In Conversation: Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou on Sisterhood, and Their Friendship with Toni Morrison
American icon Maya Angelou passed at 86 years old. Here is an exclusive conversation we held on the occasion of Toni Morrison's 82nd birthday in 2013 in which Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni celebrate their 40-year friendship with Morrison and share their thoughts on the state of Black women.
February is Black History Month but, as we all know, it's not the only time to teach kids about the immense contributions of African-Americans to the world. There are plenty of fun ways to incorporate Black history lessons into your everyday life. Sidebar: Remember how your parents made you watch Roots every time it came on TV and had you memorize the words to "Lift Every Voice"? Well, some things just don't change. Take a look at some of the creative ways our favorite celebrity moms teach their children about how to be proud of their heritage.
You have to love New Year’s. It’s a time when many of us are brimming with excitement, anxiously awaiting to make the next 364 days more worthwhile than the last. As a way to motivate you with successful goal-setting, we caught up with a few celebs and asked them to share one thing they'd like to accomplish in 2013 and how they plan on doing it.
The songstress says an emotional tailspin led her to her weight-gain.
Celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins' five easy steps to a healthier you.
Celebrities share their get-ahead tips for 2012.
Nineties dance queen CeCe Peniston is ready for a comeback!
Tichina turns 42, and dishes on her new show.
Antonia "Toya" Carter spent most of her life looking for love. And it's pretty understandable why. Her parents chose their drug habit over raising her, shuffling her from relative-to-relative throughout her childhood. Some family members resented having to raise her and were more disgusted when she became pregnant at 14 with her daughter, Reginae, with ex-husband and Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne. Carter, 27, shares the highs and lows of her life in her new book, "Priceless Inspirations," due out on Friday. Fans of her now-defunct reality show "Tiny & Toya" can see her grace the small screen again on her new BET reality series, "Toya: A Family Affair" premiering tonight. Carter spoke with ESSENCE.com about her new reality show, her book and the importance of forgiveness and self-love...