Black Trans Woman Bree Black Murdered in Florida

Bree Black, a Black transgender woman, was found dead in her home after a fatal shooting in Florida, making her the 21st known transgender person to be murdered in 2020. Black, 27, was found dead in her home...

Thrift Store Gives Pets a Second Life

Since its inception in 2011, Second Life has been harnessing the power of “resale therapy” to help animals in need. The part-thrift store, part-organization is dedicated to providing grants to local animal resc...

Ways to Say Goodbye

The unconditional love our pets bring into our lives is priceless, but it comes at a cost when their lives reach a bittersweet end. Saying goodbye to your furry companion can be hard, but putting them to rest s...

Billy Porter Makes History with Essence Cover

After becoming the first Black gay man to win an acting Emmy and the first male-identified cover star of Allure magazine, Billy Porter has made history yet again by becoming the first openly gay cover star of E...