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Michelle Obama To Headline 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE Fest

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Forever First Lady Michelle Obama has officially been tapped to headline the 25th anniversary of Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, joining a long list of highly anticipated celebrity appearances.  “We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part of our 25 …

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Diddy Breaks Down In Interview While Discussing Mother’s Day Without Kim Porter: “Anybody That’s Lost A Mother Or Lost A Soulmate It Takes Time”

In a newly released interview, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs breaks down while discussing spending Mother’s Day without Kim Porter for the first time. Porter unexpectedly passed away last November after enduring pneumonia, and since then, Diddy has been picking up the pieces and keeping his family together through the …

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ESSENCE To Honor Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne and Regina Hall At Black Women In Hollywood Awards, Celebrating Art and Activism

On Thursday, February 21st, in Beverly Hills, California, ESSENCE will kick off its 12th annual ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ Awards ceremony, celebrating the international influence of female artist-activists. Hosted by singer and actress Kelly Rowland, the 2019 show will honor four extraordinary women, who have used their global influence, both …

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Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business

Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis …

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