The Harder They Fall Premiere – Essence

My Sister's Keeper | Danesha Smith On Having Goals For Mentorship – Essence

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In My Feed | Black Musicians Who Sold Their Publishing Rights – Essence

Last week, singer Tina Turner sold the rights to her music catalogue spanning more than 60 years to German music publishing company BMG. Turner isn’t the first artist to sell recording rights to a publishing company. Here’s a list of some of history’s most notable Black artists to have their recording or publishing rights purchased.

The 5 Chicest And Coziest Hoodies On The Market Right Now

If there’s one thing this pandemic has shown us, it’s the need to be comfortable. However, long gone are the days of beat up sweatpants and worn-down t-shirts. The category now is: cute, comfy yet fashionable — easily achievable through stylish hoodies.

Whether you work from home or your day-to-day activities have drastically changed, these brands will have you stylish and warm without breaking the bank.

PAUL THOMAS on… Boris's holiday in the sun

PAUL THOMAS on… Boris’s holiday in the sun

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

Brits stuck at airport as NHS app goes DOWN leaving travellers unable to access vaccine passport

THE NHS Covid app is DOWN – leaving Brits needing vaccine passports to fly abroad stuck at the airport.

A message on the app says: "There are currently issues with accessing the Covid pass on the NHS APP and website."

    GU LGBTQIA+ True Colors Tribute – Essence

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    In My Feed | Hot Celeb Vacay Homes – Essence

    For her 29th birthday, Offset surprised Cardi B with a 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home in the Dominican Republic. Here are five more hot celebrity vacation homes, from Naomi Campbell’s villa in Kenya to the Obamas’ estate on Martha’s Vineyard.

    In My Feed | Happy Birthday Ashanti – Essence

    In honor of the Grammy Award-winning singer’s birthday, we’ve gathered some of her best looks. Happy Birthday, Ashanti!

    Several people killed in bow and arrow attack in Norway

    Oslo: Several people were killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in the Norwegian town of Kogsberg on Wednesday (Thursday AEDT), local police said.

    “The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

    “Several people have been injured and several are dead,” Aas said.

    He declined to comment on the number of casualties.


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    PAUL THOMAS on… our perilous food supply

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

    Cher Sues Widow Of Sonny Bono, Claims ’60s Hits Royalties Being Withheld

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    Guess Who This Toothy Tot Turned Into!

    Before this toothy tot was strutting down some of the biggest runways in fashion, she was just another sweet, smiling kid growing up in DeKalb, Illinois.

    This bangs babe took over the world as the biggest supermodel of her time over 30 years ago. She graced the cover of numerous magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Playboy. Although she is now retired, she just recently made an appearance on Rihanna‘s Savage X Fenty fashion show.

    Now, she has two children of her own … one of which is walking in her footsteps with her popular model behavior!

    Can you guess who she is?

    'On My Block' Brett Gray On His Career, His Music, and His Mental Health – Essence

    Brett Gray, singer and actor on Netflix’s ‘On My Block’, sat with Associate GU editor D’Shonda Brown to talk about the season finale, how music helped him navigate the pandemic, and what he wants fans to know about him.

    Trans Nonbinary 'Hamilton' Actor Claims They Were Fired for Requesting a Gender-Neutral Dressing Room

    Fantasy football rankings: NFL Week 6

    Week 6 is here, and so are our analysts with their fantasy football rankings for this week’s games.

    Below you will find individual and composite rankings for each position for PPR and non-PPR formats. Click a link and get ready for game time!

    PPR rankings:
    Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers
    Tight ends | Kickers | Defense/Special teams

    Non-PPR rankings:
    Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers
    Tight ends | Kickers | Defense/Special teams

    Our analysts update their rankings throughout each week.

    In My Feed | Happy Birthday Usher – Essence

    We’re celebrating the R&B singer’s 43rd birthday with a round up of his biggest hits. Happy Birthday, Usher!

    The Harder They Fall Premiere – Essence

    Music legends and A-list actors were in attendance for the U.S. debut of the Netflix original film from Jeymes Samuel. The all-Black western features a star-studded cast on camera and an equally talented music team behind the scenes.