'BLINDSPOTTING' FUSES COMEDY AND DRAMA TO EXPLORE RACE, GENTRIFICATION, AND THE TRAPS OF PROBATION

Daveed Diggs' new movie will stun you into silence - when it's not making you laugh. Blindspotting, is a tense, powerful, heart-pounding...

REMAINS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS FORCED INTO LABOR AFTER SLAVERY UNCOVERED IN TEXAS

Earlier this week, it was reported that dozens of remains were found at a construction site in Texas. These remains were most likely...

 
 
 

JAMIE FOXX DEFENDS QUENTIN TARANTINO'S EXCESSIVE USE OF THE N-WORD IN 'DJANGO UNCHAINED' 

Award-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino is known for his sprawling dramas that are often filled with gratuitous amounts...

ROSEANNE BARR OFFERS ANOTHER WACK DEFENSE OF RACIST VALERIE JARRETT TWEET: ‘I THOUGHT THE B-H WAS WHITE'

Roseanne Barr is back with another attempt to defend herself against the backlash from the racist tweet she wrote about former White...

 
 
 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO GET INTO SCREAMING MATCH ON 'THE VIEW'

Whoopi Goldberg got into a heated on-air argument with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Thursday's episode of ABC's The View over President...

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS TO RELEASE BOOK IN EARLY 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris will be releasing her first book early next year. Penguin Press announced earlier this week that Harris will be...

 
 
 

YES, PLEASE! CHERYL BOONE ISAACS AND QUINCY JONES TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY ON THE HISTORY OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD

Former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is teaming up with legendary producer Quincy Jones...

POP QUIZ! WE PUT ESSENCE FANS' KNOWLEDGE OF BLACK LOVE TRIVIA TO THE TEST IN NEW ORLEANS

Here at ESSENCE, we take pride in celebrating the magical, glorious beauty of Black love daily, which makes us experts on all things...

 
 
 

THIS 'HOWARD HOMECOMING' MODEL JUST LANDED A MAJOR MODELING JOB

Remember the photo of the Sudanese student from Howard's Homecoming that went viral last year? Well, her name is Anok Yai and she just...

THERE WAS A BEARDED BAES SHOWDOWN AT ESSENCE FEST 2018 AND WE'VE GOT THE VIDEO

We will happily admit that we're in an eye candy daze over all of the bearded baes we spotted in the crowd at ESSENCE Fest 2018. That's...

 
 
 

HOW LENA WAITHE'S FIANCÉE ALANA MAYO KEEPS HER GROUNDED AS HER FAME RISES

Lena Waithe made history at the 2017 Emmys when she became the first Black woman to secure a win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy...

BRAIDED BOUNTY: WHO SAYS BRAIDS HAVE TO BE BORING? 

 
 
 

IT'S A VIBE: PLEASURE-FILLED PRODUCTS THAT WILL STEAM UP YOUR SEX LIFE

KING COMBS PAYS HOMAGE BIGGIE'S "ONE MORE CHANCE" WITH VIDEO FOR "LOVE YOU BETTER"

Christian Combs, aka King Combs, is paying homage to The Notorious B.I.G. with his new video for "Love You Better." The video is a...

 
 
 

BRAZILIAN DESIGNER CLAIMS NIGERIAN-AMERICAN DESIGNER'S CREATION TO BE HER OWN

Silvia Ulson claims Nigerian-American designer's creations to be her own at 2018 Miami Swim Week.

TINA KNOWLES LAWSON AND RICHARD LAWSON DOUBLE DATED WITH STEVE AND MARJORIE HARVEY TO SEE THE OTRII TOUR IN FRANCE

Beyonce and Jay-Z had some very famous couples in the crowd cheering them on at their On The Run II concert in Nice, France. As they...

 
 
 

THE QUICK READ: DANIEL KALUUYA TEAMS UP WITH LENA WAITHE FOR NEW ‘QUEEN & SLIM' FILM

Here's all the news you need to know: Daniel Kaluuya has landed the lead role in Lena Waithe's upcoming film, Queen & Slim. Directed...

WE HUNG OUT WITH FANS AT THE TOP OF THE SUPERDOME DURING ESSENCE FEST AND BOY WAS IT LIT

ESSENCE Fest is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best summer parties around, and of course, it's the largest music festival in the...

 
 
 

ASK DR. SHERRY: 'I CAUGHT MY BOYFRIEND TEXTING ANOTHER WOMAN, BUT NOW I DON'T THINK I WANT TO MOVE ON'

You've seen celebrity clinical psychologist Dr. Sherry Blake, author of The Single Married Woman: True Stories of Why Women Feel Alone...

MICHELLE OBAMA LAUNCHES NEW VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN FOR MIDTERMS

While Michelle Obama has no plans to run for office, this doesn't mean she won't get involved behind the scenes. The former first lady...

 
 
 



CFDA's Steven Kolb talks shop, Pat McGrath Labs billion dollar valuation...

CFDA's Steven Kolb talks shop, Pat McGrath Labs billion dollar valuation, Victoria's Secret slumps and more news from the week

10 Corso Como is coming to New York After developing outposts in Seoul, Shanghai, and Beijing, Milanese concept store, 10 Corso Como, heads West to open its only U.S. location... Read more ...

'The Predator' Will Introduce Female Predators

'The Predator' Will Introduce Female Predators

During a 20th Century Fox panel at San Diego Comic-Con , exclusive clips screened revealed that female Predators will be present in Shane Black 's upcoming The Predator... Read more ...

Jason Mraz Reveals He's Had Experiences With Both Men And Women

Jason Mraz Reveals He's Had Experiences With Both Men And Women

“It was like, ‘Wow, does that mean I am gay?'" Read more ...

A Shifting Topography

A Shifting Topography

Berenice Abbott's series, Changing New York, on display at Bookstein Projects, captures the impact of the Great Depression on the city's urban landscape. The body of work was... Read more ...

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Grand Luxury Hotels: A Platform Built on Passion

Grand Luxury Hotels: A Platform Built on Passion

Ten years after its launch, the family-owned and run luxury hotel collection and concierge Grand Luxury Group is one of the world's leading luxury hotel reservation sites. The... Read more ...

THE DAILY OBSESSIONS

THE DAILY OBSESSIONS

The Black Leather Pumps by Saint Laurent. Photography by Jonas Unger. Styling by Fallon Castella. Set Design by Valerie Weill. Read more ...

Purple Is Hiring A VIP Manager In Los Angeles

Purple Is Hiring A VIP Manager In Los Angeles

International PR agency, PURPLE is looking for an experienced candidate to join its VIP division. The ideal candidate will be expected to have strong relationships with the... Read more ...

Ten Loves: JW Anderson x Converse

Ten Loves: JW Anderson x Converse

Do you remember your first pair of Converse? Mine was a classic white hi-top All Stars. I wore them every day, on any occasion and despite any weather condition. It's safe to... Read more ...