Women of Color

This Writer Is Challenging Black Folks To 'Hold Your Space' By Refusing To Move Out Of The Way For White People

A black writer has issued a challenge that might produce a bucket of white tears.<p>In her piece, "Do Not Move Off The Sidewalk Challenge: Holding Your …

Race & Ethnicity

Survivor Of Missouri Duck Boat Accident Recounts Losing Nine Family Members: 'I Could Have Saved My Babies'

Tragedy struck an Indiana family that lost nine members when a tourist duck boat capsized in a Missouri lake on Thursday, leaving only two surviving …

Race & Ethnicity

Michael Bae Jordan Attempts to Use Milk Analogy to Explain His Love For Black Women

We love Michael B. Jordan. He’s a dreamy man with a face you wanna squeeze, but also lick. But his dating habits have left a lot to be desired by …

Michael B. Jordan

The Best Hair Moments from Curlfest 2018

Women of color banded together on Saturday, descending upon Brooklyn's Prospect Park to celebrate their natural beauty at Curlfest 2018—the world's …

Hair

Got That Netflix Password Ready? Shonda Rhimes Set To Drop 8 New Projects On The Streaming Service

If you’re still in your feelings about ABC’s beloved<i> Scandal</i> coming to an end and Shonda Rhimes throwing up the peace sign to TGIT and taking her …

Shonda Rhimes

Cardi B’s Husband Offset Arrested In Georgia On Marijuana And Gun Possession Charges

Source: Daniel Boczarski / GettyUh oh! It looks like <b>Cardi B’s</b> husband <b>Offset</b> has found himself in some legal trouble.The Migos rapper was arrested …

Race & Ethnicity

Poetry offers a different sound at Pitchfork Music Fest with Louder Than A Bomb, Black Girl Magic

Only a few feet away from Pitchfork Music Festival's Red and Green stages, a different soundtrack filled the Book Fort.<p>The dulcet sound of free verses and haikus rang out — Chicago youth telling stories of their neighborhood heroes, religion, sex, domestic violence and gun violence at the Louder …

Music Festivals

Michael B. Jordan Really Doesn’t Owe Anyone an Explanation For His Dating Choices…But Here’s Why He Might Feel Like He Does

Let me make one thing clear. Michael B. Jordan could marry a bar of Dove soap, a polar ice cap or damn bottle of Elmer’s glue and it wouldn’t put an …

Race & Ethnicity

Sherri Shepherd Says Her Son Thinks Black Girls Are Mean, Likes White Girls Better

Source: D Dipasupil / Getty<p>Oh, why, Sherri, why?<p>The former co-host from “The View” has come under fire for a recent interview on “The Breakfast Club” …

Black Culture

8 stylish black women at Curlfest tell us what natural hair means to them

There is no question that hair is more than just hair. You change it when life feels too routine, style it according to your outfit and manage (or …

Hair Care

Trevor Noah under fire for controversial past remarks about Indigenous women

There’s a growing call for Trevor Noah’s upcoming tour of Australia to be boycotted after a clip featuring the comedian’s insensitive, racist, and …

Comedy

'Insecure' Season 3 Will Introduce a Topical New Show Within the Show

One the most hilarious and underrated details of Issa Rae’s <i>Insecure</i> is definitely <i>Due North</i>, the show-within-the-show starring Regina Hall in …

Pop Culture

Democrats need to #VoteLikeBlackWomen

x<p>Black women delivered for Dems in the commonwealth of Virginia. Yet again another cycle and the white women vote was split. #ElectionDay …

Liberal View

SDCC’ 18 – Black Lightning’s TV Cast and Creators Talk Culture

By Ashley Bulayo<p>The Black Lightning TV cast and co-creators made their epic appearance early Saturday morning inside Ballroom 20 to kick-off DCTV’s …

Black Lightning

Janelle Monáe speaks about partying with the Obamas, ‘Dirty Computer’ and identity in new interview

• Janelle Monae<p>Monáe also performed 'Americans' from her new album on the Stephen Colbert show<p>Janelle Monáe has opened up to Stephen Colbert about her …

Janelle Monáe

How a historian turned artist discovered it’s never too late to start over

After a distinguished career as a historian and Princeton professor, Nell Painter had earned the right to a restful retirement. Instead, at 64, she …

Mary Shelley

Woman, 68, reported missing from South Shore

An elderly woman was reported missing from the South Shore neighborhood.<p>Charlene Flowers, 68, was last seen 11 a.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of …

Chicago

Have You Seen India Griffin? Girl Missing From South Pasadena

South Pasadena Police sought a missing 16-year-old girl, India Griffin. She was reported missing late Sunday night. Have you seen her?<p>SOUTH PASADENA, …

India

Tacoma Art Museum celebrates the power and richness of Blackness in new exhibition

<b>TACOMA, WA</b><b>.-</b> Tacoma Art Museum opened its summer exhibition To Sing of Beauty, which focuses on the power, beauty, and richness of Blackness. To Sing …

The Arts

Mj Rodriguez of 'Pose' talks ballroom culture, representation of trans black women and realness

Mj Rodriguez as Blanca in a scene from "Pose." (JoJo Whilden/FX)<p>Post staff writer<p>“Pose,” a new summer series that airs Sundays on FX, has drawn praise from viewers and critics because representation of LGBTQ people and people of color is intentional on and off screen. Producer and screenwriter Ryan …

Black Culture

What's human? Instagram's faux influencers gain real followers

There aren’t many Instagram celebrities like Miquela Sousa, or Lil Miquela, a freckled Brazilian-American teenager who has accrued 1.3 million Instagram followers.<p>Miquela is what every Instagram influencer aspires to be. Her skin is flawless. Her poses are effortlessly cool. She’s even appeared in …

Social Media

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to speak at Dillard

NEW ORLEANS — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set for a New Orleans appearance next month at Dillard University.<p>U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a …

New Orleans

Black Women Political Leaders Unite To Emphasize The Power Of The Black Vote Ahead Of Mid-Term Elections

Some of the most inspiring, powerful Black women in positions of leadership and influence united at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival to make sure attendees …

Black Culture

Senator Kamala Harris To Release Second Book Early 2019

You may want to add another book to your reading list along with Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming”. ESSENCE reports California Democrat Senator …

Race & Ethnicity

UK’s first black Miss Universe Great Britain tells us why representation matters

Miss Universe Great Britain is the beauty pageant that decides who will be representing the UK in the Miss Universe contest.<p>And for the first time in …

Great Britain

'Pose' Producer Janet Mock Talks Groundbreaking FX Drama, Looks Ahead to Season 2

Activist and writer made her first foray into TV with Ryan Murphy series, becoming the first trans woman of color to write and direct<p>“Pose,” FX’s …

Celebrity News

Vigil held to honor woman found dead in Orlando parking lot: 'This is the reality of my life'

Although Christine Dance never met Sasha Garden, she felt compelled to join a small candlelight vigil to honor the woman who was found dead at an …

Florida

Does Louisiana death penalty bring justice? | Opinion | NOLA.com

It has been more than eight years -- 3,118 days -- since Louisiana last executed an inmate, and thanks to a federal court order requested by the …

Death Penalty

What we're reading: Photojournalists are saying #MeToo

Photojournalists are the latest to become part of the #MeToo movement after Vox revealed that then-deputy director of photography Patrick Witty …

Me Too movement

Pusha T Marries Longtime Girlfriend Virginia Williams With Pharrell Serving As Best Man

Before a month or so ago, Pusha T who was probably most famous for his part in the track “Grindin” while he was a member of the Clipse. The track was …

Race & Ethnicity