At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) and Yolanda Sangweni (@YoliZama) host ESSENCE’s podcast Yes, Girl! Every episode features interviews with celebrities, politicos, and influencers—plus unfiltered “Tea for the Week” discussions on pop culture, love and relationships, race, news and business. Basically, uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher.
Long before actress and activist Uzo Aduba was a two time Emmy award winning star of Orange is the New Black, she was a doubtful young woman ready to call quits on a career in Hollywood. A fateful phone call from her agent turned her work life around. However, looking back on her life in Yes, Girl's premiere episode, Uzo shares that the constant encouragement from her family - Nigerian immigrants - and teachers kept her hopeful on her best and worst days navigating her career—including a run-in with the police. PLUS, reality TV’s most loyal married couple, Love and Hip Hop New York Stars
Remy Ma and Papoose open up like never before and reveal how they fostered their unbreakable bond with prison bars between them, what it feels like to be #BlackLove goals for millions and what really goes down in the Mackie home.