The artists and speakers appearing at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans during July 4th weekend are very vocal about certain health issues. Learn more about the work a selection of ESSENCE Festival stars are working on to promote healthy living.
Profession: Grammy Award nominated singer, music ambassador and philanthropist
Weapon of Choice: Cell phone and tablet
Favorite Social Media Platform(s): Twitter & Instagram
Social Media & Your Brand: “It has allowed me to reach thousands of people with a single post.”
Klout: Over 150,000 Twitter followers
Tips for creating a Brand: “Keep it consistent and real.”
Who she follows on Social Media: “Many different fans who have a lot to say and are inspirational.”
Follow her at: @realtamiaworld (Twitter & Instagram)
Jody Watley recorded a remake of the Cole Porter jazz classic "After You Who" for the 1990 Red, Hot and Blue album, which was produced to support HIV/AIDS research. Watley continues to devote time to HIV/AIDS awareness.
Denise Warren of the Body by Denise fitness center in Queens, New York, encourages her clients to adopt a well-rounded workout routine to achieve their desired weight loss goals.
As president and CEO of The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies nonprofit organization in New Orleans, Dr. Denese Shervington is committed to improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of women of color.