When director Kimberly Townes began directing episode three of our ESSENCE Black Girl Magic docuseries on Qaisera Alexis, she had no idea of the profound effect that the 17-year-old autistic junior Olympian would have on her life. It was only a matter of time until she found out. 

Gospel greats the Clark Sisters will be honored with an An-Star Gospel Tribute on July 3 as part of the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. Don't miss it!

When Black-ish star Miles Brown hits the dance floor, he can't be stopped. During his visit to ESSENCE Live, he found himself in a bit of a battle...a dance battle that is.

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Mentor, Shmentor. These are the new advisers every professional woman needs in her corner

Pick up a copy of our June 2016 issue which is on newsstands now! 

Our ESSENCE Festival performer graces the cover of our June issue.