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The W Stands for ‘Why’: What Is Going on With This Shoot for W Magazine—and What’s With the Trees?

Images pursuant to fair use.Photo: Juergen Teller for W Magazine “Defund W Magazine!” exclaimed The Root’s contributing entertainment writer Shanelle Genai on Thursday, after seeing the most recent images released from W’s annual “Best Performances” issue—which we should note is a bevy of Black excellence. In truth, we’ve been clowning the cover story for days, […]

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The D&I We Deserve: Ulta’s Newest Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Is Tracee Ellis Ross

Two years ago this month, I gave myself a challenge: realizing that I wasn’t walking the talk I preached daily on TGU, I launched a Black-Owned Beauty Month challenge in February of 2019, restricting myself to only Black-owned cosmetics and personal care products for Black History Month. The results were, at turns, comical, insightful, inspiring […]

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Lighten Up: Pattern Beauty’s Newest Formula Is a Whole 2021 Mood

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2019 launch of Pattern Beauty.Photo: Morgan Lieberman (Getty Images), Pattern Beauty Happy New Year! It’s the first Big Beauty Tuesday of 2021—and after the heaviness of 2020, we are understandably looking to lighten up this year, in every way imaginable. “Here’s to a collective sigh and release of what needs […]

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InHAIRitance: Tracee Ellis Ross, Ayanna Pressley and Color Of Change Advocate for Small Black Beauty Businesses and the CROWN Act

A screengrab of U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley as she participates in Supercharge: Women All In, a virtual day of action hosted by Supermajority, on September 26, 2020; Tracee Ellis Ross speaks during the GCAPP EmPOWER Party & 25th Anniversary Virtual Event on November 12, 2020.Photo: Getty Images for Supermajority (Getty Images), Getty Images for GCAPP […]

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We Still Do It in Style: Fashion Made an Unexpected Impact at the E! People’s Choice Awards

Photo: Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment In 2020, awards shows may not look like they used to, but damn if we Black folk aren’t skilled at making even the worst year of our lifetimes (thus far—ugh) look remarkably good (as a people, we’ve unfortunately had centuries of practice). As evidence, look no further than the 2020 E! […]

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Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Political: What Are Black Celebrities Doing on Election Day 2020?

Joy To The Polls Graphic: Courtesy of Election Defenders This is the day the overlord has made, let us cringe and be anxious in it. The most politicized Tuesday of the year—also known as Election Day—has finally arrived, which means today will be a very vote-heavy day. Yes, that even includes my beat in entertainment, […]

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Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Political: What Are Black Celebrities Doing on Election Day 2020? [Updating]

Joy To The Polls Graphic: Courtesy of Election Defenders This is the day the overlord has made, let us cringe and be anxious in it. The most politicized Tuesday of the year—also known as Election Day—has finally arrived, which means today will be a very vote-heavy day. Yes, that even includes my beat in entertainment, […]

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E! People’s Choice Fashion Icon Award Winner Tracee Ellis Ross Reminds Us Fashion Is in Her Blood

Tracee Ellis Ross in Thierry Mugler’s 1992 runway presentation.Screenshot: Tracee Ellis Ross/YouTube The widely beloved Tracee Ellis Ross has many identities: award-winning actress, director and producer, activist, beauty entrepreneur, and the middle daughter of stage and screen icon Diana Ross. Lesser known is that well before she was delighting us on Girlfriends or Black-ish (which […]

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Reggie Hayes Speaks on Battling Congestive Heart Failure and Girlfriends Being Undervalued

Persia White, Tracee Ellis Ross, Reggie Hayes, Jill Marie Jones and Golden Brooks in Girlfriends (2000-2008)Photo: CBS Television Distribution It’s been twenty years since the premiere of Girlfriends and one of its co-stars, Reggie Hayes, has some things to say. Advertisement Though the series delightfully centered Black women, Hayes’ “William Jerrowme Dent, Esq.” was a […]

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There May Not Have Been a Red Carpet, but the 2020 Emmys Stayed Home in Style

Zendaya presenting at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards on September 20, 2020.Screenshot: Entertainment Tonight Plunging necklines. Shimmering sequins. Tailored tuxes. They may not have made their way onto a red carpet this year, but there were nevertheless plenty of each at the reimagined 72nd Annual Emmy Awards, where Hollywood showed us that one pandemic don’t […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Inks Content Production Deal With ABC Signature

Throughout her entire career actress Tracee Ellis Ross has used her artistry as an avenue to bring diverse narratives to television and she will continue doing so through a new production partnership. According to Deadline, the black-ish star recently inked an overall deal with ABC Signature. As part of the multi-year partnership, Ross will develop […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan Are Thanking You for Being a Virtual Friend With a Golden Girls ‘Reimagined’ Rendition

Tracee Ellis Ross on February 22, 2020; Regina King on November 24, 2019; Alfre Woodard on February 08, 2020; Sanaa Lathan on April 08, 2019.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Getty Images), Rich Fury/Getty Images (Getty Images), Amy Sussman/Getty Images (Getty Images), Presley Ann/Getty Images (Getty Images) If you threw a Zoom party, would you invite everyone […]

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We’re Sensing a Pattern Here: Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and More Center Black Hair This September

Screenshot: Djeneba Aduayom (Elle Magazine Heads up—if you hadn’t heard, our tresses are trending this month. A number of famous and brilliant women have put their heads together to discuss one of the most specific and polarizing aspects of Black beauty—our hair. Advertisement Earlier this week, Glamour magazine debuted their groundbreaking September cover story, which […]

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Rainbow Was Relegated to ‘Lady Chores’ on Black-ish, but Tracee Ellis Ross Wasn’t Havin’ That Ish

Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ishPhoto: ABC Tracee Ellis Ross isn’t boss-ish, she’s a whole boss. In a recent episode of the LA Times’ TV podcast “Can’t Stop Watching,” Ross spoke with LA Times staff writer and show host Yvonne Villarreal and recalled the time she spoke up on behalf of her character Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, […]

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The 72nd Emmys Awards Are Definitely Happening—What Else Is Still Happening in 2020? Black History Firsts!

Leslie Jones announcing the 2020 Emmys nominations.Screenshot: Television Academy/YouTube An awards season day in the life of a Black creator or a Black person interested in entertainment/award ceremonies goes a little something like this: Black person is nominated for or wins a big deal award. Black people rejoice (on Twitter, etc.) because we’re rooting for […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Partners With Nonprofit PushBlack to Uplift Black Stories

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) These days (well, every day if you’re really about that life), the M.O. is to uplift Black people, our stories and our accomplishments. Via Instagram last weekend, actress and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross announced her new partnership with the nonprofit PushBlack in order to highlight outstanding Black people throughout history […]

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