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.

Actor Greg Alan WIlliams and Entertainment Manager Matthew Knowles Headline National Black Book Festival's 10th Anniversary

Double Emmy Award-winning actor and author, GregAlan Williams, is confirmed as a featured author at the 2017 National Black Book Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Williams is most recently known for his portrayal as the villainous, Robert ...

Murphy, Gregory, Stanton, and Vincent Omitted From Emmys' "In Memoriam"

While the 2017 Emmys was a great night for African Americans with both Donald Glover and Lena Waithe making historic wins. And who can forget Sterling K. Brown's acceptance speech for his Emmy. But while some African Americans were honored, ...

Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Due to 'Severe Physical Pain'

The European leg of Lady Gaga's "Joanne World Tour" has been postponed as the singer grapples with health issues, Live Nation announced Monday.

Emmy 2017: The Winners Llist

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, aired Sunday on CBS. The following is a list with the winners noted with an asterisk (*) and WINNER.

Five Award-worthy Emmy Speeches

This year's Emmy winners didn't waste their time in the spotlight. From Reese Witherspoon's impassioned plea for more stories about women to Sterling K. Brown's tribute to the great actors that came before him, here are some of the night's ...

Emmys Cast President Trump in Key Supporting Role

In terms of politics the Emmys join the award-show party late, after the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys have all taken whacks at the Trump presidency. Yet the president's preferred medium provided fertile terrain for satirizing and commenting upon ...