ESSENCE Magazine is launching #HeIsNotASuspect, a powerful social media campaign and movement in response to the George Zimmerman verdict aimed at stopping racial profiling of African-American males. The goal of this counter-stereotyping campaign, which launches today, is to declare to the world that young Black men are valued, loved and not to be feared. “ESSENCE editors have been […]

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 […]

R&B songstress Kelly Rowland, 30, will be honored by Essence Magazine this February during Grammy weekend at their third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Rowland, alongside Beyoncé Knowles, launched iconic, multi-platinum girl group Destiny’s Child. Since the DC breakup in 2005 Rowland’s scored a few hit singles as a solo artist and was […]

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: […]

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, […]

The beautiful Halle Berry was accompanied by Diahann Carroll, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Taraji P. Henson in being honorees for the 2nd Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.