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Essence Festival

Essence Festival Gets A Dose Of Music Royalty

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining t...

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...

Beyonce Gets To The Essence

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS -- Beyonce is coming back to New Orleans and back to the Superdome. After entertaining a huge television audience in a packed dome during...

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.