'Where Do We Go From Here?' Activists And Church Leaders Reflect On MLK’s Legacy On The Dawn Of Trump's Presidency
EXCLUSIVE: NAACP President Cornell William Brooks Not Thwarted By Arrest, Will Continue To Protest AG Nominee Jeff Sessions
In this exclusive interview, ESSENCE catches up with NAACP President Cornell William Brooks following his arrest for staging a sit-in to protest Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions. Here's what he had to say about the controversial appointment, voting rights and how an impending Trump presidency will affect Black communities.
Another day of celebration courtesy of President Obama.
When asked by the New York Times why he wanted to see the first lady live with a gorilla, Carl Paladino replied: "What's wrong with that?"
"I want to create an unapologetic generation of young women who are happy with who they are."
What’s the worst that could happen?
I may not be jumping for joy, but my voice will be heard.
Are you listening, nominating committee?
While October marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense, the history, the lessons and the impact remain with us. Created by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in 1966, the party's goal of protecting the Black community from state violence evolved from self-defense to numerous community programs whose models are still used today. And while the image of armed Black men monitoring the oppressor seems to be synonymous with the name, it was the organization's women members who upheld and ensured the survival of the party. By the 70's, women made up the majority of the party and today, those same women continue to fight in the name of justice and Black liberation. We salute the Black women who paved the way for us as we now fight in our own Black liberation movement. Here, we honor the collective and highlight some of the contributions made by women in the Black Panther Party.
EXCLUSIVE: From State Violence To Misogyny, Yaya Bey Is Creating Music For The Liberation Of Black Women
'This ain’t your grandma’s revolution.'
The former boxing promoter is back in the news after he dropped the n-word while introducing Donald Trump at a campaign stop this week. Here are some things you didn't know about his colorful past.