HAIR DISCRIMINATION IS NOW ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

New York has become the second state to enact a law that bans hair discrimination. On July 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed bill S.6209A/A.7797A...

Trump Called Swedish Prime Minister Over ASAP Rocky Arrest

TRUMP CALLED SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER OVER ASAP ROCKY ARREST

The White House has already made it known that they were getting involved with rapper A$AP Rocky's case in Sweden, but now President...

 
 
 

DREAM HAMPTON DIDN'T EXPECT R. KELLY TO BE CHARGED AFTER ‘SURVIVING R. KELLY'

When the Emmy Award nominations were announced this week , Surviving R. Kelly was one of the docuseries recognized in the informational...

Everyone Is Loving Beyoncé's ‘Brown Skin Girl' Song - And Blue Ivy's Cameo

EVERYONE IS LOVING BEYONCÉ'S ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL' SONG - AND BLUE IVY'S CAMEO

Beyoncé's new album The Lion King: The Gift has been out for just over a day - and many can agree that “Brown Skin Girl” is the standout...

 
 
 

RIHANNA ANNOUNCES PHARRELL WILLIAMS WILL PERFORM AT UPCOMING DIAMOND BALL

Rihanna announced she is bringing back the Diamond Ball for another year! The annual philanthropic event-now in its fifth year -will...

THE FINAL LINE UP FOR THE SECOND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IS HERE

The final lineup for the second Democratic debate is finally here. The debates will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and...

 
 
 

OH HEY, CURVY GIRL! GRAB THESE MAJOR DEALS FROM NORDSTROM'S ANNIVERSARY SALE

Oh hey, curvy Queen! Believe it or not, we're smack dab in the middle of summer which means major deals on fall finds. Nordstrom's...

Here's Everything We Know About Francesca Hayward, The Black Female Lead In ‘Cats'

HERE'S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT FRANCESCA HAYWARD, THE BLACK FEMALE LEAD IN ‘CATS'

The first trailer for the feature film version of the reimagined Broadway musical Cats dropped yesterday, and it features a star-studded...

 
 
 

NORDSTROM COLLABORATED WITH THESE STREETWEAR BRANDS

In fashion, streetwear is leading the conversation. Large luxury fashion houses like Fendi and Louis Vuitton are collaborating with...

THESE FROZEN COCKTAILS ARE JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO CHILL OUT THIS WEEKEND

We asked for summer, and it came in with a vengeance. The country is in the middle of a heatwave and in desperate need of some cool...

 
 
 
5 Times Kaavia James Slayed In A Head Wrap

5 TIMES KAAVIA JAMES SLAYED IN A HEAD WRAP

There's no better time than now to break out your head wraps. If the heat doesn't inspire you to rock the headwear, then maybe 8-month-year-old...

Black Wedding Moment Of The Day: This Groom's Reaction To Seeing His Bride Will Make You Melt

BLACK WEDDING MOMENT OF THE DAY: THIS GROOM'S REACTION TO SEEING HIS BRIDE WILL MAKE YOU MELT

As every bride can tell you, so much planning and work goes into making their wedding day everything they'd ever dreamed of. The invitations,...

 
 
 

FROM BURNA BOY TO TIWA SAVAGE: THE AFRICAN ARTISTS FEATURED ON BEYONCÉ'S ‘THE LION KING: THE GIFT'

On Friday, Beyoncé released her latest album, inspired by the live-action The Lion King , The Lion King: The Gift . Needless to say,...

If Regina Hall Was A Superhero, People Would Have To Call Her Before 10 P.M

IF REGINA HALL WAS A SUPERHERO, PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO CALL HER BEFORE 10 P.M

Regina Hall has had a lot of roles. This year alone she's played a trash talking day trader, a mean girl CEO and an estranged wife....

 
 
 
Ask An OB-GYN: How Can I Keep My Lady Parts Fresh In The Summer?

ASK AN OB-GYN: HOW CAN I KEEP MY LADY PARTS FRESH IN THE SUMMER?

Good news - ESSENCE's “Ask An OB-GYN” series is back to bring you very public answers to some of your most private questions. When...

BLACK TRAVEL VIBES: THIS DUBAI ESCAPE WILL MAKE YOU JUMP FOR JOY - AND BOOK A FLIGHT

In case you didn't already know, Black women love Dubai. The glitz, the glam, and of course, the photoshoots for the ‘gram, are just...

 
 
 
Black Family Says They Were Accused Of Stealing $12 Basketball At Santa Monica Nike Store

BLACK FAMILY SAYS THEY WERE ACCUSED OF STEALING $12 BASKETBALL AT SANTA MONICA NIKE STORE

On July 5th, shortly after an earthquake hit the Los Angeles, California, area, a Black family embarked on a visit to a Santa Monica...

The Best Dressed Black Creatives On Instagram This Week

THE BEST DRESSED BLACK CREATIVES ON INSTAGRAM THIS WEEK

What's the best way to dress in the summer? These creatives will help you. Finding ways to style yourself in the erratic heat can always...

 
 
 

WHAT I SCREENSHOT THIS WEEK: THE SHADIEST WIDE-BRIMMED HAT IN THE LAND

When it comes to making a fashion statement - go big or go home. This was obviously the mantra in mind when this beauty of a hat was...

DEVON FRANKLIN SET TO PRODUCE KIRK FRANKLIN BIOPIC

We are getting a Kirk Franklin biopic! Deadline reports that DeVon Franklin is attached to produce Sony's upcoming biopic about the...

 
 
 



Natalie Portman will be Thor and Marvel's other Comic-Con surprises

Natalie Portman will be Thor and Marvel's other Comic-Con surprises

SAN DIEGO - “Avengers: Endgame” may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and... Read more ...

Donald Trump calls for A$AP Rocky's release after speaking to Kanye

Donald Trump calls for A$AP Rocky's release after speaking to Kanye

A$AP Rocky has been held in Swedish custody since early July on suspicion of assault (despite claiming, with video evidence, to have been acting in self-defence). Because of... Read more ...

Brockhampton's new album gets an August release date

Brockhampton's new album gets an August release date

Good news: the new Brockhampton album is slated for an August release, according to a new Instagram post that also confirms its title: Ginger. Read more ...

Experience NASA's Archives in 'NASA - Past and Present Dreams of the Future'...

Experience NASA's Archives in 'NASA - Past and Present Dreams of the Future' Photobook

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 launched, British photographer Benedict Redgrove releases his nine-year-long photo project in a book titled NASA - Past and Present Dreams of... Read more ...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best items and biggest savings

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best items and biggest savings

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 is here. The pre-season sale - offering discounts on fall items before they're officially available - is also the department store's... Read more ...

‘Teen Mom 2' Star Kailyn Lowry Stuns in a Bikini While Boating in Hawaii...

‘Teen Mom 2' Star Kailyn Lowry Stuns in a Bikini While Boating in Hawaii With Her Kiddos

A sweet mommy moment coupled with a stunning bikini photo... what could be better than that?! On July 17, Kailyn Lowry took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and youngest... Read more ...

Hammock Celebrated Miami Swim Week at Casa Tua's Private Club

Hammock Celebrated Miami Swim Week at Casa Tua's Private Club

Hammock Celebrated Miami Swim Week at Casa Tua's Private Club Represented by The Riviere Agency. Casa Tua's private club played host to fashion elite on Saturday, July 14, 2019... Read more ...

Kristen Bell And Lin-Manuel Miranda's Celebrity Meet Cute Is So Pure

Kristen Bell And Lin-Manuel Miranda's Celebrity Meet Cute Is So Pure

The two crossed paths at San Diego Comic-Con and we'll never be the same. Read more ...

Australian Group Show Takes Over the Miami Heat

Australian Group Show Takes Over the Miami Heat

Australian Group Show Takes Over the Miami Heat Represented by The Riviere Agency. Australian Group show turned up the heat as the sun went down over The Miami Setai Hotel. The... Read more ...

Aisha Tyler knows the best bars in NYC for a pub crawl

Aisha Tyler knows the best bars in NYC for a pub crawl

Comedian and actress Aisha Tyler lives in Los Angeles, but calls herself a “New York commuter,” since she often comes to the city for work. She wrapped filming the final season... Read more ...