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Mary J. Blige Drops New Single “Can’t Be Life in Conjuntion with Film "Body Cam"

Mary J. Blige dropped a new single entitled “Can’t Be Life” today in conjunction with the new film, Body Cam that debuted this week on Digital platforms. The song will be available on Apple Music and Spotify and is featured ...

"It's Not All Downhill from Here" by Terry McMillan

Getting old ain't for sissies. Aging is not for the weak, whiners, or wimps, not for 'fraidycats or those with no confidence, and aging is absolutely not for the inflexible. But then again, as in the new novel by Terry ...

Loni Love Set to Deliver Cass Tech High School Commencement Address and Talks Growing Up in Same Projects as Diana Ross

Cass Technical High School, known as one of Detroit's most prestigious and highest-performing schools, has confirmed Emmy & 2x NAACP Image Award winning talk show host and alumna Loni Love as the 2020 Virtual Commencement Speaker.

R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music ...

ESSENCE.com

Longest-Running Black Media Platform Marks 50-Year Legacy of Evolution and Innovation in Black Culture with Special Collector’s Edition Issue; – - Iconic Supermodel Naomi Campbell Graces 50th Anniversary May/June Issue in First-Ever Self-Shot Cover; Talks to ESSENCE about Turning 50 ...

Beyonce's BeyGood Teams Up With Ms. Tina Knowles Lawson to Support COVID-19 Mobile Testing Relief In #IDidMyPart Campaign in Houston, Texas

#IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Scheduled for Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, In Houston, Texas

Beyoncé ‘s BeyGOOD Foundation Pledges $6 Million to Mental Health Organizations Supporting Essential Workers During Covid-19 Crisis

Beyoncé has been lending her time to several Covid-19 relief efforts. She appeared on the Disney Family Singalong to support Feeding America and health-care workers, appeared in a fun hat on the Global Citizen broadcast and used her platform to ...

Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams, Brian Courtney Wilson, Ruben Studdard, Coko of SWV, Syleena Johnson, Major. and more

TV Host & Pop Culture Commentator Jawn Murray has assembled an all-start list of R&B, Gospel & Jazz singers for an inspiring virtual collaboration remaking the classic 'Dionne Warwick & Friends' song, "That's What Friends Are For."

Sean 'Diddy' Combs launches 'Our Fair Share' – New Platform Dedicated to Helping Minority-Owned Small Businesses Access Second Round of PPP Funding

Entrepreneur and Media Mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs today launched OURFAIRSHARE.com, a platform built to help minority entrepreneurs and small businesses access much-needed capital amid the economic devastation brought by COVID-19.

Reynolds Statement on Re-opening Texas

"I find it premature and irresponsible of Governor Abbott to even consider re-opening our state up at this time in this unprecedented public health crisis. The medical community is reporting that Texas is still 2 to 4 weeks away from ...

Back To Her Roots...Loni Love Quarantine Talent Show Attracts Over 20,000 Viewers with Guest Judge Jonathan McReynolds

In 2003, Loni Love competed as a finalist on "Star Search" an opportunity that brought major attention to her comedic chops as a stand-up talent. This past weekend, Love went back to her roots and garnered over 20,000 viewers who ...

SNL Star Michael Che Pays Rent For His Grandmother’s Entire Building After She Passes From Covid-19

“Saturday Night Live” star and writer Michael Che has turned his grief into action to help others.

Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album 'Kierra'

Today, GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur, Kierra Sheard, released her highly anticipated album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Marking her sixth studio album and first project with RCA Inspiration. KIERRA includes the songstress’ latest single “It ...

2020 Jay-Z Scholarship Continues Despite COVID-19

Rapper turned entrepreneur Jay-Z has decided to continue his annual scholarship program despite the coronavirus pandemic. His Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund helps students advance their education by giving them the resources they need to enroll in college, pay the tuition, ...

Critically Acclaimed Soul Songstress Gaidaa to Host Instagram Live Performance On Afropunk Today

Today, Netherlands-based Sudanese singer, songwriter, and artist Gaidaa will hop on Afropunk’s Instagram Live at 10AM PST/ 1PM EST / 7PM GMT+2 for a special live performance in support of #RonaRelief. As she’s known for powerhouse performances, you don’t want ...

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