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When Keeping It 'Colonial' Goes Wrong: Vogue Brazil Editor Resigns After Using Black People as Props at Birthday Party When Keeping It 'Colonial' Goes Wrong: Vogue Brazil Editor Resigns After Using Black People as Props at Birthday Party

Just prior to the release of its Spring Fashion Issue, Vogue Brazil suddenly finds itself without a style editor, as Donata Meirelles found out the hard way that using black people as props in a nod to the glorious history of colonization isn’t so chic in 2019.

Runway to Revolution: Telfar Global Teams Up with Black Lives Matter Runway to Revolution: Telfar Global Teams Up with Black Lives Matter

As the fashion world recovers from the biannual marathon that is New York Fashion Week (and moves on to London Fashion Week), we’re finally able to pause and reflect on the many hits, misses and coming trends we’ll see in stores come fall.

Dear Future Lover, Please Don't Surprise Me with Kenny G on Valentine's Day Dear Future Lover, Please Don't Surprise Me with Kenny G on Valentine's Day

We have a minor “hot or not” debate going on in The Root’s Slack as I write this, sparked by the latest gesture of love from Kanye West to wife Kim Kardashian West.

Life, Loss and #LovingAlana: A Valentine Life, Loss and #LovingAlana: A Valentine

Alana Devich had been quietly intrigued with Malkia Cyril since the mid-1990s. Nearly 20 years later, she answered his text request for a date with what she called her “best line ever.”

Boo'ed Up: If You're Single, Don't Settle. Find Somebody Who Loves You Like These Celebs Love Each Other Boo'ed Up: If You're Single, Don't Settle. Find Somebody Who Loves You Like These Celebs Love Each Other

What are we doing this Valentine’s Day? Well, in lieu of any more enticing prospects, we’re apparently living vicariously through others, as we do some light Instagram-stalking to see how a few celebs are celebrating the so-called “Day of Love.”

Queen, Meet Crown: Regina King Gets Even More Glorious this Awards Season Queen, Meet Crown: Regina King Gets Even More Glorious this Awards Season

Fun fact: Regina King’s name literally translates to “Queen King,” Regina meaning “queen” in Latin. In case you think you think that’s a coincidence, her sister Reina’s name translates to the same, albeit in Spanish—and the two share a production company called Royal Ties. (Another fun fact: Rihanna is a derivation of…

Black-Owned Beauty Month, Day 13: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink Black-Owned Beauty Month, Day 13: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

I’m in the mood for love... simply because it’s Black-Owned Beauty Month! Apparently, this whole Valentine’s Day thing is contagious (or communicable, depending on who you ask), because I found myself wanting to remix a romantic look I saw on the Rodarte runway this Fashion Week.

Chicago Was Founded by Blackness—and We're Still Its Foundation Chicago Was Founded by Blackness—and We're Still Its Foundation

On the northeast corner of the bridge that joins the southern stretch of Michigan Avenue to the northern portion known as “The Magnificent Mile,” there stands an elegant, life-sized bronze bust of a black man.

The Beat Goes On—and So Does Black-Owned Beauty Month! The Beat Goes On—and So Does Black-Owned Beauty Month!

Don’t call it a comeback... I’ve been using black-owned beauty products all month! Still, last weekend, I admittedly had to take a little break from daily documenting to both travel and cover a few little no-name events like the Grammys, the BAFTAs and New York Fashion Week (thankfully, not all in person).

Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the 'Money' Maker Made Magic with Mugler Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the 'Money' Maker Made Magic with Mugler

It was the statement dress that set the tone for a history-making night, and just the first of many designs by Mugler worn by Cardi B on Sunday, as she conquered the red carpet, the stage, and the Best Rap Album category at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Blackface-gate Continues: Katy Perry Gets Caught in the Controversy and Gucci's CEO Addresses Their 'Mistake' Blackface-gate Continues: Katy Perry Gets Caught in the Controversy and Gucci's CEO Addresses Their 'Mistake'

It’s New York Fashion Week, and the hottest trend isn’t coming down a runway, but almost daily on our newsfeeds. Blame Megyn Kelly, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (or his Atty. General Mark Herring) or the growing number of designer labels accused of cultural insensitivity or flagrant disregard, but we’ve currently got…

Spread Love: Alvin Ailey Embarks on Its 60th Anniversary National Tour Spread Love: Alvin Ailey Embarks on Its 60th Anniversary National Tour

Still looking for the perfect gift to surprise your sweetie with this Valentine’s Day? How about a night filled with music, beauty, passion, and “Revelations”? Acclaimed dance company Alvin Ailey has now been stunning us for 60 years with dance, original choreography, and themes that celebrate the unique beauty and…

Gold Digger? Did Kanye's 'Friend' Turn a Fashion Week Booking Into a 6-Figure Fraud?  Gold Digger? Did Kanye's 'Friend' Turn a Fashion Week Booking Into a 6-Figure Fraud? 

No one man should have all that power—and by “power,” we’re talking the ability to negotiate, book and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payment for a Kanye gig the entertainer didn’t even know about.

Now That Cardi's Got the Grammy, Is She Gonna Get the Cookies? Now That Cardi's Got the Grammy, Is She Gonna Get the Cookies?

Of all the folks we were rooting for at Sunday night’s Grammys ceremony, no win made us happier than Cardi B’s history-making moment for Best Rap Album.

Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs

Our eyes may have been glued to the Grammys on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but on Sunday night in London, England, a different awards ceremony was taking place. As we enter the home stretch of the 2019 awards season, the film portion of the British Academy Film and Television Awards (also known as the BAFTAs) was…

Gift from the Heart: The 'I Didn't Forget' Guide to Winning Valentine's Day Gift from the Heart: The 'I Didn't Forget' Guide to Winning Valentine's Day

If it seems like we’ve been a little “blasé, skip it” about Valentine’s Day this year, it’s because we have been. Truth is, historically, the lovers’ holiday has consistently been a bit of a letdown, so color us less than enthused.

Amid Calls to Boycott Gucci, Collaborator Dapper Dan Takes a Stand Amid Calls to Boycott Gucci, Collaborator Dapper Dan Takes a Stand

One of the biggest fashion stories of 2018 was the unlikely union of groundbreaking designer Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day and one-time nemesis Gucci. After being called out for sending its own versions of Dan’s classic hip-hop-era designs down their 2018 Resort runway, the Italian luxury label did more than apologize; they…

Music, Fashion and Black Girl Magic: Join The Glow Up for the Grammy Awards Red Carpet Music, Fashion and Black Girl Magic: Join The Glow Up for the Grammy Awards Red Carpet

The performance lineup for the 2019 Grammys may be “in flux,” but we know there will be plenty of showing out (and likely, plenty showing, in general) on the ceremony’s red carpet this Sunday. From meat dresses to all-sequined everything, as always, we’ll be there watching.

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