HOW TO ENJOY SUMMER TRAVELING WITHOUT CHEATING ON YOUR MONEY GOALS

By Taryn Bushrod · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 You're scrolling through Instagram and it seems like every other post is a travel ad...

THE POWER OF THE PIVOT: HOW ONE WOMAN DESIGNED THE CAREER OF HER DREAMS

By Kimberly Wilson · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Nayoka Simone holds many titles. From government employee and author to her role as...

 
 
 

NAOMI, SHA'CARRI, SIMONE AND THE BURDEN OF PERFECTION

By Brooklyn White · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 ESSENCE's Gen Z editor Brooklyn White responds to critiques of Naomi Osaka's withdrawal...

DENZEL WASHINGTON FAMILY FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT HBCU IN TEXAS

By · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Denzel Washington's groundbreaking roles have led to Academy Award, Tony, and Golden Globe wins. Now...

 
 
 

VANESSA WILLIAMS AND 9 OTHER WOMEN WHO PROVE THERE'S NO AGE LIMIT ON SLAYING SWIMSUIT SEASON

By Victoria Uwumarogie · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Stop with the sarongs, cut the coverups and give the rompers a rest. If you're...

MEET AARON PIERRE, THE STAR OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S ‘OLD'

By Brande Victorian · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 In the July/August issue of ESSENCE , we gave you a small taste of rising screen king...

 
 
 

SHERRI SHEPHERD FEELS ‘BETTER NOW THAN I DID IN MY 20S' FOLLOWING WEIGHT LOSS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES

By Victoria Uwumarogie · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 Sherri Shepherd is feeling better than ever and she's letting the world know it...

CDC REVERSES GUIDANCE, URGES THOSE VACCINATED IN CERTAIN AREAS TO RESUME INDOOR MASK-WEARING

By Malaika Jabali · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 With concern over the COVID-19 Delta variant, the CDC has changed its mask recommendations....

 
 
 
Leo Season Is In Full Effect, Here Are Celebs Who Fall Under The Fire Sign

LEO SEASON IS IN FULL EFFECT, HERE ARE CELEBS WHO FALL UNDER THE FIRE SIGN

By Sydney Scott · July 28, 2021July 28, 2021 July 23 to August 22 marks the season for the creative, passionate, generous individuals...

Introducing USTAWI - A Skincare Brand Created With Beauty Secrets From The Motherland

INTRODUCING USTAWI - A SKINCARE BRAND CREATED WITH BEAUTY SECRETS FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Courtesy of USTAWI By emerald elitou · July 29, 2021July 29, 2021 Despite our skin types being unique, many of us can relate to the...

 
 
 
Waldorf Astoria Unveils Fall Lineup For Los Cabos Pedregal Culinary Weekend Series

WALDORF ASTORIA UNVEILS FALL LINEUP FOR LOS CABOS PEDREGAL CULINARY WEEKEND SERIES

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Black Women Leading the Fight For Voting Rights

BLACK WOMEN LEADING THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Melanie Campbell, CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, speaks during a news conference...

 
 
 
Sheila Johnson's Salamander Resorts Partners With Celebrity Chefs To Celebrate Diversity In Hospitality

SHEILA JOHNSON'S SALAMANDER RESORTS PARTNERS WITH CELEBRITY CHEFS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN HOSPITALITY

Getty Images By Kimberly Wilson ·

GRAMMY-NOMINATED ENTERTAINER MYKAL KILGORE SHARES WHAT IT MEANS FOR HIM TO ‘DREAM IN BLACK' AS AN ARTIST

Loading the player... By Rachaell Davis · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Every year, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture is the ultimate celebration...

 
 
 

FRITO-LAY WORKERS DETAIL “SUICIDE SHIFTS” WORKING AT A KANSAS PLANT AMID STRIKE

By Rayna Reid · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Since July 5, hundreds of Frito-Lay plant workers in Topeka, Kansas have been on strike....

Hailey Gilgore Season Is Here

HAILEY GILGORE SEASON IS HERE

Loading the player... By Brande Victorian · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 If you don't already know the name Hailey Kilgore, you're going...

 
 
 
Usher Talks Vegas Residency And Black Independence

USHER TALKS VEGAS RESIDENCY AND BLACK INDEPENDENCE

By Brande Victorian · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Last Friday, Usher took the stage at the Colosseum in Caesar's Palace for the opening...

WEEKEND OVEREATING A PROBLEM? HOW TO TAKE HEALTHY HABITS FROM THE WEEKDAY INTO EVERY DAY

By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

 
 
 

LETOYA LUCKETT UPDATES FANS ON POSTPARTUM WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNEY IN A SWIMSUIT: ‘YA GIRL IS OFFICIALLY 55 LBS DOWN'

By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

Largest Preservation Fund in American History Invests $3M to Save Black Landmarks

LARGEST PRESERVATION FUND IN AMERICAN HISTORY INVESTS $3M TO SAVE BLACK LANDMARKS

Getty Images By Jasmine Browley · July 23, 2021July 23, 2021 Recently, interest has grown in celebrating and commemorating Black history....

 
 
 



3 Effective Tweaks to Make to Your Morning Routine

3 Effective Tweaks to Make to Your Morning Routine

Words Alexa Wang You'd be surprised at how effective small tweaks to your daily routine can be. Sometimes, something as small as putting extra effort into your dental hygiene... Read more ...

THE DAILY OBSESSIONS

THE DAILY OBSESSIONS

Curated by Hannah MacGibbon. ⁠ The Tassel Loafers by Church's. Photography by Ezra Petronio. Fashion Market Editor : Mélina Brossard⁠. Read more ...

Gymnast Sunisa Lee Didn't Just Take Home the Olympics Gold Medal - She Did...

Gymnast Sunisa Lee Didn't Just Take Home the Olympics Gold Medal - She Did It With Acrylics

This morning, Sunisa Lee , all-around superhuman and first Hmong American gymnast to compete in the Olympics, took home the gold medal in the women's artistic gymnastics... Read more ...

From T3 to Oribe, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Has Stellar Deals on All...

From T3 to Oribe, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Has Stellar Deals on All Things Hair

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has stellar discounts on all things beauty , including jumbo-size products and Nordstrom-exclusive sets you won't find anywhere else. The... Read more ...

Guilt Free: MySpa Cures All With A Dose Of Zen

Guilt Free: MySpa Cures All With A Dose Of Zen

MIAMI SPA MONTH IS BACK, AND MYSPA AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL MIAMI IS READY TO GIVE YOUR BODY THE RECOVERY IT NEEDS. Along with all of the hard work put into accomplishing the... Read more ...

Lindsey Thornburg Is Seeking A Fashion Design Intern In New York, NY

Lindsey Thornburg Is Seeking A Fashion Design Intern In New York, NY

Lindsey Thornburg is looking for a fashion design intern. This position is paid. We are looking for someone who's in school for fashion or design and has an interest in helping... Read more ...

Jordan Chiles Defends BFF Simone Biles After 2021 Tokyo Olympics Exit...

Jordan Chiles Defends BFF Simone Biles After 2021 Tokyo Olympics Exit: ‘She's Simone for a Reason'

She's got Simone Biles‘ back. Olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles defended her best friend and fellow Team USA member following the elite athlete's decision to withdraw from the 2021... Read more ...

This Marvel Advent Calendar Is Action-Packed With Surprises Inspired by...

This Marvel Advent Calendar Is Action-Packed With Surprises Inspired by Spider-Man, Black Panther & More

Action-packed. There's a Marvel advent calendar , and it includes 25 days of surprises themed around Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain America and other Marvel Comics... Read more ...

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is Here-These Are the Beauty Steals I'd Grab First

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is Here-These Are the Beauty Steals I'd Grab First

What do crème del la crème labels like La Mer, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury, NuFace, and Slip have in common? Apart from being some of the most famed, cult-loved brands in the... Read more ...

ColourPop Sundae Funday Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

ColourPop Sundae Funday Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Sundae Funday ColourPop Sundae Funday Pressed Powder Shadow Quad includes a shimmery, white gold, matte strawberry milk pink, pearly fuchsia pink, and brighter, matte yellow... Read more ...