The 2019 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and the largest celebration of global Black culture, will keep the party going into the evening—announcing its official ESSENCE After Dark lineup. Festival goers will be able to enjoy a culmination of late-night jam sessions, […]

By Jack Barnes This weekend marked NBA All-Star which lent itself to a handful of exciting announcements and performances, specifically as it relates to AT&T. Most prominently, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, performer, producer, activist, and actress Janelle Monáe headlined the debut AT&T Pregame Concert streamed live Sunday on AT&T and NBA social media channels with […]

By Jack Barnes Singer/actress, Kelly Rowland, has been confirmed to host the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.  ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, will celebrate the artistry and activism of actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”), actress KiKi Layne (“If Beale […]

By Jack Barnes The Trevor Project will honor Amandla Stenberg with the Youth Innovator Award and AT&T Mobility & Entertainment President David Christopher with the 20/20 Visionary Award for their commitment to supporting the nonprofit’s mission to provide crisis intervention services and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people. […]

By Jack Barnes Tune in Friday, September 7 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special “Bebe Rexha” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. The multi-platinum, singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will bring her chart topping, infectious popsound to a special, one-hour concert this […]

21 Savage By Jack Barnes Tune in Friday, July 20 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special “21 SAVAGE” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. This Friday night, the multi-platinum certified rapper, artist and visionary 21 SAVAGE will bring his […]