• By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    9 AFTER SUN CARE PRODUCTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED FOR SUMMER

    We're just 48 hours away from the official start to summer and we're very much ready to bring on the beach days. Now we all love saying...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    YOU HAVE TO SEE HOW THIS BEAUTY BLOGGER SHOWS OFF HER PRIDE

    Pride month is in full swing, which is why we're seeing rainbow themed everything. Not only is the parade of color an indication of...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    CHECK OUT PHARRELL WILLIAMS BEST LOOKS BEFORE HE HITS THE STAGE AT ESSENCE FEST

    We are gearing up for the 25th anniversary of Essence Festival in July and have a jam-packed lineup for the weekend. Ahead of the festivities,...

    Look, Festival
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    REPARATIONS HEARING MAKES STRONG CASE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW COMMISSION

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks reparations already came in the form of a Black President, but that didn't stop Congress...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    HOMES OF JAMES BALDWIN, AUDRE LORDE AMONG LGBTQ SITES GIVEN LANDMARK DESIGNATION

    New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission have given six important LGBTQ sites landmark designation right in the middle of...

    Design
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    OH HEY, CURVY GIRL! WE'VE GOT THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL STYLE ESSENTIALS YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT

    Ladies, we're getting closer and closer to the kick off of the 25th annual ESSENCE Festival which means it is time to get down to business...

    Style, Festival
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    DWYANE WADE ON ROOTING FOR HIS SON AT MIAMI PRIDE: ‘MY ROLE AS A FATHER IS TO SUPPORT MY KIDS'

    This past April, Gabrielle Union, her stepsons Zaire, 17, and Zion, and infant daughter, Kaavia James, took to the streets of Miami...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    TRENDY ITEMS OUR ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR FOUND ON AMAZON

    Let's be real, you can find anything on Amazon. From beauty products to stationary the quick retailer has you covered but, did you...

    Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    BLACK TRAVEL VIBES: A VISIT TO PERU WILL TAKE YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS

    For many people exploring Peru doesn't go past checking Macchu Picchu off their world wonders bucket list. However, the underestimated...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    ZEMETA IS THE INCLUSIVE FASHION BRAND MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO

    When it comes to emerging new fashion, millennials are currently pushing a new wave of gender fluid designers. This speaks to the fashion...

    Fashion, Design
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    FAMILY DEMANDS JUSTICE AFTER MOTHER OF FIVE KILLED IN SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT

    A Chicago family is demanding justice after a 46-year-old mother of five was shot and killed at a Walgreens last Wednesday in the Belmont...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    THESE 11 WOODEN EARRINGS ARE AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY

    What's your earring collection looking like these days, Queen? If you're in need of an update may we suggest you direct your attention...

    Look, Collection
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    BRIDAL BLISS: MIESHA AND ALEIGHA ONLY USED BLACK VENDORS FOR THE WEDDING DAY

    On the day Miesha and Aleigha met at Philadelphia's Pride weekend, neither of them planned to on being at Penn's Landing. “I was a...

    Wedding
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    NEW ACLU REPORT HIGHLIGHTS RACIAL BIAS FOR INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS ON DEATH ROW

    Los Angeles' use of the death penalty is under a microscope following the release of a new American Civil Liberties Union report, which...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    ‘LIVING SINGLE' SHOWRUNNER HAD TO FIGHT FOR MAXINE SHAW CHARACTER

    Can you imagine Living Single without Maxine Shaw, attorney-at-law? If you answered no, then you're correct. If you answered yes, then...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    THIS HOUSE OF HAIR BTS VIDEO OF SINIA BRAXTON IS MAKING OUR WEDNESDAY

    If you're having a hard time getting over the hump of the week, Sinia Braxton has exactly the power that you need. This House of Hair...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    DRINK UP! THESE ARE THE 7 MOST SOUGHT AFTER BLACK-OWNED WINES IN THE WORLD

    Everyone loves a good winery getaway. From Napa to Cape Town there is a certain je ne sais quoi-type of feeling you get when you're...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    IT'S JUNETEENTH! HERE ARE THE T-SHIRTS YOU NEED TO CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM IN STYLE

    The Fourth of July has nothing on Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, our ancestors in Galveston, Texas were informed of the abolishment...

    Style
  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    THE CAST OF ‘POWER' MARKS LAST DAY OF FILMING IN TOUCHING POSTS

    The cast and crew of the Starz drama Power filmed their final episode earlier this week, and they took to the ‘gram to give emotional...

  • By Essence   -   Jun 19, 2019

    ‘POSE'S' MJ RODRIGUEZ GETS TEARFUL WHEN TALKING BLACK TRANS WOMEN'S DEATHS

    Black trans women are being murdered at shocking rates. And while it's a good thing that the media is covering these tragedies , it's...

    Women