JILL SCOTT SEDUCED THE MIC AT A CONCERT AND BLACK TWITTER PROCEEDED TO LOSE ITS MIND

Here's your daily P.S.A: Black women can be soulful and sexual. Beloved R&B singer Jill Scott sure knows how to get her fans talking,...

T.I., CHANCE THE RAPPER AND CARDI B. ARE LOOKING FOR HIP-HOP'S NEXT SUPERSTAR

T.I., Chance The Rapper and Cardi B. are teaming up to give unsigned hip-hop artists a chance at stardom. The three are serving as...

 
 
 

UBER TACKLES SEXUAL VIOLENCE WITH TRANSPARENCY, NEW CLASSIFICATION GUIDE

When Uber first burst onto the scene nearly 10 years ago, it was seen as a convenient way for people to hail a cab or “hire a driver”...

MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR DEFENDS SENATE PICK THAT JOKED ABOUT ATTENDING A ‘PUBLIC HANGING'

The Governor of Mississippi is defending the state's Republican senator who came under fire for claiming that she'd willingly be in...

 
 
 

TONI BRAXTON PLANS TO GET MARRIED IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND WANTS BFF JADA PINKETT-SMITH AS HER MAID OF HONOR

Toni Braxton and her fiance Birdman might be getting married sooner than you'd think. The “Unbreak My Heart” singer confirmed the couple's...

CARDI B'S LITTLE SISTER STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN FOR BOOHOO 

This week, mega-retailer Boohoo.com announced its new campaign for the holiday season featuring a famous member of the Bardi Gang....

 
 
 

I MUTED R. KELLY

In the summer of 1984, I was sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old camp counselor. I was 12 years old. The counselor was from my hometown...

MAHERSHALA ALI'S ‘GREEN BOOK' TAKES US ON A JOYFUL RIDE TACKLING RACE ALONG THE WAY

In the film Green Book, the late Don Shirley, a real-life classical pianist, hires a white bodyguard to drive him from New York City,...

 
 
 

WINTER IS COMING: PREPARE YOUR WARDROBE WITH THESE ‘GOT' INSPIRED ACCESSORIES

With all of the hype surrounding the eighth and final season of HBO's hit television series Game of Thrones, a number of farewell surprises...

CARDI B'S LITTLE SISTER STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH NEW FASHION CAMPAIGN   

This week, mega-retailer Boohoo.com announced its new campaign for the holiday season featuring a famous member of the Bardi Gang....

 
 
 

UNIV. OF TEXAS INVESTIGATING RACISM CLAIMS AFTER PROFESSOR CALLED POLICE ON A BLACK FEMALE STUDENT DURING CLASS

Monday, a video of police escorting a Black female student from a lecture hall at the University of Texas at San Antonio went viral....

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2019: 7 REASONS EARLY-BIRD TICKETS ARE A MUST

In case you haven't heard, early-bird tickets for the 2019 ESSENCE Festival are on sale now! With everything we've got in store as...

 
 
 

ROBIN GIVENS JOINS WILL PACKER'S NEW SCRIPTED SERIES, ‘AMBITIONS'

Will Packer's new series just got a dynamic leading lady! Robin Givens has been added to already-packed ensemble cast of Ambitions,...

MICHELLE OBAMA PENS IMPASSIONED LETTER TO CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has always maintained that she's a Chi-Town girl through and through. And now, with her new book Becoming...

 
 
 

JEMEL ROBERSON'S DEATH AGAIN PROVES A ‘GOOD' BLACK GUY WITH A GUN ISN'T SAFE FROM BEING KILLED BY POLICE EITHER

Jemel Roberson was working security at Manny's Blue Room Bar in Robbins, Ill., just outside of Chicago, when shots rang out following...

WATCH INMYFEED: THE IMPACT OF MICHELLE OBAMA'S MEMOIR ON BLACK WOMEN'S HISTORY

Welcome to InMyFeed, ESSENCE's daily digital show that offers you a cheat sheet of the hottest topics already on your timeline. Black-ish...

 
 
 

WATCH INMYFEED: THE IMPACT OF MICHELLE OBAMA'S MEMOIR ON BLACK WOMEN'S HISTORY

Welcome to InMyFeed, ESSENCE's daily digital show that offers you a cheat sheet of the hottest topics already on your timeline. Black-ish...

SHAMIR OPENS UP ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF BEING ‘GENRE-LESS' AND PAYING HOMAGE TO ODETTA

In 2014, Shamir Bailey-known mononymously as Shamir-rocketed onto the scene with his debut EP, Northtown, and infectious hit single,...

 
 
 

THESE BLACK OWNED BRANDS WILL GIVE YOUR HOME DECOR NEW LIFE

Whether it's rented or owned, personalizing your home is key to creating a space that's filled with peace, but also says something...

MAXWELL'S '50 INTIMATE NIGHTS LIVE' TOUR INFUSES CLASSIC TUNES AND NEW MUSIC WITH MESSAGES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

In 1997, the Washington Post called Maxwell, “the Marvin Gaye of the '90s,” shortly after his 1996 album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite...

 
 
 



Merry Glam-Mas! Kylie Jenner's 2018 Holiday Collection Is Here

Merry Glam-Mas! Kylie Jenner's 2018 Holiday Collection Is Here

‘Tis the season to be glam, y'all! On Nov. 13, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to reveal her 2018 holiday collection for Kylie Cosmetics. Needless to say, we're pumped! The best... Read more ...

Did ‘Bachelor' Arie And Lauren Secretly Tie The Knot? The Couple Is Still...

Did ‘Bachelor' Arie And Lauren Secretly Tie The Knot? The Couple Is Still Holding Out For Janu-Arie

Big baby news in the Bachelor world! Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are expecting their first child together. The two just dropped the news with a handful of pregnancy... Read more ...

So, Uh, It Really Looks Like Sofia Richie Hasn't Left Scott Disick's Couch...

So, Uh, It Really Looks Like Sofia Richie Hasn't Left Scott Disick's Couch In Days

Someone's getting a little too comfortable... literally. On both Nov. 11 and Nov. 13, Sofia Richie took to Instagram to picture herself snuggling up on what appears to be Scott... Read more ...

The Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Winners Announced!

The Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Winners Announced!

If you're a photography lover, we have a real treat for you! Modelmanagement.com has proudly sponsored the top prize of $5000 for the Spotlight Awards for Photographic... Read more ...

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6 Victoria's Secret Models Share Their Easy DIY Beauty Treatments for...

6 Victoria's Secret Models Share Their Easy DIY Beauty Treatments for Runway-Ready Hair and Skin

Victoria's Secret models have access to the best of the best when it comes to beauty products - many of them even have lucrative beauty contracts to their names. And yet, like... Read more ...

Mister Ralph Lauren is An Honorary Knight

Mister Ralph Lauren is An Honorary Knight

All arise Sir Ralph! If you're looking for a knight in shining armour - look no more. The fashion legend who just celebrated half a decade of his brand is now getting an honour... Read more ...

Here's Every Piece From HUMAN MADE's Collaboration With KFC

Here's Every Piece From HUMAN MADE's Collaboration With KFC

Recently teasing its upcoming collection , the NIGO -helmed imprint, HUMAN MADE , provides a closer look at its collaboration with the fast-food chain KFC . Delving into the... Read more ...

The first major UK Keith Haring exhibition is coming to Liverpool

The first major UK Keith Haring exhibition is coming to Liverpool

In June 2019, Tate Liverpool will host the first major UK exhibition of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring. The eponymously titled show will display more than 85 Haring... Read more ...

032c Reworks Birkenstock's Super Birki Clog for Fall/Winter 2018

032c Reworks Birkenstock's Super Birki Clog for Fall/Winter 2018

After releasing a workwear-inspired capsule with Dave's NY , Berlin-based 032c is back with its latest collaborative project. The new capsule with Birkenstock sees the... Read more ...