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Another Essence Festival has come and gone, refueling us with great music, food and community. There were so many amazing events, from the HBO “Insecure” party to the beauty and style expos. Black folks came out styling at this year’s festival, including some of our favorite celebrities. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Essence…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph has graced the entertainment industry for almost four decades. Her performance as Deena in the Broadway play “Dreamgirls” garnered her a Tony nod in the early ’80s and made her a household name. Thirty years later, Beyoncé played the same role in the movie Dreamgirls. Ralph has paved the way for so many…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph backing off-Broadway musical ‘Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical’ Sheryl Lee Ralph and her organization, The D.I.V.A. Foundation, are lending their support to a play detailing the life of disco singer Sylvester. Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, is a theatrical work that will touch on Sylvester’s glamorous lifestyle and style of…

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Congratulations are in order to actress Tia Mowry-Hardict as her sitcom, “Instant Mom,” has just been renewed for a second season on Nickelodeon. The show about a party girl who instantly becomes mom to three kids when she marries their doctor father has become somewhat of a sleeper hit for the network. Unlike most networks,…

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Reclaiming Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dream Girl by Sheryl Lee Ralph Famed actress Sheryl Lee Ralph just published her first book recounting her life as an actress in Hollywood, her rise to stardom, becoming an activist, and what makes a true DIVA. Reading this book is like having a conversation with Ms. Ralph as she provides the reader with…

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