• By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    RYANAIR PASSENGER SUBJECTED TO RACIST ABUSE SPEAKS OUT

    The elderly black woman who was the target of horrific racist abuse while onboard a Ryanair flight from Spain to England is speaking...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    NEO-NAZI GROUP TARGETS ANDREW GILLUM WITH RACIST ROBOCALLS AHEAD OF FLORIDA'S ELECTION

    Andrew Gillum is on the cusp of making history in Florida, and now his opponents are pulling out all of the stops to prevent him from...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    INSIDE CARLA HALL'S NEW SOUL FOOD COOKBOOK AND ROLLER COASTER YEAR

    This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of ESSENCE Carla Hall makes her mission clear in her new book, Carla Hall's...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    MEGYN KELLY DOESN'T GET WHY WEARING BLACKFACE FOR HALLOWEEN IS WRONG

    Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is once again under fire for her views. Kelly, who once went on a rant about why Santa Claus shouldn't...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    ‘THE PRESIDENT.SAYS IT'S OKAY': MAN ACCUSED OF GROPING WOMAN ON SOUTHWEST FLIGHT

    A man accused of groping a woman over the weekend while on a Southwest Airlines flight from Houston, Texas to Albuquerque, N.M. thought...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    8 TIMES LETOYA LUCKETT AND EUDOXIE BRIDGES WERE BEST FRIEND GOALS

    When singer and Greenleaf star LeToya Luckett and Eudoxie Bridges first met, it was friendship at first sight. The two women have become...

    Women, Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    8 BLACK TRAVELERS GIVING US SERIOUS LUXE TRAVEL GOALS ON INSTAGRAM

    They say travel is a journey, and for some, the road on that journey is paved with gold, literally. From Dubai to Switzerland and back,...

    Luxury
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    TRACY CHAPMAN IS SUING NICKI MINAJ

    Leading up to the release of Nicki Minaj's fourth studio album, Queen, the Grammy-winning rapper gave fans a preview of the new music,...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    PHYLLIS CUINGTON-WIER WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BLACK WOMEN TO SHOOT AN ESSENCE COVER IN 1981

    Last Friday, a tweet claiming that ESSENCE has never used a Black female photographer to shoot a cover went viral. Despite its celebratory...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    NIECY NASH HAS A NEW HOTLINE FOR RACISTS CALLING THE POLICE ON BLACK PEOPLE LIVING THEIR BEST LIVES

    Are you a white racist scared of Black people who are just living their lives? Well, Niecy Nash is here to help. The actress and The...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    WATCH INMYFEED: CIARA'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO HAS US ON OUR FEET AND READY FOR HOMECOMING

    Welcome to InMyFeed, ESSENCE's daily digital show that offers you a quick look of the hottest headlines on your timeline. Remember...

    Watches, Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    TONI BRAXTON AND SWV ARE GOING ON TOUR NEXT YEAR

    Toni Braxton will be serving up body along with her sweet alto sound, alongside SWV on her As Long As I Live tour, kicking off early...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    HOW WILL SMITH KNEW HE WAS DESTINED TO BE WITH WIFE JADA PINKETT SMITH AFTER HIS DIVORCE

    It's time to bring your tea cups to the red table once again. We all know Jada and Will Smith are the epitome of relationship goals;...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    ‘LOVE & HIP HOP' STAR SHAY JOHNSON HOSPITALIZED, RECEIVES BLOOD TRANSFUSION

    Love & Hip Hop star Shay Johnson is seeking prayers from her fans after being hospitalized over the weekend. The reality star shared...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    JANELLE MONAE SPEAKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING AND GEORGIA'S VOTER PURGE

    One of the most outspoken voices in the entertainment industry this election season has been Janelle Monae. Earlier this year, the...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    CIARA GIVES US A ‘DOSE' OF KILLER CHOREOGRAPHY IN NEW VIDEO

    Ciara has dropped the visuals for her latest track “Dose” - and it looks like the singer is taking it all the way back to her roots...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    THE WEEKND BARELY MISSES BEING HIT BY STAGE EQUIPMENT

    It was a close call for The Weeknd when a piece of stage equipment fell and nearly hit him during his show in Mexico City on Sunday....

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    KANYE WEST DONATES $73,540 TO CHICAGO MAYORAL CANDIDATE AMARA ENYIA

    One of Chicago's mayoral candidates is getting some serious celebrity backing. Your most problematic of “faves”, Kanye West is supporting...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ADMITS: ‘I'M A NATIONALIST!'

    President Donald Trump is acknowledging what many of us already know...He's a nationalist. It's not as if that was not already obvious....

  • By Essence   -   Oct 23, 2018

    7 HALLOWEEN MAKEUP TUTORIALS THAT WILL DEFINITELY TURN HEADS

    Halloween is around the corner, and more than likely you're probably scrambling to find a last minute costume. But besides the attire,...

    Look, Costume