Essence Magazine


Young Entrepreneur: Maya Penn

Fourteen-year-old Maya Penn is sitting on a 75k-a-year enterprise according to the July 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! Go’on girl!  [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6yWEXx4f6M’] At age 8, she was making her own headbands and others would ask where they could be purchased. This prompted her, AT AGE EIGHT, to start her own business. […]


Naturals in NOLA 3

^My hair had a mind of its own and I did not mind one bit! Well, I made it to Essence Festival 2014 and maaaaaaan oh maaaaaaan was it a treat!! I didn’t even go to the nightly Superdome concerts (crazy, right?) yet I had a wonderful time! No, really! […]


Mocha Kid is taking over! 1

With a recent post from Essence Magazine, Mocha Kid Magazine is really making a name for themselves! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2yBHJaojug’]   Mocha Kid is an up-and-coming interactive magazine that is geared towards empowering, unleashing and glorifying the many physical shades of African American children.​ Their desire is to equip parents with the […]


Curly Nikki’s better than good hair 2

Big hair, straight hair, twists and buns…Curly Nikki brought out the St. Louis curly girls to support her book signing for “Better than good hair: the curly girl guide to healthy, gorgeous natural hair”! Alicia “Nikki” Walton wrote this with Ernessa T. Carter. Pictured with Sunshine’s Natural and Loving It! and Curly Nikki […]


SUPPORT! (REposted) 7

With the recent downplay of natural hair vloggers by Essence Magazine, many vloggers/bloggers have been asking others for one, simple request…be supportive instead of tearing one another down. Here is African Export’s view on the topic: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esS5sXG455Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube] There is truly enough internet to go around, so there is no reason […]


Natural Resources Salon (Houston, TX) 1

Natural Resources was named a “Pioneer in Black Beauty” by Essence Magazine! Tamika Fletcher and Monique Mack of Earth’s Nectar Natural Resources Salon is located in Houston’s flourishing Rice Village in Houston, TX.   They’re celebrating their 11th year as Houston’s leading natural hair care salon and boutique. “October 2001 marked […]


Let’s talk about beauty, love and sex, and healthy living!

“Look good, feel good, live good…” words to live by from Dr. Phoenyx Austin. About the Author: Dr. Phoenyx Austin is a physician, author, media personality, and entrepreneur. She enjoys discussing women’s topics related to beauty, relationships, culture and life, and is widely known for engaging audiences with a witty, […]