Janelle Monáe‘s 2023 Free the Nipple campaign continues. The singer’s previously been scantily clad in music videos, album promos and release parties, but she’s still having fun with it. The latest came while she was performing at the 2023 Essence Festival in New Orleans. She took to the stage rocking a black and white bikini […]

Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill will combine to pay homage to 50 years of women in hip-hop at the Essence Festival.


Earlier this week, Essence revealed the digital cover featuring the legendary Wu-Tang member who sat down with the publication to discuss his resistance to being a s

ESSENCE and Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse explore ways to end retail racism while supporting Black businesses.