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EMPIRE’S QUEEN TARAJI P. HENSON TALKS ABOUT PLAYING THE GAME TO WIN IN ESSENCE’S NOVEMBER #LIFEGOALS GUIDE ISSUE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 13, 2015

 

IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE OF ESSENCE…

“Even though people are just now finding me as Cookie, thank God for Netflix because people are so moved by my performance they’re like, ‘Where has she been?’ I’ve always said I want to do the type of work that people study…” –Taraji P. Henson

 

COVER STORY: MONEY, POWER & RESPECT…

Taraji P. Henson’s firecracker role as “Cookie Lyon” on Empire has brought her a legion of new fans. As she moves through her newfound fame, the Emmy-nominated actress reflects on her stop-and-go moments in Hollywood, how she takes it all in stride, and why her current TV reign is right on time. (Page 82)

 

WOMEN OF THE WHITE HOUSE: Meet the dynamic Black women responsible for keeping President Obama’s administration running. (Page 92)

 

ELECTION 2016: THE POWER OF THE SISTER VOTE…

Black women are the most powerful voting bloc in America. Now, more than ever, the way we use our voices is paramount in shaping our futures. (Page 96)

 

CAMPAIGN COMMANDER: Meet Symone Sanders—the young woman in charge of getting Bernie Sanders’ presidential message out in front of America. (Page 68)

 

SECRETS TO A STELLAR CAREER: Forget about the glass ceiling. These career rock stars prove that professional success is within your grasp. Plus, find 5 ways to stand out in a job interview. (Page 88) Then, in How To Be Happy At Work, tap into these secrets from successful women to boost workplace satisfaction. (Page 78)

 

FINANCE YOUR DREAMS: Got a big idea? Here’s how to get money for it. Plus, find out what power investor Kesha Cash wants you to know. (Page 73)

 

QUITTERS CAN WIN: What does it take to give up unhealthy or harmful routines that have been part of our lives for years? Here’s a six-step strategy to kicking unhealthy habits for good. (Page 121)

 

WHEN TWO BECOMES THREE, FOUR OR MORE: Marriage bloggers Ronnie and Lamar Tyler bust the biggest myths on blending families just in time for the holidays. (Page 116)

 

EXIT INTERVIEW: THELMA GOLDEN: Iconic museum curator Thelma Golden talks about her greatest triumphs and hardest lessons learned. (Page 138)

The NOVEMBER 2015 issue of ESSENCE

 

MEET ME AT THE ALTAR: Hollywood producer Will Packer and wife Heather Hayslett share their wedding joy—and the story of how ESSENCE brought them together. (Page 113)

 

INDIA.ARIE—LESSONS IN GRATITUDE: as her new Christmas album hits stores, singer India.Arie shares how she stays thankful. (Page 126)

 

STYLE—LION BABE: ESSENCE’s colorful fashion shoot with Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood echoes the singer’s own roaring flair. (Page 100) 

 

girl gone wild: Everyone’s favorite Girlfriend, actress Jill Marie Jones, returns to the TV grind. (Page 55)

 

A NIGHT OF LAUGHS: Here are five seriously funny women who prove that comedy is not just for the guys. (Page 56)

 

IT GIRL: MALIKA HAQQ: E!’s Dash Dolls star is bringing L.A. flair to your living room. (Page 26)

 

10 THINGS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT: At 25, political prodigy Jasmine Twitty is the youngest associate judge in Easley, SC. ESSENCE talks to her about this historic appointment. (Page 64)

 

INSTA-STARS—MANE CHICKS: What’s trending right now? Endless style inspiration! Here are 10 ladies on Instagram who are making us swoon over their hair. (Page 43)

 

PRETTY WARM: Spruce up your winter staples with a bit of flair—from bucket hats, leather gloves, fur booties and more! (Page 15)

 

BEAUTY: 10 UNDER $10: These wallet-friendly essentials will keep you covered from head to toe. (Page 40)

 

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Taraji P. Henson ESSENCE Cover

 

 

Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015