Bianca Betancourt

Broadly

In 'Guava Island,' Donald Glover Paints Death Into Music

Donald Glover's musical drama about a singing martyr invokes sentiments around loss in communities of color, akin to Nipsey Hussle's recent passing.
Bianca Betancourt
4.16.19
Womens History Month

The WNBA Icon Who Should Have Changed the Endorsement Deal Game

WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes made history in 1995 and became the first woman with her own signature sneaker—a milestone very few women athletes would meet.
Bianca Betancourt
3.29.19
Sports

The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.25.19
Fashion

How Baby Phat Won the Early 2000s

Dripping in the decadence of early 2000s hip-hop culture, Baby Phat served women of color by being authentic, aspirational, and unapologetically confident.
Bianca Betancourt
3.15.19
Fashion

Zendaya Knows: Modern Fashion Demands Inclusivity

On Saturday, Zendaya's effort for Tommy Hilfiger at Paris Fashion Week featured 59 Black models styled by a Black hairstylist and makeup artist.
Bianca Betancourt
3.4.19
Op-Ed

Solange Gave Us 'When I Get Home' After A Frustrating Black History Month

After a Black History Month filled with societal strife, Solange’s new music is a salve of Black sisterhood, resilience, and power.
Bianca Betancourt
3.1.19
Getting Out of Bed

Nigella Lawson Helped Me Cure My Heartbreak

When my first love broke my heart, I found joy in cooking—and an encouraging DM from Nigella Lawson.
Bianca Betancourt
1.31.19
Activist

What to Know About Noor Tagouri, the Activist Misidentified by 'Vogue'

After being misidentified by "Vogue" magazine in a recent issue, Noor Tagouri called them out for what she believes is "a constant problem if you are a Muslim in America."
Bianca Betancourt
1.18.19
Culture

Here's How TV Depicted Abortion Stories This Year

In a new report, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found that shows like "Insecure," "Empire," and "Star" highlighted the reality of abortions for women of color.
Bianca Betancourt
12.26.18
Op-Ed

Penny Marshall Was Never 'The Homely Girl'

In directing of films like "A League of Their Own" and "Big," Penny Marshall broke down narrow paradigms concerning women's place in Hollywood with her humor, intelligence, and iconic filmmaking.
Bianca Betancourt
12.19.18
Culture

Emma Stone Kept Laughing Through One of Sexiest Scenes of 'The Favourite'

Emma Stone's character pleases Queen Anne of England in a bath scene that involved a particularly noisy sponge.
Bianca Betancourt
12.17.18
Op-Ed

Meghan Markle's Status As a Woman of Color Leaves No Room for Error

The mainstream media has an unhealthy obsession with nitpicking her every move.
Bianca Betancourt
12.12.18
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