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Issa Rae will host this year’s Diamond Ball. The “Insecure” actress will take center stage at Rihanna’s annual fundraising gala — which benefits the “Work” hitmaker’s own Clara Lionel Foundation — on September 13 in New York City, while “This Is America” hitmaker Childish Gambino will perform for the guests. And the “Umbrella” singer couldn’t be happier…

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Amanda Seales is the queen of reintroduction. Since her first big break as a child actor on the 1994 Nickelodeon sitcom “My Brother and Me,” she’s been in and out of the spotlight. As VJ Amanda Diva on MTV2, she enjoyed another big moment of fame, and it’s happening again now with her portrayal of the…

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Another Essence Festival has come and gone, refueling us with great music, food and community. There were so many amazing events, from the HBO “Insecure” party to the beauty and style expos. Black folks came out styling at this year’s festival, including some of our favorite celebrities. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Essence…

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Essence Music Festival began on July 5, 2018, as people flooded the streets of New Orleans to embark on the annual cultural celebration. On July 7, 2018, Issa Rae hosted HBO’s “Insecure” Live Wine Down at Essence Music Festival. The event was held at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. U.K. music sensation Ella Mai…

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Director James Bland is back with season two of his hit web series, “Giants.” Season two picks up with best friends Malachi (James Bland), Journee (Vanessa Baden Kelly) and Ade (Sean Samuels) navigating through life’s ups and downs while wrestling with their personal “giants.” James spoke in-depth about the process of creating the sophomore season. What have…

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Publisher Chinazo Enigwe, 24, created KAMSI magazine because she wanted to see herself. Dubbed “The Black Woman’s Bible,” its where you’ll find the latest trends in African fashion and culture. In August 2017, Enigwe launched the web series, “Seat At The Table,” a roundtable featuring millennial women who have candid conversations on relationships, feminism and hot topics. Enigwe says, “Think ‘Living Single’ meets…

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On Jan. 19, HBO hosted a VIP winter soiree in Park City to celebrate the release of the new “2 DOPE QUEENS” four-part special on HBO, based on the hit comedy podcast. The special, debuting on February 2, will consist of four hour-long themed specials. At the event, stars Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson introduced the show’s…

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The NAACP Image Awards paid homage to several of the top celebrities, artists, and cultural creators who made a significant impact over the past year. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center, award winners included Ava DuVernay, Omari Hardwick, Daniel Kaluuya, and Taraji P. Henson to name a few. Before the ceremony, entertainers such as Halle Berry, Issa Rae,…

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So, 2017 was a great year for women in the entertainment industry. From music, to TV, and film, women made sure 2017 was their year to make their mark. Watch this episode of rolling out’s Top 5 as we count down five women who made major moves in 2017.

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Atlanta’s new Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms gave a great victory speech after winning the runoff against opponent Mary Norwood. She repeated the catchphrase that has dominated social media for the last few years, #blackgirlmagic. “For all the little girls out there, who need somebody to believe that you’re better than your circumstances, I want you all…

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Immigrant. College dropout. No previous experience. These are not the words that come to mind when you think of entrepreneurship but it is the dynamic story that has transformed Vivian Kaye into a business powerhouse. Founder of the Canadian-based natural hair extension company KinkyCurlyYaki, Kaye has always stayed authentic to who she is. This transparency has…

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I would say the most challenging part of the modeling industry is feeling you have to be 100 percent perfect physically, feeling you have to look a certain way. I struggled with my body, beating myself up thinking what I have to offer isn’t good enough and having to face people judging you and picking you apart has been one of my major struggles and setbacks with pursuing modeling.”

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HBO’s “Insecure” star, creator, writer and producer Issa Rae used Instagram to announce she is the new face for CoverGirl. “I remember being an awkward Black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through [CoverGirl] ads, singing their slogan in my head,” Rae shared on Instagram. “Never EVER in…

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