Celebrities Show Fans Lots of Love at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival

The ESSENCE Festival is a great place to meet your favorite celebrity and snap a photo to share with your friends on Instagram. It's all love down in the Big Easy and these celebs show lots of it. Take a look at these celebs and fans showcase their best selfies.

ESSENCE.COM Jul, 06, 2014

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David J.Johns and David Banner show off their perfectly straight teeth and amazing smiles.

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Yes, he's a photographer for ESSENCE, but that doesn't mean Michael Rowe doesn't enjoy himself a good selfie every once in a while, especially if it involves SWV.

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Guess who's never too busy to take photos with fans? Roland Martin!

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CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial promotes raising the minium wage with the book "One Nation: Underemployed"

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Laz Alonzo gives the best hugs ever! Just ask this fan who snuck a snuggle while meeting the actor.

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Essence Magazine Entertainment Director Cori Murray and Chadwick Boseman smile for the camera.

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Aside from his dashingly good looks, Boris Kudjoe is also a down-to-earth guy who has no problem chatting it up with fans.

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NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps takes time to snap a photo with a few ESSENCE Festival attendees.

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Angela Simmons shows off that pretty smile while back stage at the ESSENCE Festival.

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Angie Stone conducts a meet-and-greet in the convention center.

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Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan looks handsome as he poses for a photo with a fan.

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LeToya Luckett takes time out to show Treme star Zoe Carter some love during the ESSENCE Festival. How cute is this photo?