BLACK POWER, PAIN AND PURPOSE AT THE CBCF CONFERENCE

Black leaders gathered this week to discuss the criminal justice system, domestic violence and economic empowerment. But Black joy...

XSCAPE ON FINDING THEIR CHEMISTRY AFTER 18 YEARS: 'THE MUSICAL CHEMISTRY CAME LIKE THAT'

Fans got a few of their burning questions answered on Thursday, when the ladies of Xscape stopped by ESSENCE for a very special live...

 
 
 

HERE ARE THE TOP SHOWS BLACK WOMEN WATCHED IN 2016  

This may surprise you.

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HALLE BERRY'S NEW BAE ALEX DA KID

There's one observation we can gather from Halle Berry's dating history, she doesn't really have a "type." The star has dated everyone...

 
 
 

SECRET HAS AN AMAZING NEW INVISIBLE DEODORANT AND MORE AWESOME FINDS 

It's not secret, that well, Secret makes the best antiperspirant deodorants around. And now the brand has created even more no-sweat...

SUGE KNIGHT ADDS FUEL TO CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT TUPAC IS STILL ALIVE

Suge Knight is stirring the pot and adding fuel to conspiracy theories that Tupac is alive. Knight, who is currently in jail awaiting...

 
 
 

NETFLIX SHARES NEW TRAILER FOR UPCOMING 'DEF COMEDY JAM 25'

Netflix has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming special Def Comedy Jam 25. The comedy special will celebrate 25 years of Def...

AFRICA'S FAVORITE STREET STYLE PHOTOGRAPHER TREVOR STUURMAN FINDS HOME

There is no denying that South African photographer, blogger and stylist Trevor Stuurman is having his break out moment. He's worked...

 
 
 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING SOLO

Ever thought about traveling alone, but didn't quite have the guts to just do it? In this ESSENCE Now segment, we gathered a group...

ASK DR. SHERRY: 'I'M BEING HELD FINANCIALLY HOSTAGE IN A MARRIAGE I WANT OUT OF, HELP!'

With no family or friends close by, she's afraid to divorce her husband for the sake of their 7-month-old daughter. What will Dr. Sherry...

 
 
 

RIHANNA IS ADDING LIPSTICKS AND MORE TO HER FENTY BEAUTY COLLECTION, GET READY!

Just as we were beginning to catch our breaths from Rihanna's epic Fenty Beauty launch, she's gone ahead and done it again. The Wild...

ESSENCE REPORTS: MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS FACE UPHILL BATTLE IN COMPETING FOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

"This is another example where government has created profound generational wealth in this country that frankly, women and minorities...

 
 
 

BLACK GIRLS DRAW: VERONICA MARCHÉ IS ILLUSTRATING BLACK JOY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

In this episode of 'Black Girls Draw,' we highlight a live sketch artist determined to show the world that Black women can experience...

ARE THE ROLES IN HBO'S 'THE DEUCE' PROBLEMATIC FOR BLACK ACTORS?

'The Deuce' tells the complicated and true story of the rise of pornography through the gritty, crime riddled streets of NYC. But should...

 
 
 

SLAYED OR SHADE: ON JEMELE HILL, DONALD TRUMP AND FREE SPEECH

ESSENCE Now's “Slayed or Shade” panel discusses the controversy surrounding Sports Center co-anchor Jemele Hill's and her tweets about...

STYLISH OUTERWEAR FOR FALL UNDER $200

 
 
 

FINALLY MASTER THE ULTIMATE DAY-TO-NIGHT MANICURE

Watch above as celebrity nail artist Gina Edwards creates a mani that's not only office appropriate, but girl's night approved. Almost...

ICYMI: MYSTIKAL INDICTED FOR RAPE AND KIDNAPPING, JORDAN PEELE'S NAZI HUNTING TV DRAMA

Rapper Mystikal, real name Michael Lawrence Tyler, has been indicted for rape and kidnapping after an Oct. 22 assault at a Shreveport...

 
 
 

SAY WHAT?!: TRUMP MISPRONOUNCES NAMIBIA'S NAME IN UN SPEECH TO AFRICAN LEADERS  

Ever been to "Nambia"? Neither have we.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? THE CAST OF 'A DIFFERENT WORLD'

 
 
 



South2 West8 Maintains An Outdoors Aesthetic With Its 2018 Spring/Summer...

South2 West8 Maintains An Outdoors Aesthetic With Its 2018 Spring/Summer Collection

Japanese label South2 West8 has unveiled its 2018 spring/summer collection and as usual harkens to nature for its signature influence. Most of the beautiful pieces utilize an... Read more ...

Twitter Claps Back At Trump 'Withdrawing' Steph Curry's White House Invite

Twitter Claps Back At Trump 'Withdrawing' Steph Curry's White House Invite

"You can't be uninvited to something you weren't going to anyway." Read more ...

LeBron James Tweets Brutal Response To Trump's Steph Curry Tweet

LeBron James Tweets Brutal Response To Trump's Steph Curry Tweet

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had some strong words for the president. Read more ...

Trump Takes On The NFL & The NBA In His Latest Political Battle

Trump Takes On The NFL & The NBA In His Latest Political Battle

On Friday, during a political rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump made his stance on protest and the First Amendment clear: he's not a fan, particularly in regards to NFL... Read more ...

Kris Jenner's Got Something To Say About Those Kylie Pregnancy Rumors

Kris Jenner's Got Something To Say About Those Kylie Pregnancy Rumors

It's been 10 years since Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired on TV. This week, we examine how the world's most famous family has entertained us, angered us, and made an... Read more ...

Bey & Jay Just Bought This $2.6M Hamptons House

Bey & Jay Just Bought This $2.6M Hamptons House

Look out, Hamptons: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are heading your way. As Trulia reports, the couple has purchased a home in the Hamptons for $2.6 million. It is quite a deal for a house... Read more ...

Watch the Salvatore Ferragamo Runway Show Live

Watch the Salvatore Ferragamo Runway Show Live

Tune in above to watch a live stream of Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring 2018 runway show in Milan, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EDT.Homepage news. Sign up for the Fashionista daily... Read more ...

Marco de Vincenzo returns to childhood faves for SS18

Marco de Vincenzo returns to childhood faves for SS18

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Roberto Cavalli: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Roberto Cavalli: Ready-to-Wear SS18

New Milanese arrival: Paul Surridge. And what did he do to take on the venerable house of Robert Cavalli this afternoon? He took the roof off it. Well, not entirely - he... Read more ...

THE FASHION WEEK

THE FASHION WEEK

Spring Summer 2018 Backstage at Alberta Ferretti Photography by Jessica Segal Read more ...