Issa Rae reflects on her childhood in her new cover story for Essence magazine in which she pinpoints how exactly her parents helped her self esteem while simultaneously hindering it in the long run. Issa described how she grew up very much loved and always complimented on how beautiful she was, in addition to admiring… Read more »
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This year’s Essence Festival is a special one. The Essence family is celebrating 25 years of Essence Festival and they have announced the artists who will help make the celebration a memorable one. Essence took to Instagram to release the festival’s 2019 lineup which includes Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, Nas, H.E.R., and Pharrell Williams… Read more »
Essence Magazine caught up with Stevie J and Faith Evans on the Pre-Grammy Gala red carpet. As apart of their interview we were able to find out that they’re, in fact, working on children, but twins are specifically Stevie’s preference. When asked what all they’re working on together, Evans stated: “We’re working on finishing up… Read more »
Essence is preparing to celebrate 25 years of their popular Essence Festival in New Orleans this year. A weekend filled with food, fun, and performances from your favorite artists — Essence Festival is definitely an experience like no other. Have you been? Early bird tickets are on-sale now. You can grab them here.
Monica explained her Drop the Beat contest to find new talent. If interested, go to monica.com. Monica also talked about her family, new music, the 20th anniversary of “The Boy is Mine,” and Whitney Houston’s legacy.
Erykah Badu will be honored by Essence at their 8th annual Black Women in Music Gala. It’ll happen February 9th in Los Angeles. 2017 is also the 20th anniversary of Erykah’s “Baduizm,” album. Past honorees include Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Solange, Kelly Rowland and others. Read here.
Essence spilled her own tea while co-hosting “Hollywood Today Live.” She said her and soon-to-be ex, Jaime Mendez still love each other. Then why? They share a son.
I don’t know what’s harder to believe. That the ESSENCE Festival is 21 (where’d the time go?) or that Oprah is appearing at the festival for the first time. ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca, said in a statement, “Oprah’s message of inspiration is universal and, through her life’s work, she has influenced women and girls across the… Read more »
Tamar Braxton appears to shade the ladies on The Real. I’ll spill the tea. Keke Wyatt calls Faith a cougar and says who’s a hoe in the sheets. Actor Michael Jace convicted of murder! Thanks for watching Tony’s Tea on Smooth R&B 105.7!