• So Sweet! Young Black Girl Flawlessly Recreates Michelle Obama's Official Portrait

    4 monthes ago - By Essence

    Our love for Michelle Obama reigns on.
    The unveiling of the former First Lady's official portrait in February at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has inspired little Black girls and women everywhere. They're awestruck and beaming with pride at how Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald captured Mrs. Obama's natural warmth and grace. Case in point: two-year-old Parker Curry looking up at Obama's portrait completely mesmerized.
    And now, we can add another to the list of inspired Black girls. On Instagram, a proud mother shared a photo of daughter recreating Mrs. Obama's regal portrait...
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  • Mara Brock Akil Gives A Word About Happy Marriages and The Real Secret To Keeping Your Spouse Interested

    4 monthes ago - By Essence

    TV producer, writer and showrunner Mara Brock Akil definitely knows a thing or two about love and marriage.
    She's been one of the masterminds behind some of our favorite Black girl magic-themed shows over the last 20 years, including Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane. Plus she's been mastering marriage with her husband of 19 years, director Salim Akil.
    The couple has taken the gems they've learned building a successful marriage and partnership and made art out of their life together with the new OWN series, LOVE Is , which is a scripted drama based on their love story.
    On this...
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  • The 'Know Your Girls' Campaign Makes A Significant Push To Decrease Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Among Black Women

    4 monthes ago - By Essence

    A Black woman's relationship with her girls is a special one. We get to know them, we check up on them, and to ensure the bond with our favorite ladies continues to flourish, we see to it that they are happy and cared for.
    Now, an initiative by Susan G. Komen and the Ad Council is pushing for Black women to know and love the “girls” on our bodies as much as we do our girlfriends.
    “We want women to identify early, and we want to make sure that they're comfortable doing things that are going to be for prevention, for screening,” Dr. Lori Wilson, cancer surgeon and breast cancer survivor told...
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