GIRL, TREAT YOURSELF! HERE'S 16 BLACK FRIDAY SPLURGES THAT ARE WORTH ALL THE COINS!

Sis, you've been good this year, right?! So, let's face it- it's time for you to open up that purse and cash-in on some early holiday...

STYLE YOUR GUY WITH THESE HOT, BLACK FRIDAY FASHION DEALS FOR UNDER $100

Not sure what to get the men in your life during this holiday season? Don't worry sis, we got you! ESSENCE has rounded up some of the...

 
 
 

WHAT MICHAEL B. JORDAN WOULD COOK FOR YOU

It's the season of great eating. And as Creed hits theaters, Michael B. Jordan transforms into Chef Bae-R-Dee, telling us exclusively...

TONI BRAXTON IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO FIND HER MISSING ENGAGEMENT RING

Toni Braxton's engagement to Cash Money co-founder, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, has been a bit bumpy. After breaking the news to her...

 
 
 

BITE BACK! WATCH ESSENCE STAFFERS DISCUSS WHAT SHOULD BE ON THE BLACK THANKSGIVING TABLE

Welcome to Bite Back!, ESSENCE's digital series debating the most heated food topics around the Black dinner table. There is nothing...

SAVE BIG ON BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY WITH THESE TIPS

The final countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially begun. While many of us know the key to a successful shopping...

 
 
 

YOU CAN THANK QUESTLOVE FOR THE MUSIC AT MICHELLE OBAMA'S ‘BECOMING' BOOK TOUR

Before our forever first lady Michelle Obama hit the road for her Becoming book tour, she turned to one music impresario to get the...

TIFFANY HADDISH'S ADVICE DURING AWKWARD FAMILY MOMENTS: ‘GO UPSTAIRS, WALK AWAY'

Tiffany Haddish may not have big plans for Thanksgiving, but she does have advice for dealing with awkward family moments at the dinner...

 
 
 

BARACK OBAMA SURPRISES VOLUNTEERS, PITCHES IN AT CHICAGO FOOD BANK

Our Forever President Barack Obama is pitching in to help the less fortunate ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Tuesday, at the...

LET'S GET PERSONAL THIS GIFTING SEASON WITH THESE 7 BESPOKE PIECES

Let's take our gift ideas to a more personal level this season. In the midst of curating a list of gifts for each special person in...

 
 
 

TISHA CAMPBELL & TICHINA ARNOLD SPEAK ON THEIR FRIENDSHIP WITH KIM PORTER, HOSTING THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS & MORE

Our favorite BFFs are bringing the laughs, the tea and all the receipts on this week's episode of our ESSENCE Yes, Girl! podcast. Actresses...

JUMPING THE BROOM: I'M BREAKING DOWN MY WEDDING TO HELP OTHER BLACK BRIDES PLAN THEIRS TOO

It was just a normal Saturday; the day when I became engaged. I was supposed to be getting my hair done in Harlem. But the more than...

 
 
 

WHITE MAN PULLS GUN ON BLACK, MUSLIM TEENS AT MCDONALD'S

Police are investigating a white man who allegedly pulled a gun on a group of majority black, Somalian teens who were just trying to...

WEDDING BELLS ARE A SURE THING: MIGUEL AND FIANCÉE NAZANIN MANDI JUST GOT THEIR MARRIAGE LICENSE

It looks like Miguel and his high school sweetheart, model Nazanin Mandi, are one step closer to the altar and plan to tie the knot...

 
 
 

ROBERT DE NIRO AND WIFE GRACE HIGHTOWER ARE DIVORCING AFTER 20 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Actor Robert De Niro and his wife, philanthropist Grace Hightower, are calling it quits after 20-plus years of marriage. The longtime...

REP. MARCIA FUDGE TAKES NAME OUT OF RUNNING FOR NEXT HOUSE SPEAKER

The only Democratic lawmaker to openly discuss taking on Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker, has now publicly endorsed her. Rep. Marcia...

 
 
 

GOALS! INSIDE DANIELLE BROOKS' FIERCE SPARTAN TRAINING REGIMEN AND HOW YOU CAN DO IT TOO

Have you ever considered signing up for a Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or even a 5K? If you think you're “not fit enough,” “not strong...

MISSISSIPPI SENATOR APOLOGIZES AFTER SAYING SHE'D ATTEND ‘PUBLIC HANGING'

It's too little, too late, but after initially refusing to apologize, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed she meant no “ill will” when she...

 
 
 

BLAC CHYNA TO LAUNCH SKIN LIGHTENING CREAM COLLABORATION IN NIGERIA

Blac Chyna is coming under fire for promoting a skin lightening brand. The former reality show star announced on Instagram Tuesday...

PUSHA T FINISHES CONCERT IN TORONTO AFTER DRINKS AND PAINT TOSSED AT HIM

Days after Pusha T credited a rouge visual producer with displaying a disrespectful message to Drake at the Camp Flog Gnaw music festival,...

 
 
 



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Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Black Friday Deals on the Internet

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Black Friday Deals on the Internet

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In case you haven't noticed, the bulk of our denim-related content falls into two categories: denim trends and skinny jeans. Since skinny jeans are more of a classic than a... Read more ...

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‘Bachelorette' Winner Jordan Rodgers Just Dragged The S-t Out Of His NFL QB...

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Holy. Crap. It's no secret that JoJo Fletcher‘s Bachelorette winner fiancé Jordan Rodgers and his Packers quarterback brother Aaron Rodgers don't get along, but their feud... Read more ...