7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HALLE BERRY'S NEW BAE ALEX DA KID

There's one observation we can gather from Halle Berry's dating history, she doesn't really have a "type." The star has dated everyone...

HERE ARE THE TOP SHOWS BLACK WOMEN WATCHED IN 2016  

This may surprise you.

 
 
 

SECRET HAS AN AMAZING NEW INVISIBLE DEODORANT AND MORE AWESOME FINDS 

It's not secret, that well, Secret makes the best antiperspirant deodorants around. And now the brand has created even more no-sweat...

SUGE KNIGHT ADDS FUEL TO CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT TUPAC IS STILL ALIVE

Suge Knight is stirring the pot and adding fuel to conspiracy theories that Tupac is alive. Knight, who is currently in jail awaiting...

 
 
 

NETFLIX SHARES NEW TRAILER FOR UPCOMING 'DEF COMEDY JAM 25'

Netflix has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming special Def Comedy Jam 25. The comedy special will celebrate 25 years of Def...

AFRICA'S FAVORITE STREET STYLE PHOTOGRAPHER TREVOR STUURMAN FINDS HOME

There is no denying that South African photographer, blogger and stylist Trevor Stuurman is having his break out moment. He's worked...

 
 
 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING SOLO

Ever thought about traveling alone, but didn't quite have the guts to just do it? In this ESSENCE Now segment, we gathered a group...

ASK DR. SHERRY: 'I'M BEING HELD FINANCIALLY HOSTAGE IN A MARRIAGE I WANT OUT OF, HELP!'

With no family or friends close by, she's afraid to divorce her husband for the sake of their 7-month-old daughter. What will Dr. Sherry...

 
 
 

RIHANNA IS ADDING LIPSTICKS AND MORE TO HER FENTY BEAUTY COLLECTION, GET READY!

Just as we were beginning to catch our breaths from Rihanna's epic Fenty Beauty launch, she's gone ahead and done it again. The Wild...

ESSENCE REPORTS: MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS FACE UPHILL BATTLE IN COMPETING FOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

"This is another example where government has created profound generational wealth in this country that frankly, women and minorities...

 
 
 

BLACK GIRLS DRAW: VERONICA MARCHÉ IS ILLUSTRATING BLACK JOY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

In this episode of 'Black Girls Draw,' we highlight a live sketch artist determined to show the world that Black women can experience...

ARE THE ROLES IN HBO'S 'THE DEUCE' PROBLEMATIC FOR BLACK ACTORS?

'The Deuce' tells the complicated and true story of the rise of pornography through the gritty, crime riddled streets of NYC. But should...

 
 
 

SLAYED OR SHADE: ON JEMELE HILL, DONALD TRUMP AND FREE SPEECH

ESSENCE Now's “Slayed or Shade” panel discusses the controversy surrounding Sports Center co-anchor Jemele Hill's and her tweets about...

STYLISH OUTERWEAR FOR FALL UNDER $200

 
 
 

FINALLY MASTER THE ULTIMATE DAY-TO-NIGHT MANICURE

Watch above as celebrity nail artist Gina Edwards creates a mani that's not only office appropriate, but girl's night approved. Almost...

ICYMI: MYSTIKAL INDICTED FOR RAPE AND KIDNAPPING, JORDAN PEELE'S NAZI HUNTING TV DRAMA

Rapper Mystikal, real name Michael Lawrence Tyler, has been indicted for rape and kidnapping after an Oct. 22 assault at a Shreveport...

 
 
 

SAY WHAT?!: TRUMP MISPRONOUNCES NAMIBIA'S NAME IN UN SPEECH TO AFRICAN LEADERS  

Ever been to "Nambia"? Neither have we.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? THE CAST OF 'A DIFFERENT WORLD'

 
 
 

TWO NAVY HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN REMOVED AFTER INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH NEWBORN BABIES 

The two hospital workers posted photos of themselves flipping off babies, among others innapropriate photos, on their social media.

TODD TUCKER SHOWERS HIS WIFE KANDI WITH CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALL OF HER WINS

Kandi Burruss is one of Atlanta's hardest-working women and it hasn't gone unnoticed by her husband, Todd Tucker. The serial entrepreneur,...

 
 
 



THE FASHION WEEK

THE FASHION WEEK

Spring Summer 2018 Backstage at Alberta Ferretti Photography by Jessica Segal Read more ...

Moschino: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Moschino: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Say it with flowers. Say it with Gigi. Or, alternatively, say it as with Gigi AS flowers. A bunch of them. “Florals? They're always a thing for spring,” says Jeremy. “But... Read more ...

CR Fashion Book

CR Fashion Book

Willem Dafoe Read more ...

36 Super-Cool Lip Colors to Try This Fall

36 Super-Cool Lip Colors to Try This Fall

This fall, the trendiest lip colors offer [read the following in your best Stefon voice] something for everyone: There are sheer glosses for the minimalists/early-aughts... Read more ...

Uber Could Be Banned From Operating In London

Uber Could Be Banned From Operating In London

Uber 's tumultuous couple of months seem set to continue, with the app now looking likely to be banned from London. Transport for London, the agency in charge of licensing... Read more ...

This New Collection Starts From £5 And You'll Want ALL Of It

This New Collection Starts From £5 And You'll Want ALL Of It

It's all you need to get party-ready... This time of year has to be our fave because not only is it psl time it's also the time that all the new autumn/winter collections start... Read more ...

Erika Cavallini: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Erika Cavallini: Ready-to-Wear SS18

If it wasn't quite a famous slogan already, I would suggest the following for Erika Cavallini's offering this AM: easy, breezy, beautiful. Let's be honest, the EC girl doesn't... Read more ...

F.C. Real Bristol Unveils New Capsule of Cold Weather Essentials

F.C. Real Bristol Unveils New Capsule of Cold Weather Essentials

After unveiling the first release of its Fall/Winter 2017 collection last month, F.C. Real Bristol - the fictional football team from SOPH. - has returned with a new capsule of... Read more ...

Olivia Buckland Reveals Her Final Celeb Bridesmaid

Olivia Buckland Reveals Her Final Celeb Bridesmaid

Who could it be... Love Island couple Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen's wedding is fast approaching, and Liv has recently announced some big news on Twitter. Revealing who her... Read more ...

Prada: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Prada: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Face Milan-wards and pray. PRAY. Your new season wardrobe has, just moments ago, been decided by Miuccia Prada, because today was Prada womenswear show day, a day of such... Read more ...