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Michelle Williams Discusses Depression and Her New Memoir

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Over the years, Michelle Williams has discussed her long-term battle with depression and how it brought her to her lowest point where it caused her to put her professional life on hold and focus on her own self-work. In 2018 that decision changed her life, and she now hopes to …

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Baller Alert Exclusive: Loni Love Talks Supporting Black Media And Encourages Black Creatives To “Work Hard” For Their Dreams: ”No One Ever Thought They’d See Me On Television”

Loni Love talks about the importance of supporting Black media at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood ceremony. Baller Alert stepped on the #BlackGirlMagic-filled carpet for the Essence Black Women in Hollywood gathering, and while there, ”The Real” co-host Loni Love talked about the importance of Black people supporting one …

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ESSENCE To Honor Niecy Nash, Melina Matsoukas, Lashana Lynch and More At Black Women In Hollywood Awards, Celebrating Women Owning, Expanding, and Transforming The Art Of Storytelling

On Thursday, February 6th, in Beverly Hills, California, ESSENCE will kick off its 13th annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ Awards ceremony, celebrating women owning, expanding, and transforming the art of storytelling. This year’s honorees include Niecy Nash (When They See Us, Claws, Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story); Melina Matsoukas (Queen …

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Michelle Obama To Headline 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE Fest

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Broke Down Following Trump's Inauguration: “ I Cried For 30 Minutes Straight”

Forever First Lady Michelle Obama has officially been tapped to headline the 25th anniversary of Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, joining a long list of highly anticipated celebrity appearances.  “We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part of our 25 …

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Diddy Breaks Down In Interview While Discussing Mother’s Day Without Kim Porter: “Anybody That’s Lost A Mother Or Lost A Soulmate It Takes Time”

In a newly released interview, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs breaks down while discussing spending Mother’s Day without Kim Porter for the first time. Porter unexpectedly passed away last November after enduring pneumonia, and since then, Diddy has been picking up the pieces and keeping his family together through the …

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ESSENCE To Honor Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne and Regina Hall At Black Women In Hollywood Awards, Celebrating Art and Activism

On Thursday, February 21st, in Beverly Hills, California, ESSENCE will kick off its 12th annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ Awards ceremony, celebrating the international influence of female artist-activists. Hosted by singer and actress Kelly Rowland, the 2019 show will honor four extraordinary women, who have used their global influence, both …

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Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business

Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis …

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