Beyonce covers Essence magazine’s July 2011 issue. And she’s all smiles as she talks about the year that changed her life (as promised by the headline), but the biggest bonus is that she wrote her very first cover story for the mag, titled “Eat, Play, Love.” In her own words, she reveals how a nine-month […]

Wendy Williams is twice covering the latest issue of Essence magazine (May 2011). Her double covers mark the magazine’s first-ever “Girlfriends” issue, which celebrates the unbreakable bond of female friendships. Inside, she dishes about friendship, family and the driving force behind the her appeal, saying “I know I make some people cringe. But I also […]

Jennifer Hudson covers the April issue of Essence, where “the award-winning actress and singer talks about being a working mom, her wedding plans — and yes, her amazing 80-pound weight loss!” Top 10 Girl Groups In Black Music [PHOTOS] 30 More Black Women You Should Know Essence says, “With an Oscar and Grammy under her […]

Jennifer Hudson and Gabrielle union looked amazing at Essence’s 4th Annual Women In Hollywood Luncheon where J.Hud was being honored. So did everyone else, including Kimora Lee, Kimberly Elise and Anika Noni Rose. Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, and Loretta Devine were also being honored. EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Union & Celebrity Stylist Kiyah Wright Give 3 Hair […]

“Glee” star Amber Riley channels her idol Chaka Khan in the March issue of Essence magazine. The photo shoot comes just in time, as Essence has started a campaign to get a Queen of Funk-themed episode on the musical comedy-drama television series. Amber looks amazing! Chaka Khan Becomes A Plus-Sized Model [PHOTOS] SPOTLIGHT: “Glee’s” Amber […]

Angela Bassett shows off a new hair do on the March 2011 cover of Essence magazine. While wearing a strapless gold dress, with gold embellishments and accessories, she tells us why Black women are so fabulous: “…When I look at a role, I will deliberately find the joy, the sensitivity, the strength, the vulnerability, the […]

Regina King covers the February issue of Essence Magazine. The “Hollywood Go-To Girl” shows off those infamous arms and talks about her boyfriend Malcolm Jamal Warner. “Malcolm and I have a lot in common… we’ve both been child actors and were also blessed to be raised by incredible mothers who instilled good values in us. […]

Outtake photos from Janet Jackson’s Essence magazine August 2010 shoot have surfaced. We showed you her cover here, but now we’ve got never-before-seen shots from behind the scenes. Janet Jackson, with her mega-watt smile, looks beautiful, cute, and sexy all at the same time. Is it us or is she aging backwards? Janet & Sexy […]

Monica graces the cover of Essence magazine’s first “Hot Hair” issue. Monica is seen showing off a new look: a shorter cut and new blonde highlights. The special edition will focus on “the unique relationship between African-American women and their hair.” It will provide a variety of hair and beauty needs. Monica Responds To Hater […]

Kerry Washington covers the November issue of ESSENCE magazine. Kerry’s rocking a full head of curls and a low-cut dress, and is striking a fierce model pose that would make Tyra proud. Essence states that “the goal of this month’s issue, Race In America, is to create a national dialogue on race that will inform, […]

Gabrielle Union has admitted to using therapy to get through her tough times. Though therapy can be a taboo topic, Gabrielle, 38, doesn’t mind confessing that she needs a little help emotionally. When attending ESSENCE Magazine’s Fierce and Fabulous luncheon, Gabrielle explained how therapy has helped her get out of her own way and work […]

Celebs flocked to the Essence Magazine 40th Anniversary Fierce & Fabulous Awards Luncheon at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 13, 2010 in New York City.