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Record Breaking: Essence Festival Audience Larger Than Ever Thanks To ...

It’s literally the largest festival in the world and this year Essence Festival made new milestones with over 510,000 attendees in New Orleans for the four-day gathering during the July 4th holiday weekend. That number broke previous Essence Festival records, ...
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First Look: See The Trailer For “Roots” Remake

The History Channel has released their first trailer for the remake of “Roots.” The iconic series is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy ...
Music

BET Launches Festival: Should Essence Be Worried?

Black Entertainment Television recently announced its inaugural BET Experience in Los Angeles—a three-day “music, entertainment and Black culture” festival nearly identical to the Essence Festival. The idea that BET would be expanding into the festival business doesn’t really raise eyebrows! ...