Erin E. Evans
Erin E. Evans
editorial director, culture
June 19, 2018

Celebrating Juneteenth with family, food and freedom — and some of America’s best black chefs

The James Beard Foundation's first Juneteenth celebration was organized by 'Top Chef' contestants Chris Scott, Brother Luck, Adrienne Cheatham and Tanya Holland.

Nov. 22, 2017

Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ reboot isn’t worthy of a Thanksgiving binge session

Spike Lee's 1986 film has been translated to the small screen as a 10-episode series, but the update still feels stuck in the past.
Nov. 7, 2017

You can thank Natasha Rothwell for keeping the laughs coming on ‘Insecure’

The actress who portrays funny friend Kelli dishes details about the HBO series and what it's like being both a performer on-screen and a writer behind the scenes.
Sept. 11, 2017

‘Insecure’ season 2 was messy. But that finale was hella satisfying.

Sunday's episode, "Hella Perspective," delivered on its title.
Sept. 7, 2017

Yvonne Orji is on her way to becoming your favorite black funny woman

And if the 33-year-old 'Insecure' actress can help normalize the African experience along the way, even better.
July 22, 2017

‘Insecure’ season two is television for us, by us — and it’s even better than before

Creator Issa Rae shouldn't sweat the Emmy snub — her connection with her core audience is what really makes this series shine.

June 20, 2017

Why did two black-owned networks bring back 'The Cosby Show' amid assault accusations?

Despite the allegations against Bill Cosby, Bounce TV and TV One say viewers still want to see the Huxtables.
May 29, 2017

Paris mayor denounces black feminist festival because it is "forbidden to white people"

On Monday, Anne Hidalgo tweeted that she had reached a "clear solution" with the organizers.
May 3, 2017

From Jordan Edwards to Alton Sterling, what will it take for justice to be served?

Alton Sterling's family didn't get justice. We can only hope Jordan Edwards' family won't wait in vain.
March 9, 2017

With a gun-toting Harriet Tubman, 'Underground' is the perfect ode to revolutionary women

The second season premiere of 'Underground' capped off an epic International Women's Day.
Feb. 1, 2017

7 black women perfectly describe what it means to be a feminist

From Audre Lorde to Zendaya, these women offer timeless quotes to live by.

Dec. 23, 2016

People are obsessed with this black New Orleans Santa who apparently never ages

Fred Parker has been dressing up as Santa for the past 40-plus years.
Dec. 20, 2016

Michelle Obama's last interview as first lady offers the hope we all need

In an hourlong talk with Oprah, FLOTUS urged Americans to be their better selves.
Dec. 13, 2016

2017 Golden Globes nominations: Meet 20 nominees of color who deserve a "yaaass!"

Nearly a quarter of the nods for acting and directing are for people of color.
Nov. 25, 2016

Donald Trump taps Donald McGahn, KT McFarland to join administration

Donald McGahn picked for White House counsel. KT McFarland appointed as deputy national security adviser.
Nov. 25, 2016

Donald Trump owns stock in the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners is the parent company building the pipeline.

Nov. 25, 2016

Arizona grandma feeds stranger who she accidentally invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench's story went viral for all the right reasons.
Nov. 25, 2016

Florence Henderson, who starred as the mom on "The Brady Bunch," dead at 82

America's TV mom was also a contestant on Dancing With the Stars in 2010.
Nov. 17, 2016

The internet is losing it over these Thanksgiving remixes of a Shirley Caesar sermon

Shirley Caesar is loving what the internet is doing with her sermon — and even joined in on the fun.
Nov. 8, 2016

On #ObamaDay, the internet is reminiscing on all the best moments of the Obama years

Although we've come ... to the end of the rooooadddd.