Gymnast Jordan Chiles Talks Heading to Paris and How She’s Prepping for Her Second Olympic Games
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by DeAnna Taylor
3d ago
The countdown is on. In just a few short weeks, all eyes will be on Paris, France, as the world’s greatest athletes converge for the pinnacle of their respective sports—The 2024 Olympic Games. And one of the hottest tickets of the multi week event is women’s gymnastics. Two-time Team USA gymnast Jordan Chiles is certainly one to watch, and EBONY got to chat with the elite gymnast ahead of the games. “The biggest thing is to just go out there and have fun. Knowing that I’ve done this once before is the easy part—I’m not saying it will be easy—but I’ve been here,” Chiles tells EBONY over Zoom w ..read more
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“Descendants: The Rise of Red’ Star Brandy on New Film and Her Forever Fairy Godmother Whitney Houston
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by Delaina Dixon
3d ago
Brandy is back in regal fashion! Disney+ celebrated the world premiere of the Disney Original Movie Descendants: The Rise of Red at the Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. The singer and actress who originally played Cinderella nearly 30 years ago, returned to the role and graced the carpet with her co-star Rita Ora (Queen of Hearts) and other cast members. Brand and Rita Ora at the Descendants: The Rise of Red world premiere at The Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank, California. Image: Disney/Mike Baker. “She’s a queen now. She’s a mother. She’s married t ..read more
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The Honey Pot and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream Team up in one of a Kind Partnership
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by Tayler Adigun
4d ago
2024 is the year of the WNBA. From record-breaking attendance to social media dominance, thanks to the work of entertaining mascots and eye-catching tunnel fits, the sport is finally getting the recognition OG WNBA players have been championing for years. This trendsetting dominance isn’t exclusive to the on-the-court action as first-of-its-kind partnerships are also sprouting as the sport’s popularity increases. The Honey Pot is the latest playmaker to be putting some major points on the board when it comes to synergy and representation for underserved communities as it is now the official E ..read more
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Zodiac Style Stars: Cancers Slaying the Fashion Game
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by Tayler Adigun
5d ago
We let our zodiac signs determine if we should take a job, go on that trip, or break up with that friend. Why not use it to help us get dressed? Through this series, we will explore how our zodiac sign can inspire and enrich our wardrobes and help us put our best fit forward. Cancers: June 21 – July 22 Style profile: Comfort. Structure. Authenticity Cancers, the intuitive mothers and nurturers of the zodiac, are known for their emotional perceptiveness, sensitivity and caregiving nature — all the makings for a celestial level of comfort that is exuded by all of the moon children of the zodiac ..read more
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Rihanna Puts her Son RZA and A$AP Rocky in the Latest Savage X Campaign
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by Victor Qunnuell Vaughns Jr
5d ago
A$AP Rocky and his son RZA, whom he shares with Rihanna, have taken center stage in the stunning and heartwarming latest Savage X campaign, captivating audiences with their undeniable charm and style. A$AP Rocky, known for his cutting-edge fashion sense and boundary-pushing artistry, effortlessly brings his unique swagger to the campaign. Clad in the latest Savage X Fenty pieces, his presence adds a dynamic edge that perfectly aligns with the brand’s ethos of confidence and inclusivity. RZA and A$AP Rocky. Image: courtesy of Savage X Fenty. The touch of familial warmth and authenticity, the a ..read more
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Denzel Washington Redefines Fineness in ‘Gladiator II’ Trailer—WATCH!
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by Delaina Dixon
6d ago
It doesn’t take much to convince the EBONY staff that Denzel Washington is one of the most talented and finest men on the planet. So we’re always pleased when our thoughts are confirmed. Washington has a starring role In Gladiator II. Continuing the epic saga of power, intrigue and vengeance set in Ancient Rome, Lucius, who witnessed the death of the revered hero Maximus, is forced to enter the Colosseum. Washington plays Macrinus, a wealthy arms dealer who connects with Lucius. At the ABFF Miami Denzel Washington Retrospective, the actor, who has been making films for more than 40 year ..read more
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Wyclef Jean Says New Fugees Album Will Reflect the Times
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by Delaina Dixon
6d ago
The Fugees are hard at work on a new album, their first together in 28 years, and Wyclef Jean predicts that the music “will not be pretty.” “We just create tunes, things that are relevant to the time—we are going through a tough time, right? So I’m sure the music is not gonna be pretty,” Jean told EBONY after his electrifying performance at the 70th St. John Celebration in St. John, one of three territories that comprise the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jean added that the Fugees make “timeless music.” Indeed, their 1996 seven-time-platinum album The Score, featuring “Fug-Gee-La” and their remix of R ..read more
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Disney and Balmain Came Together for ‘The Lion King’ Collection: A Celebration of African Artistry
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by Victor Qunnuell Vaughns Jr
6d ago
When you ask a millennial what their favorite Disney movie is they’ll 98% of the time say ‘The Lion King’. With the news that Disney and Balmain have come together to release “The Lion King” collection, a line of ready-to-wear designs and accessories for men and women inspired by Africa’s artisanal traditions and celebrating emerging African talents, we have to say that millennials win again. The collection is prominently featured in a short film shot in South Africa by Femi Oladigbolu, which showcases the designs against stunning natural scenery, following a diverse group of African models l ..read more
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Can Black Men Freely Express Their Feelings? Pooch Hall On Mental Wellness and His New Movie ‘Murder Company’
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by Delaina Dixon
6d ago
The Game alum Pooch Hall left the football field behind and is now behind enemy lines in his new film Murder Company. He plays an American soldier assigned to eliminate a Nazi enemy target on D-Day. “Playing Coolidge where I got to represent Black fighters in World War II working alongside White soldiers, and not looking at it as a race thing, but as a brotherhood, that was really special,” he shares about the film, which is inspired by real-life events. A big proponent of mental health, Hall got to explore the mental state of Black men fighting during World War II and their unwavering resili ..read more
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Activist Eva Maria Lewis is Tackling Poverty-Induced Gun Violence Through the Prioritization of Wellness
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by Meena Anderson
1w ago
In 2022, gun violence became the leading cause of death for American youth: more than car accidents, more than overdoses, more than suicides. It’s easy to think this statistic is caused by a rise in school shootings when students returned to classrooms after the height of the pandemic. While the Pew Research Center did find that 60% of gun-related youth deaths, not all of those are the result of school shootings—in fact, some experts are advocating for distinctions between different types of gun violence. One of these experts is Eva Maria Lewis, founder of the Free Root Operation. Hailing fro ..read more
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