• By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    NAOMI, SHA'CARRI, SIMONE AND THE BURDEN OF PERFECTION

    By Brooklyn White · July 28, 2021July 29, 2021 ESSENCE's Gen Z editor Brooklyn White responds to critiques of Naomi Osaka's withdrawal...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    DENZEL WASHINGTON FAMILY FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT HBCU IN TEXAS

    By · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Denzel Washington's groundbreaking roles have led to Academy Award, Tony, and Golden Globe wins. Now...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    VANESSA WILLIAMS AND 9 OTHER WOMEN WHO PROVE THERE'S NO AGE LIMIT ON SLAYING SWIMSUIT SEASON

    By Victoria Uwumarogie · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Stop with the sarongs, cut the coverups and give the rompers a rest. If you're...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    MEET AARON PIERRE, THE STAR OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S ‘OLD'

    By Brande Victorian · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 In the July/August issue of ESSENCE , we gave you a small taste of rising screen king...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    SHERRI SHEPHERD FEELS ‘BETTER NOW THAN I DID IN MY 20S' FOLLOWING WEIGHT LOSS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES

    By Victoria Uwumarogie · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Sherri Shepherd is feeling better than ever and she's letting the world know it...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    CDC REVERSES GUIDANCE, URGES THOSE VACCINATED IN CERTAIN AREAS TO RESUME INDOOR MASK-WEARING

    By Malaika Jabali · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 With concern over the COVID-19 Delta variant, the CDC has changed its mask recommendations....

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  • Leo Season Is In Full Effect, Here Are Celebs Who Fall Under The Fire Sign By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    LEO SEASON IS IN FULL EFFECT, HERE ARE CELEBS WHO FALL UNDER THE FIRE SIGN

    By Sydney Scott · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 July 23 to August 22 marks the season for the creative, passionate, generous individuals...

  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    INTRODUCING USTAWI - A SKINCARE BRAND CREATED WITH BEAUTY SECRETS FROM THE MOTHERLAND

    By emerald elitou · July 29, 2021July 29, 2021 Despite our skin types being unique, many of us can relate to the woes of having uncooperative...

  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    HALLMARK IS EXTENDING MAHOGANY CARDS BRAND WITH A SLATE OF ORIGINAL FILMS ON THE NETWORK

    By Okla Jones · July 29, 2021July 29, 2021 For upwards of 30 years, Hallmark's Mahogany cards have become synonymous with love, togetherness,...

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  • Costa Rican Gymnast Concludes Olympic Floor Routine With Black Lives Matter Protest By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    COSTA RICAN GYMNAST CONCLUDES OLYMPIC FLOOR ROUTINE WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST

    Ashley Landis / AP By D'Shonda Brown · July 29, 2021July 29, 2021 To kick off the Olympics, history was made by an 18-year-old Costa...

  • Waldorf Astoria Unveils Fall Lineup For Los Cabos Pedregal Culinary Weekend Series By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    WALDORF ASTORIA UNVEILS FALL LINEUP FOR LOS CABOS PEDREGAL CULINARY WEEKEND SERIES

    Blake Marvin / Waldorf Astoria By Kimberly Wilson ·

  • Black Women Leading the Fight For Voting Rights By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    BLACK WOMEN LEADING THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Melanie Campbell, CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, speaks during a news conference...

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  • Sheila Johnson's Salamander Resorts Partners With Celebrity Chefs To Celebrate Diversity In Hospitality By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    SHEILA JOHNSON'S SALAMANDER RESORTS PARTNERS WITH CELEBRITY CHEFS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN HOSPITALITY

    Getty Images By Kimberly Wilson ·

  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    GRAMMY-NOMINATED ENTERTAINER MYKAL KILGORE SHARES WHAT IT MEANS FOR HIM TO ‘DREAM IN BLACK' AS AN ARTIST

    Loading the player... By Rachaell Davis · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Every year, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture is the ultimate celebration...

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  • Hailey Gilgore Season Is Here By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    HAILEY GILGORE SEASON IS HERE

    Loading the player... By Brande Victorian · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 If you don't already know the name Hailey Kilgore, you're going...

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  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    LETOYA LUCKETT UPDATES FANS ON POSTPARTUM WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNEY IN A SWIMSUIT: ‘YA GIRL IS OFFICIALLY 55 LBS DOWN'

    By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

  • By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    LARGEST PRESERVATION FUND IN AMERICAN HISTORY INVESTS $3M TO SAVE BLACK LANDMARKS

    By Jasmine Browley · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Recently, interest has grown in celebrating and commemorating Black history. For example,...

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  • Frito-Lay Workers Detail “Suicide Shifts” Working at a Kansas Plant Amid Strike By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    FRITO-LAY WORKERS DETAIL “SUICIDE SHIFTS” WORKING AT A KANSAS PLANT AMID STRIKE

    Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images By Rayna Reid · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Since July 5, hundreds of Frito-Lay plant workers...

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  • Weekend Overeating A Problem? How To Take Healthy Habits From The Weekday Into Every Day By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    WEEKEND OVEREATING A PROBLEM? HOW TO TAKE HEALTHY HABITS FROM THE WEEKDAY INTO EVERY DAY

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  • Usher Talks Vegas Residency And Black Independence By Essence   -   Jul 30, 2021

    USHER TALKS VEGAS RESIDENCY AND BLACK INDEPENDENCE

    Loading the player... By Brande Victorian · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Last Friday, Usher took the stage at the Colosseum in Caesar's...

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