Bayou Soul Writers conference covers romance, sci-fi, beauty and even reality TV

The Essence Festival brings an array of organizations and groups to New Orleans, all reflecting the African American experience. In addition to the rich musical history and signature foods, New Orleans boasts a strong literary culture as well.  The 3rd annual Bayou Soul Readers and Writers Conference kicked off the festive weekend with its 3rd annual conference, […]

Teen authors partner with to host ‘Skate 4 a Cause’

This year while attending the ultimate “party with a purpose” the Essence Music Festival, local teen author Tori Turner decided to create a the “philan-thro party” opportunity, and give children and teens an option to get involved outside of the concerts and vendor exhibits they attend with their parents. Turner partnered with teen sci-fi author […]

Dawn Norvell discusses Walmart’s partnership with 2013 Essence Festival

Walmart was well represented at the 2013  Essence Festival, with appearances from Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Chante Moore, and Lil Mo.  Rolling out got the opportunity to speak with Dawn Norvell, the associate marketing manager for Walmart.  Norvell touched on everything from the planning process, to how important being present in the community is […]

Sexiest celebrity Essence Festival pics

Sexy celebrity pictures from the 2013 Essence Festival  Although the 2013 Essence Music Festival is winding down, several celebs are continuing to flood social media with sexy photos from the fest. Brandy [pictured above] shared a snap of herself just before hitting the stage in a sexy ensemble that included studded hot pants and a sheer […]