• By Essence   -   Dec 16, 2018

    THIS BLACK WOMEN-ONLY WWII UNIT HAS BEEN HONORED WITH A MONUMENT

    The patriotic women that made up the only black female unit during WWII were recognized this weekend with a monument in Kansas, CBS...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Dec 16, 2018

    MCKENZIE ADAMS, THE 9-YEAR-OLD WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE, IS LAID TO REST

    The family of McKenzie Adams, the nine-year-old Alabama girl who took her own life after months of alleged racist bullying, laid her...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 16, 2018

    IDRIS ELBA ON METOO MOVEMENT'S IMPACT IN HOLLYWOOD: ‘IT'S ONLY DIFFICULT IF YOU ARE A MAN WITH SOMETHING TO HIDE'

    Idris Elba had the perfect answer to a question he was asked recently about the MeToo movement. The actor is currently promoting the...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 16, 2018

    DOES NENE LEAKES WANT PHAEDRA PARKS BACK ON ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA'?

    Should Phaedra Parks make a return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Her former co-star Nene Leakes thinks so. Leakes shared a photo...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Dec 16, 2018

    OFFSET CRASHES CARDI B'S PERFORMANCE TO DECLARE HIS LOVE - AND SHE WASN'T HAVING IT!

    The public saga that is Offset and Cardi B's relationship added a new chapter this weekend when the Migos rapper crashed his wife's...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Dec 15, 2018

    OPRAH AND BESTIE GAYLE KING DON'T EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

    Ever wonder what kind of gift one gives Oprah Winfrey? According to her best friend Gayle King, the answer is ...nothing. And it was...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 15, 2018

    KIMPORTERDAY: DIDDY REMEMBERS KIM PORTER ON HER BIRTHDAY

    Today would have been the 48th birthday of Kim Porter, and some are taking to social media to wish the late model and actress a happy...

    Models
  • By Essence   -   Dec 15, 2018

    THE GOLDEN CHILD IS HERE: REMY MA GIVES BIRTH TO BABY GIRL!

    Remy Ma is a new mom! The Love & Hip Hop star gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, her first child with husband Papoose. The rapper...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Dec 15, 2018

    WITH CHRISTINA BROWN'S “POWER DAY” BLACK WOMEN ARE PLACED FRONT AND CENTER

    When blogger-turned-businesswoman Christina Brown launched her website, LoveBrownSugar.com in 2009, little did she know it would evolve...

    Women, Event
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    THIS MUST HAVE TRAVEL ITEM WILL HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER ON FLIGHTS

    Unless you're lucky enough to land a seat in business or first class with cushy lie-flat seats, sleeping on an airplane can seem nearly...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    THE 12 BAES OF CHRISTMAS: BEHOLD, THE SEXIEST BROTHERS OF 2018!

    It's that time of year again where we look back on all of the goodness and cheer 2018 brought our way. The fellas showed up and showed...

    Men, Look
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    REMEMBERING NANCY WILSON: 11 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BELOVED JAZZ MUSIC ICON

    Jazz singer Nancy Wilson was a classy, multi-talented entertainer who left her mark on the music industry and beyond during her 81...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    DAVID ALAN GRIER DEFENDS CONTROVERSIAL ‘IN LIVING COLOR' CHARACTER

    David Alan Grier isn't afraid to go down memory lane. The Tony Award-winning actor stopped by the Yes, Girl! Podcast and discussed...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    R. KELLY SURVIVOR SAYS ‘IF YOU'RE BUYING HIS MUSIC, YOU'RE HELPING HIM' ABUSE YOUNG WOMEN

    Last week, a “non-credible” threat shut down a New York screening of Lifetime's upcoming docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly. Now, one of...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    HERE COME THE BRIDES! 6 CELEBRITY COUPLES WHO GOT ENGAGED IN 2018

    That's right, the fellas liked it so the put a ring on it in 2018. Love was in full bloom this year and watching some of our favorite...

    Wedding, Watches
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GIRL WHO LOVES ESSENCE FESTIVAL

    With the 2019 ESSENCE Festival date creeping up, it's the perfect time to show the Festival fanatic in your life a little love. We're...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    5 REASONS EVERY BLACK WOMAN SHOULD VISIT MONTEREY SOLO

    Away from the bustle of Silicon Valley, lies the breathtaking coastal towns that make up Monterey Bay. It's an area rich of fisherman...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    6 AMAZING SPAS PERFECT FOR SOME MUCH-NEEDED DOWNTIME WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS

    There's nothing like some quality time with the girls. But what's even better than the laughs, the parties and the expensive dinners...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    CELEBRITIES REACT TO THE PASSING OF JAZZ SINGER NANCY WILSON

    Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at the age of 81. Wilson's manager told CNN that the singer passed away peacefully...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 14, 2018

    NEW YORK CITY AGREES TO PAY $2 MILLION TO FAMILY OF DEBORAH DANNER, MENTALLY ILL WOMAN KILLED BY OFFICERS

    The city of New York is expected to pay $2 million to the family of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill Black woman who was killed by an...