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LOOK: Fashion Icon Celebrated At Fab Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

The 2014 Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards (aka the Fashion Oscars) are tonight, but one of its biggest honorees celebrated early. ...

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.

Nia Long Talks Sharing New Role With Son

Brennan Williams | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Later this month, Nia Long is set to star in her latest role in Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club." And to help celebrate its release, the gorgeous ...

Celebration: Black Women on Film

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

In his book, Brown Sugar: Over One Hundred Years of America's Black Female Superstars, Black film historian Donald Bogle rhapsodized, "With a wink ...

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...

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...

Are Black Women In Media Only Baby Mamas And Gold Diggers?

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

Character's like Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope on "Scandal", and Nicole Beharie's Lt. Abbie Mills on "Sleepy Hollow" are a breath of fresh air for ma...

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 ...

Coming Out of the Closet for Happiness

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.27.2013 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

I was afraid that fact might cost me book sales. I was afraid that people who cling to the belief that they have the right to define the marriages of total strangers might not buy my little happiness book if they knew where I stood on the issue.

Toni Braxton Reveals Her Ideal Date

Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce

Toni Braxton may be ready to hit the dating scene now that her divorce from musician Keri Lewis has been finalized. The singer recently told the La...

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...

The 'Baddest Brothers Of 2013'

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

As America enters the scorching hot months of summer, Essence magazine has devoted its August cover to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as part of their ...

Washington Watch: Week 20 - "The Stall"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Will GOP delaying tactics torpedo Immigration Reform? Will student loan interest rates be allowed to double? Will the 'stall' last until the 2014 mid-...

Making It Work: Anthony Hamilton And Wife Tarsha' On Having A Harmonious Marriage

ESSENCE | Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Anthony Hamilton and his wife Tarsha are the kind of couple you love to root for. They’re cut from the ...

‘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...

The ESSENCE Of A Power Duo

Posted 05.07.2013 | Black Voices

In support of Tyler Perry’s upcoming OWN-scripted sitcoms, “The Have and the Have Nots,” (premiering May 28) and “Love Thy Neighbor,” (May 2...

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 ...

Is It Time To Scrap Your Five-Year Plan And Start Over?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Black Voices

Sometimes Plan B is really Plan A. Know when to quit and start over. By Nathan Hale Williams We all know the line, “The best laid [plans]...

Should White Women Grace The Cover Of Black Magazines?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

We've talked a lot about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry and amongst mainstream magazines. Women and men of color are grossly underr...

ESSENCE Honors Oprah at Black Women in Hollywood Event

Chie Davis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Celebrity
Chie Davis

One of the undisputed most powerful women in recent history, Oprah Winfrey was given the Power Award. Closing out the red carpet, she glided gracefully, stopping to greet press and fans as she led a procession of South African girls from her Leadership Academy.