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Badass: Marketing Maven Bozoma Saint John to Star In an Upcoming Starz Docuseries Badass: Marketing Maven Bozoma Saint John to Star In an Upcoming Starz Docuseries

She’s known for transforming corporate images—and boardrooms—in her own inimitable, unapologetic style. But in-demand marketing maven Bozoma Saint John just secured a new bag, as star and producer of her own documentary series on the Starz network, titled Bozoma: Being Badass. (Notably, @badassboz is Saint John’s IG…

Another Woman Dies from an Illegal Butt Injection; Medical Examiner Rules It Homicide Another Woman Dies from an Illegal Butt Injection; Medical Examiner Rules It Homicide

When Leslie Ayala traveled to New York from Philadelphia on June 17 for another round of black-market injections to enhance her buttocks, she expected to leave with more curves, not go into cardiac arrest.

Queen Praises Continent: Beyoncé Pays Tribute to African Designers  Queen Praises Continent: Beyoncé Pays Tribute to African Designers 

Beyoncé memorably managed to incorporate every country in Africa into her onstage attire while headlining the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in early December, as well as commissioning a custom creation from the local luxury designers Quiteria & George.

How We Got That Glow: What Were the Glow Up's Favorite Black-Owned Beauty and Hair Finds of 2018? How We Got That Glow: What Were the Glow Up's Favorite Black-Owned Beauty and Hair Finds of 2018?

This time last year, The Glow Up was but a babe, just learning to strut these beauty and fashion journalism streets in our brand new heels. One awards season, two fashion months, countless beauty and fashion drops, collabs, controversies and awards later, we’ve had ample time to consider our favorite moments,…

Legendary Hairstylist Oribe Has Died at 62 Legendary Hairstylist Oribe Has Died at 62

Oribe Canales, the Cuban immigrant-turned-mononym celebrity stylist whose work typified the height of the supermodel era, died on Sunday at age 62. The legendary stylist, who was based in Miami, suffered liver and kidney failure after seeking cancer treatment in New York City last month, his husband, Zaki Amin,…

Post-Trump, Miss Universe Welcomed Its 1st Openly Transgender Contestant in 2018 Post-Trump, Miss Universe Welcomed Its 1st Openly Transgender Contestant in 2018

She didn’t take home the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce made history this year as the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant on Dec. 16 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Happy Holidays From New York! Fenty Beauty’s Latest Campaign Star Is Still the H.B.I.C.

She may be best known for her over-the-top personality and antics during her years on VH1’s “Celebreality” era (2006-2009), but Tiffany “Head Bitch in Charge” Pollard—nicknamed “New York” by Flavor Flav—hasn’t lost her mojo, managing to pop up on our TV screens when we least expect it, while maintaining a half-million…

Will Madam C.J. Walker’s Home Become an Incubator for Black Women Entrepreneurs? Will Madam C.J. Walker’s Home Become an Incubator for Black Women Entrepreneurs?

He’s co-built a beauty empire on his grandmother’s legacy, brought Essence magazine back to fully black-owned status, and at this summer’s Essence Festival (his first as owner), announced The New Voices Fund, a $100 million investment in black women entrepreneurs. Now, Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sun­dial…

Diamond Life? Offset Takes a Break from His Breakup Tour to Bling Out for His Birthday Diamond Life? Offset Takes a Break from His Breakup Tour to Bling Out for His Birthday

Knight in shining armor? Not so much. But Migos’ most lovelorn (and manipulative) member, Offset, did his best imitation while celebrating on Friday, dressing up in sparkling chainmail to kick off his 27th birthday weekend in West Hollywood, Calif.

Forest, But Make It Fashion: Tyler, The Creator Debuts His Latest GOLF Collection Forest, But Make It Fashion: Tyler, The Creator Debuts His Latest GOLF Collection

Honestly? With all the recent speculation about Tyler, The Creator’s personal life, we’d straight up forgotten that he has a clothing brand, GOLF. (Golf Wang, to be precise; named after the rapper’s one-time hip hop collective.)

12 Days of Gifting, Day 12: Stuff Those Stockings! 12 Days of Gifting, Day 12: Stuff Those Stockings!

If your family is one that goes all out to celebrate Christmas, no doubt you’re familiar with the tradition of filling Christmas stockings, in addition to presents under the tree. (It’s a European tradition, but a fun one, nevertheless). In fact, I’d guess that my parents are currently shopping for items to fill the…

Prada Is the Latest Perpetrator to Peddle Blackface Prada Is the Latest Perpetrator to Peddle Blackface

Here we are, on the cusp of 2019, and major retailers are still playing dumb about racial stereotypes and caricatures. This, just shy of a year since the British royal family admonished one of its own for wearing a “Blackamoor” brooch to meet then-future duchess Meghan Markle, and H&M coming under significant fire…

Talking the Stigma out of Infertility: 'You Don't Have to Suffer In Silence'

(Editors note: This is the second installment of a two-part series. You can read the first installment here.)

12 Days of Gifting, Day 11: For the Bibliophiles 12 Days of Gifting, Day 11: For the Bibliophiles

As the days are at their shortest and coldest, is there anything better than curling up with a good book? Better yet, in lieu tromping through store after store or guessing at sizes online, is there anything better than walking your fingers to the laptop and gifting a good book (or several) to the bibliophiles in your…

It’s On! Serena’s Cleared to Wear Catsuits on the Court—Everywhere but at the French Open It’s On! Serena’s Cleared to Wear Catsuits on the Court—Everywhere but at the French Open

The great catsuit controversy is over—well, kind of. Memorably, officials at the French Open banned catsuits directly after Serena Williams’ 2018 appearance wearing one, implicitly referring to the Nike-designed black compression suit Williams said made her feel like “a superhero” (it was also worn as a protective…

Living in Her Truth: Oprah Admits What She Was Really Thinking While Tasting that Tasteless Chicken Living in Her Truth: Oprah Admits What She Was Really Thinking While Tasting that Tasteless Chicken

By now, we’ve all seen it (if not, you should); a now-viral vintage clip of Oprah doing her talk show host best not to spit out a guest’s unseasoned-yet-million dollar prize-winning chicken (because, white judges) on her now-defunct hit daytime show (R.I.P. Oprah show. You are still missed).

12 Days of Gifting, Day 10: For the Escape Artist 12 Days of Gifting, Day 10: For the Escape Artist

You know what’s better than being home for the holidays? Globetrotting to an exotic locale—preferably one where it’s summer this time of year. Alas, we’re stuck behind our laptops, but we all have that someone in our lives who seems to be on a perpetual vacation (seriously, where do they get the time—or the money?)

Bevel Makes a Big Announcement: They're Becoming a Subsidiary of Procter & Gamble Bevel Makes a Big Announcement: They're Becoming a Subsidiary of Procter & Gamble

Big news from Tristan Walker, founder of revolutionary razor brand, Bevel (and two-time Root 100 honoree): his six-year-old Walker & Company brands is being acquired by household goods juggernaut Procter & Gamble. As reported by Fast Company:

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