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Met Gala 2018: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chadwick Boseman & More Take the Red Carpet

Met Gala 2018: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chadwick Boseman Take the Red Carpet

This year’s Met Gala theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” It wasn’t a religious affair, but some of our favorite stars were channeling the church theme. Rihanna, one of the night’s co-hosts, took inspiration from the head of the Catholic Church. Lena Waithe made a powerful political statement, sporting the pride flag. […]

Black Girl Magic: Essence Announces 2018 Oscar Honorees

Essence magazine has announced the honorees for its prestigious “Black Women in Hollywood Awards” and it’s full of major power players in entertainment. The annual event, hosted during Oscar’s week, will honor Emmy-award winning writer/actress Lena Waithe; actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira; actress/activist Tessa Thompson and comedian/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish. “As the modern feminist movement continues to gain […]

‘The Chi’ Has Been Renewed for Season 2

Created and executive produced by Lena Waithe, The Chi is a coming-of-age drama set in south side Chicago, centered around a group of residents who, “become linked by coincidence, but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.” A deadly occurrence effects an entire community and unexpectedly connects the lives of Brandon (Jason Mitchell), Emmett (Jacob Latimore), […]

Lena Waithe Becomes the First Black Woman to Win Emmy for Comedy Writing

It was a night of firsts for Black comedians at the Emmys on Sunday night, September 17th. Lena Waithe made history as the first Black woman to win for comedy writing for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe also has a recurring role on the […]