If you want one of our fave comedic actresses to put on a cape, make sure she's still up. Otherwise, she's not coming.
Essence Festival day three is the most spiritual experience of the entire festival, helping all of us cope with the fact that Black Girl Magic weekend has come to an end.
Michelle Obama came through the 2019 Essence Festival and gave us what our hearts needed. Can we just keep her as our First Lady please?
ESSENCE asked a number of Black celebrities about their usage of the word "auntie" and here's what they said.
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"We see you, we got you and that forever and ever you're deserving of taking up space in the world," Janet Mock told ESSENCE.
Of course, Meth's impression is done perfectly.
Black Music Month is the celebration of music because Black music is the basis for all of American music.
"I'm sorry. I don't wanna cry...but that's really ridiculous," she told ESSENCE.
She tells herself, "No, you are not doing it."
'Shaft' Star Jessie T. Usher Shares The Hilarious Story Of The First Time Samuel L. Jackson Cursed At Him
"The Sam that you know from all his classic movies is the Sam that you meet in person," Usher told ESSENCE.
"I understand how people take offense. I understand how some people like me, don't," Jackson tells ESSENCE.
We call them "oodles & noodles" though.
"I used to hate myself; the fact that I was just doing a part," the actress told ESSENCE exclusively.
And Black women never miss a beat.
The Cast Of 'When They See Us' And The Exonerated Five Contemplates Freedom For Black Boys In America
"Somewhere in that darkness, we got the message that we had to brighten our own lights," one of the Exonerated Five, Yusef Salaam, shared.
"It's going to be amazing," Regina Hall tells ESSENCE through a giggle, "or at least good."
"That's not, as you guys would say, 'throwing shade,'" Warwick tells ESSENCE.