ESSENCE cover girls Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil, Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae are dropping all kinds of knowledge about life, love and seizing opportunities in our latest issue. Get your life from their words of wisdom.view gallery...
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The red carpet at the 2015 MET Gala was a who's who from the fashion and entertainment world. The annual event brings out the boldest fashionistas to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibition. See which star shined the brightest.view gallery...