Essence Festival

I was on the move to New Orleans for the Essence Festival and attended the Mayvenn Beauty Talks event. Hello Beautiful’s Sr. Entertainment Editor, Shamika Sanders hosted and facilitated a Q&A. Industry professionals and influences gathered for dinner at Ralph’s On the Park, organized by Erica Dias. Mayvenn founder and CEO, Diishan Imira shared his […]

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According to Biography.com, Sanya Richards-Ross took the track world by storm in 2006 with two victories at the World Cup, taking the top spot in both the 200-meter and 400-meter events. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she earned two medals. She helped take the gold in the 400-meter relay, and scored her first […]

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  Dawn W. Dickson is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in marketing and business development. She launched three successful cash flow positive companies since 2002, her most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels, LLC and Solutions Vending International (SVI) in April 2011 after identifying a need to create a product to […]

  Shavone Riggins is out here providing women “Curls with Confidence” as the founding owner and CEO of Curlkalon Hair; the premier brand to offer high quality synthetic pre-curled hair specifically for crochet protective styling with patented pre-loop design. She is an entrepreneur with a passion of helping women that has helped brands grow through […]

Kierra Sheard is honoring her mother and aunts by leading an Essence All-Star tribute to the famed gospel music pioneers The Clark Sisters. The tribute will take place at the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, this summer. “I’m soooooooo excited to be honoring my mommy and aunties, #TheClarkSisters, at the Essence Festival! #essenceFest […]

The Clark Sisters will be saluted during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3. Twinkie Clark, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Jackie Clark Chisholm will be honored during Essence’s All-Star Gospel Tribute on the Empowerment Experience Stage. Essence has assembled some great entertainers to pay homage to the famed Gospel […]