ESSENCE Communications CEO Richelieu Dennis Steps Down Amidst Crisis

Following The Truth About Essence Medium story penned by anonymous women writers, CEO of Essence Communications, Richelieu Dennis has stepped down. In the Medium piece, the writers called for the resignation of Dennis, along with other key executives. The writers called on major sponsors to see the resignation go through. Dennis is the founder of […]

Diddy Opens Up About Days Leading Up to Kim Porter’s Passing

Diddy graced the cover of Essence’s Mother’s Day issue with all six of his children as a tribute to the late mother of three of his children. The mogul shared how his life changed going from a part-time dad to a full-time dad in the wake of Kim Porter’s shocking death, which sent shock waves […]

Kelly Rowland to Host 2019 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards


Kelly Rowland is taking her talents to hosting. ESSENCE announced that Rowland will host the Black Women In Hollywood Awards later this month. “I’m so honored to host this year’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards and shine a light on four exceptional women for their art and social activism,” said the four-time Grammy Award recipient. “With this phenomenal Oscar-week […]

Naturi Naughton, Ryan Destiny Share Beauty Tips at the 2018 Best in Black Beauty

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Although it looks effortless, it is a lot of work serving #BlackGirlMagic on a day-to-day basis. Naturi Naughton and Ryan Destiny spoke at the Colgate Beauty Conversation and spilled the tea about how they keep it up between their hectic schedules. “I take Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White toothpaste everywhere with me, the Power star […]

Black Girl Magic: Essence Announces 2018 Oscar Honorees

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Essence magazine has announced the honorees for its prestigious “Black Women in Hollywood Awards” and it’s full of major power players in entertainment. The annual event, hosted during Oscar’s week, will honor Emmy-award winning writer/actress Lena Waithe; actress/award-winning playwright Danai Gurira; actress/activist Tessa Thompson and comedian/award-winning actress Tiffany Haddish. “As the modern feminist movement continues to gain […]

Highlights From Smirnoff’s Good Life Day Party


SMIRNOFF partnered with American actor, model and photographer, Lance Gross, and radio personality, Angela Yee, to host more than five-hundred 21 and older fans for The SMIRNOFF Good Life Day Party in celebration of diversity in music and culture and inclusive good times for all at ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. The SMIRNOFF Good Life […]

Zendaya Covers Essence’s New Global Issue

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Zendaya covers Essence Magazine’s August issue which just so happens to be the magazine’s second annual global issue shot in Rio de Janeiro. The 19-year-old actress, singer and style icon continues to blaze her own trail on her journey to stardom, and she does so in an unapologetic manner. If you hadn’t already observed how […]