Michelle Ebanks
Joseph Moran

Listen to a "Steve Harvey Morning Show" segment featuring ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks on the 2013 ESSENCE Festival.

Monique Valeris
May, 23, 2013

ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks paid a visit to the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Wednesday to discuss the 2013 ESSENCE Festival, taking over New Orleans from July 4 - 7.

In addition to sharing about this year's lineup, from Reverend Al Sharpton to Beyoncé, Ebanks discussed the Festival's partnership with cable news network MSNBC.

"MSNBC has had such a tremendous commitment to diversity and to issues impacting all communities," Ebanks said during the interview.

Tune in for Ebanks' full interview:

And don't forget to purchase tickets for the big event!