The news of Washington state civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal lying about her ethnicity has everyone talking. We have questions!
A man’s definition of “romantic” can sometimes feel miles away from what a woman really wants. This Valentine’s Day, the ESSENCE Editors are schooling the fellas to help get everyone on the same page!
ESSENCE's 6th annual Black Women in Music celebration honored the one and only Jill Scott, and featured performances by Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Brandy and Lianne La Havas. Take a look at the stars who came out to shine.
Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" is currently heating up our summer playlist. With nods from the likes of Mary J. Blige, the English crooner, who reminds us of a young George Michael, is a reminder that music has no color. Sure, we love old-school blue-eyed soul singers like Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs and the legendary Teena Marie. But right now we're taking a moment to look celebrate the newer crop of blue-eyed soul currently moving our hearts, and tushes.
Like books and music, few things in this world can make us lose ourselves quite like good films. They make us laugh, cry, discover our history, and even shape our identities. We're celebrating Black History Month by taking a look at 25 memorable films (in no particular order) that brilliantly capture the Black experience. Enjoy!
If it's nice, play it twice. Hollywood loves a sequel, and so do we. Now that The Best Man sequel was a hit at the box office, we could think of no better time to reminisce about the movies we'd love to revisit. From Love Jones to Love and Basketball, here are 20 movies we'd love to see sequels or remakes to.
Sure we love watching the Emmys, but you know there are always plenty of actors and shows that missed out on the awards show love. So we decided to do just that with our own list of those that kept us glued to the small screen over the last 12 months.
The idea that Black people only watch Black shows is so last century. These days you'll find us waxing poetic about everything from Downton Abbey to New Girl and Modern Family. Just in time for the Emmys later this month, we're taking a look at 13 shows we're watching.
Members of the King family along with Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and more joined President Obama in commemorating the historic moment.
It's finally here! We've been waiting all year to finally get back to New Orleans for one of the most exciting festivals around. Of course it doesn't hurt that we're the ones putting it together. Who else would bring you Beyonce, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae and Maxwell on one stage? And how about Iyanla Vanzant, Lisa Nichols and Steve Perry on our empowerment stage? See the 15 reasons why we're excited about this year's ESSENCE Fest.
Memphis residents Kathy Dean Evans and Herb Kneeland recall the day they learned of the civil rights leader's assassination.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ESSENCE.com will be highlighting woman and celebrities that are championing the disease. See how Black Hollywood supports breast cancer research and the charities they are involved in.