On this segment of Access Houston, KG Smooth talks to Judson Robinson from the Houston Urban League about The State of Black America and their 2017 Gala. Also, Cori Murray, the entertainment director for the Essence Fest calls in to share all the amazing things that’ll be happening at Essence Fest in NOLA this summer. […]

Grammy-winning artist Chance The Rapper will join Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and others as a headliner of Time Inc.’s ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola, taking place June 30–July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After recently making history as the first streaming-only artist to win multiple Grammys in top categories such as Best Rap […]

The intro to "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug" began playing and it felt like the room was holding its breath. Though this wasn't the first time Digable Planets rejoined forces after splitting in 1995, those opening horns marked the first time many were seeing them perform in years — which was easy to forget.

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

"God has afforded me a platform to stand on this stage and I better make use of this time."

#TeamBeautiful spent the 4th of July holiday in New Orleans at Essence Festival and in between jamming to an amazing concert lineup that included the epic…