Serena Williams

In an open letter, Williams used her platform to send a resounding message on resiliency centering around her experience as a Black female athlete.

Despite a devastating loss to Karolina Pliskova last week, Serena was all smiles as she presented her collection at New York Fashion Week.

President Obama and The First Lady gracefully cover the October issue of Essence Magazine for a farewell issue, set to hit newsstands on September 9.