Category: Profiles

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Y’all Knew Kamala Harris Was Black, Right? Turns Out She’s Also Got an Extra-Special Super Power | The Root

Y’all Knew Kamala Harris Was Black, Right? Turns Out She’s Also Got an Extra-Special Super Power | The Root

I’m sure it is tempting, but can folks please avoid that comfy cliché, “a star is born,” to describe what’s happening now with California Democratic S ...
America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

Rachel Lindsay, do you accept this fantasy of post-racial dating? Source: America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette ...
Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon Adell is poised to fulfill his destiny in MLB draft | The Undefeated

Jordon “Jo” Adell was born to play basketball. Adell is a physical slasher and an incredible leaper with a 40-inch vertical that would have placed him ...
Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash is having a moment. Finally. After 22 years of working in Hollywood. After hearing the kinds of feedback that would send even the most conf ...
Ayesha Curry heads a food-inspired empire | The Undefeated

Ayesha Curry heads a food-inspired empire | The Undefeated

Mother, NBA wife and Food Network personality Ayesha Curry says she wants her kitchen to be a relaxed environment. “It doesn’t need to be stuffy. I wa ...
Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough: ‘Don’t ever doubt yourself’ | The Undefeated

Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough: ‘Don’t ever doubt yourself’ | The Undefeated

Women of color have now taken home the Miss USA crown two years in a row. On May 14, Miss D.C. 2017, Kara McCullough, went “back to back” when she bec ...
Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100 | NPR

Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100 | NPR

A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinar ...
Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up black amid Confederate monuments | Vox

Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up black amid Confederate monuments | Vox

“I think we have to increase our shame — and I don't think shame is a bad thing.” Source: Bryan Stevenson explains how it feels to grow up blac ...
The New and Improved, Same Old J.R. Smith | The Ringer

The New and Improved, Same Old J.R. Smith | The Ringer

Basketball’s bad boy has become an elder statesman Source: The New and Improved, Same Old J.R. Smith – The Ringer ...
W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race | The Root

W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race | The Root

Comedian W. Kamau Bell gives a lot of credit to Chris Rock for taking a big chance on him in 2012 by executive-producing his first show, Totally Biase ...
The Mental Gymnastics of LaVar Ball | The Ringer

The Mental Gymnastics of LaVar Ball | The Ringer

He’s the architect of his family’s success. But how much further can he push before it all collapses? Source: The Mental Gymnastics of LaVar Ball – T ...
Activist Brittany Packnett is woke, and she’s empowering others too | The Undefeated

Activist Brittany Packnett is woke, and she’s empowering others too | The Undefeated

Culture, education, social and racial activism have all been parts of Ferguson, Missouri, activist and educator Brittany Packnett’s life since she was ...
Stephen Jackson Is Still Making Love to Pressure | The Ringer

Stephen Jackson Is Still Making Love to Pressure | The Ringer

The longtime NBA vet talks Big3 basketball, trash talking, and what happened to James Harden in Game 6 Source: Stephen Jackson Is Still Making Love t ...
Kym Whitley On Her Breakout ‘Master Of None’ Episode And Kanye West’s Failed HBO Pilot | Huffington Post

Kym Whitley On Her Breakout ‘Master Of None’ Episode And Kanye West’s Failed HBO Pilot | Huffington Post

"First of all, let me say: Working with Angela Bassett, I was nervous." Source: Kym Whitley On Her Breakout 'Master Of None' Episode And Kanye West's ...
Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying Alive’ | The Ringer

Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying Alive’ | The Ringer

Two years after his traumatic car accident, the comedian is thriving with a new Netflix special Source: Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying ...
Viceland’s Desus and Mero Are the Late-Night Comedy Duo America Needs | GQ

Viceland’s Desus and Mero Are the Late-Night Comedy Duo America Needs | GQ

Viceland's "Desus and Mero" co-hosts sound off on their most heated arguments, "President Cheeto," and whether or not America is screwed. Source: Vic ...
How Missy Elliott Became an Icon – ELLE

How Missy Elliott Became an Icon – ELLE

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah goes behind the curtain with the ultraprivate creative genius. Source: How Missy Elliott Became an Icon - Miss Elliot Interview ...
This BLM Activist-Turned-Politician Thinks We Can Learn Something From the GOP | Fusion

This BLM Activist-Turned-Politician Thinks We Can Learn Something From the GOP | Fusion

In Front Lines, Fusion speaks to activists leading the charge in all kinds of ways. Source: This BLM Activist-Turned-Politician Thinks We Can Learn S ...
‘I Had Never Been Any Place Where Black Women Were Running Things’ | The Atlantic

‘I Had Never Been Any Place Where Black Women Were Running Things’ | The Atlantic

Lauren Williams, the features editor at Essence, on the importance of mentorship in an industry short on diversity Source: 'I Had Never Been Any Plac ...
The man who made ‘Rob & Big’ worth watching | The Outline

The man who made ‘Rob & Big’ worth watching | The Outline

Christopher Boykin, the reality TV star known as “Big Black,” died this week. Source: The man who made ‘Rob & Big’ worth watching ...
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