via EEWMagazine/Debra Wallace/Essence: Tracee Elolis Ross is flaunting her melanin magic and juicy curls, and is inspiring textured-hair women everywhere to embrace their fierce, fabulous, flawless crowns, too. The Golden Globe-winning actress, who identifies as Christian, is a curly-haired queen on the cover of Essence, where she celebrates her blackness and shares her journey to […]

via essence: On February 26, 2012, Sybrina Fulton’s son’s life was cut short after being fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, by George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was only 17-years-old at the time and had his whole life ahead of him. Since his murder, Fulton has made it her mission to continue to give his life meaning […]

via essence: The O’Jays are back, y’all. With their first album in 15 years, The Last Wordtaps into the group’s signature sound, which fans will be happy to hear. Still, things have changed for the O’Jays, which is comprised of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and Eric Grant. Levert admitted to ESSENCE in a recent interview that […]

  via essence: staffers are constantly debating about who are the most beautiful black women of all time. Now is the perfect time to, for once and for all, compile our definite list! From Pam Grier to Diana Ross, here are our picks for the 30 most ravishing African-American women in all of history. […]

via eurweb: Essence has chosen visionary icon Missy Elliott as its 2018 Black Women In Music honoree, the magazine announced Thursday. The rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and dancer joins previous recipients Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Andra Day, Emeli Sandé and Sylvia Rhone. “The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and […]

via FirstLadyB: Bishop Marvin Sapp just dropped some nuggets of wisdom on dating. Marvin Sapp shared some advice for dating in the church with the team over at Essence. “Never, ever give a covenant commitment to non-covenant relationships,” Sapp told ESSENCE. “If he hasn’t walked you down the aisle, there are certain things that you need to withhold, until that time comes.” And […]

Singer Kelly Price has been in the game for over 25 years.  The singer recently  reflected on that time with Essence, sharing how she struggled in the beginning with singing anything other than gospel music because of her strict pentecostal background. Kelly talked about the mixed emotions she felt by being offered to sing R&B […]

Before you head to the theater to see some of Hollywood’s favorite ladies in the hilarious and raunchy comedy Girls Trip, you have to see just how stunning the cast is on the cover of the latest issue of Essence magazine. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish look absolutely radiant as they […]

The iconic rapper shared the news with ESSENCE during an intimate chat about finding love after years spent as a single woman. Lyte also reveals that she met her fiancé, John, online—fans can get all the details in her Your Man & Your Money. “My biggest thing with dating was the ability to be vulnerable,” […]

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Coverage of Essence Black Women in Hollywood 2016 with Zendaya Coleman, Chris Rock, Keke Palmer, Kelly Rowland, Serayah, Thandie Newton, Garcelle Beauvais, Tia Mowry, Shonda Rhimes, Estelle, Lorraine Toussaint, Jurnee Smollett, Evan Ross, & Meagan Good, source:

Time Inc.’s Essence announced the exceptional honorees for its 9th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.  It’s about the spirit of diversity in one of Oscar week’s star-studded events. The 2016 Black Women in Hollywood Award will be presented to powerhouse actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Fierce & Fearless Award); multi-talented producer, director and actress Debbie Allen […]