Paris Jackson

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R&B diva Letoya Luckett has just replaced Keyshia Cole as the spokesperson for Luster’s Pink Brand Smooth Touch hair products. Good move for Luster’s, Letoya is looking something like a porcelain doll these days. Her flawless face and autograph will be featured on relaxer boxes in major retailers across the country when the new line […]

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The fashion world African Americans in the fashion world are up in arms over Essence‘s new fashion director. Why? Because Elliana Placas is white. And while people continuously site President Barack Obama as an example of how far our country has come, the fact of the matter is that you can regulate and legislate about race […]

Make exercise fun! I am preparing to go to the Essence festival to judge a step contest. It got me thinking about how you can make exercise fun. Dancing, stepping, even playing with your kids outside can all be forms of exercise.  For me making exercise fun is the best way to add physical activity […]

Music

I’m honored to be a part of this amazing weekend, as well as sharing the Essence Music Festival stage with so many artists whom I respect. I’m also excited to be in New Orleans which I consider to be my 2nd home, where there will be plenty of family and friends. I’ve grown a lot […]

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I don’t even know where to begin on this subject. As a white female who dates men of all races, I have heard this often—“you’re stealing our men.” I’ve seen that look of disgust on some black women’s faces when they see me walking hand-in-hand with one of “their own.” But the truth is I […]

<p>Janet Jackson is headlining more than box office features&nbsp;like ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?’ and ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf’. According to Essence, Jackson has just signed on to co-headline their annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA !</p><p>Joining previously announced headliners Mary J. Blige and […]

My life is overrun by boxes and bins and bags and random STUFF. Moving sucks. As I mentioned last week, I just moved to a new place after spending like a decade in my old building. Do you know how much stuff a person amasses over 10 years in the same spot? Even when you […]

My life is overrun by boxes and bins and bags and random STUFF. Moving sucks. As I mentioned last week, I just moved to a new place after spending like a decade in my old building. Do you know how much stuff a person amasses over 10 years in the same spot? Even when you […]

Zoe Saldana loves sex, so much she can’t live without it. Avatar’s Zoe Saldana recently sat down with the folks over at Essence for an interview. During the interview she opened up about sex saying ‘I love sex. Love it, love it, love it… Can’t live without it. I love skin. I don’t believe the body is […]

Zoe Saldana loves sex, so much she can’t live without it. Avatar’s Zoe Saldana recently sat down with the folks over at Essence for an interview. During the interview she opened up about sex saying ‘I love sex. Love it, love it, love it… Can’t live without it. I love skin. I don’t believe the body is […]

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Zoe Saldana, Nia Long, Letoya Luckett and more got together for the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women Of Hollywood Luncheon. Check out this awesome photo gallery of the wonderful event. Honoree Zoe Saldana arrived in style to the Essence Third Annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon’ in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday, March 4, […]

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Zoe Saldana, Nia Long, Letoya Luckett and more got together for the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women Of Hollywood Luncheon. Check out this awesome photo gallery of the wonderful event. Honoree Zoe Saldana arrived in style to the Essence Third Annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon’ in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday, March 4, […]