Tag: black celebrities

In Yet Another Money Move, Cardi B Is Trademarking ‘Okurrrr’

Cardi B performs onstage at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Whatever opinions you may have about Cardi B’s music or image, her business acumen is perpetually on point. Now, the megastar is making sure her signature phrase is reserved […]

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14 Going on Famous: Marsai Martin and Nico Parker Cover Teen Vogue

Nico Parker (l) and Marsai MartinImage: Bec Parsons (Teen Vogue) We have no idea if Nico Parker and Marsai Martin are friends in real life, but after seeing them together on the cover of the March/April issue of Teen Vogue, we certainly hope so. From personal experience, we know black girl friendships are some of […]

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Just When We Thought Us Couldn’t Get Any Eerier, Lupita Nyong’o Rocked Red Eyes at the UK Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o attends UK exclusive screening of ‘Us’ on March 14, 2019 in London, England.Photo: Jeff Spicer (Getty Images for Universal) Lupita Nyong’o takes her roles very seriously. The Oscar winner also likes to play—especially with fashion and makeup, so it’s no big surprise that she came up with a dramatic look for the London […]

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She Get It from Her Mama: Thandie Newton Twins with Daughter Nico Parker at the Dumbo Premiere

Nico Parker and Thandie Newton attend the premiere of Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ at El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) If you’ve seen the trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, you likely caught a glimpse of a very (very) familiar face. […]

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Free Spirits: What Stars Wore to the Other Awards Show on Oscar Weekend

Tessa Thompson poses in the press room during the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Phillip Faraone (Getty Images) Ahead of the intense glam of the Academy Awards, there’s a smaller, more spirited annual recognition of Hollywood’s shining lights, known as the Independent […]

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The Best, the Blackest, and the Ball Gown: The 2019 Oscars Were Full of Stylish Surprises

Billy Porter wears custom Christian Siriano to the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) It started with a ball gown. It may not have been an unusual choice for the red carpet of the Academy Awards, but its wearer wasn’t the […]

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Working Mother: Can We Talk About All the Lewks Cardi B Rocked in a Single Week?

Rapper Cardi B (C) performs with dancers during the 2019 Adult Video News Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) So, this is what we call multitasking. This week, Cardi B proved that working […]

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The Music, the Myth, the Muse: Sade Turns 60

Singer/songwriter Sade performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) She’s gorgeous, talented, stylish, and ever-elusive. And today, the woman we know simply as “Sade” turns 60. If that sounds unbelievable, consider this: After forming her eponymous band in the […]

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, ‘Proud as Can Be’ of Her Black Heritage

Carol Channing arrives in London for a four-week season at London’s Drury Lane Theatre on April 30, 1970.Photo: John Downing (Express/Getty Images) “No white woman can do it like I did,” Carol Channing told CNN host Larry King in 2003. The beloved singer and actress enjoyed more than 70 years […]

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Just Mary: For Her 48th Birthday, Mary J. Blige Let Us Know She’s Even Better in a Bikini

Mary J. Blige performs onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca-Cola – Day 2 at Louisiana Superdome on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for Essence) This time last year, Mary J. Blige was paving the way for Lady Gaga’s current awards season […]

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Before and After: Pre- and Post-Globes, How Do Celebs Celebrate the Start of Awards Season?

Tiffany Haddish attends the Netflix 2019 Golden Globes After Party on January 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images for Netflix) There’s the glow up—and the get down. And during Golden Globes weekend, celebs were doing plenty of both, whether they were nominees or simply networking. The […]

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Lookin’ Like ‘Money’: Cardi B’s New Visuals Cement Her Status as a Style Icon

2019, your “bad bitch” anthem has arrived early—with fashion forecasting, to boot. The bevy of bad bitches here at The Root all asked to start our holiday weekends early after Cardi B (finally!) dropped the video for “Money” today, because we need as much time as possible to watch it […]

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Unreleased Music From Beyoncé Leaked and Somebody’s Probably Getting Fired

Image: Ezra Shaw / GETTY IMAGES It’s no secret that Beyoncé has no respect for our edges, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’d release music at some ungodly-ass hour. We learned that when the Beyoncé digital album dropped in 2013, and ever since that faithful night, we’ve […]

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Welcome to Marwen Is a Unique Perspective on Healing From Trauma—Plus, Janelle Monáe Kicks Nazi Ass

Janelle Monáe, in Welcome to Marwen As a child, I loved playing with Barbies. And not just doing their hair or dressing them in the latest Mattel fashions; I constructed entire cinematic universes. It was truly the catalyst for my love of filmmaking. Only hindsight and perspective taught me just […]

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Jennifer Hudson Just Gave Us the Homegirl Beauty Tutorial We’ve Been Waiting For

Vogue When it comes to glow ups, few have been more astounding than Jennifer Hudson’s. In the 14 years since she was an American Idol hopeful, she has transformed into an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy award-winning entertainer, bestselling author, and co-host of The Voice—with a lucrative (and very […]

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Keep That Same Energy: Teyana Taylor Channeled Medusa and Donatella for Versace

Vogue When you think of Versace, inevitably, a few things come to mind, chief among them creative director and muse Donatella and the Medusa that adorns the Italian fashion house’s logo. And these are exactly the icons Teyana Taylor was channeling when she dressed to impress for Sunday’s Versace Pre-Fall […]

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Adorned—and Adorable: Miguel Marries Longtime Love Nazanin Mandi 

Miguel and Nazanin Mandi arrive at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Gregg DeGuire (Getty Images) “It’s been one hell of a ride!” model and actress Nazanin “Naz” Mandi told Vogue of her […]

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Chris Brown Is Still Stalking Rihanna’s IG—and It’s Creepy AF

Chris Brown (L) and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images for NARAS) You know how every so often, your creepy ex pops up to remind that you should’ve long ago blocked them on social media? Last weekend, […]

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A 1st Peek at Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Film Is Here (Squint, or You Might Miss It)

Childish Gambino performs during Rihanna’s 4th Annual Diamond Ball on September 13, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Diamond Ball) 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 […]

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Sad News: Oprah’s Mother, Vernita Lee, Died on Thanksgiving Day

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for ESSENCE) Sad news for Oprah Winfrey and half-sister Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, as People confirms that their mother, Vernita Lee, died at her […]

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Taraji P. Henson Puts a Welcome New Spin on an Old Plot in What Men Want

BET Films/Paramount 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. A reboot of the 2000 comedy What […]

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Love, Peace and Soul (and a Little Faith): The 2018 Soul Train Awards Was a Night of ’90s Nostalgia

Faith Evans performs during the 2018 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: David Becker (Getty Images) 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 […]

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