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The McDonald's Brunch Bounce heated up New Orleans with many celebrity guests and influencers stopping by to drop some major knowledge. The whole crowd (and celebs!) munched on french fries and enjoyed all-day breakfast as the stars talked public service and music.

The producer believes that a core competency in technology is essential to success in today's world. We chatted briefly with Packer at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival this weekend to talk about his involvement and why he's excited to be a part of it.

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 is approaching, and during July 4th weekend African-American women and their friends will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana, for a fun-filled weekend of music, beauty, upliftment, education, and more! Whether this is your first time at Essence or you go every year with girlfriends, here are seven "must-haves" you shouldn't forget to pack!

The 2016 Essence Festival kicked off on Friday with celebrities and visitors from all over flocking to the Big Easy.

Roland Martin and NewsOne Now bring you sights, sounds, and exclusive interviews from the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  India Arie Talks New Music, Addresses…

Usher made a bold statement with his attire at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. Not widely known for his political opinions, the singer appeared…

The 2015 Essence Festival weekend is underway and festival favorite  Trey Songz had a special surprise in store for his New Orleans audience during this year’s…

The Essence Music Festival will take a moment from all of the great music and partying to push for justice and equal treatment. Organizers for…

Don’t mess with Lil Mo, no matter if you’re living legend, or not! The “R&B Divas” star reportedly went in on Prince over an incident at Essence…

Listen above to hear Sherri join the Tom Joyner Morning Show live from New York City co-hosting with Tom, Jay and Sybil. It would be…