Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae all grace the cover of the May edition of Essence Magazine for their “Game Changers”…


Essence magazine fashion director, Ellianna Placas, who was on board for two years, has been let go from her duties, reports the New York Post. The hiring of the white editor back in 2010 caused quite a stir for the magazine because many resented that a black woman was not placed at the helm of its […]


Despite being 9-months pregnant, Tina Campbell made the trip to New Orleans with her sister Erica so Mary Mary could perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. Erica sat down for an interview with Carol’s Daughter before the duo’s performance. Check it out: RELATED: Mary Mary’s Tina Named Favorite Pregnant Celebrity! Mary Mary Season Finale […]


In a recent article for Essence Magazine, Mary Mary’s Erica and Tina gave advice on being the you that God intended. Here’s what they wrote: Being your authentic self — “you” — has more to do with the strength God puts in our hearts than it does with how we look on the outside. It’s […]