"I went to Julliard and I always tried to be the 90-pound White girl. Only because we did a lot of classical training and all of the ingénues in Shakespeare were very small women. So I tried to make myself small," says the "How to Get Away With Murder" star.read more...
On Feb. 5, ESSENCE celebrates the powerhouse that is Jill Scott at our Black Women in Music event. Singer, actress, momma, and all-around inspiration, Scott has a graceful way of making you feel like you've known her forever. Now we want to know, how well do you really know Jill Scott?view gallery...
Ever since Yaya DaCosta landed the once-in-a-lifetime role of playing late iconic singer Whitney Houston, fans and critics alike have been wondering if the Harlem, N.Y. native has what it takes to pull off such a feat.read more...
It takes guts to let America judge you on reality TV. But for Carla Hall, the hyperenergetic former Top Chef contestant and current cohost of ABC's kitchen gabfest, The Chew, it's all part of a larger mission. Next up: Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, her New York restaurant and ode to Tennessee comfort food, slated to open this year. Here, Hall shares what she's learned about daring to succeed.read more...