• By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    SHANNON SHARPE POSTS A SEXY THROWBACK PHOTO COLLAGE

    Was there ever a time former NFL pro and sportscaster Shannon Sharpe wasn't in shape? Based on these new photos, probably not. In honor...

  • Black Travel Vibes: Reach For The Stars In Orlando By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    BLACK TRAVEL VIBES: REACH FOR THE STARS IN ORLANDO

    Mention Orlando, Florida to any traveler and their mind immediately goes to the encourage the children to dream bigger - and maybe...

    Star, Costume
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    THE PREMIERE OF ‘QUEEN & SLIM' WAS A MAJOR STAR-STUDDED EVENT

    On Thursday, stars flocked to Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre for the world premiere of Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe‘s Queen &...

    Star, Event
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    THE BEST DRESSED BLACK CREATIVES ON INSTAGRAM THIS WEEK

    This week, creatives reminded us that the best looks are curated in the Fall. From trench coats to cozy puffer jackets to long-sleeve...

    Style, Look, Dress
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    THE HYPOCRISY IN JAMAL BRYANT'S CONDEMNATION OF KANYE WEST

    My years of coerced church attendance have taught me that it's impolite to question a man of God, but since the man in question is...

  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    WATCH LIVE: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY HEARINGS

    The impeachment inquiry hearings into President Donald Trump's unethical dealings with Ukraine are underway. Watch the impeachment...

    Watches, Look
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    THESE ARE THE HOLIDAY PAJAMAS PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

    There's nothing more precious than spending quality time with your family for the holidays. Unless of course, you're all decked out...

    Shopping
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    STELLAR FASHION MOMENTS AT THE QUEEN & SLIM PREMIERE

    If there is one movie that you need to add to your holiday watch list its Queen & Slim. Not only is the film curated by black creatives...

    Watches, Star, Fashion, Look
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    KEHLANI, KHALID, & A NEW SINGLE FROM ‘QUEEN & SLIM'S' SOUNDTRACK MAKE THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST

    Kehlani blessed us this week with a new release “unmixed unmastered,” fresh from a studio session. The singer shared a link to the...

    Style, Festival
  • Monica Looks Stunning Following Her Divorce By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    MONICA LOOKS STUNNING FOLLOWING HER DIVORCE

    Divorce's can be tough, and it was no different for Monica when she split from her husband of nine years, Shannon Brown. But the “So...

    Style, Look
  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    CELEBRITIES STUNNED ON THE RED CARPET AT THE ‘QUEEN & SLIM' PREMIERE

    Queen & Slim, the highly anticipated film written by Lena Waithe, premiered Thursday night at the 2019 AFI Fest, and celebrities brought...

    Star, Look
  • Arizona Deputy Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Tackling Quadruple Amputee By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    ARIZONA DEPUTY UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER VIDEO SHOWS HIM TACKLING QUADRUPLE AMPUTEE

    A disturbing new video has surfaced of a Pima County, Arizona, sheriff's deputy wrestling a 15-year-old, Black quadruple amputee to...

  • By Essence   -   Nov 15, 2019

    AYANNA PRESSLEY INTRODUCES SWEEPING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM RESOLUTION

    Rep. Ayanna Pressley , unveiled a sweeping criminal justice reform resolution on Thursday that could begin dismantling a racist system...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    MO'NIQUE SUING NETFLIX FOR GENDER AND RACE DISCRIMINATION

    Comedian and actress Mo'Nique is suing Netflix for racial and gender discrimination. The actress confirmed the news on social media,...

  • By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    ONLY SEXIST MEN TAKE ISSUE WITH ELIZABETH WARREN'S JUSTIFIED ANGER

    In recent days, Elizabeth Warren, like so many women, was placed in the unfortunate position of having to address a problem created...

    Women, Style, Men, Event, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    SANTA CLARITA SCHOOL SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD, MULTIPLE VICTIMS INJURED

    A high school in Santa Clarita, California, is on lockdown after a shooting on campus left several students injured. The Los Angeles...

  • By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    ROC NATION BRAND PLANES PARTNERS WITH TOO FLY FOUNDATION

    This holiday season the Roc Nation Merchandise Brand “Planes” will be partnering with the Too Fly Foundation to release The P.E.A.C.E....

    Look, People, Collection
  • By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    GET LOST: OUR NEWS & POLITICS DIRECTOR TAKES A QUICK JAUNT TO BRAZIL

    Brazil is an

  • Join LeToya Luckett, Elle Varner, & More At ESSENCE + Ford My City 4 Ways - Atlanta By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    JOIN LETOYA LUCKETT, ELLE VARNER, & MORE AT ESSENCE + FORD MY CITY 4 WAYS - ATLANTA

    ESSENCE and Ford are heading back to Atlanta to spread a little holiday cheer just in time for Turkey Day! MC LYTE TERRENCE J The ESSENCE...

    Festival, Bags, Design, Event, Fashion
  • St. Johns Relaunches Under A New Creative Director By Essence   -   Nov 14, 2019

    ST. JOHNS RELAUNCHES UNDER A NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    The American fashion house, known for its luxury fabrics and sleek silhouettes is continuing to push the envelope forward by challenging...

    Luxury, Look, Collection, Fashion, Design