Growth in Attendance and Tourism Spending Garners Highest Fiscal Input in the Event’s 24-Year History October 17, 2018 (New York, NY)- Essence Communications, the leading media,

  Well, we did it ya’ll! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and couldn’t have been more excited to spend it with friends, family, subscribers,

    (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence)     OVER HALF A MILLION ATTENDEES CONVENE FOR THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY COCA-COLA ESSENCE Festival Concert Series Sells Out

[caption id="attachment_24948" align="alignleft" width="467"] Sheryl Lee Ralph and daughter, Coco Maurice - Photo: Jennifer Johnson Photography.[/caption] In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards,

By Deah Mitchell Berry If you’re like most Americans, you may be suffering in silence from a prevalent disease known as “hustle-itis”. Hustle-itis can strike

[caption id="attachment_25770" align="aligncenter" width="1296"] (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)[/caption] The ESSENCE Festival® is pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/actor Lena Waithe will give a keynote conversation

We’ve seen the photos before. We’ve liked these photos a million times. The indigo blue backdrops with melanin rich models contorting their bodies into