• The Wigs At Comme des Garçons Weren't Appropriation, But They're Still Problematic By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    THE WIGS AT COMME DES GARÇONS WEREN'T APPROPRIATION, BUT THEY'RE STILL PROBLEMATIC

    When I first saw the wigs at the Comme des Garçons Fall/Winter menswear show I laughed. It was early Saturday morning, and a colleague...

    People, Models, Look
  • Kirk Franklin Gives Advice On How To Grieve After Kobe Bryant's Sudden Death By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    KIRK FRANKLIN GIVES ADVICE ON HOW TO GRIEVE AFTER KOBE BRYANT'S SUDDEN DEATH

    So many are still grappling with the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, the NBA great whose life was cut short due to a fatal helicopter crash...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    ESSENCE WELLNESS HOUSE: SEE THE FULL LIST OF EXPERTS WHO WILL BE IN THE BUILDING

    Prioritizing self-care in the forms of physical health, mental well-being, and emotional care has never been more important. This spring,...

    Look, Design
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    PAULO COELHO DELETES DRAFT OF CHILDREN'S BOOK CO-WRITTEN BY KOBE BRYANT

  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    THE UPGRADE: 3 PARENTING APPS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

    For many of our us, our grandparents, other relatives, and even neighbors served as our parents' watchful eye when it came to keeping...

    Watches
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    DAVID SCHWIMMER REVEALS HE PUSHED FOR ROSS TO DATE BLACK WOMEN ON ‘FRIENDS'

    If you ever wondered why the melanin was missing on Friends you're not alone. David Schwimmer, who played Ross on the iconic 90s sitcom,...

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    KANDI BURRUSS DISHES ON SNAKEGATE AND YOVANNA MOMPLAISIR'S ALLEGED RECORDING

    The stars and fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may never officially find out who is behind the explosive recording of Cynthia...

    Star, People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    TERRY CREWS BREAKS HIS SILENCE ON GABRIELLE UNION'S CLAPBACK

    Terry Crews appears to be doubling down on his dismissal of Gabrielle Union. The America's Got Talent host slammed his former cohost...

  • Legendary Rapper LL Cool J Expands His Rock the Bells Collection By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    LEGENDARY RAPPER LL COOL J EXPANDS HIS ROCK THE BELLS COLLECTION

    Accomplished Rapper, Actor and TV Host, LL Cool J expands his Rock The Bells brand into a full fashion collection. The inaugural drop...

    People, Collection, Fashion, Look
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    OVER A MILLION SIGN PETITION TO MAKE KOBE BRYANT THE NEW NBA LOGO

    As the world continues to mourn the loss of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died alongside 7 others...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    HOW DID THE ANTI-VAXX MOVEMENT REACH THE ‘LOVE AND HIP HOP' CROWD?

    Back when Love & Hip Hop Atlanta was my favorite thing in life and the source of great literary inspiration, I used to think the world...

    People
  • This Gadget Helps Parents Monitor Kids On Social Media By Essence   -   Jan 28, 2020

    THIS GADGET HELPS PARENTS MONITOR KIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    Like it or not your kids have probably already been sucked into the rabbit hole known as social media. From Instagram to Snapchat to...

  • BlexBox Is An Intimacy Subscription Service Promised To Amp Up Your Sex Life By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    BLEXBOX IS AN INTIMACY SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE PROMISED TO AMP UP YOUR SEX LIFE

    When I first got the email pitch about blexBox, a subscription box service delivering a batch of new sex products each quarter, I was...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    7 FRAGRANCES TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD THIS VALENTINE'S DAY

    Slow jams and bottles of bubbly aren't the only things that will get couples into the mood this Valentine's Day. Research shows that...

    Perfume, Fragrance
  • Kobe Bryant Started Traveling Via Helicopter To Spend More Time With His Daughters By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    KOBE BRYANT STARTED TRAVELING VIA HELICOPTER TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS DAUGHTERS

    As the world reels from the tragic and untimely deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and the seven other people who were...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    US EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD HIT BY ROCKET FIRE

    The United States Embassy in Baghdad was hit by rocket fire with at least one striking a dining facility, causing minor building damage...

  • WNBA Star Maya Moore Sitting Out 2020 Olympics To Advocate For Missouri Man Incarcerated As Teen By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    WNBA STAR MAYA MOORE SITTING OUT 2020 OLYMPICS TO ADVOCATE FOR MISSOURI MAN INCARCERATED AS TEEN

    WNBA star Maya Moore is doubling down on her efforts to help bring awareness to the case of an incarcerated man in Missouri who she...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    BLACK TRAVEL VIBES: FALL IN LOVE WITH THE ROMANTIC AURA OF PARIS

    Ah, Paris - the “City of Lights,” and of course, love. It's hard to think about bucket list getaways and baecations without talking...

    Look
  • Michelle Obama Is On Her Way To Becoming An EGOT By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    MICHELLE OBAMA IS ON HER WAY TO BECOMING AN EGOT

    Our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama is officially a member of the Grammy family, and on her way to the coveted EGOT status, meaning she's...

    Collection
  • Alicia Keys Laid Her Edges With This $7 Product For The Grammys By Essence   -   Jan 27, 2020

    ALICIA KEYS LAID HER EDGES WITH THIS $7 PRODUCT FOR THE GRAMMYS

    Alicia Keys looked like a ‘90s dream at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The singer took to the stage to host the star-studded...

    Style, Event, Look, Star