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2014-03-27 12:26:11

ALL-STAR LINE-UP INCLUDES NEARLY 40 OF TODAY'S BIGGEST ARTISTS AND GREATEST PERFORMERS TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual ESSENCE Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the country serving a community of 543,000, is excited to announce the all-star night-by-night line-up of performers for its 20(th) anniversary celebration in New Orleans, LA, from July 3-6. The A-list nighttime concerts will take...

2014-02-21 16:22:17

WINNER'S FILM WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED DURING ESSENCE'S STAR-STUDDED 7TH ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON ON FEBRUARY 27TH NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE, the #1 media brand for African-American women, has named Stefani Saintonge as the winner of its first The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Short Film Contest: Spotlight On Our Journeys, it was announced today. An ESSENCE first, the Black Women in Hollywood Short Film Contest challenged entrants to present...

2014-02-10 12:24:09

INTIMATE DINNER REMEMBERS 2013 MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENTS AND INSPIRING MOMENTS ON CAMERA AND BEHIND THE SCENES NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE, the number one media brand aimed at African-American women, today unveiled plans to join forces with award-winning producer, director, actor, writer, and philanthropist Tyler Perry on February 26, 2014 for Black Men in Hollywood, a remarkable celebration during OSCAR® week. The event will salute the exceptional work of...

2014-01-16 08:23:56

The 7th Annual Awards Season Event Will Also Pay Tribute to Ten Performers Who Championed the Civil Rights Movement NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE today announced plans to spotlight remarkable moments and performers in film and television with its eagerly anticipated 7(th) annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, including a special celebration of Black Men in Hollywood: A Year in Film. Black Women in Hollywood will return to the Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 27,...

2014-01-08 12:25:47

LIONEL RICHIE & MARY J. BLIGE JUST ADDED TO THE 2014 ESSENCE FESTIVAL LINE-UP AT THE NATION'S LEADING COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL GATHERING NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE Festival organizers today announced that programming for the leading cultural gathering of its kind will expand to 20 stages of entertainment and empowerment in celebration of the event's 20(th) anniversary, July 3-6, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Over the past two decades, "...the Festival has become one of the most...

2013-12-18 12:24:48

2014 ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN MUSIC WILL SPOTLIGHT BREAKTHROUGH SINGER/SONGWRITER EMELI SANDE NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE, the preeminent media brand for African-American women, today announces its fifth annual GRAMMY(®) Awards Week celebration with the return of ESSENCE Black Women in Music. In 2014, the organizers of The ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans and Black Women in Hollywood will showcase the incredible artistry and achievement of Emeli Sande, who has...

2013-12-03 08:26:45

PRINCE TO COMMEMORATE ESSENCE FESTIVAL MILESTONE CELEBRATION WITH AN EPIC HEADLINING PERFORMANCE OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Influential, international superstar Prince will commemorate the 20(th) Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival with a Superdome headlining performance over Fourth of July weekend, it was announced today by ESSENCE, the nation's leading brand for African-American women. ESSENCE and Prince will also support #YesWeCode, a...

2013-11-07 12:25:46

ESSENCE Commissioned an Independent Study Surveying Nearly 1,000 Women Who Utilized Innovative Visual Diaries to Document Their Responses NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From primetime television to cable news, African-American women consume more media than any other comparison groups, and today, there is more mass and targeted content featuring African-American women than ever before. Still, in a 2010 ESSENCE-commissioned study on the State of African American Women, it...

2013-10-30 12:24:09

ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM CONTEST: SPOTLIGHT ON OUR JOURNEYS LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 1ST NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE wants to know: Are you ready to be the next top filmmaker? The #1 media brand for African-American women has chronicled Black women's stories for more than 40 years with a strong legacy of showcasing inspiring images reflecting the truths and triumphs of Black women's lives. Now, ESSENCE continues this rich tradition with the launch of The...

2013-07-31 12:25:29

NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was announced today by Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc. Her appointment is effective immediately. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130731/NY56318 ) As Editor-in-Chief, Bush will serve as the brand's editorial leader and oversee the magazine's content and vision. Most recently, Bush has served as Acting...