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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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Last night, I was part of the sold-out crowd that gathered at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to see the only first lady I will recognize—Michelle Obama—at her Los Angeles tour stop for her new book, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 10, some of the most visible female activists of our generation joined forces to give their thanks, support and love to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her Sept. 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, compelling testimony that was nonetheless unable to thwart the confirmation of…

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Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row and the actress used her platform to highlight the work of Black designers. The black-ish star made a conscious decision to choose outfits created by Black designers and pulled off ten wardrobe changes during the live show. “I’ve featured black […]

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When we heard that Tracee Ellis Ross was returning to host the 2018 American Music Awards for the second year in a row, we knew the show would be as much about fashion as music. After all, the former model and fashion editor has never shied away from a style statement. But Ross took it one step further, taking a cue…

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Real talk? We knew what the 2018 American Music Awards were gonna be about before the first statuette had even been awarded. The intention of the evening was made clear the second it was announced that Taylor Swift only needed three more wins to unseat the much-beloved late, great Whitney Houston as the female artist…

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and we’ve got the full list of artists who snagged themselves a trophy. Cardi B and Drake were leading the pack of nominees with eight nods each. Other artists up for American Music Awards include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, […]

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“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross says she has no problem being 45, single and childless, and in fact wonders why people think it’s their business. In an interview with InStyle magazine, the actress and daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross said it perplexes her that society needs to put labels on people. “Some of the ability to […]

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If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

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Issa Rae revived her #YachtSh*t party tradition to celebrate the record number of people of color for nominated for 2018 Emmys awards.

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The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards are in and it looks like Cardi B and Drake are leading the pack with eight nominations each. Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha announced the long list of nominees that includes Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, and Migos among others from YouTube Space Los Angeles […]

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While our heads were turned by the melee at the Harper’s Bazaar party on Friday night, there was another star-studded New York Fashion Week event that went off without a hitch, honoring a fashion legend in timelessly elegant style.

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You’ve seen them on screen, on the red carpet and often, right here on The Glow Up. And now, just in time for New York Fashion Week, several of our favorite fashionable celebs have landed on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed 2018 list!

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  The nominees for the 2018 Emmys have been announced and it looks like it has been a big year for Black folks on television. There’s a lot more melanin than usual in the long list of actors and personalities in the running for a trophy and we couldn’t be happier about it. Colin Jost […]

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Yara Shahidi is a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to see what this amazing actress and activist does next. There’s lots to love about this talented beauty who has the poise of a woman three times her age at just 18. Her intelligence is as undeniable as her flawless face and […]

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Kenya Barris is the man behind ABC’s hit, black-ish and the series that was just renewed for a fifth season just completed a four-episode arc that had fans very worried. The show’s main characters, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracy Ellis Ross) were experiencing an especially troubling time inter marriage and were separated, forcing fans […]

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Rainbow Johnson, portrayed by Tracee Ellis Ross on ABCs popular black-ish, frequently wears a head wrap to bed. So do Rainbow’s precocious daughter Diane, played by Marsai Martin; Rainbow’s meddling mother-in-law Ruby Johnson, played by Jenifer Lewis; and her older daughter Zoey Johnson, played by Yara Shahidi, who has gone off to grown-ish college and […]

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Here is #thedownload for May 7th. Childish Gambino broke the internet with his latest video ‘’This Is America.’’ In a creative way, Gambino managed to address the issues that we are facing today: from police brutality, gun violence, and racism. It’s a video that you’ll have to watch more than once. Check out our Youtube […]

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The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday evening and the stars were out in full effect on MLK Day to celebrate black excellence. Anthony Anderson hosted the show for a fourth time and called it the “Oprah For President Headquarters” before bringing out six women with a […]

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The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday evening and the stars came out in droves. The event took place on Martin Luther King’s birthday and the significance of the day was not lost on the numerous celebrities who took time to take a stand once they got […]

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The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards was hosted by Anthony Anderson and aired live on TVOne from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, but you can take a look at the list of best moments if you missed anything...

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The NAACP Image Awards are always a time to celebrate black culture, but the fact that this year’s show fell on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday made it an even more powerful event. After host, Anthony Anderson opened the show he called the “Oprah For President Headquarters,” he brought up some serious talent to deliver […]

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This year’s list of Golden Globes nominations are causing quite the stir thanks to some serious snubs and flubs from the Hollywood Foreign Press. Although a few of our favorites nabbed some nominations, (Anthony Anderson, Issa Rae, MJB, and Denzel to name a few) there were some glaring gaps in other areas. The biggest shocker […]

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What’s up, gang? We’re on a short week because of Thanksgiving, but we’re going to power through anyways. By the way, I linked up with the 30 for 30 gang to talk about their first episode of season two. You can listen here! can we talk about serena williams giving out replicas of her trophies […]

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The 2017 American Music Awards was full of highs and lows and theGrio.com was on deck for the big occasion. Here’s a rundown of what went down at the AMAs: Kehlani is extremely sweet and extremely tatted up. Like all over. Wow. Even though she lost her award to Beyoncé, she was overjoyed to attend […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross SLAYED as the host of the 2017 American Music Awards and the only thing as entertaining as her hosting chops was her arsenal of outfits. The actress, who recently launched a line of her own at JC Penney, showed off 12 killer looks while emceeing the event and we have a rundown […]

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Stars hit the red carpet at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday and served up some serious fashion game for the big event. While there weren’t too many familiar faces in attendance, a few of our favorite celebs showed up and showed out while others jut showed they’re in need of new stylists. Take […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross will be close by when her mom, Diana […]

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In case you missed it, July 31 was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It represents the seven additional months that African-American women have to work to reach the same wages that white men made last year. Celebrities such as Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross and others took to Twitter, wearing the same “phenomenal woman” T-shirt […]

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I’m finally back home for more than a day, and I’m very happy about that. On Monday I was on The Ryen Russillo Show, and it was an excellent experience. If you want to hear the show, here you go. Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3. 40 Under 40: Sports Media Talents https://t.co/9kvw6R53eI — The […]

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