Kerry Washington goes luxe-glam for the November cover of ESSENCE Magazine. Wearing a stunning must-have gold Rafael Cennamo Couture dress and sporting a swoon-worthy gold-tipped manicure,…

The March 2012 issue of Essence Magazine features Kerry Washington on its cover. The actress, who recently celebrated her 35th birthday, talked about her upcoming role in the ABC drama series, Scandal. Washington plays the lead role in the new series. Also, Kerry talked about how the role of the black actress is changing in […]

Kerry Washington covers Essence magazine’s latest issue. She looks gorgeous wearing a white satin dress that shows off all her curves and oversized jewels around her neck and middle finger, but we wished she would have cracked a smile! Inside, she talks being Black in Hollywood and her childhood with fellow star Jennifer Lopez. On […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wendy Williams is twice covering the latest issue of Essence magazine (May 2011). Her double covers mark the magazine’s first-ever “Girlfriends” issue, which celebrates the unbreakable bond of female friendships. Inside, she dishes about friendship, family and the driving force behind the her appeal, saying “I know I make some people cringe. But I also […]

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 […]