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MLK drama Selma, star Oyelowo set to join Oscar race

In the run-up to the Oscars, coming-of-age drama Boyhood was the big winner at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. Richard Linklater’s epic movie, which took 12 years to film, bagged the Best Drama /Best Director double as well as earning the Best Supporting Actress honors for Patricia...

Fifty shades of nude

Basics of every woman's wardrobe - nude lingerie - can now be found in different shades of black. "Nubian skin" will help women of color to choose the right bra, tights and pantyhose to match their skin.

Junk Couture

A South Florida McDonald’s franchise recently challenged fashion students from Miami International University of Art and Design to create a collection using just McDonald’s signature packaging. As a result came 20 pieces, that left the crowd hungry for Big Macs and fries. 

Oprah Winfrey - "There Are No Mistakes"

As we go into the holiday season, we at Maisha Online thought we should share some words of wisdom from Oprah. 

Plus-size yoga teacher breaking stereotypes

Jessamyn Stanley from North Carolina is breaking the internet by challenging the conventional notions of what a trained yoga body looks like. “Fat Femme” (that’s how she calls herself on Tumblr page) looks fabulously flexible and fit and is a living proof that no matter what size you are, the most important thing is that you feel good and comfortable in your body.

A look inside Pharell’s new LA house

Pharrell Williams’ 7-million-plus house is a truly deserved home for a musical genius. A brief technical description goes something like this: a six bedroom house with a two-story guest house, an infinity pool and magical views of the city of Los Angeles. However, in this instance, a picture is worth more than thousands words. So check out the slideshow and be amazed!

Prison break

Orange is the new black, indeed. ESSENCE chose a whole Netflix hit series cast to grace the cover of its annual Body issue. Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Vicky Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Samira Wiley shine in orange evening gowns, as they celebrate being “sexy at every size”.