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Celebrity

Drake Shared A Photo Of His New Face Tattoo & It's A Sweet Tribute To His Mom

by Alexia McKay

The “Hotline Bling” rapper clearly loves his mama.

#FreeBrittney

We Need To Talk To Our Kids About Brittney Griner — Here's How

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

“I want my son to know Brittney’s name but, more importantly, I want him to be able to take a brave stand if he hears friends parroting untruths.”

Celebrity

Drake Jokingly Roasted His Dad About The Tattoo He Got Of The Rapper On His Arm

by Alexia McKay

“I was just sitting here thinking why you do me like this we family 😂”

Self Love

Doja Cat’s Shaved Head Is Teaching Black Kids Hair Love

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

Our relationship with our Black hair must go deeper than the strands on our heads — it has to center our freedom to do with our bodies what we choose.

Celebrity

H.E.R Is Becoming A Disney Princess As Belle In New Beauty & The Beast TV Special

by Alexia McKay

“The world will see a Black and Filipino Belle!”

Entertainment

Obama Also Can't Stop Listening To Beyoncé’s Song Of The Summer "Break My Soul"

by Alexia McKay

Make sure to update your playlist!

Amazing Humans

13-Year-Old Makes History As Youngest Black Person To Be Accepted Into Medical School

by Alexia McKay

Alena Analeigh Wicker is heading off to med school and inspiring all of us along the way.

Celebrity

Grandma Tina Shared A Cute Little Update About Her 5-Year-Old Granddaughter Rumi

by Alexia McKay

Rumi knows what she likes!

Parenting

I’ve Learned A Lot Raising Black Multiracial Children. Here’s What I Want Fellow Parents To Know.

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

If we don’t do the work, society will jump right in and fill the gaps with damaging messages.

Celebrity

Ludacris Shares The Beautiful Values He's Teaching His Daughters

by Alexia McKay

“I'm just trying to pour knowledge and pour so much understanding and wisdom into them.”

Celebrity

Kelly Rowland Is Not Happy About What Happened At Sesame Place

by Alexia McKay

“I would've burned the place down.”

Celebrity

Cardi B & Kulture's Bedazzled Mermaid Outfits Might Be Their Best Matching Moment Yet

by Alexia McKay

Cardi and her husband Offset went all out for their daughter’s birthday.

Celebrity

JAY-Z Shares Rare Comment About How Fatherhood Changed How He Values His Time

by Alexia McKay

“Time is all you have. That's the only thing we control.”

Exclusive

Alicia Keys Gets “Frustrated” With Herself When She’s Being Too Serious With Her Kids

by JM Farkas

“I just think it’s really awesome to practice not being so serious.”

News

Simone Biles Makes History As Youngest Person To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

by Alexia McKay

The 25-year-old decorated gymnast said she was “honored” and “thankful” to receive the prestigious award.

Exclusive

Ciara Shares What She Loves Most About Russell Wilson As A Dad

by Alexia McKay

“It's the sweetest thing.”