According to TMZ, Olympic hurdler Lashinda Demus who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics — says her husband tried to strangle her and threatened…

A Georgia woman, Vickie McBride, and her son, Maurice McBride received their Ph.D’s on the same day. Vickie gave birth to Maurice at the tender age of 13. “Never in a thousand, million, trillion years [did I expect to get my PhD]. The thought of becoming a doctor anyone was far-fetched. I never thought I would […]

  *A Connecticut school is under fire from parents who say a field trip that purported to immerse students in the underground railroad experience went…

A while back, a story hit the wire about a Tennessee judge ordering a woman to change her child’s name from ‘Messiah’. The mother and father could not agree on a last name, thus they ended up in family court. Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered that the child’s name be changed to ‘Martin […]

Bishop T.D Jakes made a powerful appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s Masterclass, speaking about the subject of ‘fatherless children’. Jakes states that the best way to get the cycle broken to to start talking about it. Here, you can hear him speak on three ways to get that conversation started and his definition of ‘unconditional love’. […]

Reality TV seems to be a great home for eccentric and flamboyant personalities of all kinds, but Magic and Cookie Johnson are urging their son to stay away for the lure of  reality TV cameras. The couple’s son, E.J. came out of the closet earlier this year and ever since, he’s been doing a lotta […]

Hey, friends! Karen Vaughn here with five tips to help you make it through that time of the year; the kids are going back-to-school! Some of y’all might actually be happy to have the kids out of the house during the day and to be done with that weekly camp fee (YEESH!)…and some of y’all […]

Singer and R&B Divas reality star Syleena Johnson was the latest celebrities to get some tough love on OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” over the weekend. Johnson was joined by her sisters, her mother Brenda and singer father Syl Johnson in attempt to hash out the family’s ongoing problems. The show features the diva opening up about the years […]

The Zimmerman verdict disappointed and enraged millions this weekend—but perhaps no group of people was more struck than Black mothers, who worry daily about the dangers their sons face because they are profiled without consequence. These are women that ESSENCE seeks to serve and support every day. In response to the Not Guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case, ESSENCE is launching […]

A study came out today that shows couples are living in marital bliss in Indianapolis! Sharecare, an interactive health and wellness website, has posted the results and Indianapolis is ranked 9th in the U.S. list of cities where a marriage will be happiest. Happy Marriage: An Anti-Aging Secret? When it comes to living younger, marriage […]

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a baby boy! “My son will be an American, but I remain French,” Martinez said at the opening night of the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris on Wednesday evening. Martinez, who is serving as this year’s honorary president, added, “I’m French — it’s less important … Meaning, I […]