Lataria and Tiffany head back home every year to party with ESSENCE.
From being backstage watching Anita Baker to wandering the streets of New Orleans.
Chef Leah Chase tells what ESSENCE means to the New Orleans community.
Not literally, but Lionel loves the super fan.
Trey Songz can't pick just 1 favorite ESSENCE Fest experience.
Shirley Strawberry reflects on Festival-goers coming together to support an unknown talent.
Blair Underwood reflects on the Festival post Katrina and the community support.
Gina is starting a new tradition with her children at the fest.
Relationships editor Charli Penn nearly lost it when she got a chance to interview Aretha Franklin.
The singer's favorite ESSENCE Fest moments come from people watching at the airport!
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