• By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    BLACK MUSLIM SWIMMERS ASKED TO LEAVE DELAWARE POOL

    Tahsiyn Ismaa'eel has been taking children in her summer program to a local Wilmington, Delaware pool for years, but last month things...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    'BLINDSPOTTING' FUSES COMEDY AND DRAMA TO EXPLORE RACE, GENTRIFICATION, AND THE TRAPS OF PROBATION

    Daveed Diggs' new movie will stun you into silence - when it's not making you laugh. Blindspotting, is a tense, powerful, heart-pounding...

    Event
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    ROSEANNE BARR OFFERS ANOTHER WACK DEFENSE OF RACIST VALERIE JARRETT TWEET: ‘I THOUGHT THE B-H WAS WHITE'

    Roseanne Barr is back with another attempt to defend herself against the backlash from the racist tweet she wrote about former White...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    REMAINS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS FORCED INTO LABOR AFTER SLAVERY UNCOVERED IN TEXAS

    Earlier this week, it was reported that dozens of remains were found at a construction site in Texas. These remains were most likely...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    JAMIE FOXX DEFENDS QUENTIN TARANTINO'S EXCESSIVE USE OF THE N-WORD IN 'DJANGO UNCHAINED' 

    Award-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino is known for his sprawling dramas that are often filled with gratuitous amounts...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO GET INTO SCREAMING MATCH ON 'THE VIEW'

    Whoopi Goldberg got into a heated on-air argument with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Thursday's episode of ABC's The View over President...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    SEN. KAMALA HARRIS TO RELEASE BOOK IN EARLY 2019

    Sen. Kamala Harris will be releasing her first book early next year. Penguin Press announced earlier this week that Harris will be...

    Women, People, Star
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    YES, PLEASE! CHERYL BOONE ISAACS AND QUINCY JONES TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY ON THE HISTORY OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD

    Former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is teaming up with legendary producer Quincy Jones...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    POP QUIZ! WE PUT ESSENCE FANS' KNOWLEDGE OF BLACK LOVE TRIVIA TO THE TEST IN NEW ORLEANS

    Here at ESSENCE, we take pride in celebrating the magical, glorious beauty of Black love daily, which makes us experts on all things...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THERE WAS A BEARDED BAES SHOWDOWN AT ESSENCE FEST 2018 AND WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO

    We will happily admit that we're in an eye candy daze over all of the bearded baes we spotted in the crowd at ESSENCE Fest 2018. That's...

    Watches, Festival, Look, Style
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    HOW LENA WAITHE'S FIANCÉE ALANA MAYO KEEPS HER GROUNDED AS HER FAME RISES

    Lena Waithe made history at the 2017 Emmys when she became the first Black woman to secure a win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy...

  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THIS 'HOWARD HOMECOMING' MODEL JUST LANDED A MAJOR MODELING JOB

    Remember the photo of the Sudanese student from Howard's Homecoming that went viral last year? Well, her name is Anok Yai and she just...

    Women, Models
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    BRAIDED BOUNTY: WHO SAYS BRAIDS HAVE TO BE BORING? 

  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    IT'S A VIBE: PLEASURE-FILLED PRODUCTS THAT WILL STEAM UP YOUR SEX LIFE

  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    KING COMBS PAYS HOMAGE BIGGIE'S "ONE MORE CHANCE" WITH VIDEO FOR "LOVE YOU BETTER"

    Christian Combs, aka King Combs, is paying homage to The Notorious B.I.G. with his new video for "Love You Better." The video is a...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    BRAZILIAN DESIGNER CLAIMS NIGERIAN-AMERICAN DESIGNER'S CREATION TO BE HER OWN

    Silvia Ulson claims Nigerian-American designer's creations to be her own at 2018 Miami Swim Week.

    Design
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    TINA KNOWLES LAWSON AND RICHARD LAWSON DOUBLE DATED WITH STEVE AND MARJORIE HARVEY TO SEE THE OTRII TOUR IN FRANCE

    Beyonce and Jay-Z had some very famous couples in the crowd cheering them on at their On The Run II concert in Nice, France. As they...

  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THE QUICK READ: DANIEL KALUUYA TEAMS UP WITH LENA WAITHE FOR NEW ‘QUEEN & SLIM' FILM

    Here's all the news you need to know: Daniel Kaluuya has landed the lead role in Lena Waithe's upcoming film, Queen & Slim. Directed...

    Men
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    WE HUNG OUT WITH FANS AT THE TOP OF THE SUPERDOME DURING ESSENCE FEST AND BOY WAS IT LIT

    ESSENCE Fest is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best summer parties around, and of course, it's the largest music festival in the...

    Watches, Festival
  • By Essence   -   Jul 20, 2018

    ASK DR. SHERRY: 'I CAUGHT MY BOYFRIEND TEXTING ANOTHER WOMAN, BUT NOW I DON'T THINK I WANT TO MOVE ON'

    You've seen celebrity clinical psychologist Dr. Sherry Blake, author of The Single Married Woman: True Stories of Why Women Feel Alone...

    Women