BEN CARSON PLANS TO RAISE RENT FOR MILLIONS LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING

Nearly 4.7 households relying on federal housing assistance will soon be hit hard due to a decision made by the Trump administration. According...

ESSENCE PRESIDENT MICHELLE EBANKS JOINS NOLA MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU FOR PREVIEW OF NEW MSY AIRPORT TERMINAL AHEAD OF 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Aviation Board surprise for the city as it continues it's year-long tricentennial...

 
 
 

JAMES SHAW JR. RAISES MORE THAN $165,000 FOR WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING VICTIMS

James Shaw Jr., the hero that ambushed and disarmed the shooter that killed four people on Sunday at a Waffle House in Tennessee, has...

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MENSTRUATION AND OVULATION?

Periods. Although most young women get their period every month, there's still a lot to learn about menstruation and how our bodies...

 
 
 

9 TIMES SOLANGE WOWED US WITH HER PLATINUM BLONDE TRESSES 

BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN SEXUAL ASSAULT RETRIAL

After nearly two days of deliberations, a Pennsylvania jury returned with a verdict in the retrial of Bill Cosby. Cosby was convicted...

 
 
 

HIP-HOP'S ELITE CAME TOGETHER TO HONOR SUPERSTAR STYLIST MISA HYLTON FOR UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY AT 2018 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

As the stylist for influential hip-hop stars such as Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Misa Hylton...

WAKANDA FOREVER! BLACKEXCELLENCE WAS ALL OVER THE 'AVENGERS' RED CARPET 

 
 
 

THE ANNOYING LITTLE HABIT GABRIELLE UNION HILARIOUSLY CALLED HUBBY DWAYNE WADE OUT FOR

Every couple is familiar with the age-old argument over who forgot to put the cap on the toothpaste, and Gabrielle Union And Dwyane...

KELIS BREAKS SILENCE ON HER 'VIOLENT' RELATIONSHIP WITH NAS: 'IT WAS REALLY DARK'

In 2005 when Kelis and Nas tied the knot it seemed as if new hip-hop royalty had been crowned, but the love did not last, and by 2010,...

 
 
 

THE QUICK READ: KANYE SAYS OBAMA NEVER DID ANYTHING FOR CHICAGO AFTER TRUMP RANT

Here's everything trending today: After showing support for Donald Trump, Kanye West is now accusing former president Barack Obama...

KELIS BREAKS SILENCE ON HER 'VIOLENT' RELATIONSHIP WITH NAS: 'IT WAS REALLY DARK'

In 2005 when Kelis and Nas tied the knot it seemed as if a new love and hip-hop royal had been crowned but by 2010, their marriage...

 
 
 

CAN SHE TURN A RED STATE BLUE? STACEY ABRAMS INTENDS TO IN GEORGIA 

In the bustling southern metropolis of Atlanta, Black excellence is visible everywhere: Streets are named for legendary civil rights...

QUEEN LATIFAH: THE RISE OF AN ICON

As we prepare to welcome Queen Latifah to the ESSENCE Festival mainstage for the very first time, here's a look back at her iconic...

 
 
 

EXCLUSIVE: GABRIELLE UNION TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MOMS EVERYWHERE FOR VH1'S 'DEAR MAMA'

Gabrielle Union will join VH1 in paying tribute to moms all over the world with Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms. ESSENCE has learned...

ICYMI: LENA WAITHE, YARA SHAHIDI, STERLING K BROWN, CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS AND MORE ATTEND TIME 100 GALA 

 
 
 

JUST ANNOUNCED: QUEEN LATIFAH TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS IN ENTERTAINMENT WITH FIRST-EVER ESSENCE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE 

It's official: Queen Latifah is coming to Essence Fest with a performance you won't want to miss. In celebration of her iconic 30-year...

NEW PARENTS NIGHT OUT! SERENA WILLIAMS AND ALEXIS OHANIAN ARE AS CUTE AS EVER ON THEIR KARAOKE DATE

It's can be easy to forget that Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are still enjoying newlywed bliss with photos all over Instagram...

 
 
 

JANELLE MONÁE COMES OUT AS PANSEXUAL: 'I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE FREE'

On the eve of the release of her highly-anticipated album, Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe is finally putting an end to the rumors about...

NEW PARENTS NIGHT OUT! SERENA WILLIAMS AND ALEXIS OHANIAN ARE AS CUTE AS EVER ON THEIR KARAOKE DATE

It's hard to remember that Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are still newlyweds with photos of their gorgeous daughter, Alexis Olympia,...

 
 
 



Donald Trump's Re-Election Campaign Is Using Kanye West's Support for...

Donald Trump's Re-Election Campaign Is Using Kanye West's Support for Fundraising

Kanye West 's ongoing Twitter rants and support for President Donald Trump continue to make headlines. And it seems this time, West's support is helping Trump's re-election... Read more ...

Cav Empt Delivers Black & White Staples for Spring/Summer 2018

Cav Empt Delivers Black & White Staples for Spring/Summer 2018

Having previously debuted an exclusive range for BEAUTY & YOUTH , Japanese label Cav Empt now returns to its mainline with more staple pieces for Spring/Summer 2018. The latest... Read more ...

Sonos Could Soon Be Worth $3 Billion USD

Sonos Could Soon Be Worth $3 Billion USD

Sonos could soon be worth around $2.5 to $3 billion USD. As multiple media outlets have noted, the popular, forward-thinking audio company has privately filed paperwork with... Read more ...

Hollywood Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict

Hollywood Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict

Rose McGowan, Terry Crews and other celebs all had something to say. Read more ...

‘Cosby Show' reruns getting pulled from air in wake of guilty verdict

‘Cosby Show' reruns getting pulled from air in wake of guilty verdict

Bounce TV has decided to scrub all repeat episodes from its schedule following Thursday's court decision. Read more ...

ADAM ET ROPÉ Collaborates With Oasis for Exclusive Tees

ADAM ET ROPÉ Collaborates With Oasis for Exclusive Tees

To begin the brand's 2018 campaign, ADAM ET ROPÉ linked up with agnes b. for a pair of new logo hoodies. Continuing an impressive run, the Japanese label connects with iconic... Read more ...

John Legend Uses Kanye West's Twitter Tirade as Free Promo for His New Single

John Legend Uses Kanye West's Twitter Tirade as Free Promo for His New Single

Ever since Kanye West went on his Twitter tirade expressing his love for President Donald Trump, he's not only lost a lot of followers, but he's... Read more ...

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Kanye West Wants Donald Trump to Be Chicago's Godfather

Kanye West Wants Donald Trump to Be Chicago's Godfather

We miss the old Kanye. Ahead of the release of his new album, Kanye West has been tweeting non-stop and proclaiming his love for Donald Trump. Now,... Read more ...

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