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@chloexhalle just gave us chills. (🎥: chloe x halle ) #GeorgeFloyd 🙏🏾 #SayHisName

15 hours ago

An all-new episode of #ShopEssenceLive premieres tomorrow on the ESSENCE Facebook page. @elementandvibe and @mygani_llc are joining us! Hosted by @nonepix .

20 hours ago

Here at ESSENCE, we’ve been proud to be the magazine that has chronicled the hair journey of Black women in our pages over the last 50 years. For our 50th-anniversay issue, @KimbleHairCare helped us pay tribute to our tresses by recreating some of the greatest looks of the last five decades. #Essence50

21 hours ago

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes would have turned 49 today. May she rest in peace. 🙏🏾(📷: Getty )

23 hours ago

The queen herself, @janellemonae , just gave us a word on embracing our limits. After being booked and busy all 2019, a health scare reminded her that she's her number one priority. "This year could have been completely different for me if I didn’t catch it." Tap the 🔗 in our bio for the full interview where she talks about her new lead role in the Amazon Studio series #HomecomingTV and more. (📷: Getty )


The Minneapolis police force fired four cops after a viral video showed the brutal details of their arrest of George Floyd, who was clearly not resisting. One of the police officers was seen kneeling on top of George Floyd’s neck as he screamed that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd later died. More details on Essence.com. #RIPGeorgeFloyd


As Mental Health Awareness Month wraps up, ‘Insecure’ star, Kendrick Sampson @kendrick38 , urges us to be more adamant about taking care of ourselves, inside and out. Check out this preview from an upcoming #YesGirlPodcast episode!


@Saweetie is joining us LIVE for a chat about fashion, music, and more. Join us TOMORROW 5/27 at 3:45 pm ET/ 12:45 pm PT on IG Live. Hosted by @itsnandibby .


#AmyCooper seems to be well aware of the long legacy of White women weaponizing calls to police. So much so that she did just that. Since the viral video of her encounter with a Black park-goer who asked her to abide by park rules came out yesterday, she's lost her job, her dog, and was banned from Central Park. Do you feel the consequences are fitting, or should she be prosecuted? Tap the 🔗 in our bio for more details.


Happy Birthday to the living legend + Blaxploitation icon, Ms. #PamGrier !


“Marriage is not deep. It isn’t complicated, you’re just trying to make it.” Songstress @realtamiaworld shares how she and hubby Grant Hill get through rough patches in their marriage! Tap the 🔗 in the bio to read more!


@tamarbraxton is joining us LIVE for a chat about her new show and more. Join us TOMORROW 5/27 at 2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT on Facebook Live.


Happy 45th birthday to @mslaurynhill ! Drop your favorite song from the sultry artist below 👇🏾. 🎤

2 days ago

Taking time to honor and remember our heroes today. Happy Memorial Day!

2 days ago

Kalief Browder would have turned 27 today. May he continue to rest in peace. 🙏🏾 (📸: @kaliefbrowderfoundation )

2 days ago

“On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their all for us. That takes different forms this year, but it’s even more vital with the loss of so many veterans to COVID-19.⁣ ⁣ The way they all lived, in service to one another, should be our roadmap in the months ahead.” - @barackobama

4 days ago

Flashback to the time that @mspattilabelle visited the #BlackGirlMagic headquarters! She is EVERYTHING. Happy 76th birthday, Patti. ❤️

4 days ago

Ayesha Curry is serving #BodyGoals while quarantined. #MomOf3 🔥😍 (📷: @AyeshaCurry )

4 days ago

The #VERZUZ battle between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer was everything that we needed and more! 🔥(🎥: @verzuztv )

4 days ago

@hanifaofficial is pushing boundaries in the fashion industry. Last night, the brand premiered its first fashion show with 3D Models in replacement of real models to correlate with the time period we’re in. Tap the 🔗in our bio for all the deets. (🎥: Hanifa )

4 days ago

Tamia and @EricBenet better sang! We stan. (🎥: @realtamiaworld )

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ESSENCE is partnering with @theroots to give you a special treat on Monday. Join us on Facebook as we celebrate Africa Day with @questlove , @blackthought and more. (📷: @nelsonmakamo )

4 days ago

Happy 47th birthday to @Maxwell . 💕

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We can't get over this beautiful Black family and their matching outfits 😍. Tap the 🔗 in our bio for more on the family that's breaking the internet with their color-coordinated outfits. (📷: @knixandkna )