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Beyonce Covers Essence

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A very happy looking Beyonce is on the front of Essence magazine's July issue.

The 4 songstress also penned her own cover story and dishes on her 9 month hiatus. Bey wrote:

"I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile…"

We're glad you took a break, but at the same time it's nice to have you back 'bb!

[Image courtesy of Essence.]

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Wendy Williams Pulls A Double For Essence

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How's Wendy Williams doin'?


The talk show hostess and Dancing with the Stars contestant is on the cover of Essence magazine's May issue, which is all about girlfriends.

Lookin' good, girlfriend!

[Images courtesy of Essence.]

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Amber Riley In Essence


We love us some fierce Amber Riley. But the Glee star looked a bit overly photoshopped in a feature for Essence magazine.

In the mag’s effort to have a Glee episode devoted to Chaka Khan, the stylists dressed Amber as her icon.

And while we’re liking the overall look, we wonder where did Amber’s left knee go in the photo with the silver dress?

She looked much better in a similar sparkling silver gown last month at the Golden Globes sans photoshop.

What do U think of the shots?

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The Cast Of For Colored Girls Cover Essence



The ladies of Tyler Perry's much buzzed about film For Colored Girls are on the cover of Essence magazine's December issue looking great in their colorful dresses.

The all-star cast includes: Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington and Phylicia Rashād, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine and Tessa Thompson.

Lookin' good ladies!

[Image courtesy of Essence.]

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Women Protest At NYFW Over Essence' New Fashion Director

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Back in July we told you about the controversy that erupted over Essence magazine hiring a new fashion director Ellianna Placas, who is white.

The magazine's editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray quickly responded to the public outcry with a statement defending her new hire and since then it's been relatively quiet — that is until last week.

On the opening day of New York Fashion week a group of black women staged a protest over Essence's hiring of a white fashion director and the lack of black fashion directors at any mainstream fashion publications.

Dressed in all black, the women carried signs that read the names of Essence' fashion directors from the past 40 years. They didn't speak one word as they made their way from Essence' Manhattan headquarters to Lincoln Center.

The event producer, Quan Lateef explains: "We chose to make this a silent demonstration because we were not angry or bitter. We didn’t need to shout or holler. We’re just over it! Whether the powers that be heard it or not, our silence spoke volumes."

Protester Bayyina Black says the problem isn't just with Essence, it's the industry as a whole, adding "On a larger scale, in the year 2010 there is only one woman of color, Nina Garcia, who is a fashion director in the entire fashion industry."

She makes a good point.


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