1 of 16 getty images
Michelle Obama takes time out to read holiday stories to children while visiting The Children's National Health System in Washington, DC.
2 of 16 getty images
Taraji P Henson looks stunning in her red gown as she attends the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening in New York City.
3 of 16 getty images
Janelle Monae's printed suit is super stylish as she attends the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening in New York City.
4 of 16 getty images
Pharrell rocks a fun pair of checkered trousers to the "Hidden Figures" New York special screening in NYC.
5 of 16 getty images
Danielle Brooks shows off her curves at the 10th Anniversary CNN Heroes at American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
6 of 16 Alan Nimblette
Teyana Taylor is all smiles at her Hennessy hosted birthday dinner at Spaces & CO in Clevelend.
7 of 16 getty images
Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon are always camera ready as they strike a pose backstage at The Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
8 of 16 getty images
Jennifer Hudson takes a sweet photo with her two favorite guys at the 2016 March of Dimes Celebration of Babies in Beverly Hills, California.
9 of 16 getty images
Kelly Rowland rocks a bold stripe outfit to the 2016 March of Dimes Celebration in Beverly Hills, California.
10 of 16 getty images
Keisha Knight Pulliam shows off her bump at the Essence 'My City, Four Ways - Atlanta' in Atlanta, Georgia.
11 of 16 getty images
Cynthia Erivo celebrates her first year on Broadway with a cake backstage at the hit musical "The Color Purple" in NYC.
12 of 16 getty images
Porsha Williams sizzles in a red dress at the Q&A for NBC's 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' in Universal City, California.
13 of 16 getty images
Lala Anthony shimmers in a bodycon dress at Z100's Jingle Ball 2016 in New York City.
14 of 16 getty images
Chris Rock and his daughter attend Z100's Jingle Ball 2016 in New York City.
15 of 16 getty images
Vivica A Fox strikes a pose at the 32nd Annual IDA Documentary Awards in Hollywood, California.
16 of 16 getty images
Lauryn Hill performs onstage at Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!