Gabrielle Union Rocks The Cover Of ESSENCE’s November Issue – Talks Marriage, Motherhood, Politics & More


Gabrielle Union is bringing it, on the cover (and pages) of ESSENCE magazine’s November issue. The Being Mary Jane star rocks Lanvin, Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors Collection in her cover shoot, shot by Dennis Leupold.

The actress and activist is gearing up for Season 4 of “BMJ,” where in addition to starring in the show, she returns as a producer.

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Grace & Power: President Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Cover ESSENCE’s October 2016 Issue


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will soon be leaving the White House, as the president’s term nears its end.

ESSENCE is giving them a graceful send-off with the cover of its October 2016 issue – and the lovely couple is picture perfect. Inside, they talk their life in the White House, the state of the nation and the legacy they hope to leave behind.

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Uzo Aduba Graces The Cover Of ESSENCE Magazine’s September 2016 Issue


Uzo Aduba graces the cover of ESSENCE magazine’s September issue. She stepped into the role of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama, Orange is the New Black, which premiered in 2013, and has since nabbed two Emmys.

Inside the issue, Uzo opens up about issues encountered in the entertainment industry, how she’d chosen to throw in the towel just before landing her role in OITNB, and she also has a message of thanks for fans.

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Maxwell, Omari Hardwick Cover ESSENCE Magazine’s July Issue


ESSENCE magazine is serving up the eye candy with Power star, Omari Hardwick, and ESSENCE Fest headliner, Maxwell, rockin’ their own cover for its July 2016, Men’s Issue.

For the double cover feature, the Omari opens up about fatherhood, while Maxwell discusses his new album, and they both talk their success throughout the years.

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Andra Day Covers ESSENCE Magazine’s June 2016 Issue


Andra Day gets gorge in a long white dress and gold sandals, as she poses for her first ESSENCE magazine cover.

During her chat with the publication, the soul singer and ESSENCE Festival performer opens up about where she gets her signature style and her song “Cheers to the Fall.”

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ESSENCE Celebrates #BlackGirlMagic With February 2016 Cover Starring Yara Shahidi, Teyonah Parris & Johnetta ‘Netta’ Elzie


ESSENCE magazine is celebrating those shaping our future by highlighting the #BlackGirlMagic Class of 2016, in a special Black History Month issue.

Chi-raq’s Teyonah Parris, black-ish’s Yara Shahidi and social activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, each rock their own cover.

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Playing The Game To Win: Taraji P. Henson Poses For The Cover Of ESSENCE Magazine’s November Issue


Taraji P. Henson heats up ESSENCE magazine’s November issue; showing off some major leg in a high slit, black Fausto Puglisi dress on the cover.

In the cover story, the Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress touches on the importance of taking the business of acting seriously.

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Shonda Rhimes Covers ‘ESSENCE’ Magazine + Kerry Washington, Viola Davis & Other Shondaland Stars Rock Covers Too


Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind writer-producer behind the ABC hit series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, takes over the cover of ESSENCE, as well as some of the shows’ biggest stars.

Inside the October issue, the screenwriter, director and producer opens up about writing since the age of four, how she doesn’t write until the time is right, and more.

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