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Roland Martin talked with “Essence” Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush about challenges of being the voice of Black women. Bush also discusses how important African American women’s voices are in…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has crowned a new president and get this–she’s a woman and she’s Black! Oh, you don’t know…

Chirlane McGray’s (pictured left) 1979 Essence essay “I Am a Lesbian,” broke boundaries,  marking the first time a Black gay woman shared her sexuality openly.…

Golden Gabby Douglas has been making her rounds in the media. From Oprah to Letterman to Essence, we’re all consuming of the Olympic gynmast darling,…

Ellianna Placas has been fired after a controversial two year run as fashion director for Essence magazine, reports the New York Post. When Placas was…

Essence Music Festival brings out music enthusiasts with the snazziest senses of style! Everywhere we looked, we were distracted by beautiful maxis, bold prints and…

If you didn’t make it to the Essence Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome this Independence Day weekend, The Urban Daily has exclusive content from one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals.  Kanye West headlined the show on Saturday night, and in signature Kanye fashion, Mr.West brought out ‘all of the lights’, fireworks, smoke, […]

Make sure you catch the July issue of Essence magazine as Beyonce graces the cover and write her own story title Eat,Play, Love”. She talks about taking a 9 month break that renewed her creativity. To read more click here…

Beyonce and her blonde bouffant covers Essence Magazine’s July 2011 issue. Bey has covered the popular woman’s magazine at least two times  the past. Bey is quoted on the cover explaining “the year that changed my[Beyonce] life.”Listen to Beyonce’s new single “Best Thing I Never Had” from her upcoming album “4.” Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer […]

NewsOne is reporting that magazine Essence is set to formally hire Elliana Placas, a former staff member of O! Magazine and US Weekly. Citing a…