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Essence Festival

2016 Essence Festival Speakers Announced: Tyra, Iyanla And Misty Set To Empower Us!

ESSENCE | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.23.2016 | Black Voices

Spring may just have arrived, but the lineup is steady heating up for this summer's ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, as we are honored to announce the...

2016 ESSENCE Festival Lineup Revealed

ESSENCE | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Black Voices

We're four months out from this year’s ESSENCE Festival (yaaas!) in New Orleans, and we're thrilled to give you your first look at our 2016 lineup....

Lilly Workneh

This Year's Essence Festival Is Absolutely Incredible

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

NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands trekked to New Orleans this July Fourth weekend to celebrate the much-anticipated 21st annual Essence Festival. This year...

This Year's Essence Festival Is Taking A Bold Approach To Declare Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

There’s a lot happening at this year’s Essence Festival. The annual four-day event is expanding programming and will honor black lives by enric...

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Essence Festival wrapped up last night with an electrifying performance by the one-and-only Beyoncé. And with a headliner like that and a we...

200 New Orleans Girls 'Imagine A Future'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

Over 200 girls from New Orleans gathered in the city's historic Joy movie theater on Friday to see My Black Is Beautiful's (MBIB) documentary "Imagine...

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Street Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

The Essence Festival isn't just about music (although there's plenty of it). The 4-day extravaganza in New Orleans boasts insightful seminars, tons of...

PHOTOS: Jill Scott Rocks Dental Bling

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott hit the 2013 Essence Festival stage Friday night and like you'd expect she dazzled the crowd with her sultry voice and heartfelt tunes. But...

PHOTOS: Is Eve Bringing Back Her 'Fetish' Clothing Line?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Black Voices

Before the 2012 Essence Music Festival wrapped up in New Orleans Sunday night, one of our favorite female MC's, Eve, hit the stage. It's been a whi...

PHOTOS: Street Style Stars At The 2012 Essence Music Festival

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices

We were down at the Essence Music Festival in the Big Easy this past weekend taking in all the the sights, sounds ... and, of course, style. Fashi...

My Black Is Beautiful Launches Big Initiative

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Essence Music Festival is in full swing and while there are plenty of amazing music acts hitting the stage this weekend--like D'Angelo, Mary J. Bl...

Another Stimulus? Who Needs It? Not New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a plan the Corps' own staff has critiqued as less effective at preventing flooding than an alternative plan in New Orleans.