• By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ELLA MAI SAMPLED AN ADINA HOWARD FAVORITE ON HER NEW ALBUM AND WE'RE OBSESSED

    Songstress Ella Mai is no stranger to incorporating the beloved 90's R&B sound into her music and she recently paid homage to the undeniably...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    BLACK WOMAN WRONGLY ARRESTED AT GUN POINT FILES LAWSUIT CLAIMING RACIAL PROFILING

    Robin Anderson, 20, of Glendale, Wis., filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, in which she accused the City of Glendale, police...

    Cars
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    TIA MOWRY AND LORETTA DEVINE'S NEW NETFLIX SHOW FEATURES AN ALL-BLACK WRITERS ROOM

    Earlier this year we wondered if Netflix is a mecca for Black creatives, and with partnerships with Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris,...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2018 CELEBRATES A $280 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

    The 2018 ESSENCE Festival was truly one for the books! From a record turnout, to a massive economic impact on the state of Louisiana,...

    Festival
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    PUSHA T SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHO ACTUALLY SPILLED THE TEA ON DRAKE'S SON

    It looks like rappers Drake and Pusha T still have something to say. The pair traded verbal jabs over the summer in the latest round...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    MAXWELL SAYS NEW VIDEO IS AN ‘ABSOLUTE CELEBRATION OF BLACK BEAUTY'

    R&B singer Maxwell is out with a new music video for his latest single, “Shame.” The video, which stars a variety of actors and models...

    Women, Star, Models
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    SAY IT AIN'T SO! DIDDY AND LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND CASSIE SPLIT

    It's the end of an era. Looks like hip-hop mogul Diddy is a bad boy on the move again after breaking up with longtime girlfriend Cassie....

    People, Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    WATCH INMYFEED: LETOYA LUCKETT-WALKER HAS A BABY GIRL ON THE WAY!

    Welcome to InMyFeed, ESSENCE's daily digital show that offers you a quick look of the hottest headlines on your timeline. It's a girl...

    Watches, Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    LENA WAITHE'S NEW SHOW WILL FOCUS ON SNEAKER CULTURE

    Lena Waithe is inviting us all to get a behind-the-scenes look at sneaker culture in her next project. She will be executive producing...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    CHRISSY TEIGEN TAKES US INSIDE JOHN LEGEND AND KANYE WEST'S POLITICAL DEBATES

    Despite their close relationship, Chrissy Teigen revealed that her husband John Legend and his frequent musical collaborator Kanye...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ‘LOVE IS ' STAR WILL CATLETT'S WIFE IS HIS NUMBER FAN

    Love is many things, and for actor Will Catlett, love is the sweetest gift he's ever known. The Black Lightning star was celebrating...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ALL THE TOP MOMENTS FROM THE 2018 BET HIP HOP AWARDS

    Hip hop's biggest award show aired Tuesday evening, and it's only right that it was on BET. The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, which was...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    KIRK FRANKLIN'S BIOLOGICAL FATHER PASSES AWAY WEEKS AFTER THEY REUNITED

    Kirk Franklin revealed in an emotional Instagram video that his biological father has passed just weeks after the gospel star was able...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    40 BLACK SENIOR CITIZENS ON THEIR WAY TO VOTE WERE ORDERED OFF A BUS TAKING THEM

    As we approach a decisive midterm election, many of us are ready and raring to cast our ballots early. It's the easiest way to skip...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    HERE'S HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM OF VOTER SUPPRESSION, AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE

    As the elections draw nearer, it is important to discuss the egregiousness of voter suppression tactics. If you are unclear about what...

  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    MARYLAND OFFICER ACCUSED OF RAPING A WOMAN DURING A TRAFFIC STOP

    Prince George's County, Md. Police Officer Ryan Macklin was arrested on Monday after he allegedly raped a woman in her car during a...

    Cars
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    KANDI BURRUSS DENIES PREGNANCY RUMORS, REVEALS SHE'S ‘TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO GROW OUR FAMILY'

    Kandi Burruss is busy. On a Tuesday afternoon, the reality star just wrapped filming scenes for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    MAGNOLIA MOTHER'S TRUST: 15 BLACK MOTHERS TO RECEIVE $1000 PER MONTH IN BASIC INCOME INITIATIVE

    Jackson, MS, is once again modeling radical Black love for the nation with a pioneering basic income program that will give fifteen...

    Models
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    WATCH ‘SET TRIPPIN' TO HEAR BRANDY'S BIG PLAN TO SAVE BLUE IVY

    It's safe to assume that the world is obsessed with Beyoncé. And as such, we're obsessed with everything that's connected to her -...

    Watches
  • By Essence   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ‘SHE'S ARRIVED.' RHOA STAR SHEREÉ WHITFIELD FINALLY LAUNCHES HER CLOTHING LINE

    We all love a good success story... and when it comes to reality TV, there are plenty of stories that we can relate to, obsess over...

    Star