THESE CELEBRITY PARENTS CELEBRATED THEIR KIDS' GRADUATION

With so much going on in the world, its high time we give our people something to celebrate. Celebrities like Ludacris, Kandi Burruss...

Michel Moore's Comments On George Floyd Sparks Outrage

MICHEL MOORE'S COMMENTS ON GEORGE FLOYD SPARKS OUTRAGE

On Tuesday Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore apologized for saying that George Floyd's death was on looters' hands. But for many...

 
 
 

BLACKOUT TUESDAY REMINDED ME WHY I VOWED TO BUY BLACK ONLY

Rihanna's words rang out to me from my Twitter feed, “We ain't buying shit, we ain't selling shit! Gang gang! BLACKOUT AF!” Gang gang!...

Trump To Move Republican National Convention Out Of North Carolina

TRUMP TO MOVE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA

Donald Trump is looking to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina after officials refuse to confirm if the event...

 
 
 
George Floyd's Young Daughter Speaks On The Significance Of Her Father

GEORGE FLOYD'S YOUNG DAUGHTER SPEAKS ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HER FATHER

George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter is likely too young to understand everything that has happened in the aftermath of her father's...

Joe Jackson's Granddaughter Was Stabbed 7 Times By Her White Neighbor

JOE JACKSON'S GRANDDAUGHTER WAS STABBED 7 TIMES BY HER WHITE NEIGHBOR

Joe Jackson's granddaughter, Yasmine Jackson, was stabbed seven times by a White woman, PageSix reports. On Sunday, the 25-year-old...

 
 
 

JOSEPHINE BAKER IS THE QUEEN OF GLAMOUR

Flapper fever has officially swept the Essence.com offices. From super-short, spit-curled haircuts to wide-eyed, heavily lashed eyes,...

Amanda Seales Leaves ‘The Real' After 6 Months

AMANDA SEALES LEAVES ‘THE REAL' AFTER 6 MONTHS

Amanda Seales, your favorite outspoken co-host on The Real has chucked the deuces to the popular show. During an Instagram Live with...

 
 
 
Keke Palmer Asks National Guardsmen To ‘March Beside Us'

KEKE PALMER ASKS NATIONAL GUARDSMEN TO ‘MARCH BESIDE US'

Keke Palmer led a peaceful conversation between protestors and National Guard soldiers at a Los Angeles protest on Tuesday. In a now...

NEW ORLEANS RAPPER MARRERO DESTO DEAD AT 35

As if we can take any more pain and suffering right now, New Orleans is mourning the loss of local musician and rapper, Marrero Desto....

 
 
 
Exclusive: Meet The Founders Of The ‘Black Girls In Trader Joes' Movement

EXCLUSIVE: MEET THE FOUNDERS OF THE ‘BLACK GIRLS IN TRADER JOES' MOVEMENT

If you ask anyone that frequents Trader Joe's , they can probably spout for hours about the latest snacks they picked up, the newest...

Kamala Harris Calls For Legislation To Be Passed, Demands To Be Met To Satisfy Protesters

KAMALA HARRIS CALLS FOR LEGISLATION TO BE PASSED, DEMANDS TO BE MET TO SATISFY PROTESTERS

As America collectively mourns the lives of countless Black Americans taken from this world by acts of racism, lawmakers and national...

 
 
 

ELLA JONES: FERGUSON ELECTS ITS FIRST BLACK, FIRST WOMAN MAYOR

Ella Jones made history on Tuesday night, becoming the first Black and first woman to ever be elected as mayor in Ferguson, Mo. As...

BRIDAL BLISS: LEANNA AND CLIFTON'S BALLROOM WEDDING

Leanna and Clifton met in 2015 online. At the time, Leanna wasn't looking for a boyfriend. But love struck at an unexpected time in...

 
 
 
5 Years After ESSENCE's BlackOut, America Is Still In A Racial Crisis

5 YEARS AFTER ESSENCE'S BLACKOUT, AMERICA IS STILL IN A RACIAL CRISIS

Today is déjà vu as black tiles flood social media in support of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, three Black Americans...

Righteous Rage: Los Angeles Photographer Turns Lens To Social Injustice

RIGHTEOUS RAGE: LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER TURNS LENS TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE

“Chaotic and crazy.” That's how photographer Bellamy Brewster describes the protest that led him to the streets of Los Angeles, California...

 
 
 

CELEBRITY PARENTS SPEAK ON THE WORRIES OF RAISING BLACK CHILDREN IN AMERICA

In the days since the killing of George Floyd, people around the world have been putting boots to the ground demanding that the police...

CELEBRITY PARENTS SPEAK ON THE WORRIES OF RAISING BLACK CHILDREN IN AMERICA

In the days since the killing of George Floyd, people around the world have been putting boots to the ground demanding that the police...

 
 
 
‘Dear White People' Actor Griffin Matthews Calls Out Racism On Broadway

‘DEAR WHITE PEOPLE' ACTOR GRIFFIN MATTHEWS CALLS OUT RACISM ON BROADWAY

Due to the racism unrest permeating the country right now, Black creatives are feeling even more emboldened to call out racism when...

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes Again For Wearing Blackface

JIMMY FALLON APOLOGIZES AGAIN FOR WEARING BLACKFACE

Jimmy Fallon told his viewers on Monday night that he'd be having a “different kind of show” after the murder of George Floyd and the...

 
 
 



Before You Check In On Your Black Friend, Read This

Before You Check In On Your Black Friend, Read This

People hold signs and protest during a rally after a Minneapolis Police Department officer allegedly killed George Floyd, on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - A video... Read more ...

Shop These Tees To Support Anti-Racist Organizations Like Black Lives Matter

Shop These Tees To Support Anti-Racist Organizations Like Black Lives Matter

If you'd like to take your support for anti-racist organizations off the Internet and into real life, there are plenty of ways to do so. After donating (the most direct way to... Read more ...

These Resources Can Help You Examine Your Whiteness

These Resources Can Help You Examine Your Whiteness

It's sad, and shameful, that it has taken the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA, to ignite a ‘mass awakening' among white people... Read more ...

Lili Reinhart Comes Out as Bisexual in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community &...

Lili Reinhart Comes Out as Bisexual in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community & Black Lives Matter

In honor of Pride Month, Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual in support of the LGBTQ+ community and Black Lives Matter. The Riverdale actress, who plays Betty Cooper on the teen... Read more ...

A Woman Worth Copying

A Woman Worth Copying

For Sara Evans, 2020 is her year. This month, she's releasing her first album in almost three years, Copy That , covering 13 classic songs, followed by an intimate memoir, Born... Read more ...

Dream Street's Chris Trousdale Dead at 34 After Battling Coronavirus

Dream Street's Chris Trousdale Dead at 34 After Battling Coronavirus

Dream Street singer Chris Trousdale died at 34 after battling coronavirus, TMZ reports. The former boy band member's family member confirmed he died on June 2 at a hospital in... Read more ...

Lili Reinhart Comes Out Publicly as a ‘Proud Bisexual Woman' Ahead of...

Lili Reinhart Comes Out Publicly as a ‘Proud Bisexual Woman' Ahead of Attending Black Lives Matter Protest

Speaking her truth. Lili Reinhart came out publicly as bisexual while posting about the Black Lives Matter movement. “Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a... Read more ...

Lea Michele's Former Broadway Costar Gerard Canonico Calls Her ‘Nothing But...

Lea Michele's Former Broadway Costar Gerard Canonico Calls Her ‘Nothing But a Nightmare' Amid Backlash

Glee alum Lea Michele‘s former Broadway costar Gerard Canonico called her “nothing but a nightmare” in an Instagram comment on her apology post amid backlash for racist and... Read more ...

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169+ Black-Owned and Founded Beauty and Wellness Brands to Know

169+ Black-Owned and Founded Beauty and Wellness Brands to Know

Whether small indie startups or veteran staples of the drugstore aisle , there are many, many Black-owned and founded beauty and wellness brands on the market well worth... Read more ...