Inside the Pandemic in India

NASHVILLE, TN– India is staggering from COVID-19. Officials say 2,000 people are dying every day. Funeral pyres are burning bodies around the clock and the actual daily death toll could be as high as 10,000. […]


Statement From Rev. Sharpton & Nan On Announcement Of The U.S. Department Of Justice Investigation Into The Louisville Police Practices After Shooting Of Breonna Taylor

NEW YORK (April 26, 2021) — One year since the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor by police, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday that the U.S. Justice Department will open a civil investigation into the Louisville Metro […]


‘Nomadland’ filmmaker Chloé Zhao Becomes First Woman Of Color To Win Best Director At Oscars

By PETER SBLENDORIO “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloé Zhao has completed her journey toward Oscars glory. The Chinese-born Zhao won Best Director at Sunday’s Academy Awards for her work on the visually stunning “Nomadland,” making her the […]


Marking “The Year that Changed the World,” Essence Releases First-Ever Quilt Artwork Cover-Capturing Events of 2020

(New York, N.Y.)—The news of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd has caused many to reflect on the seemingly endless challenges—and endless hope, fight and resilience—that the Black community has experienced […]