Essence Magazine

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 […]

Monica graces the cover of Essence magazine’s first “Hot Hair” issue. Monica is seen showing off a new look: a shorter cut and new blonde highlights. The special edition will focus on “the unique relationship between African-American women and their hair.” It will provide a variety of hair and beauty needs. Monica Responds To Hater […]

Though therapy can be a taboo topic, Gabrielle, 38, doesn't mind confessing that she needs a little help emotionally. When attending ESSENCE Magazine's Fierce and Fabulous luncheon, Gabrielle explained how therapy has helped her get out of her own way

Naomi Campbell, Iman and Liya Kebede cover the 40th Anniversary Issue of Essence magazine. The issue celebrates 40 fierce and fabulous women — including Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Vanessa L. Williams and many more — who have fearlessly given voice to our dreams and paved the way for dreamers to follow. Love it! […]

The shoot was titled "Out of The Blue," but we still hate it.

As previously reported, Janet Jackson posed for the latest cover of Essence magazine. Prior to the issue hitting newsstands next week, you can now preview the 44-year-old’s shoot – which features CSI Miami star Adam Rodriguez – who she handpicked to play her leading man!

When Yaya DaCosta appeared on "America's Next Top Model," she divided the viewing the audience right in half with her smart, but mostly snooty attitude. You either loved her or hated her. But, then she lost to Eva Marcille (last name then Pigford), and was subsequently forgotten about. Until now.

Jill Scott is covering the May issue of Essence magazine. And here, she debuts the first photo of her baby boy, Jett, as well as some gorgeous floor-length dresses. “I feel driven and smarter.” Jill says about how motherhood has changed her. “I definitely feel like a lion.” VIDEO: Jill Scott On Interracial Dating, “We […]

Baby pics poppin’ up EVERYWHERE! Essence released this photo of Jill Scott with her beautiful baby boy, Jett. “I feel driven and smarter.” Jill says about how motherhood has changed her. “I definitely feel like a lion.” VIDEO: Jill Scott On Interracial Dating, “We Should Hold On To Our Culture” Jill Scott: No Plans To […]

Essence announced this morning that Janet Jackson will be headlining their 2010 Music Festival, which is scheduled for Fourth of July weekend. It will be her first time at the Fest and her first full concert since her ‘Rock Witchu’ tour stop in New York’s Madison Square Garden back in 2008. Janet will perform on […]

Source by Bob Misick In the last ESSENCE.com live chat, I proposed to one woman that she use online dating as a way to increase her chances of meeting men. Thinking that most women participating in a live chat online would get behind me on that, I was surprised to actually find resistance to the […]