During an emergency meeting at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday, the past, present and future residents of Wakanda went to the Black Twitter polls and voted to ban all attempts at entry by Grammy Award-winning singer and world-renowned urinator R. Kelly.
Before most of black America pulled their dashikis over their head and threw kente cloths over their shoulders for the Black Panther premiere, they had collectively anticipated the premise of the movie with an unnatural excitement. Much of the hype had nothing to do with the storyline or the fact that the Marvel…
How do we count the ways we love Tarana Burke? The #MeToo founder has been rightfully getting her shine since the movement bearing the name she coined caught Hollywood’s attention last fall. In the months since, she has appeared on red carpets, been honored in Time magazine, and become a regular on the talk and news…
I was 6 years old when my mama educated me in the ways of saving princesses by touching flowers and shooting fireballs at turtles. Four years later, a kid in my class revealed a juicy bit of gossip: There were adult cartoons that aired way past our bedtimes.
Recently, a couple I have known for a long time split up—much to the surprise and disappointment of everyone around them. They were the kind of couple that threw amazing dinner and cocktail parties, who were the picture of love and affection everywhere they went, and generally made you feel good whenever you were…
On Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots meet for the Super Bowl, the spotlight in Minneapolis will be on more than the gridiron clash at U.S. Bank Stadium.
I’m a cosplayer. A black geek. A black, queer, cosplaying geek in a plus-size body.
There are many things in life that people bounce back from. The loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a short illness, a sports-related injury and a bad first date are all things you can rebound from—given enough time. You know what you don’t rebound from? Oprah excommunicating you.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has a long history of being problematic. Years before her success as a television host, she dominated New York City radio as a shock jock obsessed with celebrity gossip and provocative chitchat.
On Monday, the human black-man succubus, also known as Kim Kardashian, continued her trek to colonize the entirety of black womanness, thus completing her transition to become the first-ever cloned Armenian sex doll with black mannerisms.
Love them or not, you must admit that music’s most powerful couple knows how to make an entrance. Attending the Roc Nation brunch at New York City’s One World Trade Center this weekend, the Carters took a kid-free day-date to the next level.
If wage equality is communism...you know what? Never mind. This article is reporting what happened, so take that up with Jessica Chastain.
Is it bad that I sometimes mix up Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard? I really do like both of them, I just can’t always tell which is which.
Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain is well-known as one of the most vocal women in Hollywood when it comes to demanding equity, insisting that she be paid on par with her male co-stars. As she told Newsweek in 2017:
“I may never get married,” I said. At 22, what seemed like a statement of fact to me brought a look of horror to the face of my friend’s mother.
Cardi B accomplished something this week that no other woman—not even Beyoncé—has ever done: She currently has five hits in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at once.
Yes! My big chop and going fully natural was so freeing. (Edit: it’s been like 5 years now.)
OMG, THE OTHER BLACK BUTCH IN MN!!! We so need to have drinks.
I’m so glad you’re writing here at The Root. I never realized how much I needed to read a voice like yours on kinja.