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PERIOD. #womensmarch (πŸ“·: @womensmarch )
She acts, she sings, she knows how to heat up a red carpet- @cynthiaerivo is our kind of triple threat. Hit the πŸ”— in our bio for more on the British starlet and singer as she chats with us about all things beauty, her Hollywood arrival and how she's taking on Tinseltown on her own terms. (πŸ“·: DEC/JAN 2018, photographer @kouroshsotoodeh )
Are you and your girls plotting on the perfect getaway for the summer? Well, the Caribbean-infused French island of Martinique is calling your name. Check out our new series #essenceescapes as we take you inside a girls trip to the island to explore the history, cuisine and culture. Tap the πŸ”—in bio and tag along with @charlipenn on the girls trip of a lifetime.
@msgladysknight defends her decision to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. “I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions.” Opp! Tap the πŸ”—in bio for Gladys’ thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and more. (πŸ“·: Getty)
”Being seen is being led by God and allowing that to be my compass.” In our latest edition of #weseeyousis @itstracyg gave us a word. Hit the πŸ”— in our bio for more from the radio personality and wellness guru with a big aura.
Not only did Muhammad Ali have a strong presence inside the ring— the sports legend had an even bigger presence outside of it. Today marks what would have been Muhammad Ali's 77th birthday. πŸ™πŸΎ (πŸ“·: Getty)
Happy 55th birthday to our Forever First Lady, @MichelleObama! From her sense of humor to her powerful speeches, we're beyond grateful to have such a phenomenal role model in this girl from the Southside. πŸŽ‚(πŸ“·: ESSENCE Dec/Jan 2019, @millermobley)
We’ve got you, Terry! @terrycrews admits that after sharing his #metoo moment, his greatest supporters were Black women. Hit the πŸ”— in our bio for more on who showed up for Terry and who wanted no part of it. (πŸ“·: Getty)
Introducing...#Primp!  We’re showing you how to create trendy hairstyles that we love with weekly step-by-step tutorials. In this premiere episode, we were inspired by Ethiopian culture and a braided look that will blow your mind! Hit the πŸ”—in bio to watch the full video.
Happy Founders Day, #zetaphibeta! We love our community-conscious, action-oriented ladies in blue. (πŸ“·: @ayeshuhh )
Happy 60th Birthday, Sade! With a voice that effortlessly glides through the room, it’s no wonder that this queen, whose multi-decade career is filled with classics, is an icon. (πŸ“·: Getty)
#aaliyah, while your time with us was cut short, what you were able to share left an indelible impression. You were more than a singer, actress or even entertainer. Happy 40th birthday, Baby Girl. #rip