• By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    LAWMAKERS DEMAND ANSWERS DURING HEATED HEARING ABOUT NEWLY EMERGED SANDRA BLAND VIDEO

    On Friday, Texas lawmakers demanded answers from top law enforcement as to why a newly released cell phone video depicting the moments...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS MISSISSIPPI'S ANTI-ABORTION, FETAL ‘HEARTBEAT' BILL

    U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked Mississippi's restrictive and oppressive heartbeat abortion law on Friday, writing in his...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    A 102-YEAR-OLD LOS ANGELES WOMAN IS BEING FORCED TO VACATE HER HOME AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS

    An elderly Ladera Heights woman is facing eviction after her landlord told her that he must make room for his daughter, according to...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    10 EMPOWERING T-SHIRTS THAT CELEBRATE BLACK FATHERHOOD IN ALL ITS GLORY

    It's almost time to celebrate the amazing dads in our lives! As Father's Day approaches , we're looking for ways to let the stand-out...

    Men, Look
  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    YOUR GREEK GRADUATE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER FOR THESE THOUGHTFUL GIFTS

    Perhaps one of the only occasions more special than becoming an elite member of the Divine 9 is finally earning your diploma and walking...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    SIP ROSÉ THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH JOHN LEGEND AND LVE WINES

    Memorial Day weekend is finally here, which means it's time to break out the grill and toast to good times with good people. But wait...

    People
  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    STAY FLY ON THE GO WITH THESE TSA-APPROVED BEAUTY MUST-HAVES

    It's always nice to be able to freshen up on the go and especially if your traveling across the friendly skies. When you're up in the...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    ASK AN OB-GYN: WHAT'S THE PROPER WAY TO CLEAN MY VIBRATORS AND SEXY TOYS?

    Good news - ESSENCE's “Ask An OB-GYN” series is back to bring you very public answers to some of your most private questions. When...

    Sexy
  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    13 TIMES ANGELA BASSETT REMINDED US WHY SHE'S MUVA TO THIS BEAUTY GAME

    In just 2019 alone Angela Bassett has reminded us why we invest in jade rollers, teeth whitening kits, and boxing classes. And it's...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    LEYNA BLOOM IS EXCITED TO SEE EVOLVING REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN IN FILM

    Leyna Bloom made history at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and now she's opening up about cinema's evolving representation of women....

    Women, Star, Festival
  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    JEMELE HILL AND FIANCÉ SHUT IT DOWN BY RECREATING THE ‘APES**T' VIDEO FOR THEIR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT

    This. Is. Epic. Sports journalistand podcast host Jemele Hill and her fiancé Ian Wallace recently came together in their hometown of...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    BOSTON'S MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ACCUSED OF RACIALLY PROFILING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF COLOR

    Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has issued a formal apology, a week after a group of middle school students - all of whom are children...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    9 LUXURY ITEMS YOU'LL WANT TO SPLURGE ON FROM NET-A-PORTER'S HOLIDAY SALE

    This weekend might include lots of cookouts and grilling, but don't forget to add in a little shopping. The holidays are the best time...

    Shopping, Luxury
  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    UP YOUR COOKOUT GAME WITH TIPS FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FORMER CHEF

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and you probably have a few cookout invites on your calendar. But if you're the one...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    JUDGE UNSEALS RECORDS IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT CRIMINAL CASE

    A Cook County judge in Chicago ordered documents in the Jussie Smollett case be unsealed on Thursday. Circuit Judge Steven Watkins...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSLEY EXPLAINS WHY SHE'S ‘DONE HAVING KIDS': ‘PARENTING IS WORK'

    Tamera Mowry-Housley doesn't believe in all work and no play. The Emmy Award-winning talk show host and mother of two is committed...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    FATHER WHOSE 2ND GRADE DAUGHTER DIED SURPRISES HER CLASSMATES WITH FIELD TRIP

    The school year is closing out across the nation, but for the second graders at G.W. Trenholm in Tuscumbia, Alabama, it ended on a...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    ‘TANGIBLE EVIDENCE OF SLAVERY': LAST SHIP TO TRANSPORT ENSLAVED AFRICANS TO U.S. FOUND IN ALABAMA

    If you ever find yourself, somewhere lost and surrounded by enemies who won't let you speak in your own language who destroy your statues...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    CHANCE THE RAPPER ASKING FANS TO HELP HIS AUNT FIND A KIDNEY

    Chance The Rapper is activating his faith and his fan base to help his family. The Chicago-bred husband and father reached out to his...

  • By Essence   -   May 24, 2019

    GEORGIA 14-YEAR-OLD BECOMES YOUNGEST STUDENT ADMITTED INTO SPELMAN COLLEGE

    Sydney Wilson, who just turned 14 last week, is set to start her freshman year at Spelman College this fall. This achievement will...