Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox is up for an Emmy--and she's thrilled about it.
The "You and I" video is John Legend's ode to the beauty of women from all walks of life; flaws and all.
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Though we have lost a mother and a friend, Maya Angelou's spirit and influence will endure for generations. In an ESSENCE tribute, 11 luminaries salute our treasured heroine and recall dear memories of how Maya touched their lives.
In her seventh interview with ESSENCE, Mrs. Obama speaks candidly about her passion for higher learning, ways to nuture resilience in our kids and why parental involvement plays a critical part in securing their future.
Trigga sold 105,000 copies in its first week making it Trey Songz second number 1 album.
Cicely Tyson, Angela Basset and Laverne Cox are also among stars that scored nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards.
Plus, President Obama kicks off fundraising campaign in Hollywood, Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Stacy Dash makes jarring comments about Kanye West.
"It's a movie that Miles Davis would have wanted to star in." said Cheadle.
ESSENCE Editors celebrate the iconic storyteller's legacy in the new book Maya Angelou Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey.
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