It’s that time of year! Every July, New Orleans, the southern city, fills up with women, families, friends, and more to enjoy, empower, be entertained and more. From celebrity-filled panels to star-studded musical guests and more, Essence Festival brings out the best…so naturally, there is style! See who turned up the fashion to match the heat […]


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During this year’s “Essence Music Festival,” Roland Martin host of “NewsOne Now” sat down with Kem to talk about his new album, “Promise To Love.”…

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Radio One CEO/Founder Ms. Cathy Hughes called “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” to talk about being the recipient of McDonald’s 365 Black Award at the upcoming Essence Music Festival next week. In addition, Ms. Hughes gives her opinion on this year’s BET Awards, talks about the her new website, partnering with Tom Joyner’s Reach […]


NEW ORLEANS — Grammy Award winners Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson are joining the 2011 lineup for the Essence Music Festival, which will be held over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in New Orleans. ALSO READ:Oprah Scared To Back President Obama For Fear Of Losing Viewers Festival officials said Tuesday they’ve also added Kem, […]


Gospel greats Kirk Franklin and Shirley Caesar are scheduled to be honored at the Essence Music Festival. Find out why inside now.