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  • Bryon Javar On Dressing His Clients In Black DesignersBryon Javar On Dressing His Clients In Black Designers
    The current climate of the world has put a special focus on Black designers. Many fashion labels led by creatives of color have been pushed to the spotlight within the past few months due to the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. In this time, messaging matters.… Read more »
  • How Mjeema Pickett Revolutionized The Modern Playlist
    LISTEN to Mjeema Pickett’s episode of ESSENCE Podcast Network’s Yes, Girl! here: The evolution of how we consume music sure has changed, hasn’t it? Records, 8-tracks, mixtapes, mixed CD, and now the streaming playlist. There are a lot of people to thank for the leaps and bounds that have made music more… Read more »
  • 30 Black Fashionistas To Follow On Instagram
    If New York, Paris, Milan and London are the four fashion capitals of the world, then figuratively speaking, Instagram is easily the fifth. As trends disappear as quickly as they arrive, and as the fashion retail cycle continues to speed up and diversify, it can be hard to keep up… Read more »
  • Matthew A. Cherry Is Bringing His ‘Hair Love’ Characters To HBO MaxMatthew A. Cherry Is Bringing His ‘Hair Love’ Characters To HBO Max
    HBO Max has green-lit a full season of the animated series Young Love from Matthew A. Cherry. According to Variety, the 12-episode debut will feature the characters from the Oscar-winning animated short Hair Love.Cherry, who authored the children’s book Hair Love was adapted from, will serve as the series’ showrunner.… Read more »
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam Wishes Boyfriend, Actor Brad James, A Happy 39th BirthdayKeshia Knight Pulliam Wishes Boyfriend, Actor Brad James, A Happy 39th Birthday
    House of Payne actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is totally in love with her boo, actor Brad James. To show him love on his 39th birthday, the handsome couple spent a day on out on the water as a perfect social distancing date.Pulliam let the world know just how much her… Read more »
  • Phoebe Robinson Amplifies Diverse Voices With New Book ImprintPhoebe Robinson Amplifies Diverse Voices With New Book Imprint
    Instead of just complaining about the lack of diversity in publishing, comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson, one half of 2 Dope Queens, has partnered with Plume to launch an imprint.The New York Times best-selling author teamed up with the respected publishing house to create Tiny Reparations Books, an imprint focused on fiction,… Read more »
  • Florida ICU Beds Near Capacity With COVID-19 Patients
    According to multiple reports, The post Florida ICU Beds Near Capacity With COVID-19 Patients appeared first on Essence. Read more »
  • CAREN Act Could Make Racist 911 Calls A CrimeCAREN Act Could Make Racist 911 Calls A Crime
    San Francisco is taking a stand against individuals who wrongfully call the police on Black people. On Tuesday a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors introduced legislation dubbed the CAREN Act, which would make filing false claims due to race a punishable offense.  “Racist 911 calls are unacceptable that’s… Read more »
  • Lena Waithe And Vanessa Williams On What They Want For Black Hair In HollywoodLena Waithe And Vanessa Williams On What They Want For Black Hair In Hollywood
    Vanessa Williams has been in the entertainment game for decades. She’s a legend who’s done a lot and seen a lot. But for the first time in her career, she’s seeing a new attitude toward textured hair. During ESSENCE’s Beauty Carnival, the singer and actress talked to the cast and… Read more »
  • Louisiana Teacher Arrested After Threatening Black Family With Bat And GunLouisiana Teacher Arrested After Threatening Black Family With Bat And Gun
    Bridgette Digerolamo, a LouisianaPE teacher, is facing multiple charges after threatening a Black family with a bat and a gun as they drove down her flooded neighborhood street, WBRZ reports.The incident occurred on Monday in Shenandoah, as Demetra Turner-Louis, her husband and teenage daughter drove past the corner of Confederate… Read more »
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