After years of slow-burning idealism, #BuyBlack is seeing a community-wide takeoff. Here’s how you can get in on the action by patronizing these up-and-comers.
Lucy McBath and Sharon Risher, both of whom have lost family members to gun violence, sat down exclusively with ESSENCE to talk advocacy, gun control and healing
Writer Janelle Harris is slowly coming to terms with the idea of sending her only daughter away to college.
You're a parent. You may not be bilingual in the traditional, put-it-on-your-resume sense, but if you're experiencing the adventure that is raising a teenage daughter, you do know another language. Teen Speak is more fluid than standard English and more comical than pig Latin, and you have to be fluent in it to communicate with (and eavesdrop on) your pubescent princess. Slang varies from region to region, but some teen girl terminology — and the accompanying sentiments, gestures and eye rolls — is just universal.
The Write or Die Chick urges us to stop being mean on the Internet, especially when it comes to other people's children.
They say treat others the way you want to be treated. When your teen is being sulky, do you sulk right back?
We can’t change the hurtful, disparaging comments people say about our bodies, but we can control how we respond to them, how we internalize them, how we let them resonate in our minds.
Janelle Harris felt that Light Girls didn't project the same respect as its previously aired counterpart, Dark Girls.
Columnist Janelle Harris has a message for everyone who does not get "it": You cannot tell us how to feel.
They may be white media's new obsession, but big booties are nothing new.
Writer Janelle Harris on her personal experience with domestic abuse in a relationship that she wanted to work.
Writer Janelle Harris on why Ray and Janay Rice's domestic violence situation goes beyond them.
Janelle Harris knows that the day she sends her daughter off to college and becomes an empty-nester is closer than ever. And she realizes that it isn't as wonderful as it seems.