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Mary J. Blige, Lena Waithe and Tarana Burke To Be Honored at 'Black Girls Rock' 2018

One of the most inspiring nights on television is returning: <i>Black Girls Rock</i>, which honors our melanated sisters who are making an impact on our …

Beauty & The Beat! See How Our Favorite Musicians Slayed Hair & Makeup At This Year's VMAS

These 2018 looks are incredible!<p>The stars were out in full force at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday Night, and of course, they did not …

All The Ways Kandi Burruss Collects Her Coins

When it comes to hustlin’, no one does it harder than Kandi Burruss.<p>The Georgia peach isn’t afraid to be booked and busy all while being a wife, mom …

Atlanta Falcons

Fall Foods That Will Help Your Hair From The Inside Out

With summer coming to a fast end, the fun of fall is on the horizon. Think cider mills, pumpkin lattes, cozy evenings, warm comforting foods, and …

Hair Care

Jada Pinkett Smith Drops More Inspirational Relationship Gems And We're Taking Notes

Jada Pinkett Smith can do no wrong, especially when it comes to dropping inspirational gems on just about any topic.<p>In this week’s dose of …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Happy Birthday, Kelis! A Look Back At Her Most Iconic Hairstyles

No one does it better!<p>Kelis is hands-down a beauty icon.<p>From bold colors and cuts to boundary-pushing makeup, we completely stan for her. Since …

Hairstyling

Level Up: Here’s How to Make Your Own Beauty Products Like A Pro

With the rise of both conscious and natural beauty product options, who wants phthalates and parabens anyways? According to Kristian Henderson of …

Marketing Maven Bozoma Saint John Defends Working With Papa John's Pizza: 'I'm Not Going To Save Anybody'

Bozoma Saint John took to her social media this weekend to push back on negative feedback about her decision to help Papa John’s Pizza overcome its …

Sexual Harassment

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Maintaining Your Locs

Whether you opt for uniform or free-form locs (also, dubbed “freedom locs”), the century-old style is seeing a big resurgence thanks to social …

Hair

You Can't Miss Chance The Rapper and His Fiancée Kirsten Corley's Engagement Glow

It’s been just under two months since Chance the Rapper got engaged to his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his child, Kirsten Corley and the …

Chance the Rapper

This Student’s New Dorm Room Went Viral Because Her Style Is Next Level

It’s that time of year again, where college-goers are packing up their lives to move into their tiny, temporary home away from home. Campus move-in …

Ole Miss

High School Principal Installs A Laundromat After Students Bullied for Dirty Clothes

A New Jersey high school principal installed a brand new laundromat in his school to ensure students don’t skip classes out of fear of being …

High School

The One That Prepared Him, and The One Who Benefits: 'Love Is_' Stars Behind Nuri and Ruby Discuss Their Onscreen Relationships With Yasir

OWN’s addictive romantic drama <i>Love Is_</i> has done exactly what married creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil intended it to do when they built the …

Relationships

Winnie Harlow, Cardi B, Tiffany Haddish and More Celebs Out and About

ESSENCE.COM<p>1 of 12 Earl Gibson III<p>Faith Evans and Stevie J<p>2 of 12 Earl Gibson III<p>Bobby Brown<p>3 of 12<p>Syleena Johnson<p>4 of 12 Earl Gibson III<p>LeToya …

Tiffany Haddish

Did Drake Say Kanye West 'Flopped' During His Chicago Show?

Did Drake take a shot at Kanye West in his own hometown of Chicago?<p>During a stop at Chicago’s United Center last week, when Drake brought his Aubrey …

Niecy Nash May Be The First Late-Night Host Ever On TNT With 'Naked With Neicy Nash'

TNT is shaking things up with a new late-night series featuring <i>Claws</i> star Niecy Nash.<p><i>Variety</i> reports that the network has ordered a late-night pilot …

Kenya Moore Shares Ultrasound Of Baby Daly ‘Moving Its Little Arms And Legs’

Kenya Moore’s due date is approaching fast and the mother-to-be is sharing an intimate pregnancy moment, starring Baby Daly with her fans.<p>Moore, who …

8 Blackest Moments From The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards aired live from inside New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Monday night, and it gave us a glimpse into pop …

Music

Turn It Up! 7 Of Our Favorite Songs Of The Summer

Summer hasn’t officially come to an end, but as students head back to school and September creeps up, the season’s final days are quickly approaching.<p>…

Music

Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka’Oir Serve Consistency On The VMA’s Red Carpet

For the second year in a row on the MTV VMA’s red carpet, Gucci Mane and wife Keyshia Ka’Oir served up a stylish power couple look that we’ve seen …

Red Carpet

Sister Act: Chloe And Halle Share A Selfie And A Slay At The VMA’s

Tonight’s VMA’s shows no signs of them slowing down.<p>Avon Dorsey<p>Chloe and Halle Bailey have been on a roll lately with their keen sense of style and …

Red Carpet

Winnie Harlow’s Fashion Sense Is A Triple Threat On The VMA’s Red Carpet

We’ve seen her turn up earlier this month for her birthday; famously sailing on a yacht with her girls and singing along to Drake rhyming her name in …

Red Carpet

Cardi B Is Baring It All At The 2018 VMAs

Cardi B makes a public return to the spotlight at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Jaws dropped in awe as the new mom walked the red carpet in a …

VMA's 2018 Red Carpet Moments

Tonight’s stars were shining bright, in the clouds and on the carpet, as MTV hosted its annual VMA’s (Video Music Awards), in NYC.<p>Fresh from …

Red Carpet

Bounce Back, Sis! Here’s What To Do Next When You’ve Been Fired

The moment you never thought could happen, happened. After a write-up or two (or three or four), one grave mistake that cost the company or maybe a …

DJ Olivia Dope: 9 Things To Know About The Stylish Diva Heating Up Turntables Across The Country

DJ Olivia Dope is always coming to a stage near you, so of course, we couldn’t be more excited to have her as one of the official DJs for the 2018 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

DJ Olivia Dope: 9 Things To Know About The Stylish Diva Heating Up Turntables Across The Country

Rachaell Davis<p>DJ Olivia Dope is always coming to a stage near you, so of course, we couldn’t be more excited to have her as one of the official DJs …

Rap & Hip-Hop

SZA Takes Control Of The Fashion Scene With Her Own Clothing Line

At this point in the fashion-music intersection, we’ve all either heard of or have been members of the ‘Gucci gang’or the ‘Fendi gang’… and the list …

Clothing

Get Away! 15 Great Spots For Couples To Visit In Northern California

The diversity of Northern California goes far beyond its demographics. The area that includes Oakland, Napa, San Francisco, Vallejo and Sonoma —to …

Tiffany Haddish Beats Up Kevin Hart In New 'Night School' Trailer

Call them the King and Queen of Comedy! Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish have teamed up in the upcoming comedy, <i>Night School.</i><p>The film follows Teddy …