Being Black in Hollywood often comes with a price and regret.
"Aretha made a lot of women look at themselves differently and changed how a lot of men looked at women," said Franklin fan Alma Riley.
(Reuters) — Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul.
The funeral will take place following a two-day public viewing of her casket.
(Reuters) — A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.
She will be greatly missed.
But dark-skinned Asians are still largely absent from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." Still "whitewashing"?
"Crazy, Rich Asians," a film that debuted Wednesday, is the first Hollywood production in over two decades that doesn't use white actors to portray Asian characters.
Waithe is no longer letting stereotypes stand in her way.
For many Black women, hair is tied to identity. Award-winning screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe said queer stereotypes prevented her from cutting her hair, until now.
"Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that."
Aretha Franklin's voice is world renowned. The pain, struggle and subsequent liberation behind it isn't as well known. As we come to terms with her imminent departure from the earthly realm, we will forever cherish one of the most beautiful voices known to man.
The question that finally shut Kanye West up.
Because Beyoncé was given unprecedented control of her upcoming Vogue cover, Tyler Mitchell got the job.
Anna Wintour, who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988, has never given control over the magazine's cover, and she's never hired a Black photographer for it.
Tyler Mitchell, 23, a New York University graduate and Instagram sensation, who has shot campaigns for Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, will shoot Beyoncé for the September issue.
Whoopi Goldberg was not for the games when it came to Jeanine Pirro's inflammatory comments on 'The View'
Union said that her stepsons "have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it."
Actress Gabrielle Union partnered with AT&T ( No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) for its Dream In Black campaign during Essence Fest over the weekend to inspire Black people to dream big and live their wildest dreams. At the event, Union shared with the press that the topic of colorism has come up in her household and explained how she addressed it.
It's so similar that charges of plagiarism have been suggested.
Whether a person is a writer, an actor or a rapper, the work is a vital part of the craft. And proprietary. It's not just about getting a nod for it. It's about paying people when they "inspire" you and respecting other people's artistry. In the words of Erykah Badu, "I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my sh*t!"