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5 New Stories You Need To Read This Week

Earth, Wind and Fire only wanted us to remember the 21st day of September, but we can’t seem to remember any of the 30. This month, this year has flown […] The post 5 New Stories You Need To Read This ...

Added September 30, 2022

Brand New Afro Tech that will cut your washday in half and leave your curls with a healthy bounce!

On this episode of Shop Essence Live in partnership with New Voices Foundation, we talk to Dawn Meyers a former Legal Professional and Founder of The Mint by Richualist. NöNe: […] The post Brand New Afro ...

Added September 30, 2022

Star Gazing: Celebs Don Their Finest For The Ballet, Brunch, Benefit Galas, And More

The stars were out in droves this week, attending special appearances from NYC to ATL. In New York, Solange hit a new career milestone as she composed the New York […] The post Star Gazing: Celebs Don ...

Added September 30, 2022

This former Neuroscience researcher created this line of herbal supplements to help us sleep, destress and cure our brain fog!

This week on Shop Essence Live, we featured Nadine Joseph, CEO & Founder of Peak +Valley Herbal supplements. NöNe: How did you go from a neuroscience researcher to creating these […] The post This ...

Added September 30, 2022

T.D. Jakes’ Record Label Inks Distribution Deal with Roc Nation

One of the country’s foremost faith leaders is teaming up with a titan in music. Per a news release, Bishop T.D. Jakes has struck a distribution deal with Roc Nation […] The post T.D. Jakes’ Record Label ...

Added September 30, 2022

Naturi Naughton Joins The Black Women-Led “Day Without Us” Campaign To Rally For Reproductive Rights

On Friday, Americans across the country skipped work for “A Day Without Us” to protest the Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning the right to abortion under the federal constitution. Started ...

Added September 30, 2022

WATCH | Lil Wayne Celebrates Turning 40; Meet The Carter Kids

Lil Wayne turned 40 and had his children by his side for a grand celebration. The rapper has four kids ranging in age from 12 to 23. Meet Reginae Carter, […] The post WATCH | Lil Wayne Celebrates Turning ...

Added September 30, 2022

Your New Must-Do Ritual

You know vaginal health is important, but maybe, just maybe, you don’t know exactly what you need to do to build your ritual. Well, you’re in the right place—we’ve got […] The post Your New Must-Do Ritual ...

Added September 30, 2022

How To Have Your Way On Vacation While On A Budget

Use these tips to ensure you travel guilt free while having a good time! The post How To Have Your Way On Vacation While On A Budget appeared first on Essence.

Added September 30, 2022

New Music This Week: Nicki Minaj, Baby Tate, FKA Twigs And More

Happy Friday, folks. As we say goodbye to September, it’s only right that we bring in October with a bang. So, with a new month comes new music. Earlier this […] The post New Music This Week: Nicki Minaj ...

Added September 30, 2022

Addressing Past Trauma Is The Most Important Aspect Of Self-Care

September is Self-Care Awareness Month. To observe it, every week we’re speaking with experts in mental health and wellness to offer actionable ways to practice self-care that prioritize emotional wellbeing ...

Added September 30, 2022

No Bots Over Here: This Founder Is Bringing Community Back To Social Media Via New Ad-Free App ‘W/Friends’

As a 31-year-old millennial, Kyle Hatcher remembers the golden years of social media. A teen around the time of Instagram’s early rise, he frequently used the platform to digitally commune […] The post ...

Added September 30, 2022

How Setting Boundaries With Your Partner Can Lead to Safer, Better Sex

Think about some of the key ingredients for good sex. Being comfortable and feeling safe are probably two we can all agree on. A way to create a sexual environment […] The post How Setting Boundaries With ...

Added September 30, 2022

Sheriff Threatened To Fire All His Black Officers, Racist Rant Caught on Tape

A North Carolina sheriff was recorded calling Black employees by derogatory names and saying they should be fired. Several Black officers in leadership positions were later demoted or fired. On […] The ...

Added September 30, 2022

‘Entergalactic’ Is An Animated Love Story That Dredges Up Real-Life Emotion

There’s a whole new universe of Black love that you’ve never seen before in Entergalactic, the musical television special that premieres on Netflix today. An animated vision coming out of the […] The post ...

Added September 30, 2022

Whats New And Black On Netflix In October

The fall season brings things like cooler weather, autumn leaves, Halloween, and of course – pumpkin spice flavored foods. So, on those chilly days when you want to stay warm […] The post Whats New And ...

Added September 30, 2022

What ‘A Different World’ Taught Me About Love And Sex

Thirty-five years ago we fell in love with Whitley, Dwayne, Freddie, Kim, and Ron on the iconic show, A Different World. I was only two at the time of the […] The post What ‘A Different World’ Taught Me ...

Added September 30, 2022

The Baddest Bih: These Trina Lyrics Will Help You Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever been at your wits end at work? It could be anything from being passed over for a well-deserved promotion to just feeling mentally checked out before even […] The post The Baddest Bih: These ...

Added September 30, 2022

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Are Cutting Jobs Will Other Big Banks Follow?

It looks like the world’s biggest financial institutions are bracing themselves for a looming recession and workers are being affected. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Goldman Sachs laid plans ...

Added September 30, 2022

Comedian Nephew Tommy Reveals Recent Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis

Thomas Miles, popularly known as comedian, radio personality and Ready to Love host Nephew Tommy, recently shared the news that he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in May of this […] The post Comedian ...

Added September 30, 2022

Study: Black Americans More Likely To Be Wrongfully Convicted

Black Americans are seven times more likely than white Americans to be wrongly convicted of serious crimes and spend more time in prison before being exonerated, according to a new […] The post Study ...

Added September 29, 2022

NYC Spit Over Bill To Ban Solitary Confinement

Correction officers and jail reform supporters clashed on Wednesday over a City Council bill to end solitary confinement in New York City city jails. While correction officers argue that solitary […] The ...

Added September 29, 2022

Ledisi Gained More Than 40 Lbs To Play Mahalia Jackson In ‘Remember Me’

Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story has been highly anticipated for fans since its late-spring premiere at the Pan-African Film Festival. Now, after garnering buzz online and screening at the […] The ...

Added September 29, 2022

Are Relaxers And Sew-Ins In Vogue Again?

“Natural hair is hard.” This viewpoint is common among women nearing the end of their braided, bantu-knotted and picked rope styles lengthening their getting ready process to hours. It’s also […] The post ...

Added September 29, 2022

Report: Mothering While Working Makes Life Significantly Harder

Achieving balance as a working mother isn’t easy. And according to new data, it’s even more difficult than we could’ve imagined. 19th News and SurveyMonkey recently released results from a […] The post ...

Added September 29, 2022