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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Samira Wiley Is Overwhelmed By Having to Represent Lesbian WOC

Representational television shows and films are still too few and not where they should be, and starring in just one of them can burden actors of color — just ask the Handmaid’s Tale star Samira Wiley. Wiley recently spoke with Self about how difficult she finds it to deal with that kind of responsibility. “It can feel overwhelming sometimes,…

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Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Journey of Self-Acceptance Through Hair

Just because you’re Diana Ross’s daughter doesn’t mean you’re excluded from the insecurities and cosmetic social constructs that exhaust young women of color. In fact, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross can pretty much map out her entire young adult life solely by her relationship with her hair. She recently told The Hollywood Reporter, “There was a…

‘Riverdale’ Camila Mendes: I’m Lucky to Have a Non-Stereotypical Latina Role

One of our fave Riverdale stars Camila Mendes recently got super real on finding awesome roles for Latinas and — shocker! — it’s super hard! Speaking with People Chica, she opened up about how grateful she felt to find a role where she didn’t have to be a Latina stereotype. “It’s just so refreshing to see a different…

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Another Day, Another Instance of Jenner Cultural Appropriation

Okay seriously Jenners, enough with this. Not that even one instance of appropriation is excusable, but this is getting absolutely ridiculous. Today’s example comes from the sisters’ clothing line, Kendall + Kylie. The brand’s Instagram page recently posted a picture of an outfit that many are saying derives from Chola culture. Just so we’re all…

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Solange on Charlottesville: ‘F*ck Your Stale Ass Bland Ass Monuments’

Solange deleted her Twitter account last night but left the social media platform with a strong message. Her departure from the site comes in light of the horrific events in Charlottesville, and the response from our spineless, bigoted “POTUS.” Before deleting her account, she tweeted, “Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip, when are we…

Priyanka Chopra, Meghan Markle & More on the Realities of Being Women of Color

For their April 2017, Allure magazine interviewed 41 actresses, models, entrepreneurs and more women of color on what it was like growing up with their skin tone in America. We’ve parsed the issue for the best bits and provided our favorite accounts below.  Padma Lakshmi “Before high school, I lived in a white suburb of…

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‘Vogue’ Just Gave a Bunch of White Girls Credit for the Gold Hoop Earrings Trend and It’s Not OK

Hey Vogue, ever heard of a little thing cultural appropriation? Because that’s what you’ve officially just endorsed. On Wednesday, Vogue.com released an article called “Why Updos and Gold Hoops Are the Ultimate Cool-Girl Summer Pairing” describing the latest look of ponytails and gold hoop earrings. The problem? That they gave credit to mainly white models…