Tag: Essence Music Festival

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    It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’

    Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others. It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us). Participating in a panel on Saturday ti …


    Essence Music Fest

    NEW ORLEANS — Hip Hop Great Kanye West (from left) performs as the Saturday night headliner at the Superdome during the 2011 Essence Music Festival.…