Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her Gorgeous Natural Hair

By Paula Rogo Megan Thee Stallion is showing off all parts of her natural beauty. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper shared flicks of her natural hair while rocking a flames-inspired bikini. “Natural ting,” she captioned one of the photos <path d="M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 […]

Marsai Martin & Janelle Monáe Are Cousins…And Didn’t Even Know It!

By Paula Rogo Actress and singer Janelle Monáe revealed that she happens to be “cousins on cousins on cousins” with actress-producer Marsai Martin! Both women recently found out they were related at a Golden Globes afterparty, according to their retelling in the September issue of InStyle Magazine. “I admire so many things about Janelle. My […]

These Toni Morrison Books Topped Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List

By Paula Rogo Former President Barack Obama released his annual summer reading list and the late Toni Morrison featured prominently in his recommendations. “It’s August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I’ve been reading this summer, in case you’re looking for some suggestions,” he said in the Facebook Post. “To […]

Tennessee Store Clerk Found Guilty Of Killing Teen Over Stolen $2 Beer

By Paula Rogo A Tennessee store clerk has been found guilty of fatally killing a Black teen last year after chasing him for a stolen $2 beer. Anwar Ghazali was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for shooting and killing Dorian Harris, 17, last March after he stole a beer from a cooler at the Top […]

Novelist Paule Marshall Has Died

By Paula Rogo Paule Marshall, a leading Black female fiction writer of the 1950s that wrote vividly about the African diasporan experiences in her book, has died. She was 90. According to her son, Evan K. Marshall, the novelist died Monday in Richmond, Virginia after suffering from dementia in recent years. According to the Associated […]

Virginia To Commemorate The First Africans To Land In North America

By Paula Rogo The city of Hampton, Virginia will remember the landing of the first Africans in English North America 400 years ago with a commemorative weekend full of events, activities, exhibits, heritage tours, keynote speakers and musical performances. The 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing, set to take place on August 23-25, will […]

Journalist Nancy Parker Dies In New Orleans Plane Crash

By Paula Rogo The city of New Orleans is mourning the death of beloved news anchor Nancy Parker, who died in a tragic plane crash on Friday while reporting a story for her longtime station WVUE Fox 8. She was 53. According to the station, Parker was on a stunt plane working on a story […]

Which ‘Real Housewife Of Potomac’ Cast Member Knows More About Black Pop Culture?

By Danielle Young Black popular culture is full-bodied, full of excellence, and fully innovative. It’s really something that can’t be taught; it must be lived. But who knows more about the culture that constantly defines what’s cool? In ESSENCE’s video series, the B-Side, Real Housewives of Potomac cast members Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger face […]