• Viola Davis Cast As Head Gamemaker In ‘Hunger Games' Prequel By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    VIOLA DAVIS CAST AS HEAD GAMEMAKER IN ‘HUNGER GAMES' PREQUEL

    Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images By Okla Jones · Updated August 16, 2022 Viola Davis is set to star in The Hunger Games: The Ballad...

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  • Keenen Ivory Wayans's Daughter Just Got Married And Jordyn Woods Was A Bridesmaid By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    KEENEN IVORY WAYANS'S DAUGHTER JUST GOT MARRIED AND JORDYN WOODS WAS A BRIDESMAID

    Instagram/ jordynwoods By Elizabeth Ayoola and Victoria Uwumarogie ·

  • ESSENCEApproved - Mommy Must-Haves By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    ESSENCEAPPROVED - MOMMY MUST-HAVES

    Essence By · Updated August 16, 2022 Here at ESSENCE, we are launching a new article series entitled ESSENCEApproved. In these monthly-themed...

  • WATCH: Apple Releases Trailer For Upcoming Documentary, ‘Sidney' By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    WATCH: APPLE RELEASES TRAILER FOR UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY, ‘SIDNEY'

    By Okla Jones · Updated August 16, 2022 Today, Apple Original Films released the trailer for Sidney, an upcoming documentary about...

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  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    MEET EVER JAMES! ADRIENNE BAILON AND ISRAEL HOUGHTON WELCOME A BABY BOY VIA SURROGATE

    By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

  • Are Social Media's Beauty Trends Ruining Our Skin? By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    ARE SOCIAL MEDIA'S BEAUTY TRENDS RUINING OUR SKIN?

    Illustration by Mathilde Crétier By Brooklyn White · Updated August 16, 2022 This story first appeared in the May/June 2022 issue of...

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  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    CLASSIC HANDBAGS THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

    By Greg Emmanuel ·

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  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    OMAR EPPS AND SHANLEY CASWELL TALK HUMANIZING POLICE OFFICERS ON ‘POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN'

    By admin · Updated August 16, 2022 The actors discuss their characters' big arcs in season one and how those threads carry through...

  • 6 Black-Owned Spirit Brands To Sip On For National Rum Day By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    6 BLACK-OWNED SPIRIT BRANDS TO SIP ON FOR NATIONAL RUM DAY

    Artur Kozlov/Moment By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

  • Florida Teacher Quits After Staff Member Removed Photos Of Black Leaders By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    FLORIDA TEACHER QUITS AFTER STAFF MEMBER REMOVED PHOTOS OF BLACK LEADERS

    Nano/ Getty Images By Melissa Noel · Updated August 16, 2022 A Florida elementary school teacher said he resigned from his job after...

  • Hebru Brantley Lego Play Installation Harlem By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    HEBRU BRANTLEY LEGO PLAY INSTALLATION HARLEM

    Joe Chea By Rivea Ruff · Updated August 16, 2022 LEGO is celebrating 90 years of fun with a new installation, dreamt and designed by...

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  • Employers, Take Note: Nike Closes All Of Its Offices For A Week To Give Employees A Mental Reset By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    EMPLOYERS, TAKE NOTE: NIKE CLOSES ALL OF ITS OFFICES FOR A WEEK TO GIVE EMPLOYEES A MENTAL RESET

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated August 16, 2022 Burnout is real. For the last few years employees have shared their woes about long hours...

  • Solange Knowles To Compose NYC Ballet Score By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    SOLANGE KNOWLES TO COMPOSE NYC BALLET SCORE

    Rahim Fortune By Nandi Howard · Updated August 16, 2022 Solange's new ventures should never come as a surprise. As an entertainer,...

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  • Jill Scott's Son Is A Whole Teenager Now And We Don't Know Where The Time Went By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    JILL SCOTT'S SON IS A WHOLE TEENAGER NOW AND WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TIME WENT

    Earl Gibson III/FilmMagic By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

     ZAIN E. ASHER EXPLORES HER FAMILY'S DEVASTATING LOSS IN NEW MEMOIR

    By Melissa Noel · Updated August 16, 2022 “There is tragedy in my story, but my story is not a tragedy.” That was the powerful way...

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  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    BRITTNEY GRINER'S DEFENSE TEAM APPEALS DRUG CONVICTION IN RUSSIA

    By Melissa Noel · Updated August 16, 2022 Brittney Griner's attorneys have filed an appeal against a Russian court's decision to sentence...

    Star
  • Megan Thee Stallion Talks Controlling Her Narrative: ‘I See Now That It Can Get Out Of Contol' By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    MEGAN THEE STALLION TALKS CONTROLLING HER NARRATIVE: ‘I SEE NOW THAT IT CAN GET OUT OF CONTOL'

    Megan Thee Stallion, Courtesy of Apple Music By Okla Jones · Updated August 16, 2022 Megan Thee Stallion has been extremely active...

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  • By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    LORI HARVEY IS GYMSHARK'S NEWEST AMBASSADOR

    By Greg Emmanuel · Updated August 16, 2022 Earlier this year, Lori Harvey spoke to ESSENCE at the 2022 Met Gala and revealed

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  • Stay Black and Pay Taxes: Here Are The Celebs Who've Faced And Tackled IRS Debt By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    STAY BLACK AND PAY TAXES: HERE ARE THE CELEBS WHO'VE FACED AND TACKLED IRS DEBT

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated August 16, 2022 Have you ever heard the elders say all I have to do is stay Black, pay taxes and die?...

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  • Author Noué Kirwan On The One Piece Of Relationship Advice She'd Give Her Younger Self By Essence   -   Aug 17, 2022

    AUTHOR NOUÉ KIRWAN ON THE ONE PIECE OF RELATIONSHIP ADVICE SHE'D GIVE HER YOUNGER SELF

    By Kenrya Rankin · Updated August 12, 2022 In Long Past Summer , author Noué Kirwan deftly traverses decades to tell the story of New...