YASSS ESSENCE! We’re totally obsessing over the new Essence Magazine covers for their May beauty issue. The female magazine enlisted three of our fave naturalistas: Erykah Badu, Ledisi, and Solange in all their natural hair glory and popping spring colors. Each of these women have captivated audiences – whether it be through their music, activism, style, […]

Let’s just give Luptita Nyong’O all of the awards. All of them. Yesterday, Lupita joined a legion of other beautiful black women to celebrate their accomplishments in the industry at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The contrast of her white Giambattista Valli crop top and skirt combo against her smooth dark complexion was nothing […]

We’re ready for Kelis season to be back in full-swing! After releasing a teaser of the cover shoot for her newest album, Kelis is back on the red (or should we say black) carpet looking mighty divine. Last night kicked off the celebration of the 5th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music reception at 1 Oak […]

Many of us are in intense anticipation for Gabrielle Union‘s new show, Being Mary Jane, to make its return to the TV screen as a series and while we wait the actress is giving us something to feed our antsy. D.Wade’s boo is beautifully gracing the December issue of Essence magazine and before we go any […]

Kelly Rowland is all smiles as she poses for the September issue of Essence Magazine. With her fourth album, Talk A Good Game, on shelves, hit single “Dirty Laundry,” and a new romantic lover, the 32-year-old stunner has a lot to smile about. Draped in a black fuzzy vest and blinged out jewels, Ms. Rowland sets some things […]

Need a kick start to your Monday morning? See what “The Rock” is cooking in the August 2013 issue of Essence magazine. Chosen by readers as one of “the baddest brothers in the game,” wrestler-turned-movie-star Dwayne Johnson has had quite the success on the silver screen this year with his blockbusters G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Fast & […]


Brandy may have been re-bit my the acting bug lately, appearing on BET’s The Game, but this weekend she gave us of reminder of how amazing she is when she hits a stage! While performing for thousands upon thousands of people at the Essence Music Festival, she ignited the crowd by going crazy with the throwbacks […]

Ever since Janelle Monae came on the scene tipping tightly on her tightrope, we haven’t seen as much as a clavicle from the songstress. Her uniform routinely consists of black, white and some for of a tuxedo separates, but don’t think it’s because she’s a tomboy by nature, it was a choice that she made […]

A svelte Jordin Sparks struck a sultry pose in a weather-appropriate halter dress with Minnie Mouse yesterday. The 22-year-old singer and actress was the keynote speaker at the Disney Dreamer’s Academy commencement ceremony with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. PHOTOS: Jordin Sparks Has Puppy Love! […]

She may have passed, but she’ll never be forgotten. Next month’s issue of Essence Magazine will include a cover story and 16-page feature section dedicated to the late Whitney Houston.  STORY: Whitney Houston’s Death Will be Ruled An Accident The magazine will recreate a tribute to the singer by including pictures, interviews and comments from […]