Jetsetter, @ptpassages, got the surprise of a lifetime when visiting Tokyo. The charm of Japan’s fast-paced capital was only made sweeter with a proposal. 💍 Tap the 🔗 in bio to get a glimpse of her stay in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” [📷: @ptpassages ] #EssenceTravels
Happy 49th Birthday to Malcolm-Jamal Warner!
After reading negative comments, @porsha4real set the record straight that she is not buying into the pressure society puts on new moms to “bounce back.” “I just feel like we should be able to bask in motherhood and let our bodies naturally heal and evolve.” Tap 🔗 in bio to read her clap back in full. [📷: @porsha4real ]
Jamie Foxx’s daughter, @corinnefoxx, made her big-screen debut with Friday’s release of ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged.’ As you might expect, the proud dad is over the moon. “He’s so proud of me, he can’t even look at me without tearing up.” Tap the 🔗 in bio to read his heartfelt message. [📷: getty]
Marcus Garvey, born August 17, 1887, was a crusader for Black nationalism and regarded as the leader of the largest organized mass movement in Black history. His life's work is a reminder that there is strength in unity and unparalleled power in Blackness.
Happy 61st birthday, @im.angelabassett! ❤️
The first time Jose laid eyes on Chloe, she wasn’t ready to date and respectfully declined the offer to be connected. Fast forward to a few months later, fate stepped in and the two randomly ran into each other. The rest is history! "He was all-in from our first date and has been consistent since the day I finally met him." Tap the 🔗 in bio for more on the couple whom you may remember from their viral scavenger hunt-style proposal. #BridalBliss (📷: Stanley Babb)
@NickiMinaj is very much in love with her boyfriend Kenneth Petty, and the couple will soon make it official by getting married. "Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married.” Tap the 🔗in bio for more details on Nicki's upcoming nuptials. (📷: Nicki Minaj)
@missymisdemeanorelliott just made history as the first female hip-hop artist to receive MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in its 25-year history. With over 30 years in the business, this award is more than well-deserved. Congrats, Missy! Tap the 🔗in bio for more. (📷: Getty)
@JackieAina just got the type of proposal that little girls dream about! She was recently whisked away to Santorini, Greece by her boyfriend, Denis Asamoah, for her birthday and got engaged! Tap the 🔗in bio for more on the YouTube sensation's stunning surprise proposal. ( 📷:Denis Asamoah/Jackie Aina)
@SimoneBiles is making history again! The 22-year-old became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount. 🙌🏾 Go, Simone! Tap the 🔗in bio for more on the 14-time world champion’s historical moment.(📷:Getty)
Micha and Shawn Woods originally married in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day 1999. But after 20 years of wedded bliss, they decided to renew their vows in the city of love. Tap 🔗 in bio for more love in Paris. [📷: @paris_photographer ]
Happy Birthday to the incredibly talented, @violadavis! Your love and support of Black women runs deep, and your hard work and passion is truly inspiring. Wishing you much happiness on your special day. 💕
Not only is the official #HotGirlSummer anthem here, the song is off the charts — literally! The track is now the first female collab in history to hit #1 on iTunes!! @theestallion, you’re doing amazing sweetie. Shout out to the queen, @nickiminaj ! Tap the 🔗 link in bio for the rundown. [📷: @nickiminaj ]
LL Cool J’s daughter @ninabandzz celebrated her 19th birthday by releasing her debut single, “Call Me.” The young singer is definitely ready for the spotlight!! Tap 🔗 in bio to tune in. [📷: @ninabandzz ]
The Cast of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ is true beauty squad goals. Meet the #blackgirlmagic team that’s giving lewks and laughs. Tap 🔗 in bio for the run down.
Keyshia Cole is a mom times two! The “Love” singer recently welcomed a new baby with boyfriend Niko Hale. Shout out to #LeoSeason and congrats to the new parents! Tap 🔗 in bio to see all their excitement. [📷: getty]
After spending nearly half of her life in prison for a crime committed in self-defense, Cyntoia Brown will finally be released. “The Lord has held my hand this whole time and I never would have made it without him.” Tap the 🔗 in bio for the full story. (📷: Getty) #freecyntoiabrown
When it comes to baecations, one destination embodies romance like no other – Santorini, Greece. Tap the 🔗in bio to see #BlackLove take over the streets of 📍Greece. (📷: @___power___) #EssenceTravels #NationalGirlfriendsDay
@keke's securing a major bag! The actress is close to finalizing a deal as the third co-host of ABC’s hourlong daytime talk show 'Strahan and Sara.' Tap the 🔗in bio for more on Keke Palmer's potential new gig. (📷: Getty)
Change has been good for @ciara. You can see it in her smile, sense it from her glow and even hear it in her infectious hit “Level Up”. Her journey is a true testament of perseverance. “My faith has carried me through every challenge and triumph." Tap the 🔗in bio to read our July/August cover story with Ciara. (📷: @itayshaphoto)
In honor of the #InternationalDayofFriendship, we're taking this time to once again demand a 'Girlfriends' reboot! Who's with us?! Tap the 🔗in bio for who we would cast as Joan, Maya, Lynn, and Toni. (📷: Getty)
@LilNasX went from being pulled off Billboard's country music chart to breaking one of their biggest records! Now, that's what we call doing it for the culture 💪🏾. Tap the 🔗in bio for the full story. (📷: Getty)
@iamreginaking’s purple waist-length box braids, that’s it, that’s the sentence. 😍! Tap the 🔗in bio for more on Regina’s new summer hairstyle. (📷: Regina King)
@KeyshiaCole's baby shower was absolutely adorable. Her new mommy glow literally lit up the room. Tap the 🔗in bio for all the deets on Keyshia and Niko Hale's big day. (📷: Keyshia Cole)
Coils, kinks, curls, melanin, and magic!! #CurlFest was a mood. Tap the 🔗in bio for more fashion moments from the annual celebration of Black hair. ✊🏾🌸 (📷: @mama.photog)
Happy Birthday, @c.syresmith! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed, and your passion for others is inspiring. Thank you for being the change you want to see!
Issa wrap 🔥 Maze featuring the legend Frankie Beverly closed out the 25th #EssenceFest with a set that gave us literal chills and included the crowd singing “Before I Let Go” with the band. Thanks for another great one, until next year! (📷: @gregnoire)
@pharrell’s energy on the #EssenceFest Main Stage had us seeing double and triple and quadruple and... (📷: @gregnoire)
We have to ask. Which of tonight’s #EssenceFest main stage sets was your favorite? (📷: @gregnoire )
The #EssenceFest Super Lounge served flawless vocals all night.
@brownstoneofficial reminded everyone you have to prove it, in the #EssenceFest Golden Era Superlounge. ✨ Photo: Danielle C. Miles
It's about to go down! If this lineup doesn't say party with purpose, we don't know what will. Download the app for performance times. #EssenceFest
We spy with our little eyes, the cast of one of our favorite shows. Did you catch them in the convention center? #EssenceFest (📷: @karlfergusonjr)
No wonder it’s so hot in New Orleans 😍 Follow the link in bio for more #EssenceFest looks