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  1. @essencefest: Twirl, @EstelleDarlings! Twirl! Celebs WERKED our photo booth:
  2. @essencefest: Congrats: Nas receives an award from Harvard University:
  3. @essencefest: Help us decide which sponsor brought their A-Game to this year?s Festival. Vote now:
  4. @essencefest: RT @essencemag: Watch @maryjblige, @TherealTaraji & @kerrywashington have a dance party in one epic commercial http:?
  5. @essencefest: RT @essencemag: 5 Reasons @MeaganGood is a #BossChick in new show #MinorityReport:
  6. @essencefest: Join NBMBAA for an evening celebrating your school as we kick off this year's conference in Orlando on September 23rd
  7. @essencefest: .@MS_HUMMINGBIRD is back with a new single, "Won't Hurt Me."
  8. @essencefest: TODAY pick up your essence merchandise at the block party under the Dumbo Archway! We're out here!

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