Born Marguerite Johnson and later, nicknamed “Maya” by her older brother, Dr. Maya Angelou was a dancer, a singer, a model, a social activist and also, a teenage mother. She lived an expansive life, traversed the globe and influenced everyone from presidents and celebrities to students. Rest in Peace, Dr. Angelou.view gallery...
The buzz surrounding a Whitney Houston biopic directed by Angela Bassett, a new trailer for the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, and news of a Tupac film in the works got us thinking: Which icon's life is worthy of a film?view gallery...
Besides hitting the road to New Orleans for the 20th anniversary of the ESSENCE Fest, headlined by Prince, Jill Scott and more, we're ready for a season filled with the best tours, albums and movies. Here are 15 reasons this season will not disappoint.view gallery...