Danielle Brooks is set to make her Broadway debut, playing Sofia in the upcoming revival of The Color Purple. She joins a long, and impressive, list of stars who took a shot at The Great White Way—from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson.
Nia Long just got engaged! In celebration of her, and all her fabulousness, let ESSENCE staffers tell you why we love us some Nia.
From Ciara's stunning Roberto Cavalli campaign to Rihanna making history as the face of Dior, more women and men of color are on the forefront of major fashion brands.
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