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Real talks? We don’t all agree that Thanksgiving is a holiday worth celebrating. After all, its colonialist roots resulted in the genocide and marginalization of indigenous people—and later, imported and immigrating people—the effects of which persist to this day.

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Recently, Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts all sat down to have a brutally honest discussion about what it’s like to be a woman in television and things got real. This week Net-a-Porter released their latest installment from actress roundtable discussion series, and both Union and the viewing audience seemed pleasantly surprised when Pompeo used […]

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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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Actress, model and producer Kim Porter was found dead on Thursday after what appeared to be a prolonged battle with pneumonia.

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  Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have named their baby girl in a way that honors them both: Kaavia James Union Wade. #TBT Goes back to that one night in China when i decided to get my daughters name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade! #paternityleave While we understand including the last names Union and Wade is a homage to […]

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With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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With a thriving life as an in-demand actress, television and Broadway producer, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur, wife and mother—with a newborn, no less—it’s hard to imagine that Gabrielle Union could possibly fit anything else on her already very full plate. But with the release of her latest collection with…

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Fun fact: Despite voting early, I’ve been proudly holding onto my unworn “I Voted, Did You?” wristband for two weeks now, just waiting to wear it on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in solidarity with my fellow voters.

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Gabrielle Union just nabbed another gig. The actress is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy The Perfect Find, based on the novel, The Accidental Diva, written by Tia Williams.  According to TheWrap: The Perfect Find is the story of Jenna Jones (Union) who, desperate to have a fresh start in the world of […]

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Gabrielle Union has secured the rights to Juleah Del Rosario’s debut novel, "500 Words Or Less," a young adult fiction about a Chinese-American high school senior's college application process.

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Netflix just dropped Nappily Ever After, the highly-anticipated film that stars Sanaa Lathan and Black Hollywood turned out for the red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Thursday night. FIRST LOOK: Sanaa Lathan in Netflix’s ‘Nappily Ever After’ Stars like Nia Long and Gabrielle Union showed up to show love for the next movie to join […]

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Johnny Wright is back with a new episode of Black Glam where he will takes us inside the world of celebrity styling and shares stories from the folks who beautify the biggest Black stars in the industry. On this episode, Wright sits down with hairstylist to the stars, Larry Sims to find out how he […]

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Taraji P. Henson wants to make you laugh. That’s what we found out when we visited the set of her latest film, What Men Want, in Atlanta. Of course, over the years, she’s given us flashes of humor, especially as the outlandish Cookie Lyon on Empire, but Henson has rarely done outright comedy and never […]

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  It looks like Dwyane Wade may be heading to China. The beloved NBA star who is a free agent has reportedly been offered a three-year, $25 million contract to play pro ball for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. ESPN says the pre-tax coins would make Wade the highest-paid player in China and would be one of […]

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  Gabrielle Union takes her role as a stepmom seriously and she’s committed to raising her three boys right. She co-parents Dwyane Wade‘s children, Zaire and Zion, as well as his nephew, Dahveon and she recently revealed she had to school them on appreciating the beauty of ALL Black women. The actress and producer was […]

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On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Facebook talk show, “Red Table Talk,” she and fellow Black Hollywood favorite Gabrielle Union finally let go of their 17-year feud. Even though both actresses have teased us about this long overdue sit-down in the press, the episode showing how it all went down wasn’t released until Memorial […]

The post Outgrowing Petty: What Gabrielle Union and Jada Pinkett-Smith can teach us about forgiveness appeared first on theGrio.

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are teaming up to give a Miami home a serious makeover. One of our favorite power couples will be starring in an HGTV special called “All-Star Flip” in which they will buy a fixer-upper and fix it up to turn it around. The proceeds from the project will go toward […]

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Gabrielle Union wasn’t happy when she saw a tweet about her that reduced her to just being her husband’s wife and she didn’t stay silent about it. On Monday, the outspoken movie star decided to give a Miami television station WSVN a piece of her mind after reading a tweet about her, reminding them to […]

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Black celebs showed up and showed out at this year’s Oscars and the significance of history-making year in film was not lost on Vanity Fair. Their photographer, Mark Seliger, captured several stunning photos of beautiful black folks like Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, and Zoe Kravitz at their portrait studio on Sunday night. Lena Waithe posted one on […]

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As the dust settles from one of the wildest NBA trade deadlines in recent history, the appropriate questions are: Who won? And who lost? Maybe it’s the Detroit Pistons, who are 5-0 since Blake Griffin’s arrival. Perhaps it’s Magic Johnson, who cleared cap space for two max players. Or maybe it’s a guy who didn’t […]

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There are so many good Black shows continuing into 2018. Some of them are chucking deuces and some are in it for the long haul...

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When I see a Black writer, editor, or publisher creating quality work, I make sure to put my coins there. In that vein, here are 7 books by Black authors that came out in 2017 that everyone should read. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds Jason Reynolds is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling literary […]

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After Big Mama and Big Daddy clear the table of fried turkey, mac ’n’ cheese, collards, potato salad and more — and after the last football game ends — it’s time to head to the movies with a slice of pie. But instead of vegging out to watch marathons of delicious reality shows (you know […]

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50 Cent wears many hats. He’s a rapper, actor, executive producer and entrepreneur. But he deserves another title:  ‘Biggest Bully On the Block.’ Fiddy has no chill when it comes to coming for celebrities on social media and his constant criticism straddles the line between light jabs and downright mean. In the last week, his […]

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The actress, who will bid farewell to Being Mary Jane when the show wraps this season, is already gearing up to grace the small screen again.

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Beyoncé’s “Run the World” provided the biggest hint on how the night would go down to the capacity crowd at North Carolina A&T University. Bey’s 2011 ladies anthem played on a loop from 5:15 p.m., when the lines wrapped around Harrison Auditorium started moving, until 6:09, when NC A&T alumnus and town hall moderator Danya […]

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Writer Niki McGloster breaks down why she never wants to end up like BET's Mary Jane Paul.

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In the highly anticipated holiday movie Almost Christmas, Gabrielle Union plays a divorcee who comes home for the holidays and gets pursued by an old flame (Omar Epps). Through lots of awkward moments and laughs, the two figure out whether they have what it takes to try love again. Both Union and Epps know a […]

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Almost Christmas hits theaters November 11th, just in time to bring holiday cheer! Director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and Executive Producer Will Packer (This Christmas) spoke with theGrio about why their movie is unlike any other holiday film. They also talk about why Almost Christmas focused on a father (Danny Glover) as a central character […]

The post David E. Talbert, Will Packer talk creating ‘Almost Christmas’ movie: ‘It’s really a love story’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Actress Gabrielle Union was hoping for a long break on the set of BET’s Being Mary Jane in Atlanta so she could watch her husband return to the only NBA home he knew for 13 years before surprisingly going home. Dwyane Wade was expected to follow the footsteps of Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, […]

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Gabrielle Union filed a lawsuit against BET, accusing the network of extending episodes of "Being Mary Jane" in an effort to squeeze more out her contract.

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