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Cookie or Yvette?: Taraji P. Henson Plays 'This or That' (2:49)

The Empire star and ESSENCE November cover queen doesn't shy away from spilling her gut reaction to a series of choices, right down to the tossup between her two most iconic roles.

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VIDEO: Will Packer's Surprise Wedding Day (5:29)

Watch an exclusive first look at The Packers' wedding day.

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ESSENCE Talks to Michelle Obama About Getting More Kids to College (5:08)

In an exclusive interview with ESSENCE, Michelle Obama discusses college readiness and what’s next for her Reach Higher initiative.