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The 19 Most Incredible Moments For Black Hollywood In 2016

Our picks for the best in black entertainment this year.

Sylvia Obell • 2 years ago

Ava DuVernay Shows The Humanity In An Inhumane System

With a tender portrait of one family in Queen Sugar and a searing indictment of the prison system in 13th, DuVernay deepens her career-long commitment to addressing injustice.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

Black LA Finally Gets Its Love Letter With Issa Rae’s "Insecure"

The comedian’s HBO show celebrates the city with rich landscapes and a soundtrack that captures LA's laid-back mood — and sticks with viewers long after the credits roll.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

How White People Can Support People Of Color Now

Allyship isn’t a one-time thing — it’s a series of investments. Here are some concrete actions you can take to support people of color in Trump's America.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago
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Tomi Obaro • 2 years ago

One Of The World's Best Long Distance Runners Is Now Running For His Life

As marathon runner Feyisa Lelisa crossed the finish line to win the silver medal at the Olympics this summer, he raised his arms over his head in an X to defiantly protest the Ethiopian government's treatment of his fellow Oromo people. Three months later, unable to go home or see his family, he contemplates the price of being a world-class athlete speaking out.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

Chicago Artists Are Making Music For The City They Want To Live In

Artists like Jamila Woods, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Malcolm London, and Ric Wilson make music that honors their hometown as it is and as they want it to be.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

Three Days Of Mourning Begin For 52 Killed In Ethiopia After Protest Turns To Stampede

Police had fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the air to disperse crowds during an anti-government protest at a religious festival.

Claudia Koerner • 2 years ago

How Black People Keep Each Other Alive

In a world where any interaction with police could turn us into hashtags, black people remind each other that our lives matter.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

How "Two Can Play That Game" Flipped The Script For Black Rom-Coms

Fifteen years after the glossy battle of the sexes rom-com was released, we spoke to members of the cast and crew about how the film came to be, how it opened doors for a generation of black entertainers – and an iconic ponytail GIF even politicians use.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

We Tested 24 Pairs Of Affordable Skinny Jeans And These Are The Best

We tested 24 pairs of jeans from Old Navy, H&M, Forever 21, Target, and American Eagle to find out which brand's pants are actually worth the money.

Natalie Brown • 2 years ago
Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

13 Olympic Medals You Could Actually Win

Even if your name isn't Simone.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

Let's Talk About The Album That Actually Made Usher An Icon

Fifteen years after 8701's release, Usher’s third studio album still serves as a blueprint for what R&B (and Usher himself) is capable of — even as the artist struggles to find his footing in today’s pop music landscape.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

18 Black Women Olympians Who Have Kicked Ass On Team USA

From tennis to track to bobsled, black women Olympians have been breaking records — and barriers.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago
Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

23 Makeup Bags That Will Make You Feel Like You Have Your Shit Together

Let's be real, your purse is messy enough already.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

15 Reasons Romeo Santos Is The King Of Bachata

Feliz cumpleaños al Rey de Mi Coraz–err, Bachata.

Hannah Giorgis • 2 years ago

How Many Black People Can You Mourn In One Week?

To be black in America is to exist in haunting, mundane proximity to death at all moments.

Hannah Giorgis • 3 years ago