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  • August 22 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, showing how far into 2019 black women must work to earn what white men made in 2018. That's 9 extra months! Even worse, the gap has widened since last year. Black women disproportionately are heads of households, they make up the largest group of minority women-owned businesses, and they're a key voting bloc with one of the biggest voter turnouts — when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities. They are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay! @phenomenal tee benefits the Black Futures Lab.
  • August 22 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, showing how far into 2019 black women must work to earn what white men made in 2018. That's 9 extra months! Even worse, the gap has widened since last year. Black women disproportionately are heads of households, they make up the largest group of minority women-owned businesses, and they're a key voting bloc with one of the biggest voter turnouts — when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities. They are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay! @phenomenal tee benefits the Black Futures Lab.
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  • #NYFW is on the horizon and we’ll be kicking things off by honoring top thought-leaders, visionaries and creators of color at our first ever Best In Black Fashion Awards. Cast your vote for your favorite red carpet maven in our bio link and be sure to follow along to see who wins on September 4th! #EssenceFashionHouse
  • #nyfw is on the horizon and we’ll be kicking things off by honoring top thought-leaders, visionaries and creators of color at our first ever Best In Black Fashion Awards. Cast your vote for your favorite red carpet maven in our bio link and be sure to follow along to see who wins on September 4th! #essencefashionhouse
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  • On this day 26 years ago, 'Living Single' debuted. Khadijah, Maxine, Regine, Kyle, Overton, and Synclaire literally shifted the culture. So, which one are you?!
  • On this day 26 years ago, 'Living Single' debuted. Khadijah, Maxine, Regine, Kyle, Overton, and Synclaire literally shifted the culture. So, which one are you?!
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  • There’s so much more to girls’ getaway than lounging on the beach or partying until sunrise. Have you ever thought of taking an African safari with your crew in tow? Believe us, a safari is the girls trip that you didn't know you needed! Tap the 🔗in bio to plan your next African adventure. #EssenceTravels (📷: @SENZ_M)
  • There’s so much more to girls’ getaway than lounging on the beach or partying until sunrise. Have you ever thought of taking an African safari with your crew in tow? Believe us, a safari is the girls trip that you didn't know you needed! Tap the 🔗in bio to plan your next African adventure. #essencetravels (📷: @senz_m)
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  • Today is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day 💸and it's time to...
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Pay us our worth! 
Tap the 🔗in bio for more on how we can disrupt the systems that guarantee our inequality.
  • Today is #blackwomensequalpay Day 💸and it's time to... Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Pay us our worth! Tap the 🔗in bio for more on how we can disrupt the systems that guarantee our inequality.
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  • From college sweethearts to life partners. Rachel and Kornelius Bascombe met at a college pep rally and have been inseparable ever since. Tap the 🔗in bio to check out the breathtaking wedding photos from this week's #BridalBliss. (📷: Lois Narae Lee)
  • From college sweethearts to life partners. Rachel and Kornelius Bascombe met at a college pep rally and have been inseparable ever since. Tap the 🔗in bio to check out the breathtaking wedding photos from this week's #bridalbliss. (📷: Lois Narae Lee)
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  • @Common takes viewers through the highs and lows of his 22-year fatherhood journey in his new video, "Show Me That You Love." The song was inspired by a phone call with his daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn, and includes real-life footage of moments between Common and Omoye over the years. Tap the 🔗in bio to watch the video.
  • @common takes viewers through the highs and lows of his 22-year fatherhood journey in his new video, "Show Me That You Love." The song was inspired by a phone call with his daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn, and includes real-life footage of moments between Common and Omoye over the years. Tap the 🔗in bio to watch the video.
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  • @Kelis turns 40 today! Wishing her the happiest of birthdays. ❤️
  • @kelis turns 40 today! Wishing her the happiest of birthdays. ❤️
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  • @SerenaWilliams is on the new issue of ESSENCE! Tap the 🔗to read more on how Serena defines style and why she’ll always speak up for herself and others from our September cover story. (📷: @kwakualston)
  • @serenawilliams is on the new issue of ESSENCE! Tap the 🔗to read more on how Serena defines style and why she’ll always speak up for herself and others from our September cover story. (📷: @kwakualston)
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  • @BorisKodjoe came through and schooled us on the importance of working out no matter how much (or how little) time or energy you THINK you have. Tap the 🔗in bio to listen to the latest #YesGirlPodcast with @Corimurray and @CharliPenn.
  • @boriskodjoe came through and schooled us on the importance of working out no matter how much (or how little) time or energy you THINK you have. Tap the 🔗in bio to listen to the latest #yesgirlpodcast with @corimurray and @charlipenn.
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  • @JemeleHill recalls odd run-ins with unqualified hairstylists and makeup artists in television. "There were a lot of makeup artists at ESPN that were not used to making up Black women, not knowing how to match our skin tones or anything like that." Tap the 🔗in bio to watch the latest #TheBlackAffect in full.
  • @jemelehill recalls odd run-ins with unqualified hairstylists and makeup artists in television. "There were a lot of makeup artists at ESPN that were not used to making up Black women, not knowing how to match our skin tones or anything like that." Tap the 🔗in bio to watch the latest #theblackaffect in full.
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  • @Rotimi has an exciting new announcement! He's the latest actor to join the 'Coming 2 America’ film. The @Power_starz actor joins new additions like Jermaine Fowler, Teyana Taylor, KiKi Layne, Leslie Jones, and more. Tap the 🔗 in bio for more on the upcoming sequel.
  • @rotimi has an exciting new announcement! He's the latest actor to join the 'Coming 2 America’ film. The @power_starz actor joins new additions like Jermaine Fowler, Teyana Taylor, KiKi Layne, Leslie Jones, and more. Tap the 🔗 in bio for more on the upcoming sequel.
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