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Tracy E. Hopkins

A fan of music, dance and cats, Tracy E. Hopkins is a lifestyle and culture writer who has contributed to numerous print and digital publications, including Essence, Woman's Day, Prevention, Fodor's and Entertainment Weekly. Tracy is also an award-winning documentary film producer (, and she enjoys storytelling that inspires, uplifts and reflects the beauty and complexity of the African American experience.

Tracy E. Hopkins's Articles
, June 24, 2022
Sultry soundtracks and intriguing backstories featuring Beyoncé, Aretha, Whitney, Tina, Nina and some music-industry hidden figures will add sizzle to your summer watchlist.
, June 24, 2022
Shade, sculpture, skylines, seasonal events, shopping. Get off the beaten path and step into a view that inspires.
, June 10, 2022
Universally human dramas, documentaries, romances and biopics showcase the bravery, brilliance, creativity and vulnerability of LGBTQ people of color.
, June 3, 2022
Last year we had a day’s notice. This year we’ve got big plans: A-list entertainment, car shows, parades, picnics, festive foods, step shows, riverboat parties and more.
, May 13, 2022
Six “Blackfamous” screen queens have been stealing scenes opposite their white peers for years. Tinseltown betta recognize!
, May 6, 2022
Dance the night away to tunes performed by some of your favorite R&B, pop, jazz and hip-hop artists, including Mary J., Janet, Erykah, Ledisi and Missy.
, May 6, 2022
Embrace your awesomeness with these self-love anthems.
, April 29, 2022
Sometimes, the journey back to yourself means leaving others behind. Consider these destinations. Plus: events with Roxane Gay, Tressie McMillan Cottom and others
, April 22, 2022
Madea returns. Viola Plays Michelle Obama. Gabrielle shines in a remake. Documentaries spotlight single moms and a matriarch media mogul.
, April 15, 2022
Economists predict that everything our families bought last year may set us back an extra $5,200 more this year. These tips can help keep travel in your budget.