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White Woman Fired From Job After Blocking Black Man From Entering His Condo

White women are back at it again, tormenting Black people minding their own business, and using their Beckyphones to call the cops on aforementioned Black people. Over the weekend D’Arreion Toles, who lives in St. Louis, Mo. became the latest target of this racist phenomena after a white woman blocked his entrance into his condominium […]

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Watch The OverExplainer: Unpacking and Understanding Rape Culture

This is The OverExplainer, ESSENCE’s video series where Danielle Young takes a topic and breaks it down. Rape culture could be simply summed up as the normalizing and tolerating of sexual violence. The phrase first emerged thanks to filmmakers Margaret Lazarus and Renner Wunderlich, who made a documentary of the same name. This film was […]

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Residents In Ferguson Were Only Given 24 Hours To Move Out Of Condemned Apartments

Residents at Park Ridge Apartments in Ferguson, Mo.—several of whom have injuries or disabilities—were given less than 24 hours to vacate their apartments after city officials decided to condemn one of the buildings. Residents have long complained about the state of the buildings in which they lived. Cracks and fractures snaked through the walls and walkways. […]

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Discuss the ‘Worst’ Moment In Their Marriage

If you judged the book by its cover, it would be hard to imagine a power couple like Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith being anything but perfectly in love.  But on the latest episode of his wife’s wildly popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talks, the 50-year-old actor opens up about a time he […]

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Watch #InMyFeed: A Baby Is On The Way for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry And More!

Welcome to #InMyFeed, ESSENCE’s daily digital show that offers you a cheat sheet of the hottest topics already on your timeline. Today our feeds are full of baby bumps and a legend reminding us why she is in fact legendary. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced a […]

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It’s Official! Mariah Carey‏’s Next Album Will Be Here Just In Time for the Holidays

Dear Mariah Carey fans, it’s time to turn up! The “Butterfly” singer is gearing up for the release of her 15th studio album. Carey shared the news on Twitter, sharing both the title of her next project and the date it’s hitting stores. “The name of my new album is Caution,” Carey told fans, while […]

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‘The Neighborhood’s’ Marcel Spears Wants More Stories About The ‘Tenacity’ Of Black People

Marcel Spears is television’s fresh new face and one you should know. Right now, the young actor currently stars alongside Tichina Arnold and Cedric the Entertainer in the CBS comedy The Neighborhood. But he landed his first major television role in ABC’s The Mayor. Both shows give a small glimpse into the Black experience in America, […]

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Actress Stacey Dash Secretly Got Married

Clueless star Stacey Dash is a wife. The 51-year-old actress secretly wed her husband, Jeffrey Marty in Florida on April 6, just a few days after she withdrew from her campaign for Congress in California. According to Page Six, Dash, cousin to Hip-Hop executive Damon Dash, wed Marty after only knowing each other ten days.  Dash’s manager […]

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Serena Williams Asks Other Moms Online To Share Tips On Flying With A Baby

You would think that being an athletic super hero would automatically mean you can tackle anything, but for tennis champ and first time mom Serena Williams, there’s one thing she has yet to conquer – flying with daughter Olympia. After what we’re sure was an eventful flight with baby Olympia, the #tiredmama took to Instagram […]

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Takeaways From President Trump’s 60 Minutes Interview

As we experience more extreme weather than we’ve ever had before—including the terrifying and deadly Hurricane Michael sweeping away communities in Florida—more and more scientists continue to warn us about the irreversible impact and deadly consequences of climate change. Still, President Donald Trump continues to deny that humans are having a direct impact. In an […]

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