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Iyanla Vanzant will be a life-fixing force at this year's ESSENCE Festival.
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Misty Copeland will carry her balletic grace to the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage.
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Actress Patina Miller will bring her Tony-winning magic to New Orleans for the Essence Festival.
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Best-selling author Terry McMillan will share inspirational words at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks will dispense real talk at this year's ESSENCE Festival.
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Cookie Johnson will be among the speakers at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage.
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Rev. Al Sharpton is set to lend some political insight to the ESSENCE Festival scene.
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Yolanda-Adams attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013,
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The Real hosts—Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai—will hit the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience stage on Fri., July, 1. Their show will broadcast as part of the Live from the ESSENCE Festival digital programming on ESSENCE.com and the episode will air this fall when The Real returns for its third season.
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