Here’s the latest news involving a selection of the artists and speakers connected to the ESSENCE Festival.

  • The second season of Chef Roble & Co premiere’s on Bravo tonight at 10/9c. See Roble on the Empowerment Stage at the Festival on Friday, July 5, when he’ll discuss love and relationships.

  • Beyoncé headlined the “Chime for Change” charity concert in London on June 1. The event’s goal was to advance education, health and justice for women and girls around the world. Watch her performance, and see Beyoncé on the ESSENCE Festival mainstage on Sunday, July 7.

  • Issa Rae, the genius behind The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, will portray Nina Simone in an upcoming Lorraine Hansberry biopic. Don’t miss Issa on the ESSENCE Festival Empowerment Experience stage on Saturday, July 6, where she’ll discuss how to revamp your life and business.

Be sure to visit the ESSENCE Festival artist and speaker lineup to start planning your schedule!

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