TAMAR BRAXTON WINS CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

Tamar Braxton is walking away from Celebrity Big Brother a winner. The singer and reality television personality is the first Black...

WHITE MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING 3 BLACK MEN TRYING TO EVACUATE AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 55, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for shooting three young Black men who were trying to...

 
 
 

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON TODAY WITH THESE KILLER BOOTS UNDER $100

If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready! Truer words have never been spoken, and they apply to everything from pivotal life...

THIS MAKEUP TREND IS ALREADY TAKING OVER 2019

The predictions for 2019 makeup trends are in, and we can't lie, they have us pretty excited. With a forecast of graphic liners, natural...

 
 
 

BLACK HISTORY NOW: LESLIE MAC-GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER, CONNECTOR, FACILITATOR AND ADVOCATE

“Revolution starts within. And never ends.” Most know the great Leslie Mac from her ferociously educational and takedown threads on...

BLACK HISTORY LEGACY: MARY ELIZA MAHONEY, THE FIRST BLACK NURSE

If you are a medical professional (particularly a Black medical professional), or just an overall Black-history buff, you likely have...

 
 
 

WHY WE'RE TAKING STYLE CUES FROM THE ONE AND ONLY FLO JO

In the midst of Black History Month, we're taking some time to honor the style and grace of Florence Griffith Joyner, affectionately...

JPMORGAN CHASE EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR BLACK AMERICANS

A bold new initiative from the nation's largest bank aims to bolster wealth and provide an array of opportunities for Black Americans....

 
 
 

17 NEW HAIRCUTS TO TRY THIS YEAR

It's out with the old and in with the new. Last year, we said goodbye to toxic relationships, bad habits, bizarre beauty trends like...

7 HIGH-END BLACK DESIGNERS TO PURCHASE YOUR NEXT LUXURY ITEM FROM

‘Tis the season to support our own. Not only is it Black History month, but it's simply time to divert our attention away from companies...

 
 
 

ESTABLISHING A FINANCIAL LEGACY

State Farm® Agent Victoria Anderson is here to help us reframe the meaning of financial well-being and move forward with a healthy...

THINK SMALL, WIN BIG

Financial health isn't easy to navigate on your own, and we all get that. It's especially true if you're in business for yourself....

 
 
 

5 JACKIE AINA BEAUTY TUTORIALS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

There's nothing we love more than a Black woman who loves the skin she's in and beauty guru Jackie Aina is the perfect example. Obsessed...

WATCH SAMUEL L. JACKSON SHARE WHAT MAKES HIS LOVE WITH WIFE LATANYA JACKSON REVOLUTIONARY

ESSENCE is clearly a fan of all things Black love, especially when said love is so abundantly apparent in our favorite celebrities....

 
 
 

HOW THESE 3 MILLENNIAL BLACK MEN BUILT A MILLION DOLLAR AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS IN 1 YEAR

As we all know buying a car can be very expensive. Whether you lease, buy or purchase a used one, the process of becoming a car owner...

NICKELODEON AND KENAN THOMPSON ARE BRINGING ‘ALL THAT' BACK TO TV

Nineties babies rejoice! Nickelodeon is bringing back its hit sketch comedy show, All That. According to Variety, All That alum and...

 
 
 

‘BLACK PANTHER', H.E.R., AND ‘BEALE STREET' LAND NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATIONS

The NAACP announced its 2019 Image Award nominees Wednesday with Black Panther leading the pack with 17 nominations, including nods...

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES BILL TO MAKE LYNCHING A FEDERAL CRIME

After hundreds of years of sordid history, the United States Senate has finally passed legislation that would make lynching a federal...

 
 
 

THESE ROMANTIC COCKTAILS ARE PERFECT FOR TOASTING TO LOVE WITH YOUR SWEETHEART

Love is in the air - and in your glass! It's Valentine's Day, a day filled with lots of flowers, gifts, and of course, romance. If...

D.L. HUGHLEY SHARES HOW HE REALLY FEELS ABOUT BLACK WOMEN

D.L. Hughley isn't afraid to speak his mind, even when it causes him trouble. “I can't go a week without someone getting mad at me,”...

 
 
 



Matty Bovan: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Matty Bovan: Ready-To-Wear AW19

London Fashion Week would be dull without a dose of anarchic playfulness from Matty Bovan. The marvellous Yorkshireman, (who according to fashion folklore, has unicorn DNA... Read more ...

Nike Ornaments New Air Max 95 With Jewel Swoosh

Nike Ornaments New Air Max 95 With Jewel Swoosh

Since its debut in the early 2000s, Nike has been mixing-and-matching various textures and tones on the Air Max 95. This time around, the Swoosh brand offers an understated... Read more ...

Tristan Thompson Spotted Flirting on Valentine's Day in L.A. Without Khloé...

Tristan Thompson Spotted Flirting on Valentine's Day in L.A. Without Khloé Kardashian

Poor Khloé! Tristan Thompson jetted out to Los Angeles for Valentine's Day, but not to spend the night with Khloé Kardashian. The NBA player was spotted chatting up women at... Read more ...

Best New Tracks: Offset, Rex Orange County, Nipsey Hussle, G Perico & More

Best New Tracks: Offset, Rex Orange County, Nipsey Hussle, G Perico & More

Last week, we looked to new releases from A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Future, Drake and others for our previous Best New Tracks entry. This time around, we're co-signing new videos... Read more ...

Tom Green: ‘Celebrity Big Brother' was my after-hours comedy club

Tom Green: ‘Celebrity Big Brother' was my after-hours comedy club

OK, so comedian Tom Green didn't win “ Celebrity Big Brother .” But fans of the CBS reality show, which ended Wednesday night in a victory for Tamar Braxton, did vote Green... Read more ...

Hermès Launches Podcast Spotlighting Behind-the-Scenes Workers

Hermès Launches Podcast Spotlighting Behind-the-Scenes Workers

Hermès showcased its Fall/Winter 2019 menswear collection in January with a line-up of formal, tailored pieces presented across a seasonal palette. The French fashion house is... Read more ...

The 3 key trends buyers picked up from NYFW

The 3 key trends buyers picked up from NYFW

During the Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week, womenswear designers showed a mix of new and old trends. Inspirations and elements that had begun popping up in previous seasons... Read more ...

Gucci's Concrete Plan Towards More Diversity Involves Immediate Design Hires

Gucci's Concrete Plan Towards More Diversity Involves Immediate Design Hires

After holding Gucci accountable for its controversial "blackface sweater," Dapper Dan met with Gucci's corporate team in Harlem this week, and following his announcement on... Read more ...

Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Settle Collusion Complaint Against NFL

Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Settle Collusion Complaint Against NFL

Following months of discussion, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have resolved their collusion grievances against the National Football League in a confidential settlement this... Read more ...

Cassie Randolph From ‘The Bachelor' Is Not the Only Famous Person in Her...

Cassie Randolph From ‘The Bachelor' Is Not the Only Famous Person in Her Family - Meet Her Sister Michelle

If you've been watching The Bachelor this season, then you know that Cassie Randolph is a clear frontrunner. Colton Underwood has had his eye on the blonde beauty ever since... Read more ...