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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release – and expecting thousands to take up the… View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:26:37 +0000
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown‘s trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to… View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:19:00 +0000
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A correction officer has been taken hostage by inmates at an Ohio county jail. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:02:32 +0000
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely… View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:12:00 +0000
Lori Sullenberger (pictured) was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of drug and drug paraphernalia possession for allegedly selling thousands of dollars worth of heroin… View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:43:00 +0000
  1. Detroit Teen Takes Affirmative Action Talk about not taking no for an answer! View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:00 +0000
Ebony Magazine has announced that Mitzi Miller (pictured) is their new editor-in-chief, according to a recent press release. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:05 +0000
In an explosive interview with the Daily Mail, the ex-stepmother of Oprah Winfrey blasted the television icon for ruining her marriage and being dismissive of… View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:18:48 +0000
Just when you think you've seen every possible "Frozen" fan-made video out there, along comes this. It's a mashup of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Hans dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in a clip made with the MMD ("MikuMikuDance") freeware animation program. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:16:09 +0000
Nigeria was in the news last week for two big reasons. About 100 girls were allegedly abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram, which is also believed to be behind a recent attack on the country's capital, Abuja, that left 71 people dead. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:34:41 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in admissions to the state's public universities reinforces an ugly reality: that most Americans support affirmative action only when it is for whites and no one else. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:28:30 +0000
David Alan Grier may be responsible for solving Hollywood's most awkward problem -- those moments when black celebrities are confused with other black celebrities. We're sure you remember the Samuel L. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:50:41 +0000
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has announced that he and his wife Ashton are divorcing. Wilson made the announcement in a statement released by the Seahawks on Wednesday. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:48:13 +0000
Debbie Allen remembers the segregated water fountains of the 1960s. Growing up in Texas, things were so difficult, she and her family crossed the border into Mexico, so they could live without the binds of American racism. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:46:28 +0000
Mary-Kate and Ashley's label The Row isn't exactly known for being budget friendly (remember that famous $35,000 backpack?) But now, the fashion moguls have outdone themselves by creating a bag made out of nylon that retails for $1,550. Yes, you read that right. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:42:04 +0000
Could Khloe be sporting a gut full of French already? Khloe May Be Pregnant With French Montana’s Baby The Kardashians may have to prepare for the newest addition to their family. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:39:16 +0000
We wish these celebs were our neighbors! It’s a scientific fact that almost no one likes their neighbors. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:14:37 +0000
Do you agree? Civil Rights Group Says RHOA Perpetuates Stereotype Porsha dragging struggle bird Kenya across the stage isn’t a good example for little girls, but are they being unfairly called out? View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:51:19 +0000
This is sad. Elderly Couple Found Dead In Murder-Suicide It’s always so unfortunate that these couples couldn’t work out whatever issues they had without things turning violent. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:46:58 +0000
She’s 75…did they really have to tie her up? View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:30:43 +0000
Their swirly love just wasn’t enough. Russell Wilson Files For Divorce After 2 Years Of Marriage They are divorcing after just 2 years? Cold world…. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:06:35 +0000
These famous folks broke it down like crippled clowns on stage and as choreographers. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:35:05 +0000
Chris can’t catch a break. Chris Brown To Remain In Jail Until June Team Breezy needs to campaign for Breezy’s seat on “Fix My Life. View
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:34:09 +0000
Big Sam from the oh-so funky Big Sam's Funky Nation is gearing up for his 2014 ESSENCE Festival performance. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:29 +0000
Doc McStuffins has always been one of our favorite animated girls—she’s smart, adorable, and says the darnest things. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:15:31 +0000
Weeks after announcing that it will be rebranding itself as the premiere network for Black Women, ESSENCE.com has exclusively learned that Centric TV has signed a deal to air ARISE Entertainment 360! View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:02:25 +0000
California councilman Michael Tubbs is the subject of a new documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:07 +0000
Shonda Rhimes is headed back to her Alma Mater, Dartmouth College, this June.The Emmy-nominated creator of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice will deliver the 2014 commencement address at the Ivy League institution, reports The Root. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:55:25 +0000
Zoe Saldana steps into the role of Rosemary in the NBC remake of the classic film and best-selling suspense novel, Rosemary's Baby. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:15:11 +0000
ESSENCE Festival alums Gary Clark Jr. and Alice Smith meander down a bluesy path on Clark's latest single, "Please Come Home."The laid back track is a remake of the Grammy-winning song originally recorded by Clark for his debut album, Blak and Blu, in 2012. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:10 +0000
With Kim Burrell, Erica Campbell, Sebastian Mikael and Sevyn having pitched us who they would like to tribute at the festival this year in the bag, we continue our Dream Team pitches with Elle Varner."It's between Chaka [Khan], Diana Ross and Tina Turner. View
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:22:33 +0000