Concert for Charlottesville and Pilgrimage Festival Politically Charged

Two concerts held Sunday highlighted America's current political climate. The "Concert for Charlottesville" at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium, headlined by The Dave Matthews Band, was held to help the college town heal after white supremacists violently clashed with counter-protesters ...

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Renowned Actress Gaby Espino

This fall, Macy’s is once again set to honor the rich legacy and cultural impact of Hispanic Americans, during its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Customers nationwide will have the opportunity to attend special in-store events focused on exploring and ...

Singer K. Michelle Announces Battle with Lupus: “I was so broken”

Memphis native and R&B singer K. Michelle revealed on Twitter that she was recently diagnosed with Lupus, but gratefully, received a negative result during a follow-up visit.

Fergie Reveals Two Videos For "Save It Till Morning" and "Just Like You"

Fergie, the eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and global superstar, reveals two music videos for "Save It Till Morning" and "Just Like You". The tracks are from Double Dutchess, Fergie's highly anticipated second full-length opus and very first visual album "experience," out ...

World-Renowned Jazz Pianist Who Composed Music for Selma Film to Be Georgetown Distinguished Artist in Residence

Jason Moran, the internationally acclaimed pianist who wrote music for the film Selma and who serves as artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, has joined Georgetown as Distinguished Artist in Residence.

Houston Black Heritage Festival: Not Just a Festival, It’s An Experience

In less than eight days, Discovery Green will be flooded with music and art lovers for the 3rd Annual Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival. Founded by Richard Andrews, the all-day cultural event promotes diversity and cultural sensitivity.

ESSENCE’s October Featured Singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss

The singer, songwriter restaurateur, entrepreneur, Real Housewives of Atlanta star and mother lets ESSENCE in on the art of the hustle and how she’s surviving drama while building a legacy.

Serena Williams Pens Passionate Letter About Body Image to Her 'classy' Mom

Serena Williams gave birth to her baby girl Alexis Olympia this month and as she adjusts to becoming a parent for the first time the tennis great has written a heartfelt letter to her own mother, Oracene Price

Jimmy Kimmel Takes On New Health Care Bill, Says Sen. Cassidy Lied 'right to my face'

Jimmy Kimmel didn't pull any punches when it came to the Senate's new health care bill and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied "right to my face."

Snapchat Pulls Al Jazeera Channel From Its App in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia just made it much harder for Snapchat users to view Al Jazeera content.

Jack Johnson's New Activist Album

If mellow was a movement, Jack Johnson would be its peaceful and eternal leader.

Avril Lavigne Rated 'most dangerous celebrity' Online

Avril Lavigne is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to the cybersecurity company McAfee. The singer-songwriter topped McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities study this year.

Lady Gaga Manages Image In Netflix's 'Five Foot Two'

Backstage looks at celebrities are fraught with peril -- especially one as aware of the image she creates and projects as Lady Gaga. That's why a feature-length Netflix documentary devoted to a year in her life, "Gaga: Five Foot Two," ...

Shakira Shows Her Inner Rocker to Trevor Noah On 'Carpool Karaoke'

Trevor Noah and Shakira are two rocking peas in a moving pod in this week's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

Linkin Park Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington In Emotional Video

Linkin Park is paying tribute to lead singer Chester Bennington in their latest music video. "One More Light" features footage of the band and Bennington, who committed suicide in July.