This past week has been an exciting one here at We set out to bring you stories you won’t find anywhere else, and this week was no exception. If you missed anything, no worries, because it’s all here: from our staffer’s “Countdown to I Do” wedding blog entry No. 1 to our exclusive two-part interview with comedian Steve Harvey (who has some choice words for Chris Brown and Rihanna). If you’re looking for stories that matter to you, then you’re in the right place.


Countdown to ‘I Do’ — An ESSENCE Staffer Takes You on Her Journey to Her Big Day »







GOP Strategist Newt Gingrich Speaks on Wooing Black Voters in Our Exclusive Interview »




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How Henrietta Hughes‘s Question to Mr. Obama Changed Her Life Forever »







Steve Harvey Shares His Two Cents on Rihanna and Chris Brown

Part 1: Steve Harvey: ‘Rihanna, You Are Not to Blame’ »

Part 2: Steve Harvey: ‘Chris Brown Should Think About Going to College’ »