• By Essence   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FASHION WEEK IS GIVING US FLASHBACKS OF ESSENCE STREET STYLE

    Fashion Week is full of trendy street style, but nothing compares to the dopeness of ESSENCE Street Style. It's evident that everyone...

    Style, Fashion week, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    8 TIMES AMANDLA STENBERG USED HER PLATFORM TO EMPOWER BLACK QUEER WOMEN

    Let's be honest, Black women are breaking barriers and shattering ceilings from big screens to small screens to runways to boardrooms...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    AWW! HOW YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY COUPLES CELEBRATED VALENTINE'S DAY

    Love was in the air last night as your favorite celebrity lovebirds celebrated Valentine's Day together. Here's a roundup of who did...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    GUCCI LAUNCHES ACTION PLAN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AFTER BLACKFACE SWEATER APOLOGY

    Gucci isn't wasting any time making a mends after being accused of selling a sweater that closely resembles blackface. The luxury label...

    Luxury, Design
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    POLICE ARREST TWO ‘POTENTIAL SUSPECTS' IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S ATTACK

    Chicago Police officers arrested two brothers in conjunction with the alleged assault on Empire star, Jussie Smollett. According to...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MEN'S STREET STYLE KEPT US AWESTRUCK THROUGHOUT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

    Men were completely aligned with the unwritten dresscode of New York Fashion Week. It's no secret that everyone in attendance is dressed...

    Men, Style, Dress, Fashion, Fashion week
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    EX-COP RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING LAQUAN MCDONALD, ATTACKED IN PRISON

    Jason Van Dyke, the man responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, was attacked in prison last week,...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    TRUMP TO SIGN NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO GET HIS BORDER WALL

    It seems as if President Donald Trump is determined to get his own way and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, signaling his intentions...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    KEKE PALMER CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY SHARING HER VISION FOR THE CULTURE

    Keke Palmer is celebrating Black History Month by sharing her vision for the culture and the community. “When I hear the phrase ‘Dream...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO: CARDI B, BRUNO MARS, CIARA AND MORE DROP NEW SINGLES

    Are you ready for the long weekend?! Friday has always been one of our favorite days since it's the last day of the work week and it...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    OCTAVIA SPENCER AND GABRIELLE UNION TEAM UP FOR ADAPTATION OF ‘COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK'

    Octavia Spencer and Gabrielle Union are teaming up for an adaptation of April Sinclair's Coffee Will Make You Black. Adapted by writer-director...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    JA RULE WANTS TO PLAN NEW FESTIVAL AFTER FYRE FESTIVAL FIASCO

    Are we getting Fyre Festival 2.0? Rapper Ja Rule says don't rule out the possibility of a new festival. The rapper recently revealed...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    LALA ANTHONY'S VALENTINE'S DAY MESSAGE TO HER HUSBAND CAME WITH A WARNING

    Well, it looks like Lala and Carmelo Anthony are officially back together! The couple has been married since 2010, but they hit a rocky...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    21 SAVAGE SAYS HE WAS ‘DEFINITELY TARGETED' BY ICE IN FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE ARREST

    21 Savage appeared on Good Morning America Friday, giving his first interview since being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    3 DOPE KENYAN FOOD BLOGGERS WITH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

    Variety is the spice of life and fewer places on Earth have the variety and spice of Africa. We already love exploring her beautiful...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    9 HAIRSTYLES FOR THE GYM AND WOMEN WITH NATURAL HAIR

    All too often the stigma associated with the gym and natural hair discourages black women from exercising, many of whom believe that...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    REPUBLICAN LEADERS IN WISCONSIN REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE COLIN KAEPERNICK DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    On Wednesday, Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a resolution in Honor of Black History Month that failed to mention Milwaukee native...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    ELDERLY BLACK MAN VICIOUSLY ATTACKED IN WHAT POLICE BELIEVE IS A HATE CRIME

    A 21-year-old Texas man is being accused of attacking Black people, just because of the color of their skin, all due to the fact that...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    POLICE SAY REPORTS JUSSIE SMOLLET STAGED ATTACK ARE ‘UNINFORMED AND INACCURATE'

    The Chicago Police Department is pushing back rumors and even false news reports that claimed the racism and homophobic attack on Jussie...

    Men
  • By Essence   -   Feb 15, 2019

    TAMAR BRAXTON WINS CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

    Tamar Braxton is walking away from Celebrity Big Brother a winner. The singer and reality television personality is the first Black...