Here's the latest news on a selection of our 2013 ESSENCE Festival alums.
- Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a powerful speech in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday regarding race relations in the U.S. as well as his stance on the Trayvon Martin case and voting rights issues.
- On Saturday, the season premiere episode of Iyanla Vanzant's Fix My Life aired on the OWN network. Iyanla traveled to Georgia to help R&B singer Syleena Johnson mend her relationship with her mother.
- Read Marc Morial's 2013 State of the Urban League Address: "The New Civil Rights Movement for Economic Empowerment & Justice."
- The rumors continue to swirl about Beyoncé's upcoming album.