J. Elle talks about love and family in her new book, ‘Ashes of Gold’

J. Elle first burst onto the writing scene with the New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Wings of Ebony. Elle is back with book two of her series, Ashes of Gold, which tackles racism, privilege and love. Ashes of Gold is book two of a duology. To better grasp Ashes of Gold, should people read Wings […]

Jorja Smith lost her way creatively ‘a little bit’ last year

Jorja Smith has admitted she felt like she needed some time off this year to reconnect with herself and get inspiration for her new music. Jorja Smith lost her “creativity” last year. The 22-year-old singer is hoping to take some time out this year to find the time to watch “cool films” to inspire her […]

Nicki Minaj torched on Twitter for slut-shaming women, shading Cardi B

Fans are getting sick of Nicki Minaj’s tired tantrums and histrionics because she is no longer the center of gravity in the female hip-hop game and that the genre that seemingly orbited around her has, for the time being, moved to her hated rival. They accused the “Anaconda” rapper of blatant hypocrisy for exploiting her […]

Viola Davis weighs in on Academy Awards controversy

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Viola Davis recently shared her thoughts on the call for African-Americans to boycott the upcoming Academy Awards because of its lack of diversity. “The problem is not with the Oscars, the problem is with the Hollywood movie-making system,” Davis said at Elle‘s recent 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner. After […]

Teyana Taylor flaunts fall style for ‘Elle’

Songstress Teyana Taylor returns to her roots in Harlem, New York, for a new fashion feature in Elle Magazine. G.O.O.D. Music’s first lady, known for her tomboy aesthetic, took the fashion publication on a tour of her hometown while showcasing some of this season’s fliest fashions from Ellery Mayfair, Calvin Klein, and her go-to designer, Alexander […]

Kelly Rowland gets nude

Kelly Rowland teamed up with Lance Gross for a beautiful pregnancy photo shoot with very classy nudes. The photos, which were shot by Lance Gross, were released alongside Mrs. Witherspoon’s Elle story,  in which she describes her diet and fitness regime during her pregnancy and her expectations for life after. It’s been an amazing experience watching some of […]

‘ELLE’ editor apologizes for portraying Solange Knowles in racist blackface

Jeanne Deroo, Editor of French Elle, created an uproar after she released a photo of herself wearing blackface and an Afro wig. Deroo claimed that she was attempting to portray Solange Knowles while attending a private party. But after posting the picture on her Instagram page, it instantly went viral. Once the picture caused outrage, […]

10 popular magazines that rarely feature black women on the cover

Female-driven magazines often have major influences on the perception of beauty. But when the most popular magazines lack diversity, it can subliminally tarnish the self-image of those who rarely see their likeness on the cover. According to a report by Huffington Post, several of the most popular magazines in the nation aren’t interested in featuring […]

Kim Kardashian still snubbed by fashion designers?

Who knew that Kim Kardashian, an admitted fashionista whose fashion finds are photographed nearly everyday by gawkers and stylists alike, is still snubbed by high-end fashion designers. Kim K recently did a photo-shoot with Elle Magazine for their March issue and the stylist for the shoot, Nicola Formichetti, stated, “People wouldn’t lend me the clothes. […]