Arts & Entertainment

There’s some unfortunate but not all that surprising news to share about the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture. Organizers have confirmed that the festival set to be headlined by Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars will not take place this year. ESSENCE originally announced a fall postponement for the Independence Day weekend fest, now the festival will return in July 2021.

Arts & Entertainment

Bobby Brown broke down in tears over daughter Bobbi Kristina during his performance with RBRM at the Essence Festival on Saturday night. The R&B icon took a moment to honor his loved ones and shared some touching words for his late daughter. “I keep one of my kids right here with me,” Brown said revealing a pendant worn around his […]


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is proposing $100 billion in federal grants to pay for down payment and closing costs to help close what she says is a racial wealth gap and address historical discrimination in homeownership against black families. Harris announced her plan Saturday at the Essence Festival in New […]

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Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish are headed to the Essence Festival to get “white girl wasted” in the first trailer for director Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip. The Universal comedy from writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver follows the four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence […]

The 2015 Essence Festival weekend is underway and festival favorite  Trey Songz had a special surprise in store for his New Orleans audience during this year’s…

Don’t mess with Lil Mo, no matter if you’re living legend, or not! The “R&B Divas” star reportedly went in on Prince over an incident at Essence…

Listen above to hear Sherri join the Tom Joyner Morning Show live from New York City co-hosting with Tom, Jay and Sybil. It would be an understatement to say that Sherri Shepherd hasn’t had the best year thus far. Both her ex-husband and current, estranged husband are suing her – the ex for a reconsideration […]