A New Standard for Sizes 00-40: Universal Standard Goes Brick and Mortar—and Underneath It All

All-inclusive luxury basics line Universal Standard continues to break barriers when it comes to democratizing fashion—both in-store, and underneath it all. In the past week, the brand has made two major announcements. First, it’s moving into the underwear arena with its upcoming “Foundation” line, a series of…

No Mayoral Run, But Chance the Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia—and Drives Lyft for Chicago Schools  [Updated]

As the resident Chicagoan on The Root’s staff, it’s safe to say I keep an eye on the city’s resident talents—including Chance the Rapper and problematic prodigal son Kanye. Now, I’m thinking I need to get out more—or, at least, take a Lyft—since apparently, hip-hop’s favorite number-wearing philanthropist has been…

Simone Biles Makes USA Gymnastics History Again—and Makes the Organization’s President Recant Her Tweet on Colin Kaepernick

Simone Biles is a force to be reckoned with—in competition, and on Twitter. After once again upgrading her gymnastics program by nailing a vault no woman has ever performed during the USA Gymnastics team selection camp last Thursday, on Saturday she took a moment out of her busy schedule to clap back at an…

Who’s the Boss? Social Media Reminds Us Fenty Beauty Is Outselling Both KKW Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics

Here’s a billion-dollar empire in the making with the receipts to prove it: Following up on projections made in January of this year, pop culture aficionados PopCrave reignited talk of Fenty’s domination over the beauty industry via a tweet, comparing the ongoing success of the brand with that of the Kardashian-Jenner…