• By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    ‘THE OVEREXPLAINER': MEET THESE BLACK WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS WHO DISRUPTED AND CHANGED THE WORLD

    The Black woman's impact on America, and the world, is more than enough to be celebrated. And that's what we do everyday at ESSENCE!...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    PREVIEW: JADA PINKETT SMITH AND THE LADIES OF ‘RED TABLE TALK' TACKLE WHITE PRIVILEGE

    The ladies of Red Table Talk are known for bringing all the realness and authenticity in their discussions of real-life issues. So...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    JUDGE OVERTURNS $38M VERDICT IN CIVIL LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY OF KORRYN GAINES

    A Baltimore County judge has overturned the decision of a jury that awarded over $37 million in damages for the tragic death of Korryn...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    THE WHITE WOMAN WHO CALLED MICHELLE OBAMA ‘AN APE IN HEELS' PLEADS GUILTY FOR FEMA FRAUD

    A West Virginia woman who previously called our forever First Lady Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” has pleaded guilty to embezzling...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FOR DAVE AND JEHAN GILES, BLACK LOVE IS A SAFE SPACE

    Here at ESSENCE, we've been celebrating the beauty of Black love since our inception. From our pages to our stages, we've always honored...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    MO'NIQUE HAS SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT CONVERSATION WITH STEVE HARVEY

    Mo'Nique has responded to Steve Harvey following the passionate discussion they shared on The Steve Harvey Show earlier this week....

  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    COLIN KAEPERNICK REACHES DEAL WITH THE NFL ON COLLUSION ALLEGATIONS

    Colin Kaepernick has likely reached a financial settlement with the NFL in his collusion complaint against the league, according to...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FASHION WEEK IS GIVING US FLASHBACKS OF ESSENCE STREET STYLE

    Fashion Week is full of trendy street style, but nothing compares to the dopeness of ESSENCE Street Style. It's evident that everyone...

    Style, Fashion week, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    8 TIMES AMANDLA STENBERG USED HER PLATFORM TO EMPOWER BLACK QUEER WOMEN

    Let's be honest, Black women are breaking barriers and shattering ceilings from big screens to small screens to runways to boardrooms...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    AWW! HOW YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY COUPLES CELEBRATED VALENTINE'S DAY

    Love was in the air last night as your favorite celebrity lovebirds celebrated Valentine's Day together. Here's a roundup of who did...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    GUCCI LAUNCHES ACTION PLAN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AFTER BLACKFACE SWEATER APOLOGY

    Gucci isn't wasting any time making a mends after being accused of selling a sweater that closely resembles blackface. The luxury label...

    Luxury, Design
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    POLICE ARREST TWO ‘POTENTIAL SUSPECTS' IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S ATTACK

    Chicago Police officers arrested two brothers in conjunction with the alleged assault on Empire star, Jussie Smollett. According to...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    EX-COP RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING LAQUAN MCDONALD, ATTACKED IN PRISON

    Jason Van Dyke, the man responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, was attacked in prison last week,...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MEN'S STREET STYLE KEPT US AWESTRUCK THROUGHOUT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

    Men were completely aligned with the unwritten dresscode of New York Fashion Week. It's no secret that everyone in attendance is dressed...

    Style, Dress, Men, Fashion, Fashion week
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    TRUMP TO SIGN NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO GET HIS BORDER WALL

    It seems as if President Donald Trump is determined to get his own way and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, signaling his intentions...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    KEKE PALMER CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY SHARING HER VISION FOR THE CULTURE

    Keke Palmer is celebrating Black History Month by sharing her vision for the culture and the community. “When I hear the phrase ‘Dream...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO: CARDI B, BRUNO MARS, CIARA AND MORE DROP NEW SINGLES

    Are you ready for the long weekend?! Friday has always been one of our favorite days since it's the last day of the work week and it...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    JA RULE WANTS TO PLAN NEW FESTIVAL AFTER FYRE FESTIVAL FIASCO

    Are we getting Fyre Festival 2.0? Rapper Ja Rule says don't rule out the possibility of a new festival. The rapper recently revealed...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    OCTAVIA SPENCER AND GABRIELLE UNION TEAM UP FOR ADAPTATION OF ‘COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK'

    Octavia Spencer and Gabrielle Union are teaming up for an adaptation of April Sinclair's Coffee Will Make You Black. Adapted by writer-director...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    LALA ANTHONY'S VALENTINE'S DAY MESSAGE TO HER HUSBAND CAME WITH A WARNING

    Well, it looks like Lala and Carmelo Anthony are officially back together! The couple has been married since 2010, but they hit a rocky...

    Look