Time wants to keep a smaller interest in the African-American women’s publication and refocus on its other core brands.

The Essence Festival is always an awesome occasion and an anticipated opportunity to honor hallmark artists each year. This July 2, an all-star linen up is set to celebrate Whitney’s Mama – AKA Dr. Cissy Houston.  The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Gospel Tribute will honor her contributions to R&B and Gospel music with performances from CeCe Winans, JJ Hairston & […]

Jonathan McReynolds will be at the Essence Festival this week as a part of a tribute to honoree Kim Burrell. Check out his video to his latest single “Gotta Have You”.

Ellianna Placas has been fired after a controversial two year run as fashion director for Essence magazine, reports the New York Post. When Placas was…

This weekend one of the hottest events of the summer will take place in the city of New Orleans, the Essence Music Festival.  Producer and On Air Host, Star Connor spoke with one of the top performers in this years line up, Charlie Wilson also known as “Uncle Charlie”. Listen now to his plans on […]

VIA Essence.com Black people expect to be in pain every day, so for us, a good day is heaven. But the truth is: everybody on the planet is walking around with unresolved wounds and scars. We’re all challenged on some level. Do you think you know a person who doesn’t have a problem? Think again! […]

Some black women (and gay men) are angry about Essence magazine hiring a white woman as the fashion editor, but they should really be angry about the constant images in all media that damage girls self-esteem. Girl Talk and other local non-profits have teamed to present the documentary “Cover Girl Culture.” It will be screened […]

Janet Jackson is on the August cover of Essence mag and looking better than ever! We put together a gallery and ranked Janet’s 10 best magazine covers.There are two different type of females– the one’s that looked better when they were younger (ie-Whitney Houston) and the ones that look better as they get older (ie-Stacey Dash). Janet Jackson is both! She was hot younger and is still beautiful at the age of 44.