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Brown performed at the annual festival and took time to remember his daughter, who passed away at 22-years-old.

This year's ESSENCE Fest Weekend was one to remember. On July 2 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, McDonald's held an invite-only #BounceBrunch event, and we're still thinking about how lit it was.

The producer believes that a core competency in technology is essential to success in today's world. We chatted briefly with Packer at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival this weekend to talk about his involvement and why he's excited to be a part of it.

The intro to "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug" began playing and it felt like the room was holding its breath. Though this wasn't the first time Digable Planets rejoined forces after splitting in 1995, those opening horns marked the first time many were seeing them perform in years — which was easy to forget.

The 2016 Essence Festival kicked off on Friday with celebrities and visitors from all over flocking to the Big Easy.

Roland Martin and NewsOne Now bring you sights, sounds, and exclusive interviews from the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  India Arie Talks New Music, Addresses…

Usher made a bold statement with his attire at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. Not widely known for his political opinions, the singer appeared…

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…

The Essence Music Festival will take a moment from all of the great music and partying to push for justice and equal treatment. Organizers for…

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…

In June, singer Ledisi is releasing her first book, “Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power.” Ledisi’s also kicking off the summer with a national tour. She and Eric Benet start their “Be Good to Yourself” tour on June 23 in Hampton, VA. In a recent interview with Essence, Ledisi explained that writing is […]