REGISTER NOW for FREE access to our Expos at the Convention Center. 2016 brings you our first-ever ESSENCE® Expo Experiences on topics you love. Access is free, but registration is required to ensure your spot in the action!



Get NOLA ready with ESSENCE® BeautyBox. Receive five (or more!) beauty products delivered to your door each month, hand-picked by the experts at ESSENCE®. Join now for access to subscriber-only perks during festival weekend. Use code FESTIVAL20 to save 20% off your subscription. Get started today at

Celebrating 10 Years of Beautiful! P&G’s My Black is Beautiful is kicking off our 10th anniversary and we want to celebrate with you! Voted the festival Fan Favorite, we’re back, bringing you the best in beauty, complete with hair styling, skin consultations, photo opps, MBIB swag and more! See you there!








Live A More Color Full Life With State Farm®! Discover financial tips and find your true hue during our Celebrity and Agent Financial Panels.

Now paying in store is even easier. Just open, scan, and you’re done! It’s so simple with Walmart Pay! Download the Walmart app today.

Knowledge-seekers: “Power Up with Pru!”

Experience WomenInspired thought leadership presentations, social media photo ops, financial-wellness Jeopardy, giveaways and pop-up celebrity appearances! #PowerUpwithPru #WomenInspired


Get the salary you deserve and network with top Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs and Recruiters at the National Urban League Career Connections Booth and daily sessions.

Join ESSENCE parent company Time Inc. for free professional headshots, resumé reviews and career coaching at the Money + Power Expo. For career opportunities, visit and follow us @timeinccareers on Twitter and Instagram.

Known for energy innovation, Southern Company is the Southeast’s premier energy company with utilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

Whether you’re in high school, college or already enlisted, you can become an officer through #ARMYROTC. Stop by the #ARMYEXHIBIT and learn how to enroll.

Like Money? Visit the United States Mint booth to purchase collectible coins and see artistic designs that capture the spirit of our nation.

Commercial entities involved with this event do not imply endorsement by, approval by, or association with the United States Mint or the Department of Treasury.



NASA is leading the way to further extend the reach of humankind into the solar system. Share in the journey to Mars and beyond. Visit our exhibit in the Technology and Innovation Village to learn more. #NASAexhibit




Start at Sam’s Club

We offer exclusive value to business members, thanks to our powerful network of product and service providers. #Start @SamsClub




The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to growth, expansion, and sustainability of the Nation’s 8 million minority-owned firms.  This year we are proud to partner with Essence and lead a first-of-its-kind collaboration to present the Leap.Run.Grow. workshops in the Money + Power Expo's Entrepreneurship Village.  We invite you to network with our business consultants and learn how to start, build and grow your business!



A Colgate Smile™ starts with health and confidence. Visit the Colgate Experience and discover the secret to a #DesignerSmile and a healthy mouth!