Essence Magazine

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, […]

Jennifer Hudson covers the April issue of Essence, where “the award-winning actress and singer talks about being a working mom, her wedding plans — and yes, her amazing 80-pound weight loss!” Top 10 Girl Groups In Black Music [PHOTOS] 30 More Black Women You Should Know Essence says, “With an Oscar and Grammy under her […]

Jennifer Hudson and Gabrielle union looked amazing at Essence’s 4th Annual Women In Hollywood Luncheon where J.Hud was being honored. So did everyone else, including Kimora Lee, Kimberly Elise and Anika Noni Rose. Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, and Loretta Devine were also being honored. EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Union & Celebrity Stylist Kiyah Wright Give 3 Hair […]

“Glee” star Amber Riley channels her idol Chaka Khan in the March issue of Essence magazine. The photo shoot comes just in time, as Essence has started a campaign to get a Queen of Funk-themed episode on the musical comedy-drama television series. Amber looks amazing! Chaka Khan Becomes A Plus-Sized Model [PHOTOS] SPOTLIGHT: “Glee’s” Amber […]

Angela Bassett shows off a new hair do on the March 2011 cover of Essence magazine. While wearing a strapless gold dress, with gold embellishments and accessories, she tells us why Black women are so fabulous: “…When I look at a role, I will deliberately find the joy, the sensitivity, the strength, the vulnerability, the […]

Angela Burt-Murray, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, resigned today after a five-year-run. Apparently, Burt-Murray summoned her editors late this afternoon and made the big announcement that she was moving to Atlanta with her family. Insiders say Burt-Murray had actually laid the groundwork for her resignation last July and wanted to keep it under wraps. At the […]

The cast of “For Colored Girls” covers the December issue of Essence magazine. The ladies, including Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine and Whoopi Goldberg, appear on one, while the men including Tyler Perry, Michale Ealy and Hill Harper, appear on the other. Here’s what Anika Noni Rose had to say about the film, “…I want this […]