Ashley Graham on Natural Childbirth, Her Baby Isaac, and Black Lives Matter

Dress, Mara Hoffman. Her own jewelry worn throughout. Justin Ervin Dialing in from a farm in Nebraska, where she is sequestered with her husband and seven-month-old baby boy, the supermodel opens up to close friend Kristen Bell about the “astronomical pain” of her natural childbirth, standing up for racial equality, and why she is not … Read more

Meet the Teen Black Lives Matter Activists Writing the Future

Over the last several months, Black Lives Matter protestors and activists have led the nation in an overdue reckoning, an excavation of how racism has permeated every aspect of American life: our schools, our policing, our workplaces, our justice system, our housing market, and more. For the young people in this movement, it’s a new … Read more

Monica Raymund on Hightown, Quarantine, and Supporting Black Lives Matter

As Hightown creator Rebecca Cutter remembers, Monica Raymund left her audition for the series lead saying, “You can cast whoever you want, but just so you know, I’m Jackie Quiñones.'” For her part, Raymund now realizes the potential riskiness of that move. “I love that story only because it worked out in the end,” she … Read more

The #OpenYourPurse Initiative Asks Celebs to Donate to the Black Lives Matter Movement

This past spring, as states went into lockdown and hospitals scrambled to secure enough PPE and space for the onslaught of COVID-19 patients, celebrities retreated into their multi-million dollar homes, mysteriously snagged hard-to-come-by coronavirus tests, and made jokes about how quarantine felt like “jail.” Maybe most notably, in the way that cringe-y social media gaffes … Read more

Prince Harry Acknowledges Black Lives Matter In Diana Awards Speech

Prince Harry says he’s “committed to being part of the solution” when it comes to dismantling institutional racism in the world. As part of his remarks during the virtual Diana Awards ceremony on what would’ve been Princess Diana’s 59th birthday, Harry became the first House of Windsor heir to openly acknowledge the Black Lives Matter … Read more

Pose Star Ryan Jamaal Swain Asks, Why Is It Such A Laborious Task For Black Lives to Matter?

It’s June, we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, and while we’d normally be celebrating the kickoff to summer and Pride month, we’re in the midst of international crisis, with unrest finally coming to a head. We are urging the world to face the person in the mirror and change their harmful, dangerous ways, … Read more

Art Fundraiser Reframing the Future Benefits the Black Lives Matter Movement

As Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter protests sweep the country, many are searching for additional ways to support the movement while seeking justice for the Black and trans communities. Starting today, more than 50 photographers and graphic designers are raising funds for the fight against systemic racism through the fundraising initiative Reframing … Read more

Why Organizers of Sunday’s Massive Black Trans Live Matter March Urged Protesters to Wear White

Dakota and Tirado didn’t simply choose white to mirror the protest of 1917, either. White was chosen because of all the poetic splendor associated with the color. In literature, white often represents newness—a fresh sheet of snow, a blank slate—and it was the same for Sunday’s Brooklyn Liberation match. “Another part of our incentive for … Read more

40 Powerful Moments From The Black Trans Lives Matter Protests Across The U.S.

JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock On June 14, a sea of thousands wearing white gathered in support of the Black trans community outside the Brooklyn Museum. The large-scale rally arrived after the murders of two Black trans women—Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells of Philadelphia and Riah Milton of Cincinatti, Ohio. Their deaths are two of 14 reported murders of trans … Read more

Netflix Curates Black Lives Matter Collection with 45+ Titles

As protests against police brutality in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue across the country, Netflix has announced a commitment to “highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.” Today, Wednesday, June 10, the streaming service launched a curated collection of movies, series, and documentaries dedicated to … Read more