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If you feel like you’re seeing Michelle Obama everywhere these days, get used to it. With the release of her acclaimed memoir, Becoming, plus a nine-city book tour with crowds rivaling any her friends Beyoncé and Oprah might attract, she’s successfully transitioned from former First Lady to bona fide phenomenon. Very…

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Michelle Obama is looking absolutely gorgeous, styled in a white suit giving us serious Olivia Pope vibes, as the icon handles her business and graces the December/January cover of Essence magazine. The beloved former first lady opens up about her reign in the White House with her husband Barack Obama and how the two survived his challenging two […]

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“The only way you are really ever going to be truly content is if you are constantly evolving,” says Kelis in Essence magazine. And she knows a bit about evolution, first hitting our radar in the early aughts as a genre-defying singer-songwriter, and evolving in the years since into a chef, cookbook author and farmer.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — When 17-year-old Chloe Russell’s eyes met those of 41-year-old motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles, she felt an instant connection. Standing atop a stage, Sprinkles captivates the student athlete. She could relate, especially his testimony of watching his father deal with cancer. Like Sprinkles, Russell is watching her father — the same man who […]

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ORLANDO, Fla. — From “curing cancer” to “becoming a pilot” to “overcoming fears,” every child has dreams. And with the help of Walt Disney World Resort, Steve Harvey and Essence magazine, many of them also have a platform to help them achieve those dreams. On Thursday, 100 high school students, ages 13 to 19, from […]

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  Just about everyone in the space at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was patting away tears. The General — our general — was in the middle of delivering an impassioned speech about beauty and about how, despite having physical attributes that run contrary to traditional American beauty standards, as a child she was embraced by […]

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The decision by Essence to publish three different covers in honor of the release of Black Panther took the internet by storm over the past 24 hours. That means five major magazines — Time, Essence, Variety, Allure and British GQ — have published cover stories on the highly anticipated film in the past few days. […]

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The vibe was old-school glamorous New York last night for the Essence 9th Annual Black Women in Music event. Missy Elliott was honored at the jam-packed Highline Ballroom, and phones were in the air as none other than Janet Jackson surprised Elliott with a truly emotional speech, and presentation of the award. “Some rhyme, some […]

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Soon, we’ll all get to see 13-year-old Storm Reid in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle In Time. And she’ll be glorious — word to the icon that is Oprah Winfrey. Reid, Winfrey and DuVernay all cover Essence’s February issue, where they talk about the power of imagination. One big dream DuVernay dared to imagine when […]

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The legacy publication's recent acquisition is positive news, but this is only the beginning

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As black women continue to dominate in sports, news, politics and entertainment, it’s no surprise that they shine in beauty too. In celebration of our melanin-magic, Essence Magazine hosted its Best In Black Beauty Awards on Thursday with a bevy of style and beauty influencers. The #BeRadiant pre-reception party was held last night at the Sugar […]

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First lady Michelle Obama discussed her family life and the importance of education in an […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Although he is married to one of the biggest and most beautiful superstars in the world, rap star Jay-Z has had a 22-year crush on actress Nia Long...

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