• By Essence   -   Sep 15, 2019

    JOHN LEGEND CRITICIZES FELICITY HUFFMAN'S 14-DAY SENTENCE

    John Legend is weighing in on Felicity Huffman's surprise 14-day prison sentence for her part in the college admissions bribery scandal. The...

    People
  • Win, Lose or Heal: The Women Of ‘Surviving R. Kelly' On The Docuseries Impact By Essence   -   Sep 15, 2019

    WIN, LOSE OR HEAL: THE WOMEN OF ‘SURVIVING R. KELLY' ON THE DOCUSERIES IMPACT

    Often awards shows are summarized in two columns-wins and losses. Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly may have been unable to secure a Creative...

    Watches, Women, Event
  • By Essence   -   Sep 15, 2019

    YOUR FAVE CELEBS WERE AT THE CREATIVE EMMYS - AND SOME EVEN WON!

    The 71st Emmy Awards kicked off Saturday night with the first of the two-night Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony-and Black folk were...

    Men, Costume
  • By Essence   -   Sep 15, 2019

    TEXAS GRANDMOTHER WAS TOLD BY SCHOOL OFFICIAL TO CUT GRANDSON'S HAIR OR PUT HIM IN A DRESS

    A Black grandmother in rural Texas is fighting back against her grandson's new school district after she was told to cut the boy's...

    Dress
  • Ilhan Omar Dances To ‘Hometown Girl' Lizzo's ‘Truth Hurts' Video By Essence   -   Sep 15, 2019

    ILHAN OMAR DANCES TO ‘HOMETOWN GIRL' LIZZO'S ‘TRUTH HURTS' VIDEO

    Rep. Ilhan Omar is an unabashed Lizzo fan! The Democrat from Minnesota showed her love for the rapper when she shared a video that...

    Event
  • Misty Copeland Shares Journey From Withdrawn Child To Renowned Ballerina By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    MISTY COPELAND SHARES JOURNEY FROM WITHDRAWN CHILD TO RENOWNED BALLERINA

    “She was a painfully shy girl who grew up in a single-parent home filled with six children and raised by a mother who often worked...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    STOP IT RIGHT NOW: RIHANNA IS NOT PREGNANT OR FAT

    For some reason, Rihanna's evolving body has become topic of very many conversations. When the unapologetic singer hits red carpets...

    Look, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    INSIDE RIHANNA'S 5TH ANNUAL DIAMOND BALL STAR-STUDDED PERFORMANCES

    Rihanna didn't hold back on the guest list at this year's 5th Annual Diamond Ball. Big name attendees such as Cardi B, Normani, 21...

    Star, Look
  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    FROM FKA TWIGS TO LUCKY DAYE: HERE'S OUR FAVORITE NEW MUSIC OF THE WEEK

    It's Friday! We've made it to the end of the week. That means sleeping in late, avoiding responsibilities under the guise of self-care...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    MEG THEE STALLION IS HEADED TO ROC NATION

    Megan Thee Stallion will have more than homework filling up her calendar this nerdgirlfall. The H-Town Hottie announced she has signed...

  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    ‘THE SQUAD' DRAWS A CROWD AT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

    Four Freshman Congresswomen, nicknamed “The Squad,” got candid about politics, President Donald Trump and even personal likes and dislikes...

    Women, Event
  • By Essence   -   Sep 14, 2019

    ‘THIS IS A DEATH THREAT': BETO O'ROURKE CALLS OUT TEXAS CONGRESSMAN'S AR-15 TWEET

    During the third Democratic presidential debate candidate Beto O'Rourke drew applause for his impassioned speech in response to a question...

    People, Design
  • What I Screenshot This Week: The ‘Pit Scrub' I'm Definitely Adding To My Beauty Regimen By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    WHAT I SCREENSHOT THIS WEEK: THE ‘PIT SCRUB' I'M DEFINITELY ADDING TO MY BEAUTY REGIMEN

    Now we're all family here right? We can talk about everything from the best boots for fall to underarm care, no? I hope so, because...

    Look, Bikini
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    21 TV SHOWS PREMIERING AND RETURNING THIS FALL

    What's better than coming home after a long, chilly fall day and reclining across the couch to watch your favorite TV show? Nothing...

    Watches
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    LUPITA NYONG'O AND DANAI GURIRA'S ‘AMERICANAH' ADAPTATION HEADED TO HBO MAX

    HBO Max has ordered Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best selling book Americanah . Variety...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    THE STANDOUT NAILS FROM THE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

    Most folks might attend the New York Fashion Week runway shows for the clothes and the celebrity front row sightings, but for me it's...

    Look, Design, Fashion, Fashion week
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    10 TIMES BLACK WOMEN BROUGHT THE HEAT TO GLOBAL BEACHES

    Nothing says relaxing escape more than a vacation to any of the world's spectacular beaches. From powdery sands on picturesque islands...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    13 MAKEUP LOOKS FROM NYFW THAT GIVE US EUPHORIA FEELS

    You don't have to be a makeup wearer to appreciate it. The pigments inspire some of the most beautiful works of art, and many of them...

    Look, Fashion week, Fashion
  • Buss It Down: Inside NYC's Hottest Reggae & Soca Party By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    BUSS IT DOWN: INSIDE NYC'S HOTTEST REGGAE & SOCA PARTY

    On August 30 th Hot 97's On the Reggae Soca Tip concert party lit the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. Part of the lead...

    Event
  • By Essence   -   Sep 13, 2019

    SOJOURNER TRUTH TOWN HALL SHOWCASES BLACK WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS

    Black women's labor and ingenuity in America have helped shape movements and advance change. Yet, historically, these contributions...

    Women, Collection