Tag: mass media

‘There’s a Double Standard’: André Leon Talley Talks Possible Eviction and Pay Inequity at Vogue in Discussion With Tamron Hall

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Marc Jacobs (Getty Images) One of the most formidable forces in fashion is also known for his forthcoming commentary—legendary editor André Leon Talley rarely minces words, whether giving incisive commentary on a runway look, or writing a bestselling (and bombshell) memoir, 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches. The latter is making its debut […]

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American Beauties: Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman Confirmed as Co-Chairs of a Distinctly Diverse 2021 Met Gala

Naomi Osaka, left; Amanda GormanPhoto: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images), Ben Gabbe for Glamour (Getty Images) In years past, today, the first Monday in May would typically find our eyes trained on the steps of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as we waited to see what incredible ensembles the celebrity set would be wearing at the […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Celebrating Our Pioneers of Style

Black creativity is not and never has been a trend—though we have certainly launched more trends than we could possibly count, or have ever rightfully been credited for. Accordingly, in March 2020 we launched The Glow Up 50 to celebrate our own—the tastemakers, trendsetters and boundless creators who elevate our organic aesthetic on a global […]

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Sean Hannity Calls 13-Year-Old Child Killed by Police a ‘Man.’ Twitter Drags Him for It

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) If a used domestic terrorist boot and a discarded sock with a meth addiction had a baby it would be Sean Hannity. Advertisement The inherently racist, spewer of hate and lover of all things white Fox News host will stop at nothing to make his point, including desecrating the memory […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Meet the Innovators of Image

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. The category is: Image. We hear it over and over again: “Representation matters.” But an ongoing racial reckoning and inventory of the fashion, media and beauty industries (among others) has confirmed what we’ve long […]

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Whew Chile, the Ghetto: Geraldo Rivera Comes for Black Fox News Guest’s Hood Pass

Porn Stache; Black GuyScreenshot: YouTube Geraldo Rivera will forever have the soul of Al Capone’s nationally televised bank vault. The mustached drifter will forever be an empty, vapid windbag who loves him some hot takes washed down with some sound bites. Advertisement So if you asked me if I had Rivera checking a Black man’s […]

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Black Woman Snatches Former Fox News Host’s Soul After She Calls Him Out for Pretending to Care About Black People

Aisha MillsPhoto: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Republican SpankBang, aka Fox News, is known for its plethora of white men spouting lies to an audience of dunces. Advertisement Apparently, a former Republican PornHub host named Eric Bolling (which totally sounds like a porn name) walked off a BBC News show Wednesday after another guest—and current member […]

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Sexual Assault Allegations Cost Deshaun Watson His Endorsement Deals With Nike, Beats by Dre

Photo: Jonathan Bachman (Getty Images) As this Deshaun Watson situation—in which the embattled NFL superstar has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior in over 20 lawsuits—continues to unfold, on Wednesday, the three-time Pro Bowler learned that a few of his most lucrative partnerships have officially been put on pause. Advertisement ESPN’s Sarah Barshop […]

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Fox News Is Being Sued AGAIN Over Its Coverage of 2020 Election Fraud Propaganda

Photo: Anton Garin (Shutterstock) Boooooy, these conservative news outlets sure did let their little ex-president get their asses in some shit, didn’t they? Advertisement Fox News, aka Republican OnlyFans, has already been sued once—along with then-Donald Trump attorneys and Satan sock-puppets Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell—by Smartmatic USA, a voting tech company based in Florida […]

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The Funk Boutique: What Does Black Girl Magic Look Like Now?

Image: Steven Meisel for British Vogue After a year of ongoing lockdowns and traumatic racial reckonings, many of us have wondered: When will joy be back on the menu? Now that spring is officially upon us (and the promise of vaccinations, as well) some of us are seeing the light at the end of the […]

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‘Conde Nast and I Have Decided to Part Ways’: Alexi McCammond Exits Teen Vogue

Alexi McCammond attends day 2 of Politicon 2019 at Music City Center on October 27, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo: Ed Rode for Politicon (Getty Images) Last week, we told you about Teen Vogue’s latest hire, Alexi McCammond, who was set to take on the role as the digital platform’s new editor-in-chief. Advertisement We also noted […]

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Get Ready for the Weekend With These Discounted Kindle Books

Image: Amazon Spring is almost here, and we’re all ready to spend some more time outdoors. But whether you’ve still got a few more days of winter or you like to kick back under the sun and turn a few pages, it’s nice to have a good book to keep you company. If you’ve already […]

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Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexi McCammond Wants to Be Held Accountable for Previous Anti-Asian and Homophobic Tweets

Alexi McCammond speaks onstage during day 2 of Politicon 2019 on October 27, 2019.Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Politicon (Getty Images) Following up on an internal email sent to Teen Vogue staff earlier this week, incoming editor-in-chief Alexi McCammond has published an expanded letter addressed to the Teen Vogue “community, staff, readers, writers, photographers, content […]

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‘There’s No Excuse for Language Like That’: Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Alexi McCammond Apologizes for Previous Anti-Asian and Homophobic Tweets

Alexi McCammond attends day 2 of Politicon 2019 at Music City Center on October 27, 2019.Photo: Ed Rode/Getty Images for Politicon (Getty Images) Content Warning: The following article contains screenshots with anti-Asian and homophobic language. Alexi McCammond was named Teen Vogue’s new Editor-In-Chief on Friday, which was a major career move for the political reporter. […]

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The Gospel According to André: Amid an Eviction Dispute, the Fashion Legend Says He Is ‘Healthy in Mind and Spirit’—and Doesn’t Need Crowdfunding

André Leon Talley attends the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 05, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images) Ahh, fashion…one day you’re in, the next day you’re out—but for those concerned about André Leon Talley being thrown out of his longtime home in White Plains, N.Y., […]

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Niecy Nash Will Host the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards

Niecy Nash attends the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards on November 11, 2019.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour (Getty Images) The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards has found its fabulous host—Niecy Nash! “I am so thrilled to be hosting this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, honoring the LGBTQ stories and images that change the […]

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A Case of Bad Manors: André Leon Talley Embroiled in Eviction Battle

Screenshot: Ugg (YouTube) André Leon Talley has much to be proud of in his storied career: being mentored by legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, blazing a trail as one of the first Black talents on Vogue’s masthead, and being both a bestselling author (of 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches) and a bonafide fashion legend, garnering his […]

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The Best Streaming Services, According To Our Readers

Photo: Mollie Sivaram (Unsplash) Top Pick: Hulu | $6/Month After Free 1-Month Trial People really love their streaming apps. When we asked our readers what their favorites were, we knew we’d get some excellent responses. Sure enough, we saw passionate cases for just about every app for can imagine from Netflix to PBS. One thing […]

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PageTurners: Where There Is Strength There Is Joy

The Gilded Ones; Between Two Kingdoms; DoppelgangbangerImage: Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House, Haymarket It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Strength and joy go hand-in-hand, and this week’s literary releases beautifully celebrate both. In certain parts of the country, we’re knee-deep in snow and ice, and finding the strength to feel […]

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Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Fox News Sued by Voting Tech Company Over Voter Fraud Propaganda

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Rudy Giuliani—the man whose teeth and hair dye have made multiple attempts at running away from his face to no avail—appears to be finding out the hard way that words have consequences. He and fellow wackadoodle attorney Sidney Powell—the right-wing Robin to Giuliani’s white nationalist Batman—are now defendants in another […]

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Disclosure, I May Destroy You, Twenties and P-Valley Among 2021 GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), Disclosure (2020), I May Destroy You (2020), Twenties (2020), P-Valley (2020)Photo: Netflix, HBO, BET, Starz, Screenshot: Netflix/YouTube Sure, awards season may look a little different this year, but the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization is still coming with that representation energy! On Thursday, the nominees for the 32nd GLAAD […]

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