This Black History Month, we’re spotlighting some outstanding women of color who are breaking barriers, thriving in their respective fields, and lifting up those around them. While people like Lauren Simmons and Joy Harper are making their marks on the financial sphere, creatives such as designer Pierre Davis, artist Ilana Yacine Harris-Babou, and actress Taylour Paige are representing in the realms of fashion, culture, and entertainment.
“To be young, gifted, and Black is where it’s at,” Nina Simone sings in the 1970 ode to her fellow melanated trailblazers. The High Priestess of Soul couldn’t have been more correct: the contributions people of color have made on the world are indeed precious, they are indeed significant, and they are more than worthy of recognition.
As for the health and beauty space, wellness specialist Lauren Ash is among the many Black women making strides to help WOC understand and openly talk about mental health. And in politics, young activists Naomi Wadler and Marley Dias are diligently working to make the world safer and more inclusive for Black girls.
The breadth and depth of Black women’s talents can hardly be summed up in a single gallery, but we hope this feature will inspire women of color everywhere to step into their authority and bask in the glory of their Blackness. Happy Black History Month!
Ryan Reynolds Joked That He Could “Pick Up the Ladies” at the Park Because He Has 3 Girls
blake Lively is officially adjusting to everyday life as a mom of three! In a recent interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan to promote her upcoming film, The Rhythm Section, the 32-year-old actress shared what having three little ones under the age of 6 running around is like, stating that it’s definitely “a lot of children.”
After congratulating Blake on her newest addition, Kelly – a fellow mom of three – strongly encouraged her to consider having a fourth baby. “If you have the third child, have the fourth child,” she said. “Because triangulation in children can be bad.” Blake then told Kelly that she could be her surrogate the fourth time around, but the talk show host was having none of that. “I will be the world’s oldest surrogate mom,” joked Kelly.
Additionally, Blake shared a story that got a few laughs in the audience about a conversation she had with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, shortly after they welcomed their third daughter. “We always tease each other,” said Blake. “After I gave birth, he was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you know, if I lost you and I went to the park with our three kids, I mean, think of the ladies I can pick up.'” Needless to say, Blake wasn’t exactly amused! Watch until the end to get your fill of Blake and Ryan’s incredible banter.
From Nostalgic Shows to New Originals: 43 Series For Kids to Stream on Disney+
Since Disney+ launched in November 2019, Disney fans young and old have been able to indulge in their favorite throwback TV shows and movies in addition to tons of new films, fresh original content, and shows that are currently running. If you have a mini Disney fan in the house, Disney+ has made it so that you can watch your favorite nostalgic shows with them, throw on their favorite series without having to DVR every single episode, and fall in love with new originals and reboots (looking at you, Lizzie McGuire) together!
Keep scrolling to see some of the best shows streaming on Disney+ for kids of all ages and interests.
Stars Are Feeling the Love! Meet the New (and Rekindled) Couples of 2020
Valentine’s Day is still a few days away, but a handful of stars have already been struck by cupid’s arrow! From new couples like Links”>Zac Efron and Halston Sage to rekindled ones like Jessie J and Channing Tatum, several stars are feeling the love this year.
I mean, you know what they say: new year, new romance, right? Meet the new (and rekindled) couples of 2020 ahead.