Essence

The President and his First Lady are going out with a bang. Michelle and Barack Obama look like royalty on their new Essence and InStyle covers. While we hate to see them go, we love seeing them go looking so good. During her interview with InStyle, Michelle dished on everything from Let Girls Learn to […]

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

Taraji P. Henson is dominating on the small screen and burning up the pages of Essence Magazine all at once. Covering the magazine’s November 2015…

Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae all grace the cover of the May edition of Essence Magazine for their “Game Changers”…

Goodness gracious, would you just look at them?! Essence’s May cover features all of our faves at once: Issa Rae, Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil,…

Roland Martin talked with “Essence” Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush about challenges of being the voice of Black women. Bush also discusses how important African American women’s voices are in…

McDonald’s and Hot 96.3 are giving you and a guest a chance to go to Essence Music Festival…for free! Listen every day from June 10 to June 21 at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm to get the code to text to qualify to win a trip to the Essence Music Festival July 4-7th in New […]

Chirlane McCray’s (pictured left) 1979 Essence essay “I Am a Lesbian,” broke boundaries,  marking the first time a Black gay woman shared her sexuality openly.…

ESSENCE.com guest editor Kelly Rowland is hot right now and her new CD is adding to the flame. Ms. Rowland was interviewd by Essence Magazine’s Yolanda Sangweni and shared six tidbits that you should know about her album, ‘Here I Am’ (as told by the interviewer on essence.com): It took a long time for her […]

If you didn’t make it to the Essence Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome this Independence Day weekend, The Urban Daily has exclusive content from one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals.  Kanye West headlined the show on Saturday night, and in signature Kanye fashion, Mr.West brought out ‘all of the lights’, fireworks, smoke, […]

Essence magazine honored Janelle Monae last night at their 2nd annual Black Women in Music event. 2011 Grammy Nominations! Jazmine, Rihanna, Sade, Fantasia & Nicki Up For Awards! Also in attendance were the Bad Boy family, Leona Lewis, LeToya Luckett and more! Check it out: Janelle Monae Still Wears Only Black & White To Paris […]