Essence Honors Black Women in Hollywood
Regina Hall, KiKi Layne, Jenifer Lewis and Amandla Stenberg each have their own cover.
Tarana Burke Guest Edits Essence Magazine's #MeToo Issue
“It was my deepest honor to be able to partner with this legacy magazine to shine a light on the issues around sexual violence that are directly affecting Black women.”
Essence and Queen Latifah Unveil $20 Million Fund for Artists of Color
The Essence Creators and Makers Fund will support artists who make content for women of color.
Janet Jackson Pays Tribute to Late Father at Essence Festival
Joe Jackson died just two weeks before the performance.
Michael B. Jordan on Inclusion Riders: 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words'
The “Black Panther” and “Fahrenheit 451” star discussed building diverse representation into his production company for Essence magazine’s June cover story.
Wakanda's Finest Shine on Three Essence Covers
The stars of “Black Panther” discuss the film’s exploration of Black identity in the magazine’s March cover story.
Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid Rule New Essence Magazine Cover
“A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay: “This is me trying to make us in a way we haven’t been rendered in film before…”
Essence Magazine Devotes Entire Issue to 'Black Lives Matter'
It’s the first time in the publication’s history that it’s gone without a cover image.
Is Essence Leaving Black Women Behind?
The magazine is set to announce its new fashion editor: a white woman.