Actor Idris Elba covers the November issue of Essence Magazine for their “50 Things Black Men Love About You” feature. “Skin, I love beautiful skin. I’m tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It’s always sexy….” –- Idris Elba Read more Ladies, make sure you […]

Kanye West stole the show during the Essence Music Festival closing down day two of the three day event. Many concert goers told AC of HOT 102.7 that Kanye could have had a whole day alone and that it was the best show they had ever seen. During Kanye’s show he stopped his music to […]

KISSDETROIT – Fantasia opened her set at the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana with a bold statement “F*** It”. Watch the video below for her message to the critics as well as a tribute to Prince. Although Fantasia has not publicly confirmed her pregnancy, based on the photos […]

KISSDETROIT – A stunning Jill Scott hit the Essence Music Festival stage in New Orleans. Jill brought along her close friend Anthony Hamilton to join her as they sang their newest single “So In Love”. Anthony Hamilton will also be joining Jill Scott on Budweiser’s ‘Jill Scott Block Party’ along with Mint Condition, DJ Jazzy […]


Essence magazine honored Janelle Monae last night at their 2nd annual Black Women in Music event. 2011 Grammy Nominations! Jazmine, Rihanna, Sade, Fantasia & Nicki Up For Awards! Also in attendance were the Bad Boy family, Leona Lewis, LeToya Luckett and more! Check it out: Janelle Monae Still Wears Only Black & White To Paris […]

Look out for the September 40th Anniversary issue of ESSENCE on newsstands. This issue will feature some of the most influential women in the nation, including DreamGirls actress and HIV/AIDS activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Honored as a passionate AIDS activist, Ms. Ralph is the founding director of the DIVA (Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed) Foundation 501(C)3 […]

If you’re not in New Orleans at the Essence Music Festival, and you’re wondering what went down last night on the main stage at the Superdome, we’ve got a snapshot of the evening’s activities from Times-Picayune music critic/reporter Keith Spera: Alicia Keys is not yet the most pregnant singer to rock a major stage in […]

Singer, Poet and Actress Jill Scott covers the May edition of Essence Magazine looking super fabulous! She has been in the news alot lately promoting the Tyler Perry film “Why Did I Get Married Too” and also because of her opinions on interracial dating, which some people may feel are a bit racist. You can […]