Essence Magazine

According to Shadow and Act, HBO Max is developing a period drama series surrounding the launch of Essence magazine in the post-civil rights era. The project is executive produced by Edward Lewis, an Essence co-founder and the chairman and publisher emeritus of Essence Communications, Inc.

Diddy and his children Quincy, Justin, Christian, Chance, D’Lila and Jessie cover Essence’s 49th anniversary issue in a stunning and beautiful Black spread.

Essence Ventures, LLC, has kicked off 2018 by securing a major bag and giving Essence magazine control of its brand. There is power in the purse! Black women have reclaimed 100 percent control of Essence as Essence Ventures, LLC, announced today that it bought the magazine from Time Inc. The magazine’s president, Michelle Ebanks, is […]

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, political commentator Angela Rye, and Circle of Mothers founder Sybrina Fulton all made the list.

As if Ava DuVernay wasn’t already #BlackGirlMagic goals, she is now taking her brilliance to the cover of Essence magazine. As the March 2017 cover girl, she is the face of the magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood issue. Naturally she looks gorgeous, but she also gives an in-depth interview on a variety of topics, including […]

Just in time for the release of "Hidden Figures," the film's stars are absolutely stunning on the magazine's February 2017 cover.

Oprah Winfrey is the kind of person that you feel like you can bare your soul to and share your secrets, dreams, hopes and fears with, luckily she is also just as open with her millions of fans around the world. One of her biggest and most personal struggles is her weight loss journey, which […]

According to Gary With Da Tea, in a recent interview with Essence magazine, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson says she was “inspired” by her friends Ciara & Russell Wilson‘s wedding. Now, JHud has been engaged for about eight years, so one does wonder when the time will come for the Academy-Award-winning performer to walk down […]

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: […]

Idris Elba covers Essence magazine’s November 2011 issue and inside, he takes off his usual photo shoot suit and gets comfy in casual wear while playing chess, laying back in his living room, and walking the city streets. Read a few excerpts below: On his 9-year-old daughter Isan: “She’s a nerd really, which I couldn’t […]