Douglasville residents were thrilled to see a change in the political makeup of their small, rural city last week when Rochelle Robinson was elected mayor, making her both the first female and the first Black politician to hold the seat,

Angolan supermodel Maria Borges is no stranger to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, but on Tuesday, the beauty became the first model to rock natural hair in the show’s history. Speaking with Essence, Borges discussed her natural hair journey and why she wanted to wear her TWA (teeny-weeny afro) during the show. In the past, […]

Among the honorees were Misty Copeland, Caitlyn Jenner, the U.S women's soccer team, family members and survivors of the Charleston Massacre, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Holmes and Cecile Richards.

Genesis, the adorable four-year-old daughter of Viola Davis, refused to dress up as the popular Disney character Elsa or a pirate. Instead, she wanted to be her Emmy Award-winning mother.

Quvenzhane Wallis is making leaps and bounds in the publishing world by landing a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster.

One little girl's admirable ambition has made her want to be like the most powerful athlete in the world -- Serena Williams.

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Serena Williams is now one step closer to solidifying her place in history as the greatest female tennis player of all time with another U.S. Open win under her belt. The pro tennis superstar defeated big sister Venus after a grueling three-set battle in Tuesday night’s U.S. Open quarterfinals match-up. A competitive sibling rivalry that […]

Serena Williams must play her older sister Venus Williams in order to take the Grand Slam Title at the US Open on Tuesday.

Tracee Ellis Ross channels her disco diva mother, Diana Ross, in a recreation of the 1989 music video, "Work That Body."

https://instagram.com/p/6vtpwTIg8m/ A 25-year-old Black woman is making history by becoming the youngest judge in the history of Easley, South Carolina. According to ForHarriet.com, Jasmine Twitty — a graduate of the College of Charleston — has long been recognized for her dedication to developing young people into professionals. Now, the young woman is solidifying her place […]

Talk about #BlackGirlMagic. With an ongoing conversation about justice, race, and diversity dominating media in recent months, it’s only right that some of the largest magazines in the nation are celebrating Black women in a big way. Kerry Washington was the latest star to cover Self, showing off her Pilates moves and speaking out on the […]