'Step Up: High Water' Has Debbie Allen Flexing Her Directing Powers
Young, Gifted And Black: The Impact Of 'A Different World' 30 Years Later
These stars hit the stage before they made their acting debuts on the small and big screen.
Check out some of our favorite moments from years past.
Take a Bow! Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen and Nina Shaw To Be Honored At ESSENCE's Black Women In Hollywood Event
ESSENCE's 9th annual Black Women in Hollywood event is set to honor Debbie Allen, Tracee Ellis Ross and power lawyer, Nina Shaw. It will air as a televised special on OWN on Saturday, February 27.
Cynthia Bailey turned 50 this week, and she's in good company. If these ladies are any proof, 50 (and over!) is, indeed, fabulous. Welcome to the club, Cynthia!
Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae Cover ESSENCE's 'Game Changers' Issue
Five of the most powerful storytellers of our day grace the cover of the May issue of ESSENCE this month.