Exclusive: Ashanti And Nelly Are Expecting — And Engaged!

The Grammy-winning singer talks to ESSENCE about expecting her first child with longtime love Nelly, who is officially her fiancé. Read More
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I Learned To Off-Road Like A Pro In Moab, Utah, Thanks To Ford’s All-Women Bronco Off-Roadeo Experience

Learning how to navigate the rocky terrain by off-roading in Utah renewed my confidence in myself. Read More


Black Maternal Health Matters: What To Know Before You Give Birth

Doctors say these are the questions to ask yourself and your care team to ensure you have the support you… Read More


Damson Idris Is a Man Of Mystery

The actor and heartthrob talks about staying humble, his top-secret project after Snowfall, and what he has learned about protecting… Read More

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Yvette Nicole Brown And Fiancé Anthony Davis Serve #BlackLove In New Photo Shoot

The actors, who met in their 20s, got engaged in December and are already giving happy family vibes with their… Read More


The Secret To Detailed Spring Manicures, According To A Manicurist

Cynthia Erivo’s nail artist Rose Hackle tells us the pro tips behind her most detailed manicures. Read More


Star Gazing: Zendaya, Angel Reese, Quinta Brunson And More Spotted Coast To Coast

The celebrities were out as Spring continued to bloom at red carpets and premieres across the country. Read More


An Ode To The Incredible Style Moments Of Luther Vandross

The beloved singer left behind a musical legacy that cannot be ignored. But he also showcased a unique take on… Read More