Baldwin & Co., a Black-owned bookstore at the center of a dispute with Essence Fest organizers, said a lawsuit from the media company has been dismissed following a court order and cease and desist letter. The post Essence Fest Lawsuit Targeting Black-Owned Bookstore Is Dismissed appeared first on NewsOne.

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There’s some unfortunate but not all that surprising news to share about the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture. Organizers have confirmed that the festival set to be headlined by Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars will not take place this year. ESSENCE originally announced a fall postponement for the Independence Day weekend fest, now the festival will return in July 2021.

Essence Festival is now postponed until the fall due to coronavirus even though Drake thinks it’s still okay to fly in his jumbo jet. Diddy is extending a helping hand to help health care workers.  He says forget about waiting on the president, and he’s coming up with a plan. Hitmaka, aka Yung Berg, has […]

The mayor of New Orleans announced that Essence Festival 2020 is officially postponed due to the concerns of coronavirus.

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Michelle Obama didn’t hold anything back during a candid sitdown with Gayle King over the weekend at Essence Fest.


  WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson recently dropped a couple of pearl-clutching videos explaining why her performance at the Essence Music Festival was canceled over the weekend. The singer was part of the tribute honoring the legendary Dottie Peoples but she was dropped like a bad habit after calling out Marvin Winans and calling out the church […]


If you didn't hit Essence Fest, these pics will give you a severe case of FOMO.