ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola Announces Its Partnerships With AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, Target, The Walt Disney Company and UnitedHealth Group

May 31, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women and communities, today announces its major partnership with AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, Target, The Walt Disney Company and UnitedHealth for the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture presented by Coca Cola. This year’s festival…

A Black Female Superhero for the times; Sugar

A fictional tale based on true events (Black PR Wire) Philadelphia, PA – The now 5-time International Independent Award-Winning Film, SUGAR is a fictional tale about a single parent Mom / successful boutique owner by day, who masquerades as a vigilante by night protecting battered and abused women. Written, Directed and Produced by Indie Award…

ESSENCE Announces Its 2022 Unbeatable Daytime Empowerment Experiences and Night Experiences – June 30-July 3rd

Previously Announced Talent Include Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Jazmine Sullivan, Kevin Hart, New Edition, WizKid, TEMS and D Nice & Friends May 12, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company dedicated to serving Black women and their communities, today announced its 2022 ESSENCE Festival of…

2022 Petrichor International Music Competition

The second annual Petrichor International Music Competitionis now open for submissions. 12 Categories 36 winners | 36 finalists $60,000 value in prizes All participants receive the Complementary Course by iClassical Academy including lifetime access to six music masterclasses (worth $150). Categories: 1. Solo performers under the age of 16 (born in or after 2006)​ Total cash…

ESSENCE Festival of Culture’s Roster Is Heating up With Wizkid, City Girls, Beenie Man, TEMS, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface, Kes, Mickey Guyton and More Still to Come

April 28, 2022 01:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE Festival of Culture, the country’s largest festival based on per day attendance, is heating up its already star-studded lineup for this year’s virtual and in-person experience in New Orleans, June 30 to July 3, 2022*. As befitting this year’s theme “It’s the Black Joy…

12th Annual Salute Her Awards Celebrates Multi-Generational Excellence Hosted By Loni Love Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 7 P.M. ET on @SaluteHer.com

Nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha radio show to honor civil rights pioneers, legends in media, community leaders, and gospels music’s first family in celebration of women of the movement (Black PR Wire) Nationally syndicated show to honor civil rights pioneers, legends in media, community leaders, and gospels music’s first family in celebration of women of the…

TUNE-IN TONIGHT SHOWTIME® TO PREMIERE CYPRESS HILL: INSANE IN THE BRAIN AT 8 PM ET/PT

Produced by Sony Music Entertainment and Mass Appeal, Documentary Spotlights The Groundbreaking Hip Hop Group’s Decades-Long Career and Influence WHAT: As part of the network’s HIP HOP 50 banner – in partnership with entertainment company Mass Appeal, SHOWTIME will premiere CYPRESS HILL: INSANE IN THE BRAIN, chronicling the legendary L.A. rap group Cypress Hill. CYPRESS…

Jackson State University Hosts “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities”

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University Department of English, Foreign Languages, & Speech Communication (EFLSC) has been awarded a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC), which will be used to host EFLSC Week and a series of events titled, “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities.” The virtual and in-person activities will be held Monday, March 28, 2022 to…

JSUNAA Blue Tie Gala will honor JSU legends, provide student scholarships

Jackson State University’s National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) is hosting its fifth Blue Tie Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. The red carpet fundraising event will recognize 15 JSU legends, and 30 students will receive scholarships to attend JSU, ranked in the top five of STEM HBCUs….

Host LL Cool J, Icon Award Recipient Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, Jason Aldean, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Måneskin and More to Perform During the 2022 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” on Tuesday, March 22, Live on FOX

March 09, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced today the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards will feature performances from Host and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee LL COOL J, Icon Award Recipient Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, Jason Aldean, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Måneskin and more. The…

Jessie J and Deborah Cox to Headline 2022 Florida AIDS Walk & Musicfest

Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival presented by AHF Pharmacy and Wells Fargo, is set to take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Fort Lauderdale’s South Beach Park. Annually the event raises over $1.5 million dollars to support locally based HIV/AIDS service organizations. March 07, 2022 09:35 AM Eastern Standard Time FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS…

Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, New Edition, The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, Jazmine Sullivan, Summer Walker, D-Nice & Friends and More to Headline the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture

The 27th ESSENCE Festival of Culture Hosted in New Orleans Will Be In-Person and Feature Extended Virtual Experiences, Celebrating “Its The Black Joy for Me” From June 30 – July 3, 2022 March 03, 2022 02:05 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company dedicated to serving…

Jackson State University’s Department of Theatre to host play ‘Afro Angel’

Jackson State University’s Department of Theatre will host “Afro Angel,” a theatrical play written by Prince Duren, director of theatre. The central themes of the production deal with issues in urban inner-city life, such as gentrification, economic inequality, and PTSD. Duren credits the song “Afro Angel,” by Will Smith, as his inspiration. What: “Afro Angel,” a…

ESSENCE Celebrates Its Milestone 15th Anniversary Black Women in Hollywood Awards Highlighting “The Black Cinematic Universe” as It Honors Stars Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson and Chanté Adams

The Star-studded Red Carpet Event Will Be Hosted by Actor Damson Idris and Will Take Place on Thursday, March 24th, in Beverly Hills, CA ESSENCE’s Oscar Week Festivities to Culminate With Its 3rd Annual Hollywood House Event Taking Place on Friday, March 25th Both Experiences Will Stream on ESSENCEStudios.com and ESSENCE.com March 02, 2022 08:30…

Help JSUNAA March to One Million in Scholarships

WILL YOU HELP ME REACH MY GOAL? Dear Alumni and Friends, I’m serving as an Honorary Chair for the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, Inc.’s (JSUNAA) “THEE Blue Tie Scholarship and Recognition Gala” for April 9, 2022. The goal is to raise $1 million for the endowed scholarship. This scholarship will support into perpetuity,…

The 2022 International Peace Honors Recognized the Power of Individuals to Build Peace and Issued Urgent Call to Activism Amidst Historic Week

President Bill Clinton, Rosario Dawson, Misty Copeland, HAUSER, Buika, Fonseca and IL VOLO were amongst the participants honoring Forest Whitaker, Ajay Banga, Dr. Lisa Su, Brandon Stanton,Nicholas Donofrio, Tokata Iron Eyes, and Juanes February 28, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yesterday, the 2022 International Peace Honors, presented by PeaceTech Lab,the award-winning non-profit organization…

15th All-Star Gospel Celebration (ASGC) Was a Slam Dunk During NBA All-Star Weekend, as NBA Celebrated 75 Years; an Encore is Slated for This Sunday, Feb. 27, 4 PM EST

Performances by Maverick City Music, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Mali Music, Saxophonist Angella Christie, DOE, Red Hand Band and New Artist Anthony Hall & Keyla Richardson. Hosted by 3X NBA All-Star Host Jacinda Jacobs and NBA Veteran & Former National Basketball Players Association Vice President Maurice “Mo” Evans. Cleveland, OH, February 24, 2022 –(PR.com)– The All-Star Gospel Celebration…