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A group of women warriors (each a star in her own right), and a self-propelled social media phenomenon who turned authenticity into a platinum-selling career, Cardi B and the women of Black Panther cover two of four issues promoting Entertainment Weekly’s 2018 Entertainers of the Year.

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The Lion King has never been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’m convinced Mufasa did some shit to Scar to make him vengeful, and I’m pretty sure whatever it was, it was cause enough for Scar to react. But it’s 2018 and your childhood is coming back to life with Disney’s live-action remake.

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90s, black celebrities, black excellence, black music, black musicians, erykah badu, faith evans, soul train music awards, tichina arnold, tisha campbell -

All eyes and (marketing strategies) may be on millennials and Gen Z, but despite artists from those generations leading the pack in nominations, by all appearances, it was “grown folks music” that dominated the 2018 Soul Train Awards.

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Can I be real with y’all? The world we live in is complete and utter trash. Existing is hard, but things like Trader Joe’s plantain chips, direct deposits and plans you regretted making getting canceled are just some of the things that make existing bearable.

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black celebrities, black excellence, black movies, cheo hodari coker, creed 2, creed ii, michael b jordan, omari hardwick, red carpet style, ryan coogler, steven caple, sylvester stallone, tessa thompson, the root 100 -

Black excellence was once again on display last night in New York City. And while the cast of Creed II was conspicuously missing its prequel’s writer and director, Ryan Coogler, sequel writer (and Root 100 honoree) Cheo Hodari Coker was on hand, as was sequel director Steven Caple, Jr.

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2 dope queens, becoming michelle obama, black celebrities, black excellence, black girl magic, jessica williams, memoir, michelle obama, phoebe robinson, podcast -

How do you end a highly successful podcast (turned HBO special) in a major way? If you’re Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of WNYC Studios’ 2 Dope Queens, you interview the dopest queen around, our forever first lady turned soon-to-be bestselling author Michelle Obama.

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2018 the root 100, bj the chicago kid, black celebrities, black entrepreneurs, black excellence, black musicians, black writers, cheo hodari coker, danielle belton, darnell moore, michael arceneaux, panama jackson, the root 100, victory boyd -

What do you get when you put hundreds of well-dressed black folk, a great DJ, an open bar, and boundless black excellence into a trendy event space in New York City ? Well, if you’re me, you likely get a weeklong hangover, but you also get The Root 100 gala, our annual celebration of the year’s 100 most influential…

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black boy joy, black excellence, black hollywood, black lgbtq, black panther, lgbt, lgbtqia -

The older I get, the more selective I get with how I hand out my fucks. For example, I give a fuck about going to work, because I enjoy having a roof over my head and I also give a fuck about staying thin, hence why I run like I’m being chased in a horror movie.

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In a recent interview with US Magazine, Tina Knowles Lawson, the mother who blessed us with the gift known as Beyonce, said that her granddaughter Blue Ivy has been performing since birth.

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn the tables on the unseasoned for their ill-advised antics? Imagine getting reparations with a carefully worded incantation that gives a pompous bigot a taste of his own medicine.

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black designers, black excellence, cfda, cfda black designers, cfdavogue fashion fund, council of fashion designers of america, kerby jean raymond, pyer moss -

To say that designer Kerby Jean-Raymond has been on the verge of a mainstream breakthrough since launching his celebrity-beloved line, Pyer Moss, in 2013 would be an understatement—as it would be to say that he’s an established favorite of The Glow Up. In the past year alone, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born designer’s clean…

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black celebrities, black excellence, black politicians, danielle belton, tarana burke, the root 100, the root 100 2018 -

We celebrate black excellence every day here at The Root, but there’s one event where we celebrate the most influential black Americans of the year: our annual Root 100 gala.

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adut akech, adwoa aboah, black excellence, black models, black supermodels, british fashion awards, british fashion council, fashion industry, inclusive fashion, model, virgil abloh, winnie harlow -

Black beauty continues to disrupt and redefine the fashion industry, this time dominating the Model of the Year category at the upcoming British Fashion Awards, which announced its nominees on Tuesday. Contenders for the title at this year’s ceremony, which will take place on Dec. 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall,…

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Clearly, we need to remind Edward Enninful of our address. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue hosted a dinner for filmmaker Spike Lee in London, in honor of the BlacKkKlansman director “who has given so much to the creative industry over the three-and-a-half decades he has been working within…

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black cyclists, black designers, black excellence, cfda black designers, hennessy, hennessy x pyer moss, kadir nelson, kerby jean raymond, marshall major taylor, nas, pyer moss -

Champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor may not be known to the masses, but he was a pioneer in his sport. He was one of the most recognizable athletes in the world at the turn of the 20th century, having earned seven world records by 1898.

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black art, black artists, black excellence, guggenheim museum, hugo boss prize, rhode island school of design, simone leigh -

Black excellence has been awarded again. On Thursday, the Guggenheim Museum awarded its coveted Hugo Boss Prize to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Simone Leigh.

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amanda seales, black excellence, explainer, fuckboy guide, fuckboys, insecure, smart funny and black, the root tv, video -

One of Amanda Seales’ best and most reliable qualities is her ability to tell it like it is. The actress (Insecure), comedian and creator of the Smart, Funny and Black traveling game show has this delightful talent of jumping on a topic, giving her opinion and then shaping thought-provoking conversations about said…

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Belcher children, Black excellence, Henry County, Local, News, Summa Cum Laude -

Triplets of Henry County, Georgia graduated from Ola High School as summa cum laude with each […]

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Two high school seniors from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are celebrating this week after being […]

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Black Excellence, Education, Master Hilton Rawls III, Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark, News, Politics, Speeches, Top Stories, Video, Yazid Sharif -

NEWARK— Last night all eyes were on two of the youngest speakers at Mayor Ras J. Baraka‘s State of the City Address, who showed black excellence can come in the tiniest of packages. Master Hilton Rawls, III, a 7-year-old preacher from Greater Grace Church marched out to the podium at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) […]

The post 7-year-old boy brings down the house at Newark State of the City Address appeared first on theGrio.

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I feel so blessed that we are all seeing eye to eye! It’s time for […]

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black entrepreneurs, Black excellence, Business, Charlie Lucas, digital app, Hannah Lucas, mental health, notOK app, POTS Disease, siblings, Technology, teen app -

  Suffering from a mental illness can become extremely overwhelming and even leave victims feeling […]

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23-Year-Old Earns Ph.D, Black excellence, Julia Nepper, National, News -

Most “twens” spend their spare time watching TV or hanging out with friends, but that […]

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