Vice President Kamala Harris participated in a "fireside chat" with actress Keke Palmer at the Essence Festival of Culture Saturday, where she spoke on important issues pertaining to women and the Black community. Speaking on the "outrageous" decision to overturn Roe v. Wade -- the law protecting the right... Read More.
Romeo Miller made his first public appearance since the news of the death of his 29-year-old sister Tytyana Miller, at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture on Friday. From the Essence Wealth & Power stage, Miller, fellow panelists Lori Harvey and AT&T executive Michelle Jordan discussed ways to help advance Black representation... Read More.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has recorded with a who’s who of female artists, including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, and the 12-time Grammy winner loves how female singers have become more sure of themselves over the years. Earlier this week, he announced his first new solo album in seven... Read More.
Wyclef Jean is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his 1997 debut solo album, The Carnival, by performing a concert over the holiday weekend that will be livestreamed. The three-time Grammy winner’s show on Sunday, July 3, will be streamed live on the Amazon Music channel, on Twitch and on... Read More.
Day two of the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture began at the Essence Eats booth with a cooking demo by New York’s chef JJ Johnson, who was joined by P-Valley actress Brandee Evans. Together they prepared a salmon dish using plant-based cheese -- inspired by a favorite at Johnson's rice bowl restaurant,
Denzel Washington and Simone Biles will soon have another award for their shelves. The two-time Oscar and Tony winner and the four-time Olympic gold medalist are among the 17 individuals chosen this year to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The... Read More.
Essence Festival of Culture returned to New Orleans on Thursday, kicking off with a press conference featuring the Essence leadership team and top festival partners. Host Toya Wright and moderator Pauline Malcolm-Thornton, Essence chief revenue officer, were joined by sponsors to provide a glimpse of the hundreds of events and experiences taking... Read More.
After performing in the tribute to her mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs Sunday night on the BET Awards, Mary J. Blige is planning a special concert to be streamed in over 165 countries. On July 27 the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will broadcast a prerecorded concert for fans all around the world... Read More.
The TV series inspired by The Best Man franchise will premiere just in time for Christmas. The Best Man: Final Chapters will premiere December 22 on Peacock, Entertainment Tonight reports. All the of the two movies, The Best Man in 1999 and The Best Man Holiday in 2013, have returned. Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Taye... Read More.
The 27th Essence Festival of Culture begins Thursday night in New Orleans with a star-studded lineup featuring Janet Jackson, The Isley Brothers, New Edition, Nicki Minaj and more. Kevin Hart kicks off the four-day party Thursday, then the music goes full throttle beginning Friday with Minaj, Beenie Man, Mickey Guyton, Machel Montano and Kes. Jackson headlines Saturday night on a bill including a tribute... Read More.