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Jun 29, 2015, 12:30 ET ESSENCE Expands Digital Programming with 'Live from the ESSENCE Festival'

 ESSENCE today announced its slate of 'Live from the ESSENCE Festival' digital programming for the 2015 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola...


May 27, 2015, 13:00 ET ESSENCE Festival 'Brings The Love' To New Orleans With Commemorative 'Day Of Service' On July 2

 In commemoration of the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, the 21st annual ESSENCE Festival will celebrate the beloved city of New Orleans with...


May 12, 2015, 14:00 ET ESSENCE Announces 'Peace, Prayer & Purpose' Rally At 2015 ESSENCE Festival

 In ESSENCE's groundbreaking February 2015 'Black Lives Matter' issue, ESSENCE editors and a myriad of esteemed contributors focused attention...


Apr 02, 2015, 12:16 ET Results from Exclusive Workplace Study Lay Foundation for #BlackWomenatWork, ESSENCE's New Campaign to Drive Career Advancement

ESSENCE will reveal findings from its study, Black Women at Work, at an invitation-only panel discussion in New York. The study, commissioned by...


Mar 12, 2015, 11:30 ET Deepak Chopra Will Join The Daytime Lineup Of The 2015 ESSENCE Festival For The First Time Ever!

The 2015 ESSENCE Festival announces its power-packed daytime lineup for its ESSENCE Empowerment Experience (EEE) and Empower U, taking place Fourth...


Aug 27, 2014, 17:03 ET Essence First-Ever Street Style Block Party & Awards Celebrates Real Women With Great Style During New York Fashion Week

 ESSENCE today announced its first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards; celebrating real women with great style during New York Fashion...


Aug 22, 2014, 13:11 ET New Orleans, Louisiana Remains Home of the ESSENCE Festival™

 Today, ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New...


Feb 21, 2014, 15:44 ET Stefani Saintonge Named as Winner of ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Short Film Contest

ESSENCE, the #1 media brand for African-American women, has named Stefani Saintonge as the winner of its first The Essence Black Women in...


Feb 10, 2014, 10:30 ET ESSENCE And Tyler Perry Honor Outstanding Accomplishments In Cinema With A Special Celebration Of Black Men In Hollywood

 ESSENCE, the number one media brand aimed at African-American women, today unveiled plans to join forces with award-winning producer,...


Dec 05, 2013, 20:33 ET Statement from ESSENCE Magazine Editor-in-Chief on the Passing of Nelson Mandela:

  "Our hearts are heavy with the news of Nelson Mandela's passing. The life of Nelson Mandela is a singular example of devotion and dignity in...