CULTURAL ICON APOLLO THEATER SETS NEW GOALS AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR 85TH ANNIVERSARY

Nestled between Adam Clayton Jr., and Frederick Douglass Boulevards, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York has claimed its throne...

16 STATES SUE DONALD TRUMP OVER NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO FUND BORDER WALL

The expected backlash over President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration in order to secure funding for his U.S.-Mexico border...

 
 
 

NEW YORK CITY RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES PUTTING AN END TO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HAIR

Black hair will now be protected under new guidelines released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which will make it...

STEVE HARVEY REGRETS HOW HE SPOKE TO MO'NIQUE ON HIS TALK SHOW

Uncomfortable with the way Steve Harvey spoke with Mo'Nique on his talk show? He is too. The Steve Harvey Show host wishes he had chosen...

 
 
 

WE ASKED WHITE HOLLYWOOD HOW THEY'D SOLVE DIVERSITY ISSUE, HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID

Since OscarsSoWhite first trended back in 2015, after every single acting nominee was white, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION NATURALLY

Are you regularly irregular? You're not alone! Over 40 million Americans are persistently stopped up, which makes constipation one...

 
 
 

BLACK 6TH GRADER ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO STAND FOR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND CALLING U.S FLAG RACIST

An 11-year-old Black student in Florida was arrested earlier this month for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance because...

IS ANTHONY HAMILTON'S RENDITION OF ‘THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER' YOUR NEW FAVE?

Everyone is talking about Anthony Hamilton's rendition of the National Anthem at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game for good reason -- he did...

 
 
 

JUSSIE SMOLLETT DENIES THAT HE ORCHESTRATED HIS OWN ATTACK: ‘NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH'

Jussie Smollett's lawyers have released a statement pushing back on recent reports that the actor was somehow involved in the racist...

50 CENT PLANS TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST NYPD OFFICER WHO WANTED HIM SHOT ‘ON SIGHT'

50 Cent is responding to new allegations that an NYPD precinct commander threatened the rapper, and now he plans to take legal action....

 
 
 

THE LEGACY OF BLACK WOMEN POLITICIANS

The Democratic Party would cease to exist without Black women. Pioneers like Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress,...

BLACK HISTORY NOW: HOW TOPEKA K. SAM IS CARRYING ON HARRIET TUBMAN'S LEGACY

Harriet Tubman is one of the most prominent figures in American history. When she escaped slavery, she could easily have stayed up...

 
 
 

KAREN WEAVER, MAYOR OF FLINT, MICH., IS FOCUSED ON GETTING CLEAN WATER AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY TO HER PEOPLE

Dr. Karen Weaver has been the mayor of the city of Flint, Michigan since Nov. 9, 2015, and as such has dealt with the majority of the...

I'VE PURCHASED THIS RED MATTE LIP PENCIL AT LEAST 4 TIMES - IT'S THAT GOOD

One time it rolled under the seat of a friend's car into the abyss and was gone forever. Another time, it was in the pocket of a jean...

 
 
 

TALIB KWELI KICKED OFF VALENTINE'S WEEKEND WITH A LOVE NOTE TO BROOKLYN

Legendary MC Talib Kweli is probably best known for his intellectual rhymes, notable collaborations, and a raw approach to activism,...

NEWSPAPER ADS BY FORMER SLAVES SEARCHING FOR MISSING FAMILY TO BE PERFORMED ONSTAGE

The newspaper advertisements placed by former slaves that were searching for missing relatives will come to life when they are read...

 
 
 

JANET MOCK SAYS ‘RESPECTABILITY POLITICS WON'T SAVE US' AFTER ‘POSE' SNUB BY NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

Janet Mock is responding to the news that Pose was snubbed by the NAACP Image Awards - and she doesn't think it was a mere oversight....

AVA DUVERNAY'S ARRAY AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION OF GHANAIAN FILM ‘THE BURIAL OF KOJO'

Ava DuVernay's distribution company, Array, continues to bring to light the work of women and artists of color through the films the...

 
 
 

JUSSIE SMOLLETT DENIES THAT HE ORCHESTRATED HIS OWN ATTACK: ‘NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH'

Jussie Smollett's lawyers have released a statement pushing back on recent reports that the actor was somehow involved in the racist...

‘THE OVEREXPLAINER': MEET THESE BLACK WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS WHO DISRUPTED AND CHANGED THE WORLD

The Black woman's impact on America, and the world, is more than enough to be celebrated. And that's what we do everyday at ESSENCE!...

 
 
 



Famous Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85

Famous Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85

RIP. Karl Lagerfeld, best known for being the creative director of world-renowned fashion brands Fendi and Chanel, has passed away at 85 years old in Paris. More details to come... Read more ...

Celebrities, Fashion World Mourn Karl Lagerfeld's Death During Fashion Week

Celebrities, Fashion World Mourn Karl Lagerfeld's Death During Fashion Week

The Chanel couturier, who died Tuesday, was 85. Read more ...

Peter Pilotto: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Peter Pilotto: Ready-To-Wear AW19

This season's opulent setting of choice for Peter Pilotto is the Reform Club, located slap bang in the middle of London's Pall Mall. Interestingly, the private members club... Read more ...

Slay, Victoria Justice! See Her Best Fashion Moments in Honor of Her 26th...

Slay, Victoria Justice! See Her Best Fashion Moments in Honor of Her 26th Birthday

Happy 26th birthday, Victoria Justice! The Zoey 101 alum exclusively revealed to Life & Style some of her favorite red carpet ~lewks~ from the past few years and what her plans... Read more ...

Fashion mourns death of the Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion mourns death of the Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld

Superstar designer Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 on Tuesday, his fashion label Chanel confirmed. The announcement came just a month after the man known as the "Kaiser... Read more ...

Levi's Made & Crafted Unveils 'The New West' Collection

Levi's Made & Crafted Unveils 'The New West' Collection

Levi's Made & Crafted looks to North America for the inspiration of its latest collection. Approaching the spring-summer 2019 season, the denim brand unveils The New West... Read more ...

New York City is banning discrimination based on hair

New York City is banning discrimination based on hair

This week, New York City Commission on Human Rights will add new guidelines that protect individuals from being targeted based on their hair in schools, work, and public spaces... Read more ...

Homegrown heavyweights shine at London Fashion Week

Homegrown heavyweights shine at London Fashion Week

The dreamlike elegance of Roksanda, earthy shades of JW Anderson and a rubber-inspired collection from Christopher Kane were among the highlights of the fourth day of London... Read more ...

LVMH sets new standard for crocodile farms

LVMH sets new standard for crocodile farms

LVMH has launched the first standard for responsible crocodile leather sourcing across three pilot farms. Read more ...

LFW: Adidas Originals x Ji Won Choi

LFW: Adidas Originals x Ji Won Choi

Sportswear giant Adidas Originals brought colour to London Fashion Week to unveil its debut collaboration with New York-based designer, Ji Won Choi, an emerging designer who... Read more ...