Allison Samuels is a senior writer at Newsweek. Her work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, O, Essence, and Vibe. She’s also the author of Christmas Soul, published by Disney/Jump at the Sun, and Off the Record (Harper Collins/Amistad).
It was a rough week for Obama. IRS. Benghazi. The AP. Morehouse, too? Allison Samuels reports.
The grandson and namesake of Malcolm X also died too young.... MORE
A new talk-show alternative: five black women and a good gab. Allison Samuels talks to the hosts. MORE
After a day playing outside, Blue Ivy becomes an Internet target. MORE
The first lady has shown ‘B’ a lot of love.... MORE
Despite her talent, the actress and singer isn't getting her due. MORE
The seminal rappers are in the hall of fame.... MORE
Yusef Salaam, wrongfully convicted of a 1989 rape, talks to Allison Samuels about Ken Burns’s... MORE
In “Life With La Toya,” Michael’s big sis gives a glimpse of “how I really am.... MORE
As Harvard prepares for Tyga’s show, should the first lady join the in protest?... MORE
Jada Pinkett Smith on the new documentary that gives a more complex look at the African-American... MORE
Stylist June Ambrose has designed a line of wearable heels that debuts Friday on HSN.... MORE
He’d kicked painkillers, booze, smoking.... MORE
The rapper once said that quitting sizzurp ‘feels like death in your stomach.’ By Allison Samuels. MORE