The actress says it was difficult getting into character.
The new series takes a closer look at the life of a preacher's daughter.
"I'm not the first to do it," the actress said of balancing work and family life.
ESSENCE Fest headliner Trey Songz is ready to right his wrongs. Watch his latest video "Fumble," exclusively on ESSENCE.com.
Cookie Johnson observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Celebrity dad and actor Taye Diggs shares why he's joined the Share Breakfast program to end childhood hunger.
Chrisette Michele is back with a brand new video for the first single off her forthcoming album, Better.
"These are not Sunday morning questions," said Franklin. "Some of these questions are very academic."
Watch footage of the twins — and their adorable baby sons! — as they get glam for ESSENCE's April cover.
The actor revealed that his character, Harper Stewart, will be "humbled" in the upcoming film.
RT @MichaelSkolnik: Anyone who links violent acts of one man to hundreds of thousands of protesters, misses purpose of the protests entirel?
Look inside. There's nothing on the outside that will make you rich.
RT @GlobalGrindNews: Another police offer was shot and killed, this time in Tarpon Springs, Florida http://t.co/flsh1SfFgG
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