• By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    REP. JOHN LEWIS, REAL LIFE ICON, REMINDS US WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO VOTE

    It's not every day a living legend calls you out and shows you what the real tea is, but Rep. John Lewis has always kept it real. The...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    REGINA HALL AND DON CHEADLE ARE TEAMING UP FOR A NEW SHOWTIME SERIES

    It's been two years since Don Cheadle said goodbye to his critically-acclaimed Showtime series, House of Lies, but the veteran actor...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    ANGELA DAVIS TO RECEIVE THE BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE'S HIGHEST HONOR

    Once called a “dangerous terrorist” by disgraced President Richard Nixon, Angela Y. Davis will receive the Birmingham Civil Rights...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    BAEWATCH: HERE'S YOUR GUIDE TO THE BACHELORS OF OWN'S ‘READY TO LOVE'

    The streets of Atlanta just got hotter! OWN's new dating series Ready to Love follows twenty successful and grown Black men and women...

    Women, Men
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    NENE LEAKES GETS CANDID ABOUT HOW HER HUSBAND'S CANCER DIAGNOSIS CHANGED THEIR MARRIAGE

    Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is known for her biting one-liners that often leave her castmates fuming, and fans cracking...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    INFLUENTIAL VOICES IN POLITICS SPEAK ON THE POWER OF THE BLACK WOMAN'S VOTE

    The history-making impact Black women can have when we show up at the polls is truly second to none. With the crucial 2018 mid-term...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    HENNESSY PARTNERS WITH PYER MOSS FOR NEW COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTING THE FIRST BLACK SPORTS CHAMPION

    Hennessy is continuing their “Wild Rabbit” campaign by partnering with designer, Kerby Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss, to share the story...

    Design, Collection
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    MARIAH CAREY IS TAKING ‘CAUTION' AROUND THE WORLD WITH A MASSIVE TOUR

    Mariah Carey is hitting the road! It was announced Monday morning that Carey is embarking on a world tour to support her forthcoming...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERING NARROWING THE DEFINITION OF GENDER, THREATENING TRANS RIGHTS

    It is 2018, the Year of Beyoncé, and yet it seems as if Donald Trump is trying to send us back to 1940, the Year of the Bigots, as...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    HOW MAKING THE FIRST MOVE LED MARSHA AMBROSIUS TO LOVE

    When it comes to love, singer Marsha Ambrosius has always lived by her own rules. That's why when she first laid eyes on her now husband,...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    NIECY NASH, AMANDLA STENBERG, BARRY JENKINS, AND MORE CELEBS OUT AND ABOUT

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    THE ‘CREED II' SOUNDTRACK IS GOING TO BE LIT, ACCORDING TO MIKE WILL MADE-IT

    Atlanta mega-producer Mike WiLL Made-It is teasing some of the work he is putting into the forthcoming Creed II soundtrack - and it...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    WHITE MAN ALLOWED TO REMAIN ON RYANAIR FLIGHT AFTER VERBALLY ASSAULTING ELDERLY BLACK WOMAN

    One would think that a racist airline passenger caught verbally assaulting an elderly black woman would be quickly booted off of the...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    SONGWRITER AWARDED $44 MILLION IN LAWSUIT OVER USHER'S HIT SONG

    A songwriter who claims he was robbed of profits from a 2004 Usher song has been awarded over $44 million in damages. According to...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    WHAT RAHEEM DEVAUGHN LEARNED ABOUT SOUL MATES FROM PAST RELATIONSHIPS

    Raheem DeVaughn knows a thing or two about a love connection. He's spent years developing bodies of music that have literally celebrated...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    THE BEST DESTINATION TO VISIT BASED ON YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    LAVERNE COX RESPONDS TO TRUMP'S POTENTIAL ANTI-TRANS RIGHTS POLICY: ‘WE EXIST AND ALWAYS HAVE'

    Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox is responding to reports that claim the Trump administration wants to roll back transgender...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    ‘THE BEST MAN' CHANGED BLACK WEDDINGS FOREVER THANKS TO ONE SONG

    Let's face it - Black folks love a good line dance. The Cha-Cha slide? The Cupid shuffle? The Wobble? The Nae Nae? Seriously, the list...

    Wedding
  • By Essence   -   Oct 22, 2018

    ‘THE REAL' CO-HOSTS EXPLAIN WHY THEY NEVER REPLACED TAMAR BRAXTON AFTER DRAMATIC EXIT

    “You're leaving too?” Tamera Mowry-Housley asks celebrity make up artist Renny Vasquez with that signature pout we all fell in love...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 21, 2018

    THIS TEEN SAYS SHE WASN'T HIRED BY NECESSARY CLOTHING BECAUSE SHE WAS ‘TOO DARK'

    When a New York City teen was refused an interview by clothing store Necessary Clothing, she never suspected that it might be because...