SHE ✨👑

She, Composed of grace and style She, Made up of brown sugar and gold She, Skin like cocoa and honey She, Built with the unwillingness to fold She, Armed with the strength of ten men She, Shining as bright as the stars in the night sky She, Never settling, aware of her worth She, Boldly …

Black History Month: A Salute to Charlotta Bass

Charlotta Spears Bass was a journalist and activist who, as editor of the California Eagle, championed African-American equality and freedom. Born on February 14, 1874, in Sumter, South Carolina, Charlotta Spears Bass worked as managing editor of the African-American newspaper The California Eagle. She and husband Joseph Bass called for an end to segregation and …

It’s Just a Name … Or Is It? Girl Changes Name from ‘Keisha’ to ‘Kylie’ Because of Race Issues

Does having an ethnic name cause one to be seen negatively in the eyes of society? Nineteen-year-old Keisha Lenee Austin believes so and has the firsthand experience to prove it. For years, Austin has been asking her mother for one thing and one thing only -- a name change. The Kansas City native says that as …

Viola Davis Covers Essence Magazine; Says ‘I Took Off My Wig Because I No Longer Wanted To Apologize For Who I Am’

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis covers the October issue of Essence magazine, on stands now, and she looks absolutely stunning! First off, let me just say that I am loving the fact the she is on Essence's cover with her natural hair! As a fellow naturalista, that makes me proud. It is small progress like this …