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Kirk Franklin And Fred Hammond Up Next In Verzuz Battle

1 month ago   |   By Essence

There are some Verzuz battles that will go down in history-see Jill Scott verzuz Erykah Badu and Beenie Man verzuz Bounty Killer. But given the recent killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin along with subsequent nationwide protests and social unrest, America needs the upcoming Verzuz battle between gospel greats Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond. While music heads have watched hip-hop, R&B and dancehall dominate their quarantine evenings, this is gospel's first time stepping up to the mic. Get ready for praise and worship on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET as songs such as...
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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Responsible For George Floyd's Death Arrested, Charged With Murder

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Responsible For George Floyd's Death Arrested, Charged With Murder

1 month ago   |   By Essence

According to multiple reports , the former police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been taken into custody by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Calls for Derek Chauvin's arrest, and all men involved in his killing have led to days of civil unrest in the city. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing and could lead to additional charges. Hennepin County prosecutor Michael Freeman said during a press conference that the three additional officers involved in the case have not been taken into...
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Barack Obama Speaks Out On George Floyd's Killing

1 month ago   |   By Essence

Former President Barack Obama is speaking out about the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police while calling for a new “normal” in the United States. In his statement, which he shared on Twitter , the president also referenced the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while jogging down the street, as well as Christian Cooper, who was harassed by a white woman intent to call the cops on him all for asking her to leash her dog , noting that these are the sad, “normal” realities of Black life in America. “It's natural to wish for life ‘to just get back to normal' as a...
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Kanye West Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Kanye West Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Aside from his recent Gap YEEZY news , Kanye West has returned for another big surprise, announcing his 2020 presidential run. Taking to Twitter , 'Ye celebrated the Fourth of... Read more ...

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Watch Vanessa Williams ‘Bad Hair' Castmates Bow Down To Her Talent At ESSENCE Beauty Carnival

The filmmakers and cast of the upcoming horror flick Bad Hair stopped by Essence Festival of Culture's Beauty Carnival to discuss their film, ending hair discrimination and... Read more ...

The Cast Of ‘Bad Hair' Pours Into Vanessa Williams

The Cast Of ‘Bad Hair' Pours Into Vanessa Williams

For Gen-Zers who fell in love with Vanessa Williams through her role as Wilhemina Slater on the series Ugly Betty, Beauty Carnival at the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture... Read more ...

Fireworks Time! See How Your Favorite Celebrities Are Celebrating the 4th of...

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It's that time of year again! 4th of July is known for good grilling sessions, a cool dip in the pool and some seriously rad fireworks - so we expect our favorite celebrities... Read more ...

Joey Chestnut downs record 75 wieners in Nathan's hot dog eating victory

Joey Chestnut downs record 75 wieners in Nathan's hot dog eating victory

The pandemic couldn't stop a tornado! Epic eating champ Joey Chestnut, wolfed down a world record 75 dirty water dogs and buns Saturday, capturing the famed ‘W' on Coney Island... Read more ...

Kacey Musgraves and Husband Ruston Kelly Split After 2 Years of Marriage...

Kacey Musgraves and Husband Ruston Kelly Split After 2 Years of Marriage: ‘We Made This Decision Together'

It's over. Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have split after two years of marriage. “We've made this painful decision together.” “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put... Read more ...

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Good Things to Buy This Month

A Photographic Print A number of photographic print sales have launched in past weeks to raise funds for anti-racism charities in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests... Read more ...

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Coat. Giorgio Armani trousers. Saint Laurent scarf. Acne Studios In this Schön! online editorial, photographer Quirin Siegert takes us outdoor, capturing gorgeous model... Read more ...