box office records within the first 24 hours of it's …

Michael B. Jordan

The Hack Issa Rae's Makeup Artist Swears By for Fuller Brows

How we would describe Issa Rae's eyebrows? There's nothing awkward about her arches. That's because the actress and COVERGIRL ambassador has …


Issa Rae had a really awkward moment when paparazzi confused her with another black woman

Issa Rae might be living a real life <i>Insecure</i> episode.<p>The <i>Insecure</i> creator was minding her own business at the airport when she heard paparazzi behind …


#TheLIST Best Dressed: January 19, 2018

See who won the style game this week.<p>From sequin confections to iridescent pants from the '80s, see our 10 favorite looks of the week below.

Stella McCartney

Some black YouTubers fear life is about to get much harder thanks to Logan Paul

• <b>YouTube has made it much harder for smaller YouTube creators to earn money from their videos through advertising.</b>• <b><br>New rules say channels need at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watchtime over the last year to keep qualifying for YouTube's partner program, which lets creators monetise</b> …

New Media

Women Of Color Rocked The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Awards was a historic night held on Monday, January 15, 2018 – the first time ever the civil rights organization held their star-studded event on one of the most important civil rights days in our nation – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I was just a lucky fly on the wall to be among …


The Quick Read: Barack Obama Is Making A Low-Key Return To Politics

It's Thursday and we've got some good news coming your way.<p>Obama is making a return to politics, Cardi B keeps winning, and Gucci Mane is living his …

Women of Color

Janelle Monáe's Protégés, St. Beauty, Will Brighten Up Your Winter

The Atlanta-based duo just released their debut EP, Running to the Sun.<p>Over the past six years, Alex Belle and Isis Valentino—known together as St. Beauty—have gone from coworkers at a vintage store to one of the most promising talents on Janelle Monáe's Wondaland record label. After being featured …

Janelle Monáe

[Extra]Ordinary: Queen Latifah

<i>All Hail The Queen!</i><p>As I sat down to write this piece I was taken aback a bit. Queen Latifah’s talent, longevity, and brilliance is something I think …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Issa Rae Calls Out Paparazzi for Mistaking Another Black Actress for Her

Since the success of her HBO show, “Insecure,” <b>Issa Rae</b> has been everywhere. She’s a two-time Golden Globes nominee, a best-selling author, and an …


Hot-button topics coalesce at the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming, but from the Me Too movement, to diversity and representation in film and even the current presidency, this year the snowy mountain town of Park City, Utah, is primed to be an epicenter of conversation around some …


The Beckhams are this week's best dressed family

David, Victoria & Brooklyn Beckham<p>1 / 12<p>Where: At the Louis Vuitton Fall 2018 Menswear show in Paris.<p>Wearing: David and Brooklyn are wearing Louis …

Lifestyle (Canada)

VIBE Covers The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place on Monday (Jan. 16) on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It couldn’t be more of a perfect coincidence to …


Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good Find Love In 'A Boy. A Girl. A Dream'

It was almost by happenstance Cass and Frida even met. Had Cass looked down at his phone or Frida not realized her sandwich was ready, the two …

Barack Obama

Red Carpet Arrivals: 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the <i>49th NAACP Image Award</i>s were announced the other night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on …

Women of Color

Try these 6 celebrity-inspired makeup trends straight from the red carpet

With a new year comes a <b>host of new beauty trends</b>! Denise Rabor, International Makeup Artist and Founder of WOW Beauty, has offered up expert tips for …


How to get Issa Rae’s $5.5 million Golden Globes look for just $360

Issa Rae looked anything but “Insecure” on the Golden Globes red carpet, wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewelry worth a staggering $5.5 million. The HBO …


Issa Rae's Color Creative, Reza Aslan's BoomGen Studios Receive Pop Culture Collaborative Grants

The Pop Culture Collaborative announced today (January 17) that organizations and projects run by the likes of auteur Issa Rae (“Insecure”) and …

Race & Ethnicity

We Want Every Shade of Katy Perry’s Bold New CoverGirl Lip Glosses

Forget teenage dreams, <b>Katy Perry’s</b> latest collaboration with CoverGirl is the answer to all of our lip gloss dreams. On Tuesday, January 16, the …


Black dresses celebs wore to the Golden Globes are being auctioned off to raise money for Time’s Up

The red carpet at the Golden Globes was a big moment.<p>Not in usual red carpet terms, with excellent dresses and sparkling jewellery. No, the red …

Award Shows

Recast "Friends" And We'll Tell You What Kind Of Friend You Are

Who's your dream Chandler and Monica?