From the star-studded concert lineup to the amazing food, find out how the Festival team is preparing for the biggest event of the year.
- Darren Wilson Appears Before Grand Jury Investigating Michael Brown Shooting
- Four Black Creative 'Geniuses' Awarded the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship
- ESSENCE Poll: Do All of the Recent NFL Cases Affect Your Football Viewership?
- Coffee Talk: LeCrae Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
- Common's Father Passes Away at 71
- Must-See: Kerry Washington's PSA on Financial Abuse
- Curvy Model of The Month: Denise Bidot
- Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Talk 'Selma' at Urbanworld Fest