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...
More and more rappers are going from hip-hop to Hollywood these days. Bow Wow is making waves on CSI, Nicki Minaj is set to co-star in Barbershop 3 alongside Ice Cube and Eve, Will Smith will play Deadshot in Suicide Squad and Queen Latifah's take on the iconic Bessie Smith will air next week. Let's take a look at who else has made the leap.view gallery...