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This Is How We Do It: Essence's September Issue—Starring Naomi!—Is a Study in Black Excellence This Is How We Do It: Essence's September Issue—Starring Naomi!—Is a Study in Black Excellence

Leave it to Essence to remind us what black excellence looks like on both sides of the camera. Making their contribution to a season of intense black girl magic—where we are covering a full 50 percent of the 2018 fall fashion issues—the legendary black women’s magazine shows us exactly how excellent a product by a…

Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO

We wanna be down! While The Root’s own Danielle Young made her way to New Orleans from July 5-8 to party with our sister-girls at the 2018 Essence Music Festival, alas, The Glow Up stayed home to attend to other pertinent business.

Ms. Jackson if You’re Happy: Janet Jackson Shares Her Journey to Joy in Essence’s Happiness Issue Ms. Jackson if You’re Happy: Janet Jackson Shares Her Journey to Joy in Essence’s Happiness Issue

She may have taught us all the “pleasure principle,” but beloved icon Janet Jackson’s happiness didn’t come as easily as a song and dance. In an exclusive essay and cover story for Essence magazine’s first-ever Happiness issue, the living legend—who will also headline the 2018 Essence Festival on Sunday, July…

In Living Color: Danielle Brooks Brightens Up Essence Magazine In Living Color: Danielle Brooks Brightens Up Essence Magazine

Brown, body-positive and beautiful in brilliant hues—that’s Danielle Brooks inside the pages of May’s Essence magazine, where the Orange Is the New Black actress models a spectrum of vibrant looks styled by Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson.

Essence Drops Its Editor-in-Chief Essence Drops Its Editor-in-Chief

Longtime Staffer Patrik Henry Bass Also Out

Essence Held a Supa Dupa Fly Night Honoring the Icon Missy Elliott Essence Held a Supa Dupa Fly Night Honoring the Icon Missy Elliott

2018 has been deemed the year of the black woman, and Essence kicked off Grammy weekend by honoring four-time Grammy winner Missy Elliott at its 9th Annual Black Women in Music event in New York City on Thursday night.

‘Black Journalists Only, Please’ ‘Black Journalists Only, Please’

Request After Erica Garner’s Death Prompts Debate

Why the Las Vegas Shooter Isn’t Called a ‘Terrorist’ Why the Las Vegas Shooter Isn’t Called a ‘Terrorist’

Bloody Tragedy Still Not Worst in U.S. History

Time Inc. Looks to Sell Essence Time Inc. Looks to Sell Essence

CEO: New Investor Might Expand Events Business

Time Inc. Wants to Sell Majority Stake in Essence Time Inc. Wants to Sell Majority Stake in Essence

Time Inc. is looking to hand the reins of Essence over to another party, seeking to sell a majority stake in the monthly African-American women’s lifestyle publication.

Idris Elba Says Marriage Is Not His Life’s Calling Idris Elba Says Marriage Is Not His Life’s Calling

Idris Elba and his sexiness are on the cover of this month’s Essence magazine, and it seems that the actor has learned a lesson from his previous marriage. Basically, it’s never to get married again.

Black Women Were Basking in Excellence at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards Black Women Were Basking in Excellence at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards

“I challenge you not to deny yourselves ... we must survive because we love you.” Those were Aja Naomi King’s last words as she left the podium in a room filled with the glow of radiating love and #BlackGirlMagic, also known as the 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.

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