About Leigh Davenport

1,000 students at New York's Ithaca College staged a walkout Wednesday afternoon demanding the resignation of President Tom Rochon over his handling of racism on campus.

So let’s get right in to it. Jake Ballard wins for the best rapid-fire hyper-dramatic Scandal soliloquy of the night. “You are Rowan’s greatest achievement and you don’t even know it!” Yassss Jake. Best read of the episode period. Okay, back to the beginning. This episode is all about Bill Cosby and college rape-culture and most […]

I’m from Chicago. My parents are both from Chicago. My grandparents have lived in Chicago since they were children. While our family origins lie further down the Mississippi River, on both sides of my family, Chicago is where generations have planted their roots. I love my city and had a beautiful childhood there and you’re going […]

To Our Wonderful HB Readers, Allow me to reintroduce myself as it’s been a while. I am Leigh Davenport, Vice President of Programming at HelloBeautiful.com. I’m excited to share with you some big news, but first, I have to apologize. For months, you have been complaining about the terrible ads popping up on your computer, […]

From CNN: Two police officers were shot in Ferguson early Thursday morning, as demonstrations that began as a celebration of the police chief’s resignation turned violent. According to reports, one police officer was shot in the face.  This story is still developing. Updates to come.

**Update 4/12/15 — Soledad O’Brien was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC Sunday morning and discussed her participation in HelloBeautiful’s Short Documentary “Women on Top.” You can watch the full film above. As a part of our Women’s History Month celebration, HelloBeautiful is proud to present our first HB Studios short film […]

­ (Editor’s Note: HelloBeautiful.com & StuffFlyPeopleLike.com partnered together to present this co-branded debut Digital Cover Story) Across the country, it’s the coldest November 18th in decades, but outside of the Gramercy Theater in New York City, a line of bubble-coat wrapped bodies seems not to care, which could be described as clinically insane considering the temperature is […]

GQ Celebrated their 2014 “Men of the Year” last night in L.A. and the cuties came out! We’ll start by swooning over our favorite hyper-intelligent funny man Dave Chappelle who was photographed in the #HandsUpDontShoot pose that has been made popular nationwide by Ferguson protestors. You can count on him for always getting it right […]

Director of the recently released film “Beyond The Lights,” Gina Prince-Bythewood penned an open letter to encourage movie goers to support her critically acclaimed love story. The film opened on November 14th and has grossed a disappointing $13 million as of December 3rd; the production budget was $7 million. “Beyond The Lights” stars Nate Parker as a […]

Let the world say “duh.” We’re having a hard time not blank staring at the screen. The President just appeared on television to admit that the unpunished killings of unarmed Black men across the country are a thing. Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele appeared on MSNBC shortly thereafter and called the POTUS remarks […]

Four hours and thirty minutes. That’s how long Mike Brown’s body laid in a Ferguson street after he was shot dead on August 9th by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Today protestors laid on the floor of the Galleria Mall in St. Louis for four minutes and thirty seconds to demonstrate on his behalf, spurred by the “no indictment” […]