Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Yes, Girl!-logo

Yes, Girl!

dgital

At Black Girl Magic headquarters (aka our editorial offices), we’re marrying two things we love: podcasts and interviews with bold, brilliant and badass women of color. ESSENCE’s “Yes, Girl” is an audio lovefest highlighting celebs and influencers taking the culture a little higher. Hosted by ESSENCE staffers Cori Murray and Yolanda Sangweni—and bonus: our love guru Charli Penn gets real with Black women on their unique sex and relationships stories—"Yes, Girl" will feature aspirational conversations with actresses Uzo Aduba and Danai Gurira; Power creator Courtney Kemp; celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble; and many more. Subscribe now.

At Black Girl Magic headquarters (aka our editorial offices), we’re marrying two things we love: podcasts and interviews with bold, brilliant and badass women of color. ESSENCE’s “Yes, Girl” is an audio lovefest highlighting celebs and influencers taking the culture a little higher. Hosted by ESSENCE staffers Cori Murray and Yolanda Sangweni—and bonus: our love guru Charli Penn gets real with Black women on their unique sex and relationships stories—"Yes, Girl" will feature aspirational conversations with actresses Uzo Aduba and Danai Gurira; Power creator Courtney Kemp; celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble; and many more. Subscribe now.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

dgital

Description:

At Black Girl Magic headquarters (aka our editorial offices), we’re marrying two things we love: podcasts and interviews with bold, brilliant and badass women of color. ESSENCE’s “Yes, Girl” is an audio lovefest highlighting celebs and influencers taking the culture a little higher. Hosted by ESSENCE staffers Cori Murray and Yolanda Sangweni—and bonus: our love guru Charli Penn gets real with Black women on their unique sex and relationships stories—"Yes, Girl" will feature aspirational conversations with actresses Uzo Aduba and Danai Gurira; Power creator Courtney Kemp; celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble; and many more. Subscribe now.

Language:

English


Episodes

Symone D. Sanders is breaking 2017 down, for the culture

12/7/2017
More
We know and love political strategist and CNN commentator Symone D. Sanders (@symonedsanders) for bringing her one-of-a-kind brand of unfiltered Black Girl Magic to cable news and Twitter daily to make sure the world stays woke. In case you hadn’t noticed, being a Black woman in 2017 was lit, and Symone helps us rundown the most magical sister moments of all. Plus, we’re celebrating the importance of the #MeToo movement( and applauding the sisters behind it) and talking about holiday...

Duration: 01:07:31


Laughing along with late night’s Robin Thede

11/30/2017
More
“No matter what color you are, stay Black.” That’s how Robin Thede (@RobinThede) ends her new weekly late show, The Rundown with Robin Thede. She’s one of the few Black women in the late night comedy and given today’s political fuckery, Robin’s voice is right on time. With Charli and Cori, Thede breaks down the good, bad, and ugly about being a Black woman in comedy, how to tell if Oprah actually likes you and the art of being funny and real. (For the culture.) Yes, Girl! hosts:...

Duration: 00:57:04


Why Erykah Badu ain’t afraid of nobody

11/23/2017
More
Sisters, how y’all feel? Twenty years ago, Erykah Badu (@fatbellybella) had an epic year: she released Baduizm and Baduizm Live -- which gave us all the ultimate f*&kboy anthem, “Call Tyrone” -- and gave birth to her son, Seven. Badu remembers those moments, plus sings us a hint of what’s coming when she hosts the 30th anniversary of the Soul Train Awards and why she can go from 0 to 100 real quick. Bonus: Badu gives Charli a step-by-step guide on where she can find stillness.

Duration: 00:52:41


"She's Gotta Have It" star DeWanda Wise is our #WCE

11/16/2017
More
Can you believe its been 30 years since Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) released his first Spike Lee Joint, She's Gotta Have It?! Now the classic has been reimagined as a Netflix series (@shesgottahaveit) starring fresh face DeWanda Wise (@dewandawise) as the one and only Nola Darling. We got all of the tea about her hot new role, how the series differs from the original and her marriage to Underground’s Alano Miller. (Psst, Alano, we're totally crushin' on DeWanda too.) Yes, Girl! hosts:...

Duration: 00:49:53


Issa Bonus Episode: Keke Palmer pours up a cup of tea

11/14/2017
More
And the gag is….actress, singer and songwriter KeKe Palmer (@kekepalmer) thought she was just stopping by to talk about playing April Lewis, a young spy on season 2 of Epix’s drama Berlin Station, but she wound up going IN about her life as a young Black women thriving in Hollywood and what she’s claiming for the future. Palmer shares hilarious stories about filming overseas, a missed encounter with a Berlin bae, and what goes down in her DMs. Plus. she’s keeping it real about what dating...

Duration: 00:23:33


We kiss and make up with Insecure's Amanda Seales

11/9/2017
More
Comedian and actress Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) loves clapping back (Google her explain White privilege to Caitlyn Jenner.) She even publicly disagreed when ESSENCE reported on her series of Tweets about why more folks need a passport over Jordans. But since we've been fans of Amanda long before Insecure, we all said “Let’s talk about it!” because real sisterhood means discussing your differences. Plus, Amanda dishes on her brilliant "Smart, Funny & Black" traveling comedy show and what...

Duration: 01:09:08


Jennifer Hudson gives a word on the art of living your truth!

11/2/2017
More
J-HUD is in the house! The Voice’s newest coach comes through with heart-to-heart wisdom on self love, standing in your truth and doing you, boo! The R&B singer and Academy-award winning actress reveals why she loves her new gig, what makes her feel at home and the story behind a very special ring. Plus, we weigh on Cardi B’s surprise engagement and Wendy Williams fainting on air. Girl!

Duration: 00:50:45


Ayesha Curry’s recipe for dream chasing, plus Latham Thomas gives get-your-glow lessons

10/26/2017
More
Bust out the sage because this week is all about self care and growth. First up: chef, TV personality, author and NBA wife and mom Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) reveals how following her heart and chasing her culinary dreams lead her to become one of the newest Cover Girls and helped to bring her new line of cookware to a store near you. Next, celebrity wellness lifestyle guru and doula Latham Thomas (@glowmaven) helps upgrade your inner glow. The Glow Maven talks about the secrets inside...

Duration: 01:13:57


Gabrielle Union on Who Hates Her the Most and Why We Love Her for It (LIVE)

10/19/2017
More
Just when we thought we knew everything about Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) — she’s had nine ESSENCE covers — we fell more in love after reading her new memoir, "We’re Going to Need More Wine." Gabby joins us for a live audience recording where she pulls back the curtain on her life. She’s unapologetic about social media shaming of sexual assault victims, why she’s still healing from her own rape and that it’s okay hubby Dwyane Wade reads her book (but not her dad). Yes, Girl! hosts:...

Duration: 00:55:25


Demetria McKinney on playing

10/12/2017
More
The world caught another glimpse of the former reality star Demetria McKinney when she played Whitney Houston in TV One's "Bobbi Kristina," the controversial biopic about Bobbi Kristina Brown - the only child of Houston and singer Bobby Brown. McKinney talks about life after Real Housewives of Atlanta, balancing motherhood with fame and why music is her first love. Plus, Yolanda's back from South Africa, Cori turns a work trip into a mini vacation and Charli debates the true meaning of...

Duration: 00:50:26


Tamar Braxton gets real, plus two queens from Queen Sugar are here!

10/5/2017
More
Singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton came to town honey, and you know she came to spill the tea! Braxton discusses her new album "Bluebird of Happiness," sets the record straight on whether it's really her last, and reveals how motherhood truly changed her. Plus, "Queen Sugar" stars Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner open up about Black Girl Magic on set and being Black women in Hollywood. The ladies also open up about their beloved Juilliard classmate Nelsan Ellis' tragic and sudden...

Duration: 00:56:41


Empire’s Jussie Smollett is sooo lit, plus creator Lee Daniels has another show up his sleeve and it’s juicy

9/28/2017
More
It’s an #EMPIRE lovefest! Jamal Lyons aka friend in our heads, actor and activist JUSSIE SMOLLETT stops by to discuss Twitter clap backs, life after being an ESSENCE cover cutie and LOTS more! Plus, Hollywood juggernautand Empire creator LEE DANIELS joins us to discuss casting and working with the most iconic Black actresses in Hollywood, making TV magic and loving Black women's stories. Produced by Bob Tabaddor at Cadence 13Music by Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc),Aaron Amado...

Duration: 01:19:07


Kim Kimble's Prayer for Your Edges

9/21/2017
More
When A-Lister's such as Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige need a game changing look, celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble swoops in with bundles of color and creativity that goes from the stage to screen. Minutes before her flight back to Los Angeles -- where Kimble films her hit reality show, WeTV's L.A. Hair -- she shared why working on Beyoncé's Lemonade was a dream, how she made it from Chicago to Hollywood and that she never leaves home without a bottle of blessed oil for folk's edges. Amen.

Duration: 00:47:22


Celebrity hair stylist Ursula Stephen, plus a champagne fueled Insecure recap

9/14/2017
More
Known for giving Rihanna her signature bob and pixie, celebrity hair stylist and salon owner Ursula Stephen dropped by Yes, Girl and gave us a peek into her fab life during New York’s Fashion Week. Plus Buzzfeed’s entertainment reporter Sylvia Obell helps us pop a bottle as we recap Insecure’s season two finale.

Duration: 00:54:55


The Real's Loni Love

9/7/2017
More
During our LA trip, comedienne and co-host of hit daytime talk show The Real Loni Love sat down with Cori and Yolanda to chat about her journey from corporate America to comedy. Plus, the ladies react to Issa and Lawrence’s fight on Insecure and the season finale of Power.

Duration: 00:53:47


Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latfiah & Friends Get Real About Pushing Through

8/31/2017
More
At ESSENCE Festival 2017, Tamron Hall moderated a juicy, once in a lifetime conversation between Mary J.Blige, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Monica, Niecy Nash, Mudbound director Dee Rees and Planned Parenthood Director Kristi Henderson. The women got real about past heartbreak, overcoming personal setbacks and the resiliency of Black women. Now this is what we call Black Girl Magic!

Duration: 00:42:26


Tichina Arnold and Love Talk with Flex & Shanice

8/24/2017
More
It’s a TBT special when we talk to Tichina Arnold, who’s been dispensing comic relief on our small screens since Martin, and celebrity couple Flex and Shanice. These 90s faves are as hot as ever: Tichina’s pulling double duty in Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse and VH1’s Daytime Divas andFlex and Shanice – who’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of “I Love Your Smile” – prove why Black love is always supreme

Duration: 01:14:15


Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins

8/17/2017
More
Marlon Wayans has been busy. His new Netflix comedy Naked is now streaming and he stars alongside NBC’s new Black family sitcom Marlon with his dear friend, actress Essence Atkins. On the show the actors play a divorced couple who actually gets along. First up, Marlon stops by to discuss fatherhood, positive Black images on screen and why it was so important for him to make this show and later Essence opens up about her longtime bond with Marlon, life after divorce and more.

Duration: 01:07:46


Tyra Banks and 'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay

8/10/2017
More
The stars of two of TVs biggest reality shows join the Yes, Girl! sister-circle. First, television producer, businesswoman, actress, and former model (receipts!) Tyra Banks opens up to Cori and Yolanda about exploring new career opportunities, life with her son York, motherhood and more. After that, TV’s first Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay stops by with her new fiancé, Bryan Abasolo, to chat with Charli about her newfound fame, wedding plans and why she felt she made the right choice.

Duration: 00:41:37


Badass Bozoma Saint John

8/3/2017
More
The Yes Girl! hosts dig into the latest episode of Insecure, plus they’re talking confidence and career challenges with Uber’s new Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John, whose stellar track record with major brands like Apple Music and Pepsi speaks for itself. Her bold confidence, impressive resume and unique relatabilty are just some of the topics we dig into. Get ready to catch those gems!

Duration: 01:02:53

See More