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  Singer Jill Scott performs on stage during the "Who is Jill Scott?" tour at Smart Financial Centre on June 16, 2023 in Sugar Land, Texas.

OP/ED: Jill Scott Reminding Us That Black Folks Still Aint ‘Free’ Is The Independence Day Message We Didn’t Know We Needed

Leave it to Jilly from Philly to educate the masses at ESSENCE Festival about the history between Black America and the 4th of July.

Juvenile Upset Over Essence Fest Snub, Says He Deserves Spot in Hip-Hop 50 Lineup

Big Boi, T.I., Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Ludacris, and more are among those included in the program.
 Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan and Derrick Hayes attend the 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 23, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

VIDEO: Slutty Vegan's Pinky Cole Is Now An Engaged Woman

Her partner, restauranteur Derrick Hayes, popped the question at the Essence Festival this past weekend. 💍

Essence Fest 2022: The Roots, The Isley Brothers, and New Edition Showcased the Continued Power of Hip Hop

On the final night of the New Orleans-based outing, three of the most special live performers put on for the culture in a major way.

Essence Fest 2022: Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Jazmine Sullivan Did Not Come To Play in New Orleans

Along with Summer Walker, Doug E. Fresh, and DJ D-Nice, 80,000-plus people in attendance were treated to an awe-inspiring show.

This Weekend: Here’s What to Watch, Listen to & Experience

Spend time off with Cardi B, Lena Waithe, and the 2022 Essence Fest.

Essence Festival Is Holding Off On Canceling Event Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The event’s organizers have released a statement.

Erykah Badu Dishes on Her Personal Style With Vogue

Badoula talks bangles, headwraps and Givenchy.