CEO of ESSENCE Communications, Richelieu Dennis, has stepped down from his position amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. On Wednesday (Jun 30) the iconic publication released a statement revealing that Dennis has reportedly "stepped down" as CEO while the magazine conducts its independent internal investigation over the claims written in an anonymous essay posted over the weekend, adding that Caroline Wanga will be acting as interim CEO while they undergo the process.

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'A Wrinkle In Time' will hit theaters on March 9, 2018.

Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its esteemed Black Women in Hollywood Awards—the annual Oscar-week celebration at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood’s most creative and accomplished visionaries. Shifting from a daytime luncheon to a resplendent evening gala for the first time, the red carpet ceremony […]

Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will host its highly anticipated 8th annual “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY Week event—on Thursday, February 9, in Los Angeles. The invitation-only soiree will salute the year’s extraordinary GRAMMY nominees and fête four-time GRAMMY winner Erykah Badu on the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking […]

The Oakland beauty posed for Essence Magazine in Brazil and was very vocal about social justice for all and honoring the lives of those lost to police brutality.

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

2016 Essence Music Festival will host headliners such as Ciara, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, and more! The annual festival in New Orleans will take place June 30th-July 3rd. Other big names include Babyface, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Jidenna, Estelle, Dej Loaf, Lady Leshurr, V. Bozeman, and Daley.       We’ll keep you updated as more performers […]

Vote for Radio One Houston’s own Sanerica Davis for her chance to win an  opportunity to go to Essence Black Women In Hollywood event. The finalist with the most votes by Friday February 5th will win the grand prize trip to LA and tickets to Essence Black Women In Hollywood. You can cast one vote […]

Taraji P. Henson is dominating on the small screen and burning up the pages of Essence Magazine all at once. Covering the magazine’s November 2015…

This past Sunday, Essence magazine hosted their 2nd annual Street Style Awards and to celebrate (and help kick off NYFW), they threw a fabulous block party in Dumbo, Brooklyn. With amazing music, delicious food and, of course, fabulous fashion, the event was a great way to spend the day. HelloBeautiful joined two of our favorite […]

Goodness gracious, would you just look at them?! Essence’s May cover features all of our faves at once: Issa Rae, Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil,…

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Essence.Com is looking for the next top filmmaker! Is it you?? They  are challenging contestants to create an original short film thats no longer than 20 minutes of an african-american woman in a “unique, refreshing way.” Find out ALL THE RULES and complete details at