Women of Color

14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

No, you don’t necessarily need to have everything in common.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple.</i><p>Nick Hornby once said, “It’s no good …

Marriage

In multiracial America, who counts as black? | Opinion

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>For generations, intimacy between black men and white women was taboo. A mere accusation of …

Racism

Janelle Monae's Message To Black Women: 'We Are Not Receptacles...We Birthed This Nation'

The actress, who was honored with the Breakthrough Award at ESSENCE's Black Women In Hollywood event, gave an emotional speech that uplifted Black …

Hollywood

Black Women Were Basking in Excellence at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

“I challenge you not to deny yourselves….we must survive because we love you.” That was Aja Naomi’s last words as she left the podium filled with …

African-American News

Oscar Nominee Mahershala Ali Is Now A Father!

The 'Moonlight' star and his wife Amatus have welcomed their first child together.<p>Congratulations are in order for <i>Moonlight</i> star Mahershala Ali and …

Entertainment

All the Shining, Stunning Looks at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

The goddesses of black entertainment came out and glowed at <i>Essence’</i>s Black Women in Hollywood Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles. See all the …

Fashion

As a Black Muslim Woman, Filmmaking Is My Resistance - VICE

Earlier this week I wrapped production on my first feature film, <i>Jinn</i>. The film began as a collection of images that came to me during a summer living in Washington, DC. It was 2015. I kept envisioning a black girl riding a hot pink bike down a street in South LA. A master of performance, she would …

Filmmaking

This Photo Of Past And Present 'Black Women in Hollywood' Honorees Is Black Girl Magic Personified

There is so much Black girl magic radiating from this photo!<p>The 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood event, held Thursday night at the …

Black History

This 13-Year-Old Raised Money For Over 800 People To See 'Hidden Figures'

At only 13 years old, aspiring astronaut and devoted “Hidden Figures” fan Taylor Richardson is leading quite the philanthropic cause.<p>Earlier this …

Girl Scouts

Meet the black women seeking to change the face of the DNC

As Democrats regroup and reimagine a stronger and more engaged party, it is imperative they revisit the successes and lessons learned from the past. …

African-American News

Not In Courtroom 502! The Internet Has Fallen In Love With Judge Qiana Lillard And Her Realness

1 of 17<p>❯<p>❮<p>Judge Qiana Lillard Is Black Girl Magic<p>On Thursday we posted a video of a judge setting a group of unruly court attendees straight and even …

Jehmu Greene Eyes DNC Chair In Saturday's Race

The progressive organizer, strategist and media pundit wants to help rebuild the Democratic Party as its top boss<p>Jehmu Greene has spent her career …

Bernie Sanders

You Need To Hear Aja Naomi King's Powerful ‘Black Women In Hollywood’ Speech

This honoree delivered such poignant words while accepting her award.<p>On the same night that actress Aja Naomi King was coming through in the 2-hour …

Entertainment

Photo Fab: Yara Shahidi Brings Her Beautiful Family Out for Black Women in Hollywood Awards

The star hit the red carpet with her beautiful support system in tow.<p>Yara Shahidi has had quite the year, but her red carpet guests for the 10th …

Entertainment

New Netflix Film Takes On HBCU Fraternity Pledging

Director Gerard McMurray, who's also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, believes the time is right to share the experience.<p>For those who …

Netflix

"Issa Rae, That's My Baby:" Kofi Siriboe Reveals His Crush On 'Black Women In Hollywood" Red Carpet

It's hard to be jealous when the 'Queen Sugar' actor's crush is also one of ours. KofIssa anyone?

Hollywood

Gabrielle Union Skipped Her Wrap Party To Host ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Because Duh!

As the wife to NBA star Dwyane Wade, star of BET's Being Mary Jane and a working actress currently wrapping a movie, Gabrielle Union is a very busy …

Hollywood

Debbie Allen Explains Why Issa Rae Is An ‘Original Black Girl’

Allen presented Rae with the Vanguard award at the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood event and sung her praises.<p>The 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In …

Hollywood

The 11 Dresses We Have Our Eye On Now That Spring is On Its Way

Spring is coming sooner than later and what better way to get prepared than to stock your wardrobe with the season's most eye-catching gems? From …

Clothing

Fabolous Just Dropped $40K For A New Smile

New teeth, who this?<p>A lot has changed since Fab spit the verse, 'I love my smile no matter how chipped my tooth is' on Tamia's 1998 hit song "So Into …

Keyshia Cole

June Ambrose Reveals Hot New Clothing Line at Black Women in Hollywood Awards

The always fabulous June Ambrose graced the 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards with her presence and dished on her very own fashion …

Hollywood

The Black History Behind Your Favorite Slang

Cultural appropriation is easy to spot when it’s actually on someone’s body. If a white person adorns themselves in clothing, accessories, or styles that have strong roots in other non-white cultures, we are on call almost immediately to point out their egregious error(s). But what about …

Black History

5-year-old Kent girl re-creates iconic photos of black women for Black History Month

Mom had the idea to dress daughter up as notable black women to teach her about history and civil rights.

Black History

Dear Becky: I'm not your negro

BODY LANGUAGE<p>Last weekend, two articles caused consternation among black women. The first concerned tennis ace Serena Williams’ photoshoot for the …

Feminism

'We are multidimensional:' Issa Rae, Janelle Monae honoured at Essence pre-Oscars gala

'Stories written, directed, produced and acted by black women are necessary'<p>Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. <i>Insecure</i> …

Entertainment

Calvin Klein Model Ebonee Davis Confirms that, Like Your Typical F*ckboy, the Fashion Industry Doesn’t Think ‘Just Black’ Girls Can be Pretty

A few days ago Calvin Klein model Ebonee Davis delivered a powerful TedX Talk about race. With insight and intelligence she recounted the many …

Calvin Klein

Amber Rose Is Now The Co-Owner Of A Major Los Angeles Strip Club

The former exotic dancer revealed that she has stake in one of Hollywood's most popular clubs.<p>Amber Rose just made a huge announcement concerning her …

Entertainment

How This Ob/Gyn Is Uplifting Communities of Color

The medical field has a long way to go when it comes to race, despite what <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> would have you believe. (Bless you, Shonda, for your …

Health Care

Civilian Life! Michelle Obama Spotted At A SoulCycle Class

The 'Let's Move' spokeswoman stays in shape with the popular cycling workout.<p>Former First Lady Michelle Obama has stated her love for SoulCycle, the …

Michelle Obama

Black Women Decoded: The Internet Is Revealing What Black Women REALLY Mean

#BlackWomenDecoded Takes Over Twitter<p>Black women are magical. We know this. This is an established fact. Signed, sealed, delivered. And like most …