Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Adopts A Newborn Baby

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Adopts A Newborn Baby »

22 May, 2018
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Congratulations are in order for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. On Monday, the Democratic leader and ESSENCE Woke 100 woman announced that she

Kansas Cops Detain Black Man Because Of Vegetation On His Windshield

Kansas Cops Detain Black Man Because Of Vegetation On His Windshield »

22 May, 2018
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A Black man in Kansas is alleging that he endured a questionable traffic stop, after police officers pulled him over and searched

The Secret to Oprah's Flawless Royal Wedding Beat? This Japanese Foundation

The Secret to Oprah's Flawless Royal Wedding Beat? This Japanese Foundation »

22 May, 2018
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When it comes to looking absolutely flawless, no one does it quite like Oprah. From the red carpet to The Royal Wedding, the media

The new American Idol winner also found love on the show

The new American Idol winner also found love on the show »

22 May, 2018
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Sometimes, when talent is abundant, it’s hard to pick a clear winner on reality singing shows. It seems every one of the

Prepare to feel very, very old with these throwbacks

Prepare to feel very, very old with these throwbacks »

22 May, 2018
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Another school year is in the books, and another class of fresh-faced teens is preparing to close out another chapter of their

Former Playboy Model Jumps To Her Death With 7-Year-Old Son

Former Playboy Model Jumps To Her Death With 7-Year-Old Son »

22 May, 2018
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After checking into a New York City hotel suite on Thursday, former Playboy centerfold Stephanie Adams jumped to her death on Friday

We have tons of questions about Christina El Moussa's boyfriend's royal connection

We have tons of questions about Christina El Moussa's boyfriend's royal connection »

22 May, 2018
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So, Christina El Moussa’s boyfriend, British TV presenter Ant Anstead knows a member of the British royal family and he’s on texting terms

Another Grey's Anatomy actor got a big promotion

Another Grey's Anatomy actor got a big promotion »

22 May, 2018
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Grey’s Anatomy said goodbye to some familiar and well-loved faces in its Season 14 finale last week, but it also reintroduced a

Kansas Teacher Tells Black 10-Year-Old Student That He Will Get Shot By Police When He Turns 16

Kansas Teacher Tells Black 10-Year-Old Student That He Will Get Shot By Police When He Turns 16 »

22 May, 2018
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A Kansas mother is angry after her son’s white teacher apparently told him that he would be dead by 16. The teacher’s

Meet Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory: The Black Women Making The Wellness Industry More Diverse and Inclusive 

Meet Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory: The Black Women Making The Wellness Industry More Diverse and Inclusive  »

22 May, 2018
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In 2018 the word wellness is ubiquitous. From coworkers chatting about their newly adopted vegan lifestyle to the endless images of perfectly

Ava Duvernay And Friends Got Down New Orleans Style To Celebrate The Return Of 'Queen Sugar'

Ava Duvernay And Friends Got Down New Orleans Style To Celebrate The Return Of 'Queen Sugar' »

22 May, 2018
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Ava DuVernay knows how to party. If her Instastories aren’t evidence enough, last night the A Wrinkle In Time director had a

[Sponsored] Look No Further, We’ve Got the Rundown On Your True Colors

[Sponsored] Look No Further, We’ve Got the Rundown On Your True Colors »

22 May, 2018
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Love the look of this season’s hottest beauty trends? But left feeling frustrated when you can’t find the right shades for your

Angela Bassett Is Now Dr. Angela Bassett After Receiving Honorary Degree From Yale

Angela Bassett Is Now Dr. Angela Bassett After Receiving Honorary Degree From Yale »

22 May, 2018
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It’s Dr. Angela Bassett to you. The Black Panther actress received an honorary degree from Yale on Monday, her third from the

The first royal family portrait with Meghan Markle (& her mom) is here

The first royal family portrait with Meghan Markle (& her mom) is here »

22 May, 2018
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The royal wedding inspired so many feelings this weekend. There’s a lot to unpack about this event, but it seemed like a

At 28, I Know I Never Want To Be A Mom, So I Donated My Eggs Instead

At 28, I Know I Never Want To Be A Mom, So I Donated My Eggs Instead »

22 May, 2018
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For years, Lyne Mugema knew that motherhood was not on the menu for her. Though, this didn’t mean she drew a line

Here's The Best Way To Treat Acne Problems For Darker Complexions

Here's The Best Way To Treat Acne Problems For Darker Complexions »

22 May, 2018
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Acne. It happens to the best of us, even for adults who are well past their pubescent years and to celebrities whose

This NRA Director Worked For A Professor Who Claimed Blacks Were Genetically Inferior

This NRA Director Worked For A Professor Who Claimed Blacks Were Genetically Inferior »

21 May, 2018
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A longtime National Rifle Association director is being scrutinized for her support of racist research from the 1970s. Sandra Froman was the NRA president

After Finding Each Other Through 23AndMe, Mom And Daughter Have Heartfelt Reunion

After Finding Each Other Through 23AndMe, Mom And Daughter Have Heartfelt Reunion »

21 May, 2018
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Josephine Jones never wanted to give up custody of her daughter Tracy. However, having a child with special needs was too much

Misty Copeland Says The Ballet World Still Doesn’t Have Enough Women of Color

Misty Copeland Says The Ballet World Still Doesn’t Have Enough Women of Color »

21 May, 2018
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In 2015, Misty Copeland made history when she became a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, making her the first Black

Tamir Rice's Mother To Open Cultural Center In His Memory

Tamir Rice's Mother To Open Cultural Center In His Memory »

21 May, 2018
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The mother of Tamir Rice is building a cultural center in memory of her son, who was shot and killed at the

Best. News. Ever.

Best. News. Ever. »

21 May, 2018
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If you miss seeing the Obamas on a regular basis, we’ve got good news! President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed

Take A Moment To Revel In The Hair And Style Of The Kingdom Choir At The Royal Wedding 

Take A Moment To Revel In The Hair And Style Of The Kingdom Choir At The Royal Wedding  »

21 May, 2018
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If you were watching the royal Wedding along with the rest of us You are sure to remember The Kingdom Choir’s gospel

Head Wraps 101: How To Tie The Perfect Bow Head Wrap 

Head Wraps 101: How To Tie The Perfect Bow Head Wrap  »

21 May, 2018
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We absolutely love wearing head scarves, not only are they a beautiful nod to our culture but they’re also the perfect protective style. Even

Salt-N-Pepa And En Vogue Shut Down The Billboard Music Awards In Style

Salt-N-Pepa And En Vogue Shut Down The Billboard Music Awards In Style »

21 May, 2018
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The Billboard Awards were on fire Sunday night and the annual event wrapped up the evening with an epic throwback performance from none

Head Wraps 101: How To Tie The Perfect Twisted Crown Head Wrap 

Head Wraps 101: How To Tie The Perfect Twisted Crown Head Wrap  »

21 May, 2018
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We absolutely love wearing head scarves, not only are they a beautiful nod to our culture but they’re also the perfect protective style. But

WATCH: Khalid And Normani Light Up The Billboard Awards Stage With A Performance Of Their Hit Single, 'Love Lies' 

WATCH: Khalid And Normani Light Up The Billboard Awards Stage With A Performance Of Their Hit Single, 'Love Lies'  »

21 May, 2018
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Two of music’s most beloved young voices had everyone talking with their magnetic performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Former Fifth

The High Notes: Ro James On His New EP And What He'll Be Bringing To ESSENCE Fest That You Absolutely Can't Miss

The High Notes: Ro James On His New EP And What He'll Be Bringing To ESSENCE Fest That You Absolutely Can't Miss »

21 May, 2018
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The 2018 ESSENCE Festival is less than two months away and in addition to an endless list of amazing entertainers on the

Salt-N-Pepa Bring Black Girl Magic To The Billboard Awards With Unforgettable Performance Featuring En Vogue

Salt-N-Pepa Bring Black Girl Magic To The Billboard Awards With Unforgettable Performance Featuring En Vogue »

21 May, 2018
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It’s been 30 years since Hip Hop supergroup Salt-N-Pepa made history as the first female rap act to land in the top

Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet: Janet Jackson, Ciara, En Vogue And More Looks We Loved

Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet: Janet Jackson, Ciara, En Vogue And More Looks We Loved »

21 May, 2018
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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards red carpet was on fire and per usual, a host of our favorites in entertainment brought their

No, this power couple did not name their son "Urban"

No, this power couple did not name their son "Urban" »

21 May, 2018
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their second child — a boy — into the world earlier this week, but the high profile couple