• ESSENCE Cover Star Billy Porter Wants To Have The Race Conversation

    13 days ago - By Essence

    Billy Porter isn't one to hold his tongue. And why would he? Because when the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor speaks, he speaks for all of us. It's why he's urging America to have the conversation, that conversation, about the violent way this country was created on the backs of Black and indigenous people. It's the only way we'll heal, Porter said in the July/August issue of ESSENCE magazine, on newsstands now. “We're like a dysfunctional family who keeps secrets and doesn't want to talk about it,” he said about an extremely partisan America. “They don't want to talk about the actual...
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  • Behind The Cover Look: Billy Porter In Custom Aliétte For ESSENCE July/August Issue

    Behind The Cover Look: Billy Porter In Custom Aliétte For ESSENCE July/August Issue

    13 days ago - By Essence

    When TeamESSENCE gets together for any cover, it's always our goal to make magic. From assistants to photographers to creative directors, our staff strives to craft together issues that embody the beauty of what it means to be Black. This month, we're thrilled to feature actor Billy Porter on our cover, styled by iconic celebrity stylist, Jason Rembert, the man behind some of your favorites like Issa Rae, Marsai Martin and Odell Beckham, Jr. But for both the ESSENCE team and Rembert, the last few months, however, have been among the most challenging. We've had to deal with the COVID-19...
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