That moment when #mslaurynhill showed up as my surprise guest last night at the ESSENCE Festival – This is what it sounds like when a true G.O.A.T enters the arena! #essencefest #thecarnival

Janet Jackson is definitely still in “Control”! The music icon showed off her eye-popping flexibility this week, pulling her knees to her head while lying on the floor at a dance studio. “Trying to properly stretch before these rehearsals,” she joked on Instagram. Though Janet, 56, appeared to poke a […]

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, […]

Essence Festival By Jack Barnes Yesterday, the cast of If Beale Street Could Talk,  Regina King (American Crime Story), Stephan James (Shots Fired), newcomer KiKi Layne and Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins took over Essence Festival in New Orleans. If Beale Street Could Talk is an adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel by the same name. The film will be […]

XSCAPE By Jack Barnes Multi-platinum hit ’90s girl group Xscape have made their triumphant return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart! With the massively positive support at recent performances at the BET Awards and Essence Festival and sparked by a hit network television docuseries on Bravo (Xscape Still Kickin It), the […]