JUST ANNOUNCED: Meet the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience 2015 Speakers

From Iyanla Vanzant to Dr. Deepak Chopra, meet the speakers of the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience for 2015.

Gia Peppers Mar, 12, 2015

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Fitness guru and creator of "Hip Hop Abs," Shaun T., will be on hand to kick your fitness routine into gear during the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience and Empower U.

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Grammy-nominee Anita Wilson's immense talent is a truly gift from God.  With her latest single "Keep Doing What You're Doing" making its' way up the Gospel charts, we are excited to have Wilson bless the stage at #EF15 and ESSENCE's Empowerment Experience.

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Powerful Gospel artist and performer Deitrick Haddon will return to the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience stage in July, 2015.

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Cynthia Bailey, model and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, will share her expertise at the 2015 ESSENCE Fest.

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Grace Gibson & Lynn Whitfield are a mother daughter duo ready to take the entertainment industry by storm.  Check them out as they speak at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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This mother and daughter duo co-authors books and will appear at the 2015 ESSENCE Fest.  Get ready to meet Alice Randall & Caroline Randall Williams!

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Sybrina Fulton, the mother of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, has become one of the faces of the fight against police brutality and community injustice.  She will share her story and perspective during the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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Houston Gospel group The Walls Group hits the stage.

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India.Arie is set to return to the ESSENCE Fest stage in 2015, as well as appear in the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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His meditation advice is one of the foundations of Oprah's peaceful mindset, so it has to work for us right? Dr. Deepak Chopra is known for his powerful words of inspiration and life-changing meditation methods.  This year, he will make his ESSENCE Fest debut during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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Acclaimed philanthropist, entrepreneur, and community activist Erica Ford will be speaking alongside Deepak Chopra at the 2015 ESSENCE Fest.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will be making her first ESSENCE Festival debut as a speaker during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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We are honored to have legendary civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton at the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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Our 2015 ESSENCE Fest All Star Gospel Tribute is all in honor of the great work, love and faith singer and pastor Kim Burrell gives to the world.  We love you, Kim!

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Journalist Cheryl Wills, who hosted the 2014 Gospel Tribute, kept the crowd entertained in between performances.  She will return to host the 2015 All-Star tribute to Kim Burrell.

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Jazmine Sullivan stops by ESSENCE to give us a prview of her upcoming album, 'Reality Show'.