• By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    THE R&B KINGS OF ESSENCE FESTIVAL: WHO DESERVES THE CROWN?

    Nearly every past, present and future R&B music king has graced the ESSENCE Festival stage. From undisputed greats like Luther Vandross,...

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  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    CHANCE THE RAPPER IS LEAVING ON INTERNATIONAL SABBATICAL TO ‘LEARN THE WORLD OF GOD'

    Grammy Award-winning artist Chance The Rapper has always done things his own way. After building his career by giving away his music...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    REFRESH YOUR HOME WITH FIVE FENG SHUI TIPS

    This is your season for growth, and you've been doing the work. From going to therapy and making time for intentional self-care to...

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  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    USDA IS KILLING MICHELLE OBAMA'S EFFORTS TO GET STUDENTS TO EAT HEALTHY

    The USDA has officially come for the Obama's healthy eating initiative, put in place during their time in the White House. It was announced...

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  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    SELFIE! 5 ADORABLE CELEBRITY KIDS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

    We're all currently obsessed with Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade's new daughter, baby Kaavia James Union Wade, and her adorable Instagram...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    TAMAR BRAXTON SAYS IN 2019 SHE WON'T BE ‘THE SAME BITTER, COMBATIVE' PERSON

    We're just a few weeks away from the New Year, but singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton is already sharing her resolutions for...

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  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST BLACK MOM WHO HAD BABY SNATCHED AWAY BY NYPD

    On Tuesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez declined to prosecute the New York mother who had her baby ripped out of her hands...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    BLACK CEOS JOIN PLEDGE FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, INCLUSION

    As issues centered around race, gender and sexuality continue to impact America's social, cultural, and legal landscape, Black chief...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    ATLANTA'S HIV PROBLEM IS NOW AN EPIDEMIC

    The CDC is not mincing words. Atlanta's high rate of HIV infections has long been compared to that of third-world countries, but now...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    BRITISH SINGER PREVIEWS TRACK FEATURING ANDRÉ 3000

    Fans at a recent James Blake show got a treat when the British singer played unreleased music, including a rare collaboration with...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    BEST YEAR EVER! LETOYA LUCKETT AND HUSBAND TOMMICUS WALKER CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

    LeToya Luckett-Walker's best year ever continues. The singer and actress and her husband, Tommicus Walker, are counting down the days...

    Wedding
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    THE UPGRADE: 3 APPS TO HELP YOU KEEP CALM AND MAINTAIN YOUR ZEN

    Between work, family, friends and the less than relaxing daily news cycle, it's safe to say that many of us are looking for ways to...

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  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER BANS ‘AFROS OR ANY OTHER OUTLANDISH HAIRSTYLES' FROM CHOIR CONCERT

    A teacher's guidelines for middle school choir concert sparked outrage after he banned “Mowhawks, Afros or other outlandish hairstyles,”...

    Event
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    PERSON OF INTEREST IDENTIFIED IN ‘SURVIVING R. KELLY' GUN THREAT

    Cops have reportedly identified a person of interest in the shooting threat made at the New York City premiere of Surviving R. Kelly....

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    THE OSCARS MAY NOT HAVE A HOST AFTER ALL

    The Academy Awards producers might just give up on finding a new host for the 2019 ceremony after the fallout with Kevin Hart. According...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    JANELLE MONAÉ JOINS THE CAST OF GLORIA STEINEM BIOPIC

    Just days after her Grammy nomination surprise, Janelle Monaé will now be flexing her acting chops in the upcoming Gloria Steinem biopic....

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    BEST NATURAL HAIR & BEAUTY BLOGGERS OF 2018 YOU NEED TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

    Instagram is undeniably one of our favorite social media platforms to connect with our community and stay in the know of the hottest...

    Women, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    ALABAMA 9-YEAR-OLD KILLS HERSELF AFTER RACIST BULLYING

    An Alabama 9-year-old girl took her own life on Monday night, leaving her family in shock. According to the family of McKenzie Adams,...

  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    SAMIRA WILEY TO GUEST STAR ON ‘WILL & GRACE'

    Samira Wiley will be guest starring on NBC's Will & Grace revival, guest starring in three episodes during the show's second season....

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Dec 11, 2018

    WHITE COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT: ‘WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD'

    Columbia College in New York is under scrutiny after a white student was caught on camera shouting at a group of mostly Black undergraduates,...

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