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Sis, the way you look in that swimsuit while pregnant is the definition of blessed and highly favored ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ.(๐Ÿ“ท: @theyoshedoll ) #essencetravels
If you donโ€™t start nothing, there wonโ€™t be nothing. #IdrisElba weighs in on the #MeToo movement. Hit the ๐Ÿ”— in our bio for his take on how to keep yourself out of trouble in this new era of accountability. (๐Ÿ“ท: Getty)
After #Offset โ€™s very public attempt at reconciliation, #CardiB took to Instagram to let her fans know her breakup was not grounds to bully the father of her daughter. Swipe for Cardiโ€™s message and hit the ๐Ÿ”— in our bio for the declaration of love that took Cardi by surprise. (๐Ÿ“ท: Getty)
Itโ€™s hard to imagine the humility and strength it takes to prioritize your mental health with the world critiquing your every move. @michellewilliams , you are not only a gift but quite possibly the inspiration someone will use to save their own life. Hit the ๐Ÿ”— in our bio for more on #MichelleWilliams consistent commitment to her mental health. (๐Ÿ“ท: Getty)
Things we still havenโ€™t gotten over: THIS. @zendaya , weโ€™d appreciate a warning before you snatch our wigs. (๐Ÿ“ท: Getty)
The angelic #KimPorter was taken from us just weeks before her 48th birthday. The way Kim brought light and love to all who knew her is one of the many reasons she remains sorely missed. Hit the ๐Ÿ”— in our bio for @diddy โ€™s touching birthday tribute to the model, mother, and longtime love. (๐Ÿ“ท: ESSENCE 2007, Jim Wright) #KimPorterDay
The Golden Child has arrived and itโ€™s a girl ๐ŸŽ€! Congrats @remyma and @papoosepapoose ! (๐Ÿ“ท: Remy Ma)
Hot chocolate alert โ˜•๏ธ! Introducing ESSENCE's #12BaesOfChristmas . This year, all we want for Christmas are these 12 scene-stealers to appear beneath the tree. Letโ€™s hear it for the fellas who commanded our attention and stole our hearts in 2018. Tap the ๐Ÿ”—in bio for more #12BaesOfChristmas !
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Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away. The three-time Grammy winner was 81 years old. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Rest In Peace, Nancy. (ESSENCE January 2007, Andrew Macpherson) Hit the ๐Ÿ”— in bio for the full story.
Princess Cairo and her little crown couldnโ€™t be cuter! ๐Ÿ˜(๐Ÿ“ท: @tiamowry )
We don't think it's possible to love our Forever FLOTUS any more than we already do! ๐Ÿ˜‚(๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ: @MichelleObama )
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