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The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be…

Shanelle Matthews | March 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Swoon: Michelle Obama’s Fierce “Essence” Cover

First Lady Michelle Obama and her power-arms grace the October issue of Essence. Does this woman take a bad picture, ever? I would make a joke about wanting to raid…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Essence” Wedding Column Features Lesbian Couple For First Time Ever

Essence, an African-American women’s lifestyle magazine, is featuring lesbian couple Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills for the first time ever on the “Bridal Bliss” section of its website. “Essence.com aims…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Essence Editor Responds To Controversial Hiring Of A White Fashion Director

On Monday, a media industry blog revealed that Essence, a lifestyle magazine geared towards black women, had hired a new fashion director named Ellianna Placas, to begin in September. But…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Hot Damn, Reggie Bush!

I never found Reggie Bush sexy … until now! I finally understand Kim Kardashian’s attraction to Reggie, even though he usually looks too short and squat for my tastes. Thanks,…

Annika Harris | January 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Essence’s Makeover Tool Not So Magical For Natural Women

I was really excited when I learned Essence.com had launched a makeover tool, “Makeover Magic,” because I thought it would give me some options for styling my locks. Boy, was…

Annika Harris | December 22, 2009 - 3:20 pm