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Essence Festival is approaching, and during July 4th weekend African-American women and their friends will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana, for a fun-filled weekend of music, beauty, upliftment, education, and more! Whether this is your first time at Essence or you go every year with girlfriends, here are seven "must-haves" you shouldn't forget to pack!

When it comes to the continued rape, abuse, murder, and disenfranchisement of Black American women, the legislative, societal response is a resounding "you can take it," "you brought this on yourself," or "shut up about it."

Afraid to go natural because of the big chop? Read this and prepare for natural hair heaven!

Officer Christopher Hess will face aggravated assault charges for firing into a moving car at least 13 times, killing mother of two, Genevive Dawes.  

CosmoProf Las Vegas is a top-notch, trade show that brings the best beauty brands, with all the newest (and existing) innovation and products to one location. In addition to great products and learning new beauty secrets, we found some of the best style from our Black and Brown beauties, curated by Love, Aunt Bonnie.

The 'Lemonade' star didn't expect to go shopping with the Beyhive!

Not only do Black girls rock, but they are super stylish, too! Get some style inspiration from these Brown beauties!


The 2016 ESPY Awards brought our most athletic stars and their supportive celeb friends to the red carpet! See sparkle, shine, and sex appeal from the ESPY welcome mat.

Well, this is one way to get fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's attention: display an eerily accurate, artistically created, larger-than-life depiction of the king of fashion in Rome.

Jaden Smith is the August 2016 cover model for Nylon Magazine. Between starting conversations about his gender-fluid style and becoming the face of Louis Vuitton womens wear at just 17 years old, the actor has made quite a statement.