👻 EssenceMag

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Happy Birthday, #audrelorde! Your writing has caused many to re-examine and reimagine what it means to be Black. Thank you.


Squad moves are always THE move. @akasorority1908 we need y’all to come through with the pics. Who did you watch #blackpanther with?


@bafta beauty: @lupitanyongo’s makeup artist, @dilokritbarose 💄, calls this black & metallic blue winged eyeliner look “panther eyes” and we’re here for it. #BlueEyelinerFTW (📷; @gettyimages )



@getoutmovie + @blackpanther star, @danielkaluuya wins the EE Rising Star award at this year’s @bafta. Congratulations! Watching your career evolve has been a joy. P.s. we love a man that has mastered the art of accessorizing 👌🏾. #broochgoals


This right here 👆🏾. Happy birthday #tonimorrison. Your words are more than expertly written, they nourish the reader.


Let’s play a little game. It’s called: Where Is The Lie. If you can detect a lie, you win. Warning: the Viola Davis version of this game hasn’t produced a winner yet. Hit the 🔗 in our bio to dig through the receipts. (🎥: @womenintheworld)



It doesn’t matter how great your guy is, if you’re not mentally prepared for the date, it can still be a flop. Hit the 🔗 in the bio for all the tricks and tips you need to get the most out of your romantic outing. (📷: @gettyimages)


Happy birthday to the #og #blackpanther, #hueypnewton. Your contributions were many and great.


Our girl isn’t afraid of color and we love her for it. Slay on, sistah 👏🏾.(📷: @hannansaleh )



We’re gonna call it, @iamcardib was the darling of this year’s #NYFW. Need proof? Swipe through some of her boldest looks. If you’re craving more Cardi, hit the 🔗 in our bio.


So, we gotta ask you, what would life in Wakanda look like? (🎥: @blackbookla_ + @amplifyafrica)


WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! #blackpanther reigns. New issue on newsstands 2/23. (📷: @tierrajtaylor/ @dennisleupold)



Hold up! Nakia, uh we mean Lupita spits?!Name her debut album.( 🎥: @lupitanyongo ft. @letitiawright )


All of this melanin! 🙌🏾This photo is the true definition of #BlackExcellence. ✊🏾 Catch our new issue on newsstands 2/23. (📷: @dennisleupold) #BlackPanther


When people say you can’t find love on social media, Chavez and Reneé prove that notion to be totally false! This is what “happily ever after” looks like. ❤️ #bridalbliss (📷: @stanlophotography)



We’ll be draped in kente cloth, gold, silver, and the finest furs. You have been warned. #BlackPanther 💁🏾‍♀️


@Ciara and her little mini-me are giving us all the feels! Little Sienna is too cute for words 😍. Hit the 🔗in bio for more of Ciara and Russell Wilson’s adorable daughter. 📷: @dangerusswilson


The cast of #BlackPanther and our March cover stars gave us a glimpse into the world of Wakanda. Check out our new issue on newsstands 2/23. ✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽



Dipped in chocolate 🍫, bronzed in elegance, equipped with intelligence, and toasted with beauty! (🗣️: @amandlastenberg)


Black love is absolutely beautiful in every shade, at every age, and in every form. (📷: @thearthype) #valentinesday ❤️


One of the best parts of #valentinesday is all the sweet treats...especially the ones that look like this. 😋 💕(📷: @evseats) #essenceeats


This mother-daughter duo just won #NYFW ! 🙌🏾 (📷: @hannansaleh)


@AmaraLaNegraALN’s message about Afro-Latinas has resonated with the masses who are determined to let the world know that beauty comes in all shades. #EssenceNow


On this beautiful #valentinesday, @remyma continues to shower us with so much love and pride. It is because of women like her that we are able to wake up every morning and shatter glass ceilings. Watch the exclusive premiere of her new #melaninmagic video on


Happy #ValentinesDay ESSENCE fam! ❤️xoxo


Since our #blackpanther cover launch, we can’t stop thinking about Black royalty. May we introduce you to Prince Adegbite Sijuwade, son of Oba Sijuwade, the late Ooni of Ife, and his beautiful bride Princess Dolapo Sijuwade. Not only do they come from a long and noble family, but they are as highly regarded at home as they are abroad. This royal Black family may not have superpowers, but they are very real. #blackexcellence (📷: @marcydolapooni )


It’s #NYFW, y’all! You know what that means. There are queens slaying every way you look (our wigs have been snatched at least twice today.) If you’re trying to up the voltage of your everyday slay, hit the 🔗 in our bio for 29 real women who will inspire you with their beauty resolutions. ✨


This view has us gagging. *quietly adds the #grandcanyon to our travel bucket list* (📷: @oshawaiters ) #essencetravels


New Cover Alert 🚨! Behold King T’Challa. @ChadwickBoseman's infectious warrior spirit is likely to evoke a wokeness in you that’s been stored deep down in your royal DNA. Wakanda forever! On newsstands 2/23. #IssaEssenceSlay 🔗 📷: @dennisleupold


New Cover Alert 🚨! #BlackPanther’s @LupitaNyongo, @DanaiGurira, @Im.AngelaBassett, and @LetitiaWright are giving us the tools to reign as the African queens of the next millennium and beyond. On newsstands 2/23. #IssaEssenceSlay 📷: @dennisleupold