February is Black History Month, and we thought it was the perfect time to reflect on the impact that African American lawyers have had on the nation's legal...
5 Tips for Researching Your African-American Ancestry
Talk to living family members and write down what you know. Ask for names, birth and death dates, burial locations, obituaries, photographs or anything else that may help you with your research. There are lots of free genealogy forms online, like family charts and group sheets. Visit CyndisList, Ancestry , and Mid-Continent Public Library for free, downloadable charts and group sheets Visit any branch of the…
How to Make African-American Hair Grow Fast
Don't believe the common misconception that African American women must settle for short, fragile, unruly hair. The secret to achieving long black hair involves adopting a simple, yet effective hair care regimen. Many common habits actually subject black hair to abuse on a daily basis. To obtain substantial length, you must nurture hair growth...
Top African-American Romance Novels
February is both Black History Month and the month of love as Valentine's Day sits right around the corner. With that in mind, BET takes a look at some of the most amorous and breathtaking romance...
10 African-American Cowboys Who Shaped The Old West
Many of us grew up watching Westerns on TV and at the movies. Seldom did anyone other than a white person play the hero. Books and textbooks also presented
Liv and Steven Tyler Discover African-American Ancestors Who Were Musicians
On Who Do You Think You Are?, Liv Tyler was elated to discover that her great-great-great-great-grandfather Robert Elliot was part African-American.
Here’s What Happened To A White American Who Went On A Racist Rant In Africa
Ugandan police arrested American citizen Jimmy L. Taylor, 69, and charged him with assault for a racist attack at the Grand Imperial Hotel in the capital, Kampala.
African-Americans Top Media Users
According to a custom survey by Nielsen with Essence, African-Americans consume more content, engage and connect, than other groups on all fronts, through various mainstream and niche media outlets and platforms. In a consumer marketplace cluttered with options, African-Americans choose the best-fit media outlets for news gathering and entertainment purposes.
Fibroids: Greater in African-American. Why?
Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterus – are the most common pelvic tumor in women. Fibroids are also a major reason that women
On Teaching the Lessons of African-American Leaders
On the heels of Black History Month, Porshia Hall (Alabama ’15) shares how she infuses Black History lessons into her classroom throughout the year.
The 10 Best Workplaces for African-Americans
What do you look for in a workplace? Stellar benefits? Room for growth? Enviable perks? Partnering with Great Place to Work, Fortune magazine and People en Español, ESSENCE has compiled a list of the 10 best workplaces for African-Americans. Flip through our gallery to see our list, and get ready to update those resumes!