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Essence Fest

The Color of Money: PowerMoves.NOLA Innovates How Investors And Minorities Connect

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Zandile Blay

The lights dimmed. The crowd settled. The room fell silent with anticipation. It may have been day one of ESSENCE Festival, but this audience of young men and women were not here for Usher or Kendrick or Mary.

Lilly Workneh

Ava DuVernay Will Not Be Directing 'Black Panther' Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.02.2015 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, she confirmed to The Huffington Post on Friday. “It wasn'...

REVIEW: Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, And Maxwell Shine At Essence Music Fest

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- As the concert portion of the 2013 Essence Music Festival kicked off on Friday night, The Huffington Post was live on hand to take in o...