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Singer Mary J. Blige graces the cover of Essence and talks about her upcoming movie “Mudbound” that is creating an Oscar buzz! The movie centers around two families in the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow Era. Blige plays Florence Jackson, a mother of four who’s navigating her family through the dangers of being Black […]

In between live sets, press conferences and visiting booths in the NOLA Convention Center, we found time to check out the new artists roaming around the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For this week’s five-track selection, we rounded up videos by the noteworthy up-and-comers we had the chance to see. Get acquainted below.   BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up” (Live) BJ The […]

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

Taraji P. Henson is dominating on the small screen and burning up the pages of Essence Magazine all at once. Covering the magazine’s November 2015…

Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae all grace the cover of the May edition of Essence Magazine for their “Game Changers”…

Goodness gracious, would you just look at them?! Essence’s May cover features all of our faves at once: Issa Rae, Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil,…

The Essence of Prince Interview

photo source:google.com/images Editor at Large, Emil Wilbekin, knows all about what it takes to put one of the biggest events of the summer together. Essence Music Festival is gearing up for its 19th year with some of the biggest artists and best performers all weekend long for the 4th of July. Radio One’s Star has […]

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are gracing the cover of Essence Magazine together! In case you hadn’t heard, Perry has two scripted sitcoms debuting this…

Golden Gabby Douglas has been making her rounds in the media. From Oprah to Letterman to Essence, we’re all consuming of the Olympic gynmast darling,…

Ellianna Placas has been fired after a controversial two year run as fashion director for Essence magazine, reports the New York Post. When Placas was…