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Check out an online art exhibit of the censored and shadowbanned
Rankin Creative’s new project shines a light on what Instagram and TikTok don’t want you to see.
Behold the stunningly long-nailed women of TikTok
The platform’s talonistas attract ASMR fans and nail fetishists — and lots of haters who think they’re “gross.”
Ralph Lauren's HBCU collab gives due credit to Black collegiate style
Students and faculty from Morehouse and Spelman Colleges will get first access.
How Rihanna’s pregnancy style changed the game for maternity fashion
Since the start of her music career, Rihanna’s looks have been immaculate — and now she’s encouraging a new generation of expecting mothers to style around their belly, not over it.
From pink polo shirts to weird boots: How Kanye's fashion has evolved
Beyond his music, the artist now known as Ye has influenced millions of people with another genius element: his style.
How a viral tweet turned into a queer coming-of-age graphic novel
Two years after sharing a short comic about her birthplace — Wuhan, China — Laura Gao returns with the introspective ‘Messy Roots.’
Nike honors Black History Month with three amazing Air Force 1 shoes
The company’s also donating $140 million as part of its Black Community Commitment efforts.
How Steve Harvey became the unlikely god of dad fashion
Flaunting YSL loafers and Bottega Veneta trench coats, the Family Feud host is changing what menswear means for guys over 50.
‘Skyrim’ is bringing Black gamers solace
The beloved fantasy world is still giving players joy, freedom, and peace.
Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray
They’re subjected to endless abuse online, but they’re undeterred. “I’m about to change the face of cosplay,” says one Black creator.
Netflix fires Black, pregnant employee organizing worker walkout
The streaming giant continues to find new and novel ways to shoot itself in the foot regarding Dave Chappelle’s latest transphobic comedy special.
NBA legend Allen Iverson on his first weed collab with Al Harrington’s Viola
The pair talk about their marijuana strain, dubbed ‘96, and what it’s like to be part of a growing industry.
From ‘Yeezus’ to ‘Donda’: How Kanye turned concert merch into an empire
Controversial or not, Mr. West has the magic touch when it comes to fashion — and his influence reaches anyone from Virgil Abloh to Travis Scott.
Frank Ocean’s jewelry line wants to be more like Tiffany, not Travis Scott
Homer’s high prices show it’s much more than another merchandise wing.
Rihanna taps an all-Black biker gang to model her Savage x Fenty lingerie
And they’re putting in the work, work, work, work, work, work.
Black teen kicked out of skating rink after facial recognition mis-ID'ed her
What kind of skating rink installs facial recognition technology, anyway?