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Niecy Nash And Jessica Betts Make History As First Same-Sex Couple To Cover ESSENCE

The issue celebrates breakthrough moments of powerful women.

Jill Scott Reveals Love for Fashion DIY

The singer-actress gets creative when dressing her new body.
Real Husbands of Hollywood

Erykah Badu Opens Up About Growing Up With Matriarchal Role Models

The singer learned how to be a mother without losing Erykah.
Nia Long on Essence

Nia Long Covers Essence 's April Issue

The actress talks about working with her son in new film.
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson Chats About Finding Confidence at 30

The singer says, "I'm stronger than I’ve ever been."
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Goes for the Gold on Essence Cover

Stylist June Ambrose dresses the star in Rafael Cennamo.

Niecy Nash Pens Essence Piece on Breaking Up

The actress encourages readers to stop wallowing.
Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland Goes Goth for Essence 's September Issue

The singer opens up about finding her inner strength.

The Rock Chats About How He Pleases Women for Essence 's August Issue

He wants his partner to know he's going to take care of her.