• Tyler Mitchell Talks Capturing Moments For Black Curators

    17 days ago - By Essence

    By Nandi Howard · November 6, 2020November 6, 2020 To be a multifaceted Black creator in 2020 is not easy. While we've seen curators across film, fashion, and art industries score major wins this year, it unfortunately comes at a cost of celebrating during unprecedented times. “There's a lot of death around all of us,” Photographer Tyler Mitchell tells ESSENCE. “I suppose I'm trying to be gentle with myself.” In 2018, The 25-year-old creative became the first Black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in its 125-year histor y , in which his subject was Beyonce. “I think it's more about the...
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  • Missy Elliot Takes Bree Runway's ‘ATM' Single To The Bank

    Missy Elliot Takes Bree Runway's ‘ATM' Single To The Bank

    17 days ago - By Essence

    Paras Griffin/Getty Images By Keyaira Boone · November 6, 2020November 6, 2020 Missy Elliot is joining Bree Runway on her way to the “ATM.” The legendary rapper, producer, and songwriter was revealed as the mystery featured artist on the new song from the London rapper. Bree asked her fans to guess what musical legend would be joining her on the song by creating a temporary page where she dropped hints and left coded messages featuring a series of special clues. Missy Elliott performs during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Bree shared her excitement about getting Elliot to appear on the track on...
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  • Usher's Mom Jonnetta Patton Built Her Own Empire After She Saw ‘Deception' All Around Her

    Usher's Mom Jonnetta Patton Built Her Own Empire After She Saw ‘Deception' All Around Her

    18 days ago - By Essence

    (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation) By Essence · November 6, 2020November 6, 2020 Usher Raymond is living R&B icon and the woman who raised him and helped him skyrocket to superstardom also happens to be his mother, Jonnetta Patton. Patton managed her son's early career and was instrumental in his mega success. As a Black female entertainment boss, Patton was always ahead of the curve, even owning her own management company and production space early on. On OWN's new series Behind Every Man, which will tell the stories of incredible women behind the...
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  • ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards: Join Us As We Honor Extraordinary Service In 2020

    ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards: Join Us As We Honor Extraordinary Service In 2020

    18 days ago - By Essence

    By Essence · November 6, 2020November 6, 2020 As 2020 nears its' end, one of few things that have been consistent about this tumultuous year is the dedication we've seen from essential workers across the country. From healthcare to retail to food service to education and so many other industries, we've seen millions our family, friends and neighbors continuously persevere to remain on the frontlines through a worldwide pandemic, global unrest and arguably the most exhausting presidential election cycle the country has ever seen. Not only have they been putting their lives on the line to...
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