Essence Magazine

via NBCNEWS: What a moment!! Model Halima Aden will be the first black woman to appear on the cover of Essence magazine wearing a hijab. Check out the January/February Edition of Essence Magazine. CLICK HERE to read full story

via BlackAmericaWeb/essence: Michelle Obama sports her natural curls for the cover of Essence magazine’s upcoming issue and other outlets have noted that this appears to be the first time the former first lady went all natural for a major publication. “Only @Essence would have our forever First Lady @MichelleObama on the cover, in her full natural hair glory, […]

via eurweb: In an ESSENCE cover story exclusive, music icon Janet Jackson pens an intimate message to Black women for the magazine’s first-ever “Happiness” issue. In “Letter From My Heart,” Ms. Jackson shares some of the lessons she learned from her childhood to adulthood—including her early struggles with depression, failed relationships and how she eventually found happiness. Jackson […]

via FirstLadyB: Essence has announced their 2018 Black Women in Hollywood honorees. This year Essence will be honoring The Chi, director, Lena Waithe, comedian/actress Tiffany Haddish, Black Panther star Danai Gurira, and actress/activist Tessa Thompson. Via Essence: Held each year just ahead of the Academy Awards, the Black Women in Hollywood event has become one of the most anticipated Oscar weekend happenings, serving as […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: On Wednesday, Black-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC, announced that they acquired Essence Communications Inc. — the media company behind Essencemagazine. Essence Ventures LLC is led by Richelieu Dennis, the same founder of Shea Moisture hair and skin products. His company acquired Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc., which makes Essence magazine a 100% Black owned business again. Current Essence […]

via FirstLadyB: Anthony Brown, along with Travis Greene, and Jonathan McReynolds spoke with Essence recently about Millenials and  the church.  During the discussion Brown  addressed the controversy surrounding  gospel artist collaborating with secular artist. From Essence: “As Millennials are gaining more intelligence, we have less time for things that are fake. We like direct answers, direct information. That’s where the church loses the Millennials, but I also […]

“Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, political commentator Angela Rye, and Circle of Mothers founder Sybrina Fulton all made the list. In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing! Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, […]

In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BS84lqsAa1G/?taken-by=essence&hl=en Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. In addition, our favorite political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers […]

Just in time for the theatrical debut of Hidden Figures, the film’s stars are absolutely stunning on the February 2017 cover of Essence. In addition, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monàe each have their own covers Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson: Three African-American women who worked with NASA and were the brains behind the operation that […]

Ciara is delighted by living in the moment, having accomplished things she remembers dreaming of as teenager: Becoming a world famous singer, selling millions of records, becoming a mother and creating a family. In her interview with Essence for their May 2016 where she covers the mag in floral, the 12-year R&B vet explains how […]

Weeks after a woman attempted to call her out for being too revealing in her manner of dress, Meagan Good is clearing the air. During a discussion at Essence’s Women In Hollywood event, the actress addressed her critics. “What is considered modest or appropriate differs depending on any given culture and context,” Good toldEssence. “It […]

It’s been a big week for social media singing sensation Bri (Briana Babineaux) whose debut radio single “I’ll Be The One” moved into the Top 15 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay chart. Concurrently, pre-orders for Bri’s forthcoming debut album “Keys To My Heart” (Marquis Boone Enterprises, LLC /Tyscot Records, LLC) took her to #1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel landing page over the […]