Lights, Camera, Action! ESSENCE Fest 2017 Celebrity Portraits 

Tons of black boy joy and black girl magic came from the celebrities at this year's ESSENCE Fest 2017.

Seriously. ESSENCE Fest 2017 was basically a mecca for Black excellence this year. At the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and events thoroughout the city, celebrities were out and about hosting events and just enjoying summer in New Orleans. See all the celebrities who came out for this year’s festival, in the portraits below!