There’s nothing better than strong women tapping into their power. We’ve seen it with Shonda Rhimes causally mentioning how she owns Thursday nights (and with her move to Netflix, she’ll soon own the remaining six). We’ve seen it with Serena Williams both owning her greatness on the court and embracing her black girl magic (soon to be black girl motherhood) outside of the court. We’ve seen it with the revolutionary release of Beyonce’s Lemonade–a love letter to black womanhood and a stunning memoir to forgiveness.
This does not include Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”—an incongruously peppy single from her upcoming new album, reputation, that aims for scalding pettiness but lands on blandly pitiful.
Hollywood attracts some of the most incredibly talented, stupidly beautiful and ethnically diverse artists on the planet. This variety of culture should be always be celebrated in every way possible.
Unlike some publications that use flimsy excuses to compile lists of solely white celebrities, Small Screen Girl vows to appreciate the flawless contributions of Hollywood as a whole, not just its white counterparts that uphold one standard of pretty.
If these stunners aren’t on your beauty radar, you may want to drop the ancient “science” and grab an Uber to the nearest LensCrafters.
Here’s are SSG's Most Beautiful Celebrites of Color...
Did you know that an estimated 15% of people who receive flowers on Valentine's Day sent them to themselves? No shade, but honestly thought that they number would be a lot higher because there is literally an app for that. Apparently, being married, having a significant other or really good friends is enough for the other 364 days of the year, but on Valentine's Day, that love must be publicly validated.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with being your own valentine. This Small Screen Girl, lover of rom-coms and hopeless romantic, buys herself flowers all the time. However, if you don't want people to know that you sent yourself that stunningly overpriced bouquet of roses, you will need an alias. Hollywood is positively packed with BAE material, and is the best place to start for inspiration.
Here are 12 celebrities who would make the perfect (imaginary) Valentine.
If you’re even the most lax consumer of entertainment, odds are you’ve seen Mahershala Ali's flawlessness on your big or small screen at least once. His gorgeousness, charisma, insane talents, and love of fashion is more than enough to make this now two-time SAG Award winner this week's #MCM. He’s been mine for more since his breakout role in USA's The 4400 (2004-2007).
For all the preparation that goes into Christmas, it's insane that it just lasts two days. If you're anything like me, you're definitely not ready to let go for the yuletide cheer. And what better way to do that than to check in on your favorite Instagram-lovin' celebrities?
Here's how stars from Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, Jussie Smollet and more did the holidays with flare, glam and luxury...
It's one thing to dress up as a ghoulish monster or your favorite TV character for Halloween, it's a whole other thing to embody them mind, body and soul. And yet that's what Kelly Clarkson did this Halloween with her scary-good cover of Sia's "Chandelier" in a live Facebook video on Sunday.
Drake should be shook.
On Sunday, Oscar-winning actress, Vogue cover model and Hollywood's most daring fashionista Lupita Nyong'o took to Instagram to share a new skill: freestyling. The video commemorated Nyong'o surpassing over three million followers on Instagram.
While on the currently press tour for Disney's Queen of Katwe, MC Nyong'o dropped bars about how fly she is. "Speak four languages, doing deals in Spanish/Hit 'em with the autograph and poof I vanish!" she raps while stunning in a black and white dress and shades.
I’m glad I’m not Jay Z.
Though I would commit felonies for access to his half-billions, I don’t envy the husband who has to buy a gift befitting of Sasha Fierce’s 35th birthday. Or the man whose alleged infidelities inspired Beyonce’s instantly iconic Lemonade visual album.
Let me preface this by saying that I try not to get too political on my blog, but it's hard not to get swept up in the pomp and circumstance and not to mention the actual history made at the DNC this week when Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination for President of the United States, becoming the first woman to ever do so. Just a little glass ceiling shattering going on here. Kind of a big deal.
But I digress. This might not be something you say every day, but I do: Thank God for Twitter...and that block button.
Throughout this dumpster fire of an election, the social media platform can be a cathartic place to vent frustrations, unload with humor and find that you’re not alone.
It’s also cluttered with so many clever, hilarious contributors that often leave me in awe of their rapid-fire wit. When I was sprawled on the couch watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and was finally introduced to a Hillary Clinton’s pick for Vice President, a sweet, salt-of-the-earth man named Sen. Tim Kaine, who speaks Spanish and is folksier than your dad eating apple pie in a cornfield on the Fourth Of July, I immediately flocked to Twitter to join in the brilliant and shockingly kind welcome to the political spotlight. And they didn't disappoint, believe me.
Here are some of the brilliant and hilarious tweets about the new potential VP.
It may seem like the country is in a horrifying tailspin after last week's sickening displays of police brutality with the killings of Alton Sterling (July 5) in Baton Rogue, Philando Castile (July 6) in Minnesota, and the sniper-style massacre of Dallas police officers at an otherwise peaceful anti-police brutality protest (July 7). The shootings left five police officers dead, and injured seven more as well as two civilians, according to HuffingtonPost.com.
Even worse, the heavily-armed and violent police response to otherwise peaceful demonstrations across the America, particularly in Baton Rogue where Sterling was killed, echoes Ferguson’s disastrous protests following Michael Brown's murder in 2014.
Well-known and beloved Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was one of over 100 people arrested in Baton Rogue late Sunday night after documenting police provocation.
BLM supporters across the country flooded the Baton Rouge Police Department with calls in effort to get McKesson and others released. He was eventually freed on Sunday afternoon.
As we all try to process how such injustices are happening in America, Black Twitter has managed to find joy in every victory, and celebrated DeRay’s release with the #DerayHasBeenReleasedParty hashtag. It was filled with brilliant humor, carefree joy and the ever-present wokeness. It even caught the eye of Queen Sugar and Selma director, Ava DuVernay.
Here are the some of the highlights of the #DerayHasBeenReleasedParty hashtag: