Essence Magazine

Essence Magazine dedicated their Mother’s Day issue to Diddy and his kids as they learn how to cope without Kim Porter. In the cover story, Diddy talks about the day of Kim’s death, “I jumped into mommy mode. I sent people in every direction to try to make sure the kids would not hear about it […]

Whether you’re a fan of her Emmy-winning role on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, inspired by her dazzling red carpet style or enamored by her all-around awesomeness, chances are Uzo Aduba is on your radar in some form or fashion and she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The actress is the […]

Taraji P. Henson is a certified Hollywood star and she has no issues admitting it. On the November cover of Essence magazine, the beautiful Empire star says, “I’m just gonna keep amassing an audience. Everything was strategically planned. This is what all my efforts are for.” “Even though people are just finding me now as Cookie, thank God […]

So you may not know this, but every year during Oscar weekend Essence Magazine throws a huge brunch for all the super talented ladies who should really be acknowledged for their amazing work.   And since the Oscars wont do it, Essence does!   This year Lupita Nyong’o was honored along with her sisters Cheryl Boone […]

Evander Holyfield’s daughter Evette, who is a stylist and designer was recently interviewed by Essence.com and talks about being a 27 year old virgin in this day and age. I THINK THAT’S AWESOME! Check out some of what she shared… On why she decided to be abstinent until marriage? We grew up in a Christian […]

Our first lady turns 48 today!!!! The lovely Michelle Obama!!!! Check out the letter  the editor of Essence Magazine wrote to our first lady on her birthday! To The First Lady of the United States of America: It must have been a joyful day on January 17, 1964 when you arrived in the world as […]

One of the NBA’s hottest couples, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union grace the February cover of Essence Magazine.  The Miami Heat star’s  relationship with the beautiful actress has been going strong for almost two years, with no signs of slowing down.  When asked if he and Union have plans to tie the knot, Wade says: […]

Essence magazine features Amar’e Stoudemire and 3 other sexy, single Black athletes in it’s latest August 2011 issue. Inside, Amar’e speaks on his biggest passion, clothing line and how he gives back to the community, as other athletes James Ihedigbo, Curtis Granderson and Kerron Clement pose for the camera, as well. On how he gives […]

Viola Davis covers the August 2011 issue of ESSENCE Magazine as “Hollywood’s Best-Kept Secret.” The actress (of “Doubt” and “Law Abiding Citizen” fame) is currently starring in the upcoming film “The Help,” based on the best-selling book. Inside, she talks about the struggles black women face, especially as a dark-skinned woman in the industry. “As […]

Beyonce covers Essence magazine’s July 2011 issue. And she’s all smiles as she talks about the year that changed her life (as promised by the headline), but the biggest bonus is that she wrote her very first cover story for the mag, titled “Eat, Play, Love.” In her own words, she reveals how a nine-month […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 2121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 When: July 4, 1995 What: The Essence Music Festival debuted in 1995 and is now the largest festival to celebrate African-American contemporary music and culture in the United States. The three day celebration has always been held in New Orleans, […]