• By Essence   -   Jan 20, 2018

    WHY ARE SOME BLACK WOMEN SKIPPING THIS YEAR'S WOMEN'S MARCH?

    Thousands of women around the country descended on Washington D.C. Saturday to attend the 2nd annual Women's March. But many black...

    Women, People, Event
  • By Essence   -   Jan 20, 2018

    MO'NIQUE CALLS FOR NETFLIX BOYCOTT AFTER COMPANY OFFERS HER PITTANCE FOR COMEDY SPECIAL 

    Mo'Nique is pushing back against gender and racial pay disparity in Hollywood by asking her fans to boycott Netflix. The Oscar-winning...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 20, 2018

    FOUR THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HAITIAN-JAPANESE TENNIS PLAYER NAOMI OSAKA WHO IS MAKING HER MARK AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

    Tennis player Naomi Osaka just won over a slew of new fans Saturday following her endearing post-march interview at the Australian...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 20, 2018

    JAY-Z AND HIS MOTHER TO BE HONORED AT GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS FOR 'SMILE'

    Jay-Z will be honored at this year's GLAAD Media Awards for his song “Smile” off his critically-acclaimed 4:44 album. The Gay & Lesbian...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 20, 2018

    'THE CHI'S' TIFFANY BOONE ON TV'S PORTRAYAL OF BLACK LOVE, NATURAL HAIR, AND GROWING UP IN BALTIMORE

    Lena Waithe's The Chi has received rave reviews for its heartfelt portrayal of life on the South Side of Chicago and the show's cast...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    WATCH THIS HILARIOUS VIDEO OF A WOMAN TURNING HER LEGGINGS INTO THE PERFECT TURBAN 

    Any beauty trick that saves us time or money is a win our book. When we came across a video on comedian iamzoie's Instagram page that...

    Watches, Style, Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    NASA PULLED THIS BLACK ASTRONAUT FROM HER FIRST MISSION MONTHS BEFORE LAUNCH 

    Jeanette Epps is a NASA astronaut that was on track to become the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN NAME THEIR NEW DAUGHTER CHICAGO WEST

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have finally revealed the name of their new daughter and it's just as unique as Saint and North. The...

    Star, People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    THE QUICK READ: JADA PINKETT SMITH, WILLOW, AND JADA'S MOM HAVE LANDED A TALK SHOW ON FACEBOOK

    Happy Friday! Don't head into the weekend without catching up on today's news, which includes Jermaine Dupri asking for his flowers...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    ON-SCREEN BESTIES ISSA RAE AND YVONNE ORJI'S REAL LIFE FRIENDSHIP IS GOALS

  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    THERE'S ONLY ONE PARTY TO BLAME IF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OCCURS - AND IT'S NOT THE DEMOCRATS

    On Thursday, while speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Ron Johnson once again showed off one of his greatest talents: the ability...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    'LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI' STAR AMARA LA NEGRA HOPES TO BE THE CELIA CRUZ OF OUR GENERATION

    This month has been a whirlwind for Amara La Negra. The Dominican-American singer, born Dana Danelys De Los Santos, knew appearing...

    Watches, Look, People, Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    NEW TDE SIGNEE SIR PROVES HE CAN HOLD HIS OWN WITH ‘NOVEMBER'

    It's been a year since TDE's latest signee SiR dropped his EP Her Too. Now, the singer is back with his debut album November, an 11-track,...

  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    TRUMP'S AMERICA: HAITIANS BLOCKED FROM RECEIVING TEMPORARY WORK VISAS

    People from the countries of Haiti, Belize and Samoa were given notice by the Department of Homeland Security that they will lose eligibility...

    People, Design
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    ICYMI: SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WAS NOT HAVING IT WHEN HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY TRIED TO JUSTIFY TRUMP'S 'SHITHOLE' COMMENTS

    Much like the rest of the country, California Senator Kamala Harris is not letting the GOP make light of Donald Trump's racist comments...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    NEW JERSEY MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER HE LEAVES GIRLFRIEND TO DIE IN CAR CRASH

    A New Jersey man is in custody after being connected to the death of Stephanie White, a 22-year-old who was killed after he drove off...

    Cars
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    TRACEE ELLIS ROSS MAY CUT BACK 'BLACK-ISH' APPEARANCES DUE TO GENDER PAY GAP

    Tracee Ellis Ross is considering doing fewer appearances on Black-ish after it was revealed that she makes "significantly less" than...

    Star, Look
  • By Essence   -   Jan 19, 2018

    ASK DR. SHERRY: 'MY PARENTS HAVE BEEN IN A TOXIC MARRIAGE FOR 40 YEARS AND NOW I'M AFRAID OF GETTING INTO A RELATIONSHIP'

    You've seen celebrity clinical psychologist Dr. Sherry Blake, author of The Single Married Woman: True Stories of Why Women Feel Alone...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Jan 18, 2018

    KANDI BURRUSS AND KENYA MOORE DOUBLE DATE WITH THEIR HUSBANDS IN NYC

    Atlanta housewives Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore are having big fun in the big city. On Thursday night the Real Housewives of Atlanta...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 18, 2018

    7 TIMES GABRIELLE UNION AND DWYANE WADE'S EPIC VACATIONS GAVE US MAJOR FOMO