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Click for more detail about ESSENCE Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, 1942 - 2018 by Editors of Essence Magazine ESSENCE Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, 1942 - 2018

by Editors of Essence Magazine
Essence (Aug 21, 2018)
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She was the undisputed Queen of Soul. With 18 Grammy Awards to her credit, the first woman inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many more accolades too numerous to mention, Aretha Franklin’s legacy will be felt on American culture and music for decades to come. Now, to honor the Queen of Soul after her death at age 76, Essence brings you Aretha Franklin, a Special Commemorative Edition that gathers five decades of stunning images from throughout her career paired with revealing interviews into one volume. The photographs document the evolution of an icon, and the exclusive interviews reveal the timelessness of her thoughts on issues ranging from motherhood and men to her commitment to perfecting her craft. Also included is a special essay that places her groundbreaking rendition of “Respect” (“R-E-S-P-E-C-T!”) within the context of its time and looks at its impact today, as well as “The Queen’s Greatest Moments.” This Special Commemorative Edition honors the groundbreaking performer as the icon and trailblazer that she was.


Click for more detail about ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars by Editors of Essence Magazine ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars

by Editors of Essence Magazine
Essence (Feb 16, 2018)
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The bold and the beautiful

From the moment that Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone With the Wind (1939), a new course for African American women in Hollywood was set. Though, for this great achievement, it would be 63 years before another African American woman—Halle Berry—would claim the trophy for Best Actress. Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars, the new Collector’s Edition from ESSENCE, is a visual chronicle of the strides that African American actresses have made in Hollywood. From the early pioneers like Ethel Waters and Juanita Moore to the leading lights of the 70s and 80s, such as Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll and Diana Ross, and to the stars that rock the red carpet today, including Taraji P. Henson, Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis. We feature the nominees and the winners on-set, on the red carpet and in their own words—including the inspiring acceptance speeches of each of the winners. And of course, the photographs: dozens of pictures showcasing these trailblazers on the red carpet, in the roles that won them nominations, and even relaxing at home. Black Women in Hollywood is both a walk down memory lane and an inspirational reminder: to dream bigger than you could have ever imagined.


Click for more detail about ESSENCE The Obamas: The White House Years by Editors of Essence Magazine ESSENCE The Obamas: The White House Years

by Editors of Essence Magazine
Essence (Nov 25, 2016)
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ESSENCE has followed the journey of this first family since long before they entered the national spotlight. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, became America’s first African-American president and First Lady. This uplifting, beautifully illustrated 96-page salute to the Obamas commemorates their time in the White House and celebrates their significant moments.

Among the highlights:The growth of Sasha and Malia from children into elegant young ladiesBe Fearless: an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to successLavish and intimate photography showcasing the special moments of the Obama presidencyThe full text of President Obama’s powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney.


Click for more detail about Essence Maya Angelou: Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey by Editors of Essence Magazine Essence Maya Angelou: Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey

by Editors of Essence Magazine
Essence (Jul 29, 2014)
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Maya Angelou was a true Renaissance woman. ESSENCE Editors celebrate the iconic storyteller's legacy in the new book Maya Angelou Her Phenomenal Life & Poetic Journey, a reminder of the grace and power of the extraordinary woman who departed on May 28, 2014, and left behind several lifetimes of examples of living life with faith, purpose and passion.


Click for more detail about Essence Presents Ledisi Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power by Ledisi Essence Presents Ledisi Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power

by Ledisi
Essence (Jun 05, 2012)
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Over the past four decades ESSENCE introduced our readers to inspirational voices such as Susan L. Taylor (In the Spirit; Lessons in Living; All About Love); and New York Times Best-Sellers Iyanla Vanzant ("In the Meantime," and "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up"), Juanita Bynum ("Matters of the Heart"), and Bishop T.D. Jakes ("Before You Do" and "Reposition Yourself"). Now, ESSENCE is pleased to share an incredible new uplifting and empowering voice with its 7.5 million readers and book lovers everywhere. In the tradition of Iyanla Vanzant's blockbuster 1993 book Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color, ESSENCE is pleased to collaborate with powerhouse musician Ledisi for a soulful and enlightening collection of the singer's inspiring meditations, quotes, and anecdotes charting her astonishing transformation as a woman and an artist.

Ledisi, who has been described as having a mix of Tina Turner's energy, Nina Simone's brilliance, and Ella Fitzgerald's range, is a multiple Grammy nominee who has quickly connected with ESSENCE readers because of her authenticity and tenacity to strive for success on her own terms.

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Click for more detail about ESSENCE The Black Woman’s Guide to Healthy Living: The Best Advice For Body, Mind + Spirit In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s + Beyond by Angela Burt-Murray ESSENCE The Black Woman’s Guide to Healthy Living: The Best Advice For Body, Mind + Spirit In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s + Beyond

by Angela Burt-Murray
Essence (Jan 13, 2009)
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From the African-American community’s trusted authority, "Essence Guide to Healthy Living", is an interactive manual designed to help black women care for their bodies, minds and spirits. Covering both major health issues such as diabetes and heart disease and tackling everyday concerns from weight loss to balancing work and life, this handy guide has a reader-friendly tone, actionable service and chapters packed with checklists, inspiring real-life examples, space for journal entries and worksheets for readers to execute their own personal wellness plans. Developed with expert advice from leading physicians, nutritionists, fitness instructors, psychologists, spiritual gurus and other healthcare experts, "Essence Guide to Healthy Living" is designed to help black women lead healthier and better lives.This guide includes: step-by-step exercise plans; guidance for achieving emotional balance; tips for enjoying a healthy sex life; listing and explanation of medical tests; and, inspiring real-life weight-loss success stories.


Click for more detail about Essence: 50 Of The Most Inspiring African-Americans by Patricia M. Hinds and Susan L. Taylor Essence: 50 Of The Most Inspiring African-Americans

by Patricia M. Hinds and Susan L. Taylor
Essence (Jan 03, 2006)
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Essence Books presents a revised and updated edition of its popular 2002 hardcover that sold over 40,000 copies.50 of the Most Inspiring African-Americans features dynamic profiles of some of today`s most influential, powerful, and, above all, inspiring African-Americans.This is a coffee table softcover that features people of color who are breaking barriers in political, educational, business, and entertainment arenas, as well as those building up their communities. This exquisite 160-page book includes more than 100 stunning photographs. Includes some of the most inspiring African-Americans of present dayrole models, icons, and innovatorswho are changing our world, are in the news, and are making a difference on both national and grass-roots levels Profiles include such well-known and respected people as Maya Angelou, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Barack Obama, Condoleeza Rice and Tyra Banks Essence magazine sells over 1 million copies per issue and has approximately 8 million loyal monthly subscribers Essence 50 of the Most Inspiring African-Americans hardcover edition currently has over 57,000 copies in print