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R&B singer Kem reveals how he overcame homelessness and drug addiction

Grammy-nominated singer Kem is best known for his classic R&B sound and love songs such as “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Why Would You Stay” and “Share My Life.” 236 more words


The Importance of Finding Your Niche

The most popular question a child may answer before seven years of age is,

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Children normally reply with professions seen in their immediate family, neighborhood or on television. 389 more words

Self Help

Overheard On The Golden Carpet: Essence Festival Brings The Stars To McDonald's 365Black Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

Singers, actors, philanthropists and activists, all fresh off their high of watching Prince perform at the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival the night before, walked the McDonald’s 365Black Awards golden carpet on Friday (hosted by… 531 more words


What's Black-Ish? Anthony Anderson Talks New Sitcom & Dealing With Racial Nuances At Essence Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

During the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival, held in storied and cultured New Orleans, actor and funny man Anthony Anderson discussed what it really means to be black. 667 more words


Cynthia Bailey: 'Atlanta Housewives' are still great examples of empowerment'

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey made an appearance at the 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend.

The model/entrepreneur took part in the Essence Empowerment Panel, … 455 more words


On The Cover: Michelle Obama For Essence Magazine August 2014

Hi Gorgeous! The beautiful First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Essence Magazine’s August 2014 issue. Michelle is wearing custom Azede Jean Pierre.