• By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    WHITE MAN WHO THREATENED BLACK TEENS WITH GUN AT MLK DAY EVENT CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES

    Mark Bartlett, the white man who was seen on video menacing Black teens with a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, all while...

    Event
  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT ARRESTED FOR FILING FALSE POLICE REPORT

    Empire star Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning after police charged him with disorderly conduct and filing a false report,...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    THE LANGSTON HUGHES FAMILY MUSEUM GIVES INSIGHT ON CARRYING TRADITIONS FORWARD

    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly,” are just one of the few lines of prose...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    THE BEST NEW GREEN BEAUTY BRANDS AND WHAT TO GET FROM EACH

    There's been an uptick of green beauty brands, so you may find it hard to keep up with them all. Luckily, you don't have to because...

    Beauty
  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    13 WAYS TO GET MEGHAN MARKLE'S PREGNANCY GLOW

    Meghan Markle holds two very important titles. Last May, she became the Duchess of Sussex and in October, following her pregnancy announcement...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    CHICAGO PD: JUSSIE SMOLLETT TO BE CHARGED FOR FILING FALSE POLICE REPORT

    Empire star Jussie Smollett is now set to be charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false report, a felony, in connection with...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 21, 2019

    COLIN KAEPERNICK'S WINNING STREAK CONTINUES WITH NEW FASHION DEAL FROM NIKE   

    We've all been sitting on the sidelines, anxiously awaiting the outcome of Colin Kaepernick's ongoing case against the NFL, and finally,...

    Star, Fashion
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    FAMILY OF COVINGTON CATHOLIC TEEN AT CENTER OF D.C. SHOWDOWN SUES WASHINGTON POST

    It's been over a month since Covington Catholic High School first made headlines following a showdown between students and Native American...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    TOYA WRIGHT HAS A WORD FOR ONLINE TROLLS POKING FUN AT HER INFANT DAUGHTER

    Just when you start to believe the viciousness of online bullying on the web couldn't get worse, we are introduced to a new low. Reality...

    Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    7 SCRUBS THAT WILL RESTORE YOUR LIPS TO THEIR FULL GLORY

    There's no way around it, chapped lips are not cute. In the year of our Lord 2019, they will not be tolerated. Peeling, dryness, cracking...

    Look
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THESE FOUR WEBSITES ARE HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS PLAN BUDGET FRIENDLY TRAVELS

    Congratulations, you're embarking on the educational adventure of a lifetime - college. While you may end up being rich in knowledge,...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    WATCH PRIMP: BEAUTY GURU LAKIA STAR TEACHES US A FEW THINGS ABOUT CLIP-INS

    There is no hairstyle that Black women can't pull off. Therefore we're showing you how to create some trendy hairstyles that we love...

    Women, Beauty, Watches, Star
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    BLACK HISTORY LEGACY: HONORING THE BLACK WOMEN WHO BIRTHED OUR MOVEMENTS

    Black History Month is a sacred time when we come together to celebrate the Black individuals who have worked hard to create resources...

    Women, People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    SPLC: U.S. HATE GROUPS STILL ON THE RISE AS TRUMP ‘FANS THE FLAMES OF WHITE RESENTMENT'

    On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual “Year in Hate” report, which analyzes and counts hate group, and...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    OSCARSSOWHITE ACTIVIST APRIL REIGN IS GOING TO THE OSCARS!

    It was just over four years ago that April Reign dropped a bomb on Hollywood when she tweeted the hashtag OscarsSoWhite to bring attention...

    People
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    WATCH VIVRANT THING: YOUTUBE STAR DESTINY LASHAE SHARES EVERY STEP OF HER PRE-MAKEUP ROUTINE

    Welcome to ESSENCE's Vivrant Thing, your destination for all things Black beauty - where tutorials come to life and our melanin is...

    Watches, Star, Beauty
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    LITTLE CAESARS CUSTOMERS FIND ‘GAY' WRITTEN ON RECEIPT

    Two cousins are considering legal action after a Little Ceasars employee allegedly wrote the word “gay” on their receipt, where the...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    HOW JADA PINKETT SMITH, WILLOW SMITH, AND ADRIENNE BANFIELD-NORRIS REINVENTED THE TALK SHOW

    Although Black History Month is coming to a close, the time to reflect, admire and celebrate Black women isn't stopping anytime soon....

    Women
  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    5 BLACK-OWNED BRANDS YOU NEED IN YOUR KITCHEN NOW TO ADD SPICE TO YOUR NEXT MEAL

    When it comes to cooking, finding recipes is the easy part. But what really takes a dish from drab to out-of-this-world, are its flavors,...

  • By Essence   -   Feb 20, 2019

    BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH A BANG, RAISES $4 MILLION IN LESS THAN A DAY

    It seems as if many people are still “feeling the Bern” from 2016, with Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign raising about $4 million within...

    People