11 TIMES AALIYAH WAS AHEAD OF HER TIME WITH BEAUTY TRENDS

Earlier this week the late singer Aaliyah was immortalized with her own wax figure in the world famous Madame Tussauds wax museum in...

WONDALAND AND HITCO'S JOSH DEAN IS MANIFESTING HIS DREAMS

Over the summer, Josh Dean dropped the video for his single, “DropDead” from his EP Dear BlackSheepe. Directed by Child, the video...

 
 
 

EYE CANDY: WE APPRECIATE ALL THE FINE MEN OF THE ‘POWER' CAST

This Sunday the popular Starz series Power will premiere its sixth and final season. The dramatic cliffhanger of season 5 left our...

Keisha Knight Pulliam & Arian Simone Are Investing $5 Million Dollars In Black Women-Owned Businesses

KEISHA KNIGHT PULLIAM & ARIAN SIMONE ARE INVESTING $5 MILLION DOLLARS IN BLACK WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

When Black women want something done - we have to do it ourselves. The same holds true when it comes to bridging the funding gap for...

 
 
 
MUST WATCH: Woman's Wig Flies Off During Amusement Park Ride

MUST WATCH: WOMAN'S WIG FLIES OFF DURING AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE

Earlier this year we saw hilarious videos of women losing their wigs to the strong winds of amusement park rides. We all had big laughs...

WHY IS BODY POSITIVITY SO NEGATIVE?

Can we go ahead and agree on one thing? Body positivity does not mean promoting obesity or an unhealthy lifestyle. It is simply the...

 
 
 

THESE 10 ITEMS ARE ALWAYS IN MY TRAVEL BAG - AND SHOULD BE IN YOURS TOO

One of the hardest parts of travel is not deciding where to go, yet determining all the things you need to bring along for the ride....

LEYNA BLOOM IS THE GROUNDBREAKING MODEL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Leyna Bloom has been an activist for trans-women for some time now however, her rise to mainstream is just beginning. This year has...

 
 
 

WHAT I SCREENSHOT: THE UTILITY JUMPSUIT THAT'S EQUAL PARTS CHIC AND COOL

We've spent a lot of time lately thinking about our fall wardrobes and how we can get prepared for cooler weather. Perhaps what's more...

Janelle Monae To Join Tessa Thompson & More In Disney's ‘Lady And The Tramp' Live Action Remake

JANELLE MONAE TO JOIN TESSA THOMPSON & MORE IN DISNEY'S ‘LADY AND THE TRAMP' LIVE ACTION REMAKE

It looks like we get to see some

 
 
 

THESE JUICY BURGER RECIPES PUT NEW SPINS ON A CLASSIC DISH

No matter the season or age, everyone loves a good burger. It's a food that takes us back to childhood, carefree memories with friends...

BLACK MAN DENIED ENTRY TO BAR CLAIMS IT WAS BECAUSE OF RACISM, NOT JEWELRY

A Black man is accusing a Portland, Oregon establishment of racism after he was denied entry because, as he was told, he was wearing...

 
 
 

SIX THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT '13 REASONS WHY' STAR ALISHA BOE

If you were curious to know what could possibly happen next in season three of 13 Reasons Why , well prepare for a real mystery. The...

LARENZ TATE DESCRIBES WHY THE FINAL SEASON OF ‘POWER' IS JAW-DROPPING

We're gearing up for the final season of Power and we're not quite sure we're ready for it to end. The last few weeks have seen the...

 
 
 

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR ESSENCE'S BEST IN BLACK FASHION AWARDS

ESSENCE is kicking off New York Fashion Week with a bang! Not only is ESSENCE Fashion House -our showcase of all things Black style-coming...

WORK IT! OFFICE-FRIENDLY DRESSES THAT'LL GET YOU RIGHT FOR FALL

No matter how old you get, there's something about the first days of fall that feel like a new beginning. As you prepare your kids...

 
 
 

THE BEST DRESSED BLACK CREATIVES ON INSTAGRAM THIS WEEK

With the fall chill upon us, it's time to get your last summer looks together. And these creatives are letting us know that they are...

LONI LOVE SPEAKS ON THE BACKLASH SHE GETS FOR DATING A WHITE MAN

Loni Love, comedian and co-host of the Emmy-winning talk show The Real , has been an open book when it comes to her relationship with...

 
 
 
Missy Elliott Sported This MCM Look For ‘Throw It Back' Video

MISSY ELLIOTT SPORTED THIS MCM LOOK FOR ‘THROW IT BACK' VIDEO

Missy Elliott is back with a brand-new video but, you know that didn't come without eclectic looks from the fashion icon herself. Elliott's...

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ESSENCE understands that our readers are busy working jobs, being mothers, and pushing the culture forward. That's why each month we...

 
 
 



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Taylor Swift's ‘Lover' is a lot to digest: 6 songs to have on repeat

Taylor Swift's ‘Lover' is a lot to digest: 6 songs to have on repeat

Taylor Swift fans probably didn't get much sleep last night. After the pop princess' seventh studio album, “Lover,” dropped at midnight, surely many Swifties were up all night... Read more ...

Missy Elliott's ‘Throw it Back' is more than a surprise music drop

Missy Elliott's ‘Throw it Back' is more than a surprise music drop

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Leah McSweeney Joins the ‘Real Housewives of New York' Cast After Bethenny's...

Leah McSweeney Joins the ‘Real Housewives of New York' Cast After Bethenny's Exit: ‘She's Perfect for the Show'

When one window closes, another opens - and apparently, a new NYC housewife jumps in from the fire escape! Real Housewives of New York OG Bethenny Frankel announced her... Read more ...

Pregnant Christina Anstead Has a Fun ‘Girls Night Out' at the Beach Ahead of...

Pregnant Christina Anstead Has a Fun ‘Girls Night Out' at the Beach Ahead of Her Due Date

As Christina Anstead's due date approaches, she's making sure to unwind as much as possible. The 36-year-old enjoyed a chill night with friends on Thursday, August 23, and... Read more ...

Khloé Kardashian and True Thompson's Silk Dress and Yeezys Photo Shoot Is...

Khloé Kardashian and True Thompson's Silk Dress and Yeezys Photo Shoot Is Something to Behold: ‘My Little Lady'

When it comes to fashion, Khloé Kardashian and True Thompson are slayin.' The mother-daughter duo recently twinned in cute silk pastel-toned dresses and white Yeezys, and we... Read more ...

NAPA by Martine Rose Introduces Vibrant Leopard Prints & '90s Influences for...

NAPA by Martine Rose Introduces Vibrant Leopard Prints & '90s Influences for FW19

The fifth collaborative collection from NAPA by Martine Rose presents a Fall/Winter 2019 selection of firsts, such as womenswear, new prints and a DIY aesthetic throughout... Read more ...

Curve New York Event Recap: Mode Lingerie and Swim

Curve New York Event Recap: Mode Lingerie and Swim

This August 4th - 6th CURVE, the largest trade show in the US dedicated exclusively to lingerie, intimates, loungewear and swimwear returned to New York with over 250 of the... Read more ...

Sofia Richie Shares 2 Adorable Videos of Scott Disick Playing With Their...

Sofia Richie Shares 2 Adorable Videos of Scott Disick Playing With Their Puppy Hershela: ‘You're a Good Dog!'

Celebrity pet content? Yes, please! Sofia Richie took to her Instagram Story to share not one, but two precious clips of Scott Disick snuggling up with the pair's pupper... Read more ...