We lost the King of Pop. Whitney Houston released her first album in seven years. Jennifer Hudson had a baby boy. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. What a year!

Take a look at ESSENCE.com’s 2009 End of Year Review wrap-up stories.


2009 End Of Year Review: News

ESSENCE.com’s “The Best of 2009”

Time Capsule 2009: The Black Woman

Breaking Down President Obama’s Leadership Style

President Obama’s First Year in Pictures

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Year in Pictures

RIP: Year in Celebrity Deaths

Transitions 2009


2009: The Year in Film

2009: The Year In Music

Year in Review: Michael Jackson, RIP

Year In Review: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta

ESSENCE Celebrity Office Visits

& Beauty

2009: The Year In Style

Best In Beauty Trends

End of Year Review: Stylish Guys


Best Hair Moments of 2009

Haute Hair: 2009’s Most Memorable Red Carpet Hairdo’s


2009: The Year in Celebrity Relationships

The Year In Celebrity Babies

Year In Review: Eye Candy

Year In Review: Bridal Bliss

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