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Essence Magazine's 2021 filmmaker to watch, Lawerence "LAW" Watford has secured rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr. To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the federal holiday, read more about how Watford plans to adapt the book for television.

These famed UCLA gymnasts, Chae Campbell, Nia Dennis, Margzetta Frazier and Sekai Wright are serving Black girl magic on the April digital cover story of Essence Girls United. They discuss their love for the sport, representation, elevating the culture and getting the attention of one of their musical inspirations. 

Netflix announces release date for Euphoria creator Sam Levinson's new cinematic romance drama Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington premiering on February 5, 2021. The film tells a Hollywood story of a director, played by Washington, and his girlfriend, played by Zendaya, whose relationship is tested after returning home from the premiere of his latest project. 

The countdown till Black Panther day (February 16) continues as the cast makes its interview rounds throughout the media. Folks like Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan have already appeared on covers like Time magazine and British GQ. Now the whole cast is showing off their melanin glory on the front cover of Essence magazine. […]

Before hashtags could take over the web, a group of Black actors were embodying #BlackBoyJoy in the early 2000s. Stars Like Morris Chestnut, Omar Epps, and Mekhi Phifer had reached sex symbol status, and eventually, they reached the covers of publications like Essence magazine. One group of guys from Florida A&M University wanted to pay tribute, and the […]

On Wednesday, Black-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC, announced that they acquired Essence Communications Inc. — the media company behind Essence magazine. Essence Ventures LLC is led by Richelieu Dennis, the same founder of Shea Moisture hair and skin products. His company acquired Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc., which makes Essence magazine a 100% Black owned business […]

The actress graced the cover of the November issue of Essence Magazine and opened up about Black Girl Magic, being married to NBA star Dwyane Wade, and much more.

The Disney Channel star discussed how she keeps her composure while dealing with her haters.

If your like many women who have some major crushes on the fictional Lyon brothers from the hit show Empire, then your thirst is about to be on a hundred thousand trillion. The three guys, played by Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, and Trai Byers, all cover the newest vacation issue of Essence Magazine, and even landed their own […]

Essence’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon took place yesterday and it brought out all your favorite celebs. Kelly Rowland, who has been under the radar since giving birth and losing her mother shortly thereafter, made her first appearance and showed that motherhood does the body good. Others in attendance included the cast of […]

Tracee Ellis Ross is the epitome of confidence, but while still remaining humble. The former Girlfriends star recently landed a double cover for Essence Magazine‘s #BlackWomenInHollywood issue for March 2015, which she fits well after seeing such huge success with her starring role on the new sitcom black-ish. Sporting a Byron Lars Beauty Mark dress and some Sophia […]