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#Insecure Season 3 and All Things Contemporary Realness

Insecure Season 3 starts tonight on HBO.  The characters in this show represent real-life interactions amongst friendships, careers, and relationships. This summer, the characters Molly and Daniel attended the Essence Festival in New Orleans and shared tidbits about the show. Everyone’s excited about the new dating adventures between Issa and Daniel; for full disclosure, Lawrence will not […]

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#EssenceFestival2018 Backstage Pass: Junes Diary, Neyo, Charreah Jackson, Regina King, Kofi Siriboe, and Much More

Essence Festival is labeled as being “The Party With a Purpose.”  This year, I returned as an official media outlet and able to truly identify with the term. Many people ask, “What happens during the Essence Fest?”  and some can’t understand the allure of this particular event.  The festival is a combination of seminars, parties, […]

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OVER HALF A MILLION ATTENDEES CONVENE FOR THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® attracted more than 510,0000 attendees to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, marking one of the largest gatherings in the event’s 24-year history.   For the first time, all three nights of the ESSENCE Festival concert series at the Louisiana Superdome sold out.  The extraordinary turnout underscores ESSENCE’s engagement of […]

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2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL® EXPANDS BRAND EXPERIENCES

The 2018 Essence Festival® presented by Coca-Cola today debuts expanded brand experiences within its daytime programming—offering new consumer activations curated by partners Coca-Cola, AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm and Walmart that take place from July 6-July 8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The Festival’s daytime programming features a diverse slate of curated content across eight “Conference […]

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Political Commentator Symone Sanders, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant Among Those to be Honored at 15th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans July 8

WHAT: The 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards is set to bring everyday heroes and celebrities from across the country to the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans. The dynamic event will take place during ESSENCE Festival® weekend and recognize exceptional leaders who make positive contributions to the African-American community. McDonald’s presence at the Essence Festival affirms the brand’s dedication to celebrating everyday people who are striving to […]

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Festival Season Beauty Essentials From Josie Maran, Malin+Goetz, Rita Hazan & More.. Inbox x

With festival season approaching, you need these last-minute beauty essentials to help you feel a dash fresher during the day and night.   Rita Hazan Lock + Block Protective Spray ($26 at ritahazan.com) A dry, weightless mist that locks in color and style, blocks out humidity and UV rays, and protects from premature color fading formulated for color-treated hair, but […]

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ESSENCE #BlackWomenInHollywood Luncheon - Mustang Empowerment Corner

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon sponsored by Ford was a star-studded and empowerment filled event full of love and tears of joy as ESSENCE honored some boss women at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Sisterhood was on full display as some of the industry’s top leading ladies came together to celebrate the honorees including “Black Panther” […]

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2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL - Weekend Getaway

Essence today announced the official dates for the 2018 Essence Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®, which will take place from July 5 – 8, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Limited advance tickets for the 24th annual event’s nightly concert series will be available starting August 10 at 10:00am ET. On the heels of a record-breaking 2017 Festival, the highly anticipated […]

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ESSENCE ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL¹S STAR-STUDDED CELEBRITY LINE-UP FOR DAYTIME EXPERIENCE

The talent line-up continues to heat up for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®. The Festival will offer even more celebrity access, television and film sneak peeks and exclusive performances than ever before, rounding out the event’s daytime experience—which is free and open-to-the-public—taking place June 30-July 2 in New Orleans. JUNE 30-JULY 2, FREE—ERNEST […]

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What To Wear: 6 Tips for Music Festival Season

It’s officially summer and that means packing for music festival season.  This time of year can be a lot of fun for those who enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine. Before hitting the road and leaving your cares behind, one must first pack for such an occasion. Coordinating looks can be difficult because you don’t […]

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