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Essence Executive Editor Danielle Cadet stopped by 'Ryan Cameron Uncensored' for a breakdown of what to expect at Essence Fest 2023.

The first season of  “Preachers of LA” took us into the lives of pastors, and some people didn’t like what they saw. Many couldn’t see past…

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Keyshia Cole‘s husband, professional b-ball player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, confirmed to TMZ that he turned himself into authorities in New Orleans today. Here’s what Gibson told TMZ via a statement: “Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife.” He […]

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Think Like A Man & Think Like A Man Too producer Will Packer proposed to his longtime girlfriend over the weekend on stage at the Essence Music Festival. Packer popped the question to his girlfriend of four years Heather in front of over 40,000 guests. Congratulations to the happy couple!

If you’re anywhere from the East Coast to the Midwest this weekend, there’s no relief from record-breaking temperatures. If you have power, it’s a good idea to stay in, but if you don’t obviously you’ll want to find a space to stay cool. For those around the country for whom double digit summer temperatures are […]

Music

If you’re in New Orleans for the Essence Festival which starts today and runs through the weekend, take a detour from the musical performances and head over to the National Wake Up Tour. Comedians Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory are headlining spot performances around the country to bring both the laughs and the knowledge to […]

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If you’re anywhere from the East Coast to the Midwest this weekend, there’s no relief from record-breaking temperatures. If you have power, it’s a good idea to stay in, but if you don’t obviously you’ll want to find a space to stay cool. For those around the country for whom double digit summer temperatures are […]

Music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of the premier music festivals celebrating black culture and music is branching out, extending its footprint in its 18th year to embrace the next generation of artists while still trumpeting industry veterans such as Aretha Franklin. The Essence Music Festival has added a fourth day to its concert series in […]

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Chaka Khan is experiencing a well-deserved career resurgence lately and looking good while doing so. She may have blown out 59 candles on her birthday cake this year, but the iconic diva’s recent weight loss has made her the object of adoration again. At the recent BET Awards, she was part of a stellar Whitney […]

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He may not be the first person you think of, but J. Anthony Brown is doing his part to make the world a better place for hot sauce lovers. The Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host is set to officially launch his line of gourmet hot sauces at this year’s Essence Music Festival, which takes place […]

Music

D’Angelo is making his comeback: The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. D’Angelo will perform during the festival’s opening night. It runs from July 6 to July 8 in New Orleans and also features Trey Songz, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and many others. […]