• By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2019

    HAIR DISCRIMINATION IS NOW ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

    New York has become the second state to enact a law that bans hair discrimination. On July 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed bill S.6209A/A.7797A...

    Women, People
  • Trump Called Swedish Prime Minister Over ASAP Rocky Arrest By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2019

    TRUMP CALLED SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER OVER ASAP ROCKY ARREST

    The White House has already made it known that they were getting involved with rapper A$AP Rocky's case in Sweden, but now President...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2019

    DREAM HAMPTON DIDN'T EXPECT R. KELLY TO BE CHARGED AFTER ‘SURVIVING R. KELLY'

    When the Emmy Award nominations were announced this week , Surviving R. Kelly was one of the docuseries recognized in the informational...

    Wedding, People
  • Everyone Is Loving Beyoncé's ‘Brown Skin Girl' Song - And Blue Ivy's Cameo By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2019

    EVERYONE IS LOVING BEYONCÉ'S ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL' SONG - AND BLUE IVY'S CAMEO

    Beyoncé's new album The Lion King: The Gift has been out for just over a day - and many can agree that “Brown Skin Girl” is the standout...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2019

    RIHANNA ANNOUNCES PHARRELL WILLIAMS WILL PERFORM AT UPCOMING DIAMOND BALL

    Rihanna announced she is bringing back the Diamond Ball for another year! The annual philanthropic event-now in its fifth year -will...

    Event
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    THE FINAL LINE UP FOR THE SECOND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IS HERE

    The final lineup for the second Democratic debate is finally here. The debates will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and...

    People, Event
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    OH HEY, CURVY GIRL! GRAB THESE MAJOR DEALS FROM NORDSTROM'S ANNIVERSARY SALE

    Oh hey, curvy Queen! Believe it or not, we're smack dab in the middle of summer which means major deals on fall finds. Nordstrom's...

    Shopping, Dress
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    NORDSTROM COLLABORATED WITH THESE STREETWEAR BRANDS

    In fashion, streetwear is leading the conversation. Large luxury fashion houses like Fendi and Louis Vuitton are collaborating with...

    Luxury, Design, Fashion
  • Here's Everything We Know About Francesca Hayward, The Black Female Lead In ‘Cats' By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    HERE'S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT FRANCESCA HAYWARD, THE BLACK FEMALE LEAD IN ‘CATS'

    The first trailer for the feature film version of the reimagined Broadway musical Cats dropped yesterday, and it features a star-studded...

    Star, Costume
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    THESE FROZEN COCKTAILS ARE JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO CHILL OUT THIS WEEKEND

    We asked for summer, and it came in with a vengeance. The country is in the middle of a heatwave and in desperate need of some cool...

  • 5 Times Kaavia James Slayed In A Head Wrap By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    5 TIMES KAAVIA JAMES SLAYED IN A HEAD WRAP

    There's no better time than now to break out your head wraps. If the heat doesn't inspire you to rock the headwear, then maybe 8-month-year-old...

    Look, Dress, Style, Bikini
  • Black Wedding Moment Of The Day: This Groom's Reaction To Seeing His Bride Will Make You Melt By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    BLACK WEDDING MOMENT OF THE DAY: THIS GROOM'S REACTION TO SEEING HIS BRIDE WILL MAKE YOU MELT

    As every bride can tell you, so much planning and work goes into making their wedding day everything they'd ever dreamed of. The invitations,...

    Wedding, Nude, Look, Dress
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    FROM BURNA BOY TO TIWA SAVAGE: THE AFRICAN ARTISTS FEATURED ON BEYONCÉ'S ‘THE LION KING: THE GIFT'

    On Friday, Beyoncé released her latest album, inspired by the live-action The Lion King , The Lion King: The Gift . Needless to say,...

    Star
  • Ask An OB-GYN: How Can I Keep My Lady Parts Fresh In The Summer? By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    ASK AN OB-GYN: HOW CAN I KEEP MY LADY PARTS FRESH IN THE SUMMER?

    Good news - ESSENCE's “Ask An OB-GYN” series is back to bring you very public answers to some of your most private questions. When...

    Women
  • If Regina Hall Was A Superhero, People Would Have To Call Her Before 10 P.M By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    IF REGINA HALL WAS A SUPERHERO, PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO CALL HER BEFORE 10 P.M

    Regina Hall has had a lot of roles. This year alone she's played a trash talking day trader, a mean girl CEO and an estranged wife....

    Star, People
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    BLACK TRAVEL VIBES: THIS DUBAI ESCAPE WILL MAKE YOU JUMP FOR JOY - AND BOOK A FLIGHT

    In case you didn't already know, Black women love Dubai. The glitz, the glam, and of course, the photoshoots for the ‘gram, are just...

    Women, People
  • Black Family Says They Were Accused Of Stealing $12 Basketball At Santa Monica Nike Store By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    BLACK FAMILY SAYS THEY WERE ACCUSED OF STEALING $12 BASKETBALL AT SANTA MONICA NIKE STORE

    On July 5th, shortly after an earthquake hit the Los Angeles, California, area, a Black family embarked on a visit to a Santa Monica...

    Star, Shopping
  • The Best Dressed Black Creatives On Instagram This Week By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    THE BEST DRESSED BLACK CREATIVES ON INSTAGRAM THIS WEEK

    What's the best way to dress in the summer? These creatives will help you. Finding ways to style yourself in the erratic heat can always...

    Style, Dress, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Jul 19, 2019

    WHAT I SCREENSHOT THIS WEEK: THE SHADIEST WIDE-BRIMMED HAT IN THE LAND

    When it comes to making a fashion statement - go big or go home. This was obviously the mantra in mind when this beauty of a hat was...

    Women, Shopping, Look, Design, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Jul 18, 2019

    DEVON FRANKLIN SET TO PRODUCE KIRK FRANKLIN BIOPIC

    We are getting a Kirk Franklin biopic! Deadline reports that DeVon Franklin is attached to produce Sony's upcoming biopic about the...