Absolutely Screaming / Shrieking Because the First Look at 'Hocus Pocus 2' Is Here

ESSENCE Social Joins 'The Real' for Real Chat On Stevie J, Kanye West, and More

ESSENCE, Director of Social Media Charisma Deberry, joins the ladies of ‘The Real’ (Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Garcelle Beauvais) to discuss the hottest topics trending on your timeline. This week we’re taking on the social media chatter surrounding Faith Evans and Stevie J, Summer Walker‘s R&B smash, Pete Davidson’s rumored revenge on Kanye West, plus more! Tune in for hot takes daily on ‘The Real’ and bi-weekly to catch social updates with ESSENCE.

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Best Black Friday 2021 beauty, make up and grooming deals | The Sun UK

BLACK Friday is the perfect time to stock up on your favourite beauty, make up and grooming brands at a fraction of the normal price.

Ahead of the big day, we reveal some of the best bargains you can snap up now.

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No, an Astroworld Security Guard Was Not Injected With Drugs at the Fest

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner walked back a story that a security world at the Astroworld Festival was injected with a mysterious substance during the tragedy that left eight people dead.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, one day after the deadly crowd surge, Finner told reporters that a person working security had lost consciousness after feeling a prick on his neck. But at a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 10, Finner said, “We did locate that security guard. His story is not consistent with that. He says he was struck in the head, he went unconscious.” 

This story is developing…

WATCH NOW: Black Girl Magic with Ari Lennox, Aliya Janell and Sevyn Streeter

Coca-Cola and ESSENCE have created a special platform for real talk with three entertainment industry bosses in this new season of If Not For My Girls 3.0. In this episode, Ari, Sevyn, and Aliya talk about the dynamics of Black women working together, priceless gems and wisdom they have received from their Moms and Grandmothers, and even how they’ve been affected by colorism.

Check out Episode 2 – Black Girl Magic!

Shop Black-Owned Picks From Oprah's 'Favorite Things' – Essence

Tis the season to shop Black businesses! Oprah selected 22 Black businesses in a variety of industries for her annual shopping list, “Oprahs Favorite Things.” This year many of the more than 100 items she chose are from independent firms. She shared details on the theme of “going big by focusing small,” to the 20 million followers on her Instagram page.

PAUL THOMAS on… a nice little earner for MPs

PAUL THOMAS on… a nice little earner for MPs

To order a print of this Paul Thomas cartoon or one by Pugh, visit or call 0191 6030 178.

ESSENCE Social Joins 'The Real' for Real Chat On Stevie J, Kanye West, and More – Essence

Charisma Deberry talks about trending social media topics.

Box Office: ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Collects $2.3 Million on Opening Day

Paramount’s family friendly adventure “Clifford the Big Red Dog” pulled in $2.3 million on its first day in theaters.

The film, which is playing simultaneously on the streaming service Paramount Plus, opened on Wednesday to take advantage of the Veterans Day holiday weekend. It’s projected to generate $15 million to $17 million through Sunday.

More to come…

Tabitha Brown's Veggie Scramble – Essence

The popular author, actress, and vegan foodie shares one of her family’s favorite dishes for jumpstarting their day: a vegan veggie scramble.

Twitter Is Roasting TF Out of Jake Gyllenhaal as Taylor Swift Drops "All Too Well" with New Lyrics

Good morning to Taylor Swift only, who blessed the world with Red (Taylor’s Version), along with 10 full minutes of “All Too Well” with! additional! lyrics! And as anyone who has even a basic understanding of Taylor’s lyrics knows, this song is largely assumed to be about her ex Jake Gyllenhaal. So naturally, his name is currently trending on Twitter as fans roast him. Ahemmmmmmm:

Swifties Are Absolutely Melting TF Down Over 'Red (Taylor's Version)'

Anyone else write a dramatic email to their boss this morning asking for—nay, DEMANDING—time off from work to emotionally come down from Taylor Swift releasing Red (Taylor’s Version)? Cool, same, glad I’m not alone.

Taylor dropped her new/old album last night, and as you might expect the internet is in no way okay right now. Like, the only person more pumped than we are is Taylor herself, who told Jimmy Fallon:

Cool cool cool, and speaking of excited here is Twitter (and a touch of Insta) right now:

Military Mental Health | Building Your Mental Health Toolkit – Essence

Licensed professional counselor Samantha Saunders shares tips for building a mental health toolkit for active military members.

Absolutely Screaming / Shrieking Because the First Look at 'Hocus Pocus 2' Is Here

Like, I know a lot is going on today what with Beyoncé releasing a new song, Taylor Swift re-releasing Red, and the entirety of Twitter absolutely roasting Jake Gyllenhaal, but important announcement. Disney just dropped its very first look at Hocus Pocus 2 and I’M SIMPLY NOT OKAY!!!

Just going to get right to it.