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KiKi Layne Speaks on Black Women Represented in Animation

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Added May 21, 2022

Kiki Layne Feels ‘Very Blessed’ As A Black Woman ‘At This Time’ In The Entertainment Industry

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Added May 21, 2022

Femi Fadugba Talks Netflix Grabbing His Debut Novel, Writing And Meeting Black Boys Where They Are

There’s a new sci-fi book series that’s taking the young adult genre by storm—the first book, The Upper World, written by Femi Fadugba has already caught the eye of studio executives, and […] The post ...

Added May 21, 2022

Thinking About A New Mid-Size SUV? I Drove The 2022 Cadillac XT6. Here’s What You Should Know About It.

2022 Cadillac XT6 From: $48,595 Before I became a mother, you could often find me driving around NYC, D.C. and upstate New York in a brand new vehicle, testing the […] The post Thinking About A New Mid ...

Added May 20, 2022

Star Gazing: Cannes Film Festival And Shows At Madison Square Garden

A lot has happened in the entertainment industry this past week. The 2022 Billboard Music Awards wrapped on Sunday evening, and Tuesday marked the opening day of the Cannes Film […] The post Star Gazing ...

Added May 20, 2022

Tik Tok Announces A New Crediting Tool to Help Ensure Black Creators Get Their Just Due

Black creators aren’t often credited for their significant cultural contributions on TikTok. Now, the platform is doing something about it. The social media giant recently announced a new tool that ...

Added May 20, 2022

This Fashion Seller Launched Her Own Size-Inclusive Vintage Shop

When Elena Dunn-Barcelona, 25, couldn’t find an outfit that properly fit her 4’3 frame, she took matters into her own hands. “I moved back home after dropping out of college, […] The post This Fashion ...

Added May 20, 2022

Why Honoring Grief Is A Radical And Necessary Act Of Self-Care

When news of a racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York began to surface last weekend, I couldn’t pull myself to look into the heart-wrenching details. Weighed by the total […] The post Why ...

Added May 20, 2022

Georgia’s Black Farmers Team Up With Airbnb To Host Stays And Experiences With Launch Of Agri-Tourism Trail

Black farmers often fall under the radar, but a new initiative with Airbnb and The New Communities Land Trust is putting the spotlight on them. The company and organization are […] The post Georgia’s Black ...

Added May 20, 2022

Amira Unplugged Proves You Can Be Yourself And Win

Amira Daughtery, known professionally as Amira Unplugged, knew from the age of eight that she wanted to help people through difficult times. Although she had grown up in a musical […] The post Amira Unplugged ...

Added May 20, 2022

Stefani Robinson Pens A Skewed Sense of Reality for ‘Atlanta’

Stefani Robinson isn’t interested in playing it safe. As the sole woman on the writing team for Atlanta on FX, she’s constantly finding a unique angle from which to illustrate […] The post Stefani Robinson ...

Added May 20, 2022

‘Divorce’ Is Not A Dirty Word

By Lillian Prince Let me tell you up front: this is not a piece about celebrity breakups, no matter how trendy an article like that would be right now. I […] The post ‘Divorce’ Is Not A Dirty Word appeared ...

Added May 20, 2022

Freak Eye Injury Strikes As Biniam Girmay Celebrates Historic Grand Tour Win

On Tuesday, Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay made history when he “won the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia, the sport’s second-biggest event,” making him the “first Black African cyclist to win […] The post Freak ...

Added May 20, 2022

The FDA Approves Underwear That Promises To Protect From STIs

In a startling new development from the Food and Drug Administration, a new line of panties has been approved that promises protection against some sexually transmitted infections. According to Staten ...

Added May 20, 2022

Calvin Klein Releases Its 2022 Pride Campaign And Collection

June is less than two weeks away, which also means the first official day of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is near. As an annual tradition to partake in the celebratory month, […] The post Calvin Klein Releases ...

Added May 20, 2022

Our Favorite Latest Fashion Releases

Warm temperatures are here to stay for real now. Memorial Day is nearing to kick off the summer festivities and we’re almost a month away from the 2022 Essence Festival […] The post Our Favorite Latest ...

Added May 20, 2022

Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Debut Cookbook Redefines The Quintessential American Meal

This story is featured in the May/June 2022 issue of ESSENCE, on newsstands now. For some, the quintessential all-American meal starts with a cheeseburger right off the grill and ends […] The post Chef ...

Added May 20, 2022

Donors Give $1 Million To Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors

108-year-old Viola Ford Fletcher, 107-year-old Lessie Benningfield Randle, and 101-year-old Hughes Van Ellis are the three known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Their presence has forced ...

Added May 20, 2022

Congrats Teyana Taylor!

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Added May 20, 2022

It’s A Boy! Congrats Rihanna

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Added May 20, 2022

New Music This Week: Dreezy, Serayah, Chalynn And More

Happy Friday, folks. After a long week at the office, it’s always good to relax, unwind and enjoy the weekend. For New Music Friday, some R&B hopefuls and established rap […] The post New Music This ...

Added May 20, 2022

Ways Your Lifestyle Can Wreak Havoc On Your Hair

By Ciarra Williams Hair, for many Black women, is a part of our identity. Each woman has experienced difficulties and transitions in their hair journey. Each has had to work […] The post Ways Your Lifestyle ...

Added May 20, 2022

Issa Rae, Hari Nef And Ncuti Gatwa Added To The Cast Of The Upcoming ‘Barbie’ Film

The cast of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film continues to grow. Starring Margot Robbie, the film is said to feature different versions of the iconic children’s doll. According to author […] The post ...

Added May 20, 2022

Booker and Beasley Make History With Primary Election Wins For U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate candidates Cheri Beasley and Charles Booker won their Democratic primary elections in North Carolina and Kentucky, respectively, on Tuesday. Their wins make them the first African Americans ...

Added May 19, 2022

The Sons Of LeBron James, Holly Robinson Peete And LA Reid Headed Off To Prom Together

Prom season is just getting started! Over the weekend, a few more celebrity kids went from boys to men on us and headed to the event. Bronny James, son of […] The post The Sons Of LeBron James, Holly Robinson ...

Added May 19, 2022