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 […]

Bresha Webb Is Booked, Busy And Enjoying Her “Hot Girl Summer”

By Kimberly Wilson Who doesn’t love Bresha Webb? Sis is booked, busy, blessed and back with her new role in Netflix’s comedic film, SEXTUPLETS, co-starring Marlon Wayans. Teaming up again for the new Netflix comedy, Webb plays the wife of Wayans’ character Alan, who goes on a quest to find the long lost siblings that […]

Netflix Shares First Look At Michael B. Jordan-Produced ‘Raising Dion’

By sscott There’s never a shortage of new film and television news and this week we’ve got info on some of the most anticipated projects coming to a screen near you. From new Netflix releases to more Coming 2 America casting news, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Hollywood. Netflix Drops […]

Outdoor Voices Relaunched Your Favorite Exercise Dress

By Nandi Howard Following the release of the brand’s new RecTrek Hike Shorts earlier this month; Outdoor Voices is at it again with the relaunch of their revolutionary Exercise Dress. Originally launched last year, the brand has updated the exercise dress in and with cool new features and bold colors. As they continue to redefine […]