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The Essence Galvanizer

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Lemon juice opens up flavors. Whip up a meal and smell/taste for yourself. When life hands you the proverbial lemon, you learn to discern the comp...

Essence Fest Makes History

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival's 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four ...

Julee Wilson

Erykah Badu And Ledisi Talk Beauty And Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

This Wednesday, Essence magazine celebrated two of its May 2014 cover girls -- neo-soul visionary Erykah Badu and eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi -- ...

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

Tamron Hall On Being First Black Woman To Co-Anchor 'Today' Show

Essence | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Tamron Hall remembers the day her late father showed her Lola Johnson on TV. ...

Essence To Launch 'Black Men In Hollywood' Dinner

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essence is known for honoring black women, but during Oscar week, they'll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American...

Steve Harvey Reveals Startling Fact That Almost Jeopardized His Marriage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching next month, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Steve and Marjorie Harvey for the issue’s latest cover s...

The 5 Things Black Women Must Do in 2014 to Live Happier, Healthier, Healed Lives

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We look so good on the outside. But some of us are badly broken on the inside. And we are killing other black women with our venom.

All the Wrong Stuff

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have spent many years feeling wrong and kept central parts of me hidden. And I have spend massive amounts of money, time and energy on fixing ever...

Essence Festival Gets A Dose Of Music Royalty

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining t...

WATCH: Essence's Mikki Taylor Dishes On The Real Secret To Success

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Since joining Essence magazine's staff over 30 years ago, Mikki Taylor has been dedicated to the business of empowering black women. It's that legacy ...

When We Are Letting a Little Loose

Christine Eilvig | Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

We need to let go of the thought that we can struggle our way to ease, fun and pleasure. That will never happen. Tough grinds will just create exhaustion and more reasons to work hard while ease comes from taking things easy.

Lights Go On -- Part X -- You Sir...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently I came across this quote by Shirley Maclaine: "The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves." In this writer'...

Lights Go On -- Part IX -- Your Essence...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

your essence is indescribable -- but I'll try... You are the lips that bring and complete the passion of my life... You are the eyes to my soul Yo...

STUNNING!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Essence's October cover reads "Be Beautiful, Inside And out!" and we can't think of a better woman to impart that message then the glossy's cover girl...

Kelly Goes Gothic For Essence

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

The all-important September issues are starting to roll out and we've got an early favorite: Kelly Rowland for Essence. The singer is seen beaming...

MAJOR Black Fashion Hires!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

In case you missed it... Excited to welcome our new fashion market director Shiona Turini. Follow her @shionat! http://t.co/htCGms6Dnb via @Fashion...

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Essence Festival wrapped up last night with an electrifying performance by the one-and-only Beyoncé. And with a headliner like that and a we...

Laz Alonzo: 'Dating Means That There's No Commitment Involved'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

While this year's line-up of performers prepared to grace the stage for the kickoff of ESSENCE's 2013 Music Festival Friday night, another group -- bl...

Serena Sizzles On The Cover Of Essence

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

While Serena Williams continues to inspire us with her athletic prowess on the court, the tennis champ is also giving us hope when it comes to the hot...

‘I Can't Stop Sexting My Ex-Hubby! Am I Cheating?'

www.essence.com | Posted 05.30.2013 | Black Voices

Dear Abiola, Is sexting cheating? I am a 54-year-old woman married to my second husband for almost 14 years. Prior to this marriage, I played th...

Curly Nikki Talks Curls Across Cultures

Essence | Nikki Walton | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

I’m in Spain for a multitude of reasons. The funny thing is, however, that for the most part this trip came completely out of nowhere. Don’t g...

Goapele's Natural Hair Journey

www.essence.com | Posted 05.16.2013 | Black Voices

Many of us are fans of Goapele's rich vocal and soothing sound, but there's something to be said about the singer's intricate hairstyles, too. Over t...

An Open Letter To Women Who Constantly Complain But Never Change

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

Ladies, stop rewinding and repeating the same drama and just do something about it already. Dear Sista Complains A Lot: There is something that...

New Dating Site Brings Celibate Black Singles Together

Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

If you haven’t noticed by now, waiting is in again. More and more couples are choosing to put sex on hold in favor of finding love and a worthy ...