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Mary J. Blige 'Strength Of A Woman' 2024 Festival & Summit

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When looking at the career of Mary J. Blige, the undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for three decades and counting, it comes as no surprise that she puts emphasis on the title and standout track of her 2017 album, Strength Of A Woman. Birthed from the heartbreak and eventual failure of trying to keep her marriage afloat, the project showcased a woman trying her best to be the best version of herself for another. It was after finding that strength — a five-year journey of self discovery that resulted in the triumphant release of Good Morning Gorgeous and an epic Super Bowl Halftime performance in 2022 — that MJB could really call herself “da MVP.”

That inner strength inspired her to launch the Strength Of A Woman Festival & Summit, which just commenced its third year with a Big Apple homecoming for the New York native this past Mother’s Day Weekend. We decided to swing by and check out the festivities, and not even rain on a Sunday could drown out what Mary had planned for the city.

 

 

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Shining all weekend like the boots she rocked during the main event concert at Barclays Center — it’s actually her new ‘Mary Boot’ collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti (seen above) that’s already sold out online — Mary covered all grounds to assure that she provided something everyone could enjoy. From a classic welcome party at Harlem hotspot Corner Social and a jazz revue at Blue Note New York to kick things off, to an all-day summit on Saturday with scenic views by way of The Glasshouse that included panels, giveaways and flowers given both literally and figuratively with Black women primarily in mind, it was easily enough to please anyone at that point already. Mary instead followed up with the aforementioned concert, in addition to a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday followed by a gospel concert to close out the evening. So much was shared throughout the weekend that felt special in its delivery, and we can only hope the women in attendance will spread the camaraderie in their own worlds that clearly resonated throughout the day-long summit.

 

Mary J. Blige 'Strength Of A Woman' 2024 Festival & Summit

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For panelist Sharon Content, who spoke on the From Crisis To Care: Navigating Mental Health In The Black Community panel, the message of “Strength Of A Woman” resonated especially. She says, “When I hear ‘strength of a woman,’ or when I participate in a conference that is inspired by the strength of a woman, it really empowers me to really understand and be honored to be part of bringing women together to empower, uplift, celebrate our resiliency and really create a sisterhood so that we can share in a space to express our vulnerability in a space of strength. It’s such an honor to be on a panel and be asked to participate in bringing sisters together — our women of color! — and really allow us to celebrate our resiliency.”

It echoes especially in the work she does daily to provide a haven for disenfranchised youth. Mrs. Content continued by adding, “As the founder and president of Children of Promise NYC, a community-based organization in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and in the South Bronx, we specifically work for and serve children of incarcerated parents. Participating in the Strength Of A Woman Summit allowed me to showcase an opportunity for all of the participants and all of the members that attended today to be able to look at community service as an outlet of self-care. For us to really look at a non-profit organization serving the community, serving a community in need of support as a result of their parent being in prison — all the young people that we serve have one or both parents in prison — it felt like a call-to-action for participants today and women who came out to give back. I challenge everyone to identify a non-profit organization that touches your heart; a non-profit that means something to you. Utilize that as an opportunity to give back. There’s always a way.”

Fellow panelist Rosezena “The BizLawyer” Pierce, who spoke on the panel Operation Secure The Bag: The Keys To Unlocking Financial Freedom, had similar sentiments, but had one woman in mind specifically when thinking of what Strength Of A Woman means to her. She told us exclusively, shorty after dropping some serious gems on stage, “When I think of ‘strength of a woman,’ I think of really my mom. The way you go through things and conquering things, my mom went through a lot! However, she don’t look like what she been through. That’s the strength of a woman; she knows how to get over and climb. She’s just amazing. Strength of a woman to me really is going through it, getting through the fire and coming out still well-done like my girl Chrisette Michele says.”

Mary J. Blige 'Strength Of A Woman' 2024 Festival & Summit

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Overall it was a weekend that we think many women across the Tri-state area and beyond won’t soon forget, and are very likely to spread to their fellow sister-girls. We look forward to seeing how The Queen tops herself next year!

 

Check out a full recap of Mary J. Blige’s 2024 Strength Of A Woman Festival & Summit, from the welcome party in Harlem and full-day summit at The Glasshouse NYC to a star-filled concert at Barclays, jazz revue at Blue Note and gospel concert on Mother’s Day to close out the eventful weekend:

 

1. The welcome party for Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Welcome Party
May 10, 2024
Corner Social – Harlem, NYC

 

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2. Tasha Smith

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Welcome Party
May 10, 2024
Corner Social – Harlem, NYC

 

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3. Funk Flex DJing at the welcome party for Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Welcome Party
May 10, 2024
Corner Social – Harlem, NYC

 

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4. The welcome party for Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Welcome Party
May 10, 2024
Corner Social – Harlem, NYC

 

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5. A jazz concert with Robert Glasper to kick off Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Jazz Revue
May 10, 2024
Blue Note Jazz Club – Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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6. The iconic Blue Note New York for Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Jazz Revue
May 10, 2024
Blue Note Jazz Club – Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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7. The Robert Glasper Experiment performs for Mary J. Blige and PEPSI’s 2024 Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Jazz Revue
May 10, 2024
Blue Note Jazz Club – Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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8. Robert Glasper and Tasha Smith

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Jazz Revue
May 10, 2024
Blue Note Jazz Club – Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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9. Mary J. Blige performs with the Robert Glasper Experiment

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Jazz Revue
May 10, 2024
Blue Note Jazz Club – Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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10. Entrance at the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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11. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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12. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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13. L to R: Dr. Thema, Kristi Henderson, Shanti Das and Sharon Content on the ‘From Crisis To Care: Navigating Mental Health in the Black Community’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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14. L to R: Dr. Thema, Kristi Henderson, Shanti Das and Sharon Content

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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15. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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16. L to R: Dr. Stephanie Thompson, Tunde Oyeneyin, Coach Gessie Thompson and Bea Dixon on the ‘Black Women’s Health: Everything Your Mother Never Told You’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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17. L to R: Kim Kimble, Bevy Smith, Claire Sulmers and Tahira Wright from the ‘We Set The Trends: Developing Your Personal Style’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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18. L to R: Shari Bryant, Marsai Martin, Gia Peppers, Crystal Renee Hayslett and Heather Lowery for the ‘You Can Sit With Us: Cultivating And Maintaining Sustainable Community’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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19. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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20. L to R: Sonal Patel, Dawn McNellis, Aparna Khurjekar and Brave Williams for ‘The State Of Small Business: How Female Leaders Can Be The Driving Force Of Change’ small business panel by Verizon

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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21. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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22. L to R: Heather Lowery, Crystal Renee Hayslett, Marsai Martin and Shari Bryant

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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23. Host Gia Peppers

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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24. Two beautiful queens attend Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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25. Brave Williams

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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26. Nicole George-Middleton

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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27. L to R: LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, Simone I. Smith, Madison Star Brim and Misa Hylton for the ‘Respect The Architect: Become The Architect Of Your Life’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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28. Host Jess Hilarious

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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29. L to R: Heather Lowery and Crystal Renee Hayslett

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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30. Panel moderator Bevy Smith

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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31. L to R: Nicole George-Middleton, Pinky Cole Hayes, Rosezena “The BizLawyer” Pierce and Sherrese Clarke-Soares on the ‘Operation Secure The Bag: The Keys To Unlocking Financial Freedom’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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32. Rosezena “The BizLawyer” Pierce and Nicole George-Middleton talking shop

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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33. L to R: Mary J. Blige, Angie Martinez, Tasha Smith and Taraji P. Henson for the ‘Girl Talk’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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34. Attendees enjoying the gems being dropped at Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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35. MJB da MVP on the ‘Girl Talk’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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36. Tasha Smith and Taraji P. Henson on the ‘Girl Talk’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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37. Angie Martinez moderates the ‘Girl Talk’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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38. L to R: Mary J. Blige, Angie Martinez, Tasha Smith and Taraji P. Henson

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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39. Tagging the walls (legally!) at Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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40. L to R: Mekai Curtis, Michael Rainey Jr., Da’Vinchi, Larenz Tate and Method Man for the ‘Our Men Honor The Strength Of A Woman’ panel

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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41. Clockwise: Method Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Larenz Tate, Mekai Curtis and Da’Vinchi

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit
May 11, 2024
The Glasshouse – Manhattan, NYC

 

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42. Fat Joe and Busta Rhymes

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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43. Lola Brooke

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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44. Honey Bxby

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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45. Angie Martinez pays respects to Mama Jones (Jim Jones’ mother), Audrey Jackson (Pop Smoke’s mother), Debbie Phillips (Jadakiss’ mother) and Athena Dubose (A. Boogie’s mother)

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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46. Funk Flex

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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47. Attendees enjoying the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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48. Attendees enjoying the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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49. Fat Joe

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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50. Remy Ma and Fat Joe

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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51. Sheek Louch, Styles P and Jadakiss of The LOX

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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52. Rising R&B quartet WanMor

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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53. Jill Scott

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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54. Vado

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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55. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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56. 50 Cent

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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57. 50 Cent and co.

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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58. 50 Cent enjoys the view from stage

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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59. Larenz Tate joins 50 Cent onstage

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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60. Actors from the ‘Power’ Universe join show creator 50 Cent onstage

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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61. Mar J. Blige and 50 Cent rock the stage together

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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62. Mary J. Blige reveals her official boot collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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63. Confetti to close out the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit Concert
May 11, 2024
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NYC

 

 

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64. Rain isn’t stopping MJB’s Mother’s Day Brunch!

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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65. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Mother’s Day Brunch

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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66. Mary J. Blige’s Sun Goddess wine on display

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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67. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Mother’s Day Brunch

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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68. Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Mother’s Day Brunch

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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69. Taraji P Henson and Mary J. Blige

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2024 Strength of a Woman Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Chop House – Times Square, NYC

 

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70. Drinks in abundance all weekend long at Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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71. A time for praise at Mary J. Blige’s ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Gospel Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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72. Jane Handcock

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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73. Generations of women enjoying the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Gospel Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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74. A few soulful voices at the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Gospel Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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75. Ladies in their Sunday’s best at the Mary J. Blige ‘Strength Of A Woman’ 2024 Festival & Summit Gospel Concert

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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76. L to R: Jacky, Karen and Dorinda of The Clark Sisters

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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77. The Clark Sisters doing their thing

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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78. Closing it out with praise

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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79. Twinkie Clark doing what she does best

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2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

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80. L to R: Twinkie, Jacky, Dorinda and Karen of the legendary Clark Sisters

Mary J. Blige 'Strength Of A Woman' 2024 Festival & Summit Source:Strategic Heights Media

2024 Strength of a Woman Gospel Concert
May 12, 2024
Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYC

 

 

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