Rhiana Gunn-Wright was always curious about policy, even before she fully understood the term. “Growing up I’d wonder about structures—in my neighborhood and schools,” the 29-year-old South Side Chicago native […]
Women of color were in the room when the team at Emily’s List hosted its annual conference and gala, taking a victory lap for its role in helping to elect […]
A newly released report is shedding light on key issues—politics, money, education, health and more—impacting America’s 22.7 million Black women. Friday in the nation’s capital, leaders of the civic group, […]
Pugh was interviewed for an Essence + Policy Link series on women mayors.
As part of the youngest and most diverse freshman class ever in the House of Representatives, badass Black Congresswomen are bringing their passion for change to Capitol Hill.
A bold new initiative from the nation’s largest bank aims to bolster wealth and provide an array of opportunities for Black Americans. The effort from JPMorgan Chase is called ‘Advancing […]
Trump Talks Bipartisanship, Criminal Justice And, Of Course, The Border Wall During State Of The Union
Essence was in the room for the president's annual address to Congress.
As last November’s midterms swept women into offices nationwide, Mayor Muriel Bowser also made electoral history of her own in the nation’s capital. Bowser, 46, became the first woman ever […]
The poem from Bunny*—a teenage sex trafficking survivor—reads like a slow burn of anguish. The storms form as my heart bleeds/patiently waiting to feel accepted and loved/by people who were […]
The Congressional Black Caucus, for example, now boasts 55 lawmakers--the largest number ever to serve in Congress since the Caucus was founded in 1971.
Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress 50 years ago and in 2018 Black women followed in her footsteps making political history.
A major component of the farm bill focuses on the ability of farmers to pass their farms down to relatives and heirs and makes it easier for those heirs to apply for USDA resources.
Now is the time to take a stand.
Calif. Congresswoman Karen Bass will lead the Congressional Black Caucus.
Michelle Obama Brought Out President Obama On Washington, D.C., Book Tour Stop—And It Was Everything!
ESSENCE magazine was in the building for the Washington, D.C., stop of the iconic book tour.
Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign in Georgia is mounting a legal challenge related to Tuesday’s midterm election and what they allege are voting irregularities and possible voter suppression. The Abrams campaign […]
Across the country, African Americans were among the millions of U.S. voters who braved everything from long lines, to rainy weather in some states, in order to cast ballots in […]
A group of Georgia voters has filed a federal lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court in Atlanta to keep Secretary of State Brian Kemp—the Republican candidate running for Governor against […]