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 […]

Time wants to keep a smaller interest in the African-American women’s publication and refocus on its other core brands.

2011 is the year of baby drama. Beyonce’s mysterious baby bump. Ne-Yo’s “Irish” twins. Lauryn Hill’s sixth child. Celebrities can’t escape the harsh light of the spotlight, but when children are involved things become more sensitive. With paternity tests buoying daytime TV ratings it’s no surprise that when a Hollywood hunk like Idris Elba shares […]

If you didn’t make it to the Essence Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome this Independence Day weekend, The Urban Daily has exclusive content from one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals.  Kanye West headlined the show on Saturday night, and in signature Kanye fashion, Mr.West brought out ‘all of the lights’, fireworks, smoke, […]

Beyonce and her blonde bouffant covers Essence Magazine’s July 2011 issue. Bey has covered the popular woman’s magazine at least two times  the past. Bey is quoted on the cover explaining “the year that changed my[Beyonce] life.”Listen to Beyonce’s new single “Best Thing I Never Had” from her upcoming album “4.” Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer […]

Essence magazine honored Janelle Monae last night at their 2nd annual Black Women in Music event. 2011 Grammy Nominations! Jazmine, Rihanna, Sade, Fantasia & Nicki Up For Awards! Also in attendance were the Bad Boy family, Leona Lewis, LeToya Luckett and more! Check it out: Janelle Monae Still Wears Only Black & White To Paris […]

NewsOne is reporting that magazine Essence is set to formally hire Elliana Placas, a former staff member of O! Magazine and US Weekly. Citing a…