As 2020, nears its’ close, ESSENCE is beyond excited to partner with AT&T, Disney Parks, Disney Studios and Hyundai to bring you the second edition of our ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards. These awards will honor Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Parents and Community Change Makers who have spent the entire year dedicating their time, energy and expertise to help better the lives of those around them.

Keep scrolling for a look at our honorees and be sure to catch the ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards streaming on and the ESSENCE Facebook page beginning November 18 at 6PM EST.

Congratulations to all of our honorees!


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