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An Argument for Why Donald Glover in The Martian Is the Greatest Magical Negro Ever An Argument for Why Donald Glover in The Martian Is the Greatest Magical Negro Ever

We’ve seen myriad depictions of the Magical Negro on screen. Some, like Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty, are omnipotent. Some, like Chris Rock in Dogma, bring comedy relief and strange hair. And then others, like Anthony Mackie in The Adjustment Bureau, are basically motion-sensor lights for white people.

Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface? Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface?

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

Save Sundress Season! Rihanna Just Reminded Us of the Summer We're Not Having Save Sundress Season! Rihanna Just Reminded Us of the Summer We're Not Having

If you’ve yet to hear the rumors, Rihanna and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) are currently filming together in Cuba, as both are reportedly cast members of the upcoming Guava Island, directed by Atlanta and “This Is America” video director Hiro Murai. While we’ve yet to hear any details about a plot or release…

‘This Is a Plagiarism?’ Donald Glover Catches Heat Over Allegations He Ripped Off a New York Rapper ‘This Is a Plagiarism?’ Donald Glover Catches Heat Over Allegations He Ripped Off a New York Rapper

Earlier this year, Donald Glover’s “This Is America” exploded onto the pop-music landscape. The No. 1 single—a first for Glover, aka Childish Gambino—enthralled viewers and launched a thousand think pieces, thanks in large part to its provocative music video and catchy hook.

Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons

Regardless of our dating or even sexual preferences, black men and black women are inextricably tied—by history, by culture, by blood, even by disdain and death at the hands of law enforcement.

Atlanta Renewed for 3rd Season at FX Atlanta Renewed for 3rd Season at FX

Two years ago, Atlanta debuted on FX, and it immediately became a hit. With a first-season win for Donald Glover of Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, as well as a Peabody and Golden Globe awards, was there any doubt that the show would be…

Donald Glover Fans Have Taken Over a Trump Fan Page on Reddit Donald Glover Fans Have Taken Over a Trump Fan Page on Reddit

Donald Trump’s Reddit fans are a bit peeved after someone turned their crusty little subreddit page into a haven for all things Donald Glover—the one true Donald, according to Glover’s fans.

Star Wars Writer Confirms Lando Calrissian Is Pansexual  Star Wars Writer Confirms Lando Calrissian Is Pansexual 

Growing up watching Star Wars, I was always in awe of Billy Dee Williams’ character, Lando Calrissian. Hell, I was in awe of Williams in just about anything, including the malt liquor commercials. This week, with the opening of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover is stepping into Williams’ perfectly coiffed and…

Solo: A Star Wars Story: A Promising Prequel With an Even More Promising Lando Solo: A Star Wars Story: A Promising Prequel With an Even More Promising Lando

The trouble with prequels is that it’s hard to raise the stakes when you already know certain characters are going to live. And in the same vein, you can predict who’s going to die, but Solo: A Star Wars Story was able to capture the exploration of a pre-New Hope universe with fun dialogue and action and great…

Judge of Characters: Black Men, White Wives ... This Is America

Donald Glover basically broke the internet when he released his video for “This Is America,” a disturbing visual with enough interpretable art all up and through it. Even the biggest art intellectual likely needed to go back and watch it 47 times.

Dear Black Male Nerds: Maybe There’s Another Reason the Popular Black Girls in High School Rejected You Dear Black Male Nerds: Maybe There’s Another Reason the Popular Black Girls in High School Rejected You

By now you have watched and likely discussed Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) and his new video, “This Is America.” Whether you love it or hate it, it’s forcing a discussion about the state of black America and making many (white) people uncomfortable in the process. To be sure, I find the dancing more amusing and…

If You’re Still Mad That People Didn’t Want You in High School, I Get It, but Please (for Your Own Sake) Get Over It If You’re Still Mad That People Didn’t Want You in High School, I Get It, but Please (for Your Own Sake) Get Over It

If you happened to be a teenager in 1996, and if you were a teenager who also happened to be black, there is a moderate to strong likelihood that you have a soft spot in your heart for the Ghost Town DJs. If this describes you and you heard Virgo Williams’ 18-word-long a cappella soothe through the speakers while you…

The All-American Question: Can You Truly Love Black People if You Date Outside the Race? The All-American Question: Can You Truly Love Black People if You Date Outside the Race?

Whether it is about a same-sex, interracial or nonconforming relationship, as a rule, I tend not to involve myself in the question of whom other people choose to love, and it’s not because I have a self-righteous sense of egalitarian, progressive thinking. It’s mostly because I have one universal rule for other…

Met Gala 2018: Did Vogue Catch Your Fave Live on Camera?

Go down a wormhole, but make it fashion. This was pretty much how I spent Tuesday night, watching video after video on Vogue’s YouTube channel, where all of our Met Gala faves were featured talking fashion, true confessions, and their takes on the night’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ Explained by 2 People Who Don’t Pretend to Understand It Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ Explained by 2 People Who Don’t Pretend to Understand It

Since Donald Glover/Childish Gambino released the awe-inspiring video for his song “This Is America,” the internet has been filled with people explaining the symbolism of the imagery, subtext and subtle references contained in the music video.

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means there’s a better than 90 percent chance that you’ve both seen the video and had a discussion about it already. Probably several.

Making Donald Glover the ‘Anti-Kanye’ Is Gross and Wrong and Will Backfire, so Please Don’t Making Donald Glover the ‘Anti-Kanye’ Is Gross and Wrong and Will Backfire, so Please Don’t

I spent Saturday evening in a room full of black people, celebrating the birthday of a friend and the genius possessed by two people who were not in that room: LeBron James and Donald Glover. The first part of our night was devoted to the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers game, and as we watched LeBron go Full…

Donald Glover’s SNL Migos Parody Was Skrrt-Skrrt Perfect   Donald Glover’s SNL Migos Parody Was Skrrt-Skrrt Perfect  

It is only fitting that Donald Glover, in his first host-ship of Saturday Night Live, did a hilarious send-up of the Migos, the group he brought to a lot of folks’ attention when he won a 2017 Golden Globe for Atlanta.

Childish Gambino Drops New Video Appropriately Called ‘This Is America’ 

Childish Gambino was the musical guest and host on Saturday Night Live this weekend, giving his fans one hell of a surprise. The triple threat blew minds by dropping a new single and music video for “This Is America,” where the visuals are not only quite stirring but also apropos for the gun culture we currently live…

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