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Couple Recreates the Obamas’ Most Romantic Photos For Their Engagement Shoot

Barack and Michelle have proven time and again that they're the epitome of #RelationshipGoals, but the former POTUS and FLOTUS's love inspired one newly engaged couple so much they decided to reenact the Obama's most adorable moments. (more…)

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In Interview with ESSENCE, Kelly Price Reflects On Growing Up In a Strict Pentecostal Household and Using her Gift of Singing For God

Singer Kelly Price has been in the game for over 25 years. The singer recently reflected on that time with Essence, sharing how she struggled in the beginning with singing anything other than gospel music because of her strict Pentecostal background. (more…)

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Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards Was Pure Gold

Thursday night marked the 10th anniversary of Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards, a star-studded event that celebrates the many talented black women in entertainment. This year’s honorees included Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO’s Insecure, and fellow actresses Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures), Yara Shahidi (black-ish), and Aja

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Essence Magazine Set to Honor “Hollywood’s Next Generation” of Black Women at 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine will celebrate Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi at its 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards. (more…)

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Michelle and Barack Obama Grace ‘Essence’, ‘Instyle’ Covers For October Issues

Michelle and Barack Obama and are just months away from leaving the White House after eight years. During that time, we’ve followed along as Michelle Obama transformed into a first lady fashion icon, wearing labels like Naeem Khan and Brandon Maxwell on the regular; we’ve seen her experiment with her

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#SomedayIsToday: Meagan Good, Nicole Ari Parker, and Kimberly Elise Talk Police Brutality From the Perspective of Black Wives And Mothers

The ladies of the #SomedayIsToday campaign got real with ESSENCE about how they're dealing with the police brutality epidemic. (more…)

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At Essence’s BWIH Luncheon, Guest Oprah Winfrey Quotes Friend Ava Duvernay: ‘When Black Women Are Together, a Sacred Space Can Be Conjured’

Essence hosted its ninth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire, where celebrities including Zendaya, Chris Rock, Keke Palmer and Nick Cannon gathered to celebrate the impact of black women in entertainment. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Teams With Essence for Black Women in Hollywood Special

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and Essence are partnering once again to present the magazine’s ninth annual Black Women in Hollywood celebration as a primetime special on Feb. 27. The 2016 honorees — director/producer/actress Debbie Allen (Legend Award), Tracee Ellis Ross (Fierce & Fearless Award) and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw (Lincoln

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