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#ESSENCE is saddened to report the passing of famed author, Eric Jerome Dickey. Dickey was an ESSENCE and New York Times best-selling author best known for his novels about contemporary African-American life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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Today is Zora Neale Hurston's birthday! The literary great left so many treasures behind. Go inside for a list of our favorites. #ESSENCE 

Unveiling our January + February cover art featuring a stunning collaboration with global fashion and beauty founder @rihanna  and artist Lorna Simpson. The striking visuals channel iconic black magazine spreads with an ethereal Rihanna. #ESSENCE 

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Tracee's new appointment comes as Ulta doubles the number of Black owned brands available in stores and will be investing $25M to encourage diversity. #ESSENCE 

Happy Heavenly Birthday Bob Marley! Tap in for how his legacy is influencing a new generation of resisters. #ESSENCE 

WATCH: Brandy opens up about the devastating connection she'll share with her idol, Whitney Houston, forever. #ESSENCE 

For Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the issue of Washington, D.C. statehood is not only political, but personal. Tap in for details. #ESSENCE 

Iconic Rapper, DMX, has died a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 50. DMX was known for his faith, heart, and captivating talent, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. #ESSENCE 

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. to Nipsey Hussle: "I'm so grateful that I had you. I love you beyond this earth and until we meet again—THE MARATHON CONTINUES!" ?? #CelebrationOfNipseyHussle  #RIP 

Kevin Hart's question of the day: "How do you want your book to end?" #RocNationBrunch  (?️: @REVOLTTV )

Iconic model, entrepreneur, and lifestyle expert B. Smith has passed away. She broke down barriers for women of color in the modeling world and beyond. May she rest in peace. 🕊️(📷: Getty/B. Smith)

Malia Obama turns 22 today! Happy birthday, young queen. 🎂

Trayvon Martin should be celebrating his 24th birthday today... He will never be forgotten and the fight for justice is far from over. ?? #RIP 

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This African braiding technique was created by our ancestors to help prevent hunger during slavery:

Kim Kardashian calls on her high-powered legal team to help free Cyntoia Brown:

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Zaytoven and his daughter nailed this scene from The Five Heartbeats. (📹: Zaytoven)

From their very first date, it was evident that @MichelleObama  and @BarackObama  were in for something magical. Happy 27th anniversary to the Obamas. ❤️

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