Chocolate Travels

2018 ESSENCE Announces Record-Breaking $280 Million Impact For Louisiana & the city of New Orleans

  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, technology and commerce company serving Black women, today announced a record-breaking economic impact of $280 million for its 2018 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola.  Growth in Festival attendance, which …

2018 ESSENCE Announces Record-Breaking $280 Million Impact For Louisiana & the city of New Orleans Read More »

Over 500K Attendees Converge on NOLA For 2018 ESSENCE FEST

    (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 All Three Nights for the First Time Ever  Extraordinary Turnout Underscores ESSENCE’s Engagement of Black Women around Community, Culture and Content July 9, 2018 …

Over 500K Attendees Converge on NOLA For 2018 ESSENCE FEST Read More »

15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards Honors Sheryl Lee Ralph During ESSENCE Festival

In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards, the company will honor celebrities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community. To date, this year’s roster of remarkable honorees includes popular Political Commentator Symone Sanders, renown actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant and next generation McDonald’s Owner/Operator Monique …

15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards Honors Sheryl Lee Ralph During ESSENCE Festival Read More »

7 Budget-Friendly Places To Travel This Summer

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 at any moment, however flareups are most obvious during the summer months. What’s causing this illness? America’s workaholic culture.  How many times have you seen the hashtag #teamnosleep or heard …

7 Budget-Friendly Places To Travel This Summer Read More »

Lena Waithe will serve as keynote during ESSENCE Fest

The ESSENCE Festival® is pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/actor Lena Waithe will give a keynote conversation during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience on Friday, July 6th, during the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, LA. The Chicago-born Waithe has been heralded for her stellar work over the years, including most recently creating and executive producing the …

Lena Waithe will serve as keynote during ESSENCE Fest Read More »

Top Five Ways People Ruin Vacations by Deah Berry Mitchell

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 unnatural angles in search of that perfect pose to be re-shared on Instagram travel pages. Their travel “uniforms” are consistent. They wear citrus colored dresses and large floppy hats, effortlessly posed …

Top Five Ways People Ruin Vacations by Deah Berry Mitchell Read More »

ESSENCE Festival (2018) Launches Interactive Daytime ‘Conference & Expos’ Experience

    May 9, 2018 (NEW YORK, NY) – Essence Communications today announcedthat the 2018 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® will debut ‘Conference & Expos,’ an expanded daytime community enrichment experience with a new slate of interactive programming.  Incorporating talks, expos, roundtables, workshops, podcasts and more, the Festival’s daytime experience will be a convening summit that …

ESSENCE Festival (2018) Launches Interactive Daytime ‘Conference & Expos’ Experience Read More »

San Diego:Jazz at the Creek is Back For 2018 featuring Ray Parker Jr., and more!

Event: Jazz at the Creek – 2018 Summer Concert Series  Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018 Time: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. (2 p.m. doors open) Place: Market Creek Plaza Amphitheatre, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114  SAN DIEGO, CA – Jazz at the Creek, (JATC) will celebrate the 2018 season with a new level …

San Diego:Jazz at the Creek is Back For 2018 featuring Ray Parker Jr., and more! Read More »

Scroll to Top