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Essence magazine, the premier publication dedicated to the edification and upliftment of Black women, has been forced to furlough many staff members. Essence announced in a statement on its website that it had to respond to the dramatic revenue losses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Just as importantly to its income stream was…

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Ella René is a talented Brooklyn, New York-born, Haitian American, R&B, independent artist. She is the epitome of what the phrase “just do the work” means. Having a team that motivates her daily while she tours and performs just comes with the territory, but René, which is what Ella prefers to be called, is just living…

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Essence Music Festival began on July 5, 2018, as people flooded the streets of New Orleans to embark on the annual cultural celebration. On July 7, 2018, Issa Rae hosted HBO’s “Insecure” Live Wine Down at Essence Music Festival. The event was held at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. U.K. music sensation Ella Mai…

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One of the members of the beloved 1990’s girl group Xscape says all of the original members will be performing at the mammoth music mayhem that is the annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Tiny Harris made the announcement that Xscape with Kandi Burruss will probably occupy the main stage at the venue that will…

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  COVERGIRL Janelle Monae is no stranger to daring greatly when it comes to fashion. The songstress made us do a double take at this year’s Essence Music Festival when she was spotted in a classic houndstooth pattern sequined romper. The two-tone textile pattern characterized by abstract four-pointed shapes is a favorite of couture fashion house Christian Dior for his…

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R&B star and Grammy award-winner Maxwell stopped by The Wendy Williams Show after being off the scene for seven years to discuss his new album, the Essence Music Festival and to reveal he’s in love, and more. On cutting off his signature afro: “I wanted to not be a haircut. I wanted to be music.…

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Grammy nominated, singer, songwriter and producer Tank recently released a comeback single titled “You’re My Star.” The R&B ballad from his forthcoming album, Stronger is creating quite a buzz and has built up anticipation for the album’s release amongst fans. Beyond his hit single, Tank recently made headlines for taking a stand against Donald Sterling and refusing to…

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  Keyshia Cole‘s husband is in trouble with the law. Professional basketball player Daniel Gibson was arrested in New Orleans on Monday, July 29, for assault and battery, TMZ reports. Gibson, who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department on Monday. “Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved…

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Beyoncé’s Essence Festival performance  A superstar songstress closed out the Essence Music Festival Sunday with a performance of her hits. Beyoncé, 31, took over New Orleans’ Superdome and performed for over 70,000 people, a new record for the annual fest. The former Destiny’s Child star donned several sparkly ensembles and encouraged the crowd to get on…

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