ESSENCE Empowerment Experience

Not only is the ESSENCE Music Festival quickly approaching, but so is the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience. From July 1-3, the magazine who brought you treats like snippets of Terry McMillan's newest book "Getting To Happy" is celebrating black women writers and their opinions. Check out some of the ladies who'll be on deck at the 2011 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 22, 2011

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Terry McMillan is the queen of black female fiction and her latest installment in the “Waiting To Exhale” series, “Getting To Happy,” is no different.

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Not only has Soledad O’Brien made a name for herself with the CNN’s “Black In America” series, she’s also shared her story with her book “The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities.”

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of “Wench,” a New York Times bestselling novel published in 2010.

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Blogger and ESSENCE Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas toasts with fans of her “A Belle In Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.”

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Self empowerment author Iyanla Vanzant has written a great many books and made waves this year during her candid sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

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Monique Greenwood, seated on the right, has written a book entitled “Having What Matters.”

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