What a year this has been for Jekalyn Carr! The 19 year old songstress has been all over the music charts with her newest single, “You’re Bigger,” and her 3rd album, “The Life Project.” “You’re Bigger,” which she performed at last week’s Triumph Awards in Atlanta, is number one on the Billboard Digital Genre Songs […]

  Mason Betha, founder of El Elyon International Church and Mason Betha Ministries who is known in the hip-hop world as rapper Ma$e, closed out…

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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”…

Philadelphia School District’s Budget Deficit Filled! It’s good news for the Philadelphia School District but not good news for smokers. Legislation has passed, which will impose a sales tax on cigarettes to help fill the public school’s budget deficit. Without the money, they say schools won’t be fit to open in the fall. HURRICANE WARNING: Hurricane […]

Sarah Jakes, the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, has a lot to be grateful for. She has been through a lot and she’s passing her life lessons on to others. Sarah is offering help and encouragement to women of all ages, by helping them how to use hope against the detours in life in her […]

In the July issue of ESSENCE, the world’s number one female tennis player Serena Williams graces the cover, talks health and shares the fight of her life! At age 31, Williams reveals how she returned to the top of her game after a debilitating fight against a pulmonary embolism two years ago. However, even through […]

Most of us try to get it right.  We really do. We try to do our best, put first things first, take care of our families, love our friends.  We try… but sometimes we fail.  When we do, we don’t need to beat ourselves up or blame anyone else.  We just need to understand that […]

Mary Mary gets high honors from Essence Magazine as they are featured in the 40th Anniversary “Forty, Fierce, and Fabulous” issue. Today, the two singers, Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, attended Essence Magazine’s Celebration of Extraordinary Women Changing the World at its 40th Anniversary Fierce & Fabulous Awards Luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental in New […]

Essence magazine is getting alot of flack for hiring a white editor. Well, the Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine has responded. Get the full story here.