‘THE OVEREXPLAINER': MEET THESE BLACK WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS WHO DISRUPTED AND CHANGED THE WORLD

The Black woman's impact on America, and the world, is more than enough to be celebrated. And that's what we do everyday at ESSENCE!...

PREVIEW: JADA PINKETT SMITH AND THE LADIES OF ‘RED TABLE TALK' TACKLE WHITE PRIVILEGE

The ladies of Red Table Talk are known for bringing all the realness and authenticity in their discussions of real-life issues. So...

 
 
 

JUDGE OVERTURNS $38M VERDICT IN CIVIL LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY OF KORRYN GAINES

A Baltimore County judge has overturned the decision of a jury that awarded over $37 million in damages for the tragic death of Korryn...

THE WHITE WOMAN WHO CALLED MICHELLE OBAMA ‘AN APE IN HEELS' PLEADS GUILTY FOR FEMA FRAUD

A West Virginia woman who previously called our forever First Lady Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” has pleaded guilty to embezzling...

 
 
 

FOR DAVE AND JEHAN GILES, BLACK LOVE IS A SAFE SPACE

Here at ESSENCE, we've been celebrating the beauty of Black love since our inception. From our pages to our stages, we've always honored...

MO'NIQUE HAS SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT CONVERSATION WITH STEVE HARVEY

Mo'Nique has responded to Steve Harvey following the passionate discussion they shared on The Steve Harvey Show earlier this week....

 
 
 

COLIN KAEPERNICK REACHES DEAL WITH THE NFL ON COLLUSION ALLEGATIONS

Colin Kaepernick has likely reached a financial settlement with the NFL in his collusion complaint against the league, according to...

FASHION WEEK IS GIVING US FLASHBACKS OF ESSENCE STREET STYLE

Fashion Week is full of trendy street style, but nothing compares to the dopeness of ESSENCE Street Style. It's evident that everyone...

 
 
 

8 TIMES AMANDLA STENBERG USED HER PLATFORM TO EMPOWER BLACK QUEER WOMEN

Let's be honest, Black women are breaking barriers and shattering ceilings from big screens to small screens to runways to boardrooms...

AWW! HOW YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY COUPLES CELEBRATED VALENTINE'S DAY

Love was in the air last night as your favorite celebrity lovebirds celebrated Valentine's Day together. Here's a roundup of who did...

 
 
 

GUCCI LAUNCHES ACTION PLAN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AFTER BLACKFACE SWEATER APOLOGY

Gucci isn't wasting any time making a mends after being accused of selling a sweater that closely resembles blackface. The luxury label...

POLICE ARREST TWO ‘POTENTIAL SUSPECTS' IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S ATTACK

Chicago Police officers arrested two brothers in conjunction with the alleged assault on Empire star, Jussie Smollett. According to...

 
 
 

MEN'S STREET STYLE KEPT US AWESTRUCK THROUGHOUT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Men were completely aligned with the unwritten dresscode of New York Fashion Week. It's no secret that everyone in attendance is dressed...

EX-COP RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING LAQUAN MCDONALD, ATTACKED IN PRISON

Jason Van Dyke, the man responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald, was attacked in prison last week,...

 
 
 

TRUMP TO SIGN NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO GET HIS BORDER WALL

It seems as if President Donald Trump is determined to get his own way and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, signaling his intentions...

KEKE PALMER CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY SHARING HER VISION FOR THE CULTURE

Keke Palmer is celebrating Black History Month by sharing her vision for the culture and the community. “When I hear the phrase ‘Dream...

 
 
 

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO: CARDI B, BRUNO MARS, CIARA AND MORE DROP NEW SINGLES

Are you ready for the long weekend?! Friday has always been one of our favorite days since it's the last day of the work week and it...

JA RULE WANTS TO PLAN NEW FESTIVAL AFTER FYRE FESTIVAL FIASCO

Are we getting Fyre Festival 2.0? Rapper Ja Rule says don't rule out the possibility of a new festival. The rapper recently revealed...

 
 
 

OCTAVIA SPENCER AND GABRIELLE UNION TEAM UP FOR ADAPTATION OF ‘COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK'

Octavia Spencer and Gabrielle Union are teaming up for an adaptation of April Sinclair's Coffee Will Make You Black. Adapted by writer-director...

LALA ANTHONY'S VALENTINE'S DAY MESSAGE TO HER HUSBAND CAME WITH A WARNING

Well, it looks like Lala and Carmelo Anthony are officially back together! The couple has been married since 2010, but they hit a rocky...

 
 
 



Police: Investigation Into Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack Has 'Shifted'

Police: Investigation Into Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack Has 'Shifted'

A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said that the “Empire” actor's attorney had been contacted with a request for a follow-up interview. Read more ...

Miranda Lambert Marries Brendan Mcloughlin in Secret Wedding Ceremony

Miranda Lambert Marries Brendan Mcloughlin in Secret Wedding Ceremony

Congrats are in order! Country music star Miranda Lambert is now a married woman. The singer took to Twitter on Saturday, February 16 - just two days after Valentine's Day -to... Read more ...

Bella Hadid Parties It Up With Her BF The Weeknd On His 29th Birthday - See...

Bella Hadid Parties It Up With Her BF The Weeknd On His 29th Birthday - See Pics!

Ah, to be young, in love and celebrating a birthday. Singer The Weeknd turned 29 when the clock struck midnight on February 16, so naturally, social media was all aflutter with... Read more ...

Chloë Sevigny and Lily Cole just walked at Simone Rocha

Chloë Sevigny and Lily Cole just walked at Simone Rocha

We're now at day two of LFW , with Molly Goddard and Halpern both presenting their AW19 collections earlier today. Simone Rocha also staged a show, exploring idea around... Read more ...

Liam Hemsworth Reveals Why He and Miley Cyrus Decided to Finally Tie the Knot!

Liam Hemsworth Reveals Why He and Miley Cyrus Decided to Finally Tie the Knot!

And now we know. Actor Liam Hemsworth got candid about his recent marriage to Miley Cyrus and revealed to Sunday TODAY why he and the 26-year-old singer decided it was finally... Read more ...

See Every Look From Alexachung's Fall 2019 Collection

See Every Look From Alexachung's Fall 2019 Collection

On Sunday, Alexa Chung showed the Fall 2019 collection for her eponymous label, Alexachung, at London Fashion Week. It marked the celebrity designer's second runway show... Read more ...

Kiko Kostadinov: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Kiko Kostadinov: Ready-To-Wear AW19

It's a dark, dark world out there. And with their sophomore collection at Kiko Kostadinov, sisters Laura and Deanna Fanning decided to brighten it up. Continuing from their... Read more ...

Molly Goddard AW19

Molly Goddard AW19

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Central Saint Martins MA: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Central Saint Martins MA: Ready-To-Wear AW19

25 graduate designers. 25 perspectives. 25 different visions of the future. The final, graduate show of the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion programme is always a true... Read more ...

We Feel a Birthday Coming! Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Cutest Moments...

We Feel a Birthday Coming! Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Cutest Moments Because He Turned 29, Y'all!

Happy birthday, The Weeknd! In honor of his 29th birthday, we rounded up the best moments with his girlfriend, Bella Hadid. The couple has been dating on and off for about four... Read more ...