Last year, in honor of Black History Month, Essence Magazine chose a familiar, powerful phrase to brand its February 2016 issue: “Black Girl Magic.” In a corresponding video, the women featured on three separate covers were asked to personally define what the phrase meant. Actress Teyonah Parris described it in terms…
The goddesses of black entertainment came out and glowed at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles. See all the red carpet looks from Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis and more women who continually make us wonder how they do it.
Aw, look at our parents. By January of next year, the Obamas will be out of the White House, Malia Obama will be basking in her pre-Harvard gap year, and Sasha will continue to serve as my emotional muse. We only have a few more months to creepily admire them, so let’s spend it wisely on these photos from Essence’s…
Essence hosted its annual Women in Hollywood luncheon on Thursday in Beverly Hills, where Oprah held all the secrets of the world in her tiny little lenses. More flowy looks and busy prints from Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross and more below.
Orange Is the New Black stars Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley, Danielle Brooks, Vicki Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Uzo Adubo grace the July cover of Essence and it’s pretty damn stunning.
Essence held its eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Two-thirds of the outfits have already been stolen by me and I'm not sorry. Here are some of the outfits—originally worn by the likes of Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross and Teyonah Parris—that are now in my closet.
Like Vanity Fair, the March edition of Essence is also the Hollywood Issue! Oprah is resplendent in ivory, surrounded by suited-up actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, and Michael B. Jordan. Inside, there's a beauty feature starring Lupita Nyong'o, so, you know, stay tuned for gorgeous pix.
Yesterday at Essence magazine's sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon, tears flowed as honorees took the stage.
Along with Michelle Obama, Robin Roberts… and you! She's in good company.
Michael Bullerdick, Managing Editor of Essence magazine, has been removed from the staff of that publication and placed elsewhere (read: fired), after images of his Facebook wall revealed that he's anti-Obama, and pro-extremist right-wing views.
In their admittedly unscientific study, Nina Orezzoli and Mark Robinson compared the ads in the March issues of Maxim, Cosmo and Essence that featured women's breasts, butts, and legs, as well as the amount of times that "T&A were used to sell T&A," like porn or phone sex ads. Essence featured 5% gratuitous body parts…
Not long ago, Essence.com featured a lesbian couple in a popular, regular feature on weddings. The response surprised them.
One of the most intense and intimate relationships in our lives doesn't involve the words love or sex, but does involve the word hair. As I recently discovered, parting with a hairstylist is really not that different from a divorce...
Here are 29 covers from the hallowed, heavy September fashion issues (click to soak it all in). So how do Vogue, Elle, and the smaller titles stack up? Let's put September to a full statistical analysis.
On Friday evening, cultural critic and writer Michaela angela Davis tweeted: "It is with a heavy heavy heart I have learned that Essence magazine has engaged a white fashion director, this hurts, literally, spiritually."