Hey loves. ESSENCE Festival is almost here! And it will be EPIC. This year is the 20th anniversary of the community event. Come on down! Concert tickets are still available to see some of our favorite acts. And even if you dont get tickets, three full FREE days of fab speakers and giveaways at the convention center.

Here’s where I’ll be. Would love to see you there!


  • 2-2:30: Empower U: Hosting Colgate TOTAL conversation
  • 4:25-5:10: Empowerment: Hosting Men’s Panel
  • 4:55-5:25: Empower U: Dr. Sherry “Silver Loving Playbook”


  • 1:45-2:15: Empower U: Sarah Jakes, “Learning From Love Mistakes”
  • 4-7 p.m.: Marriott relationships event (more details coming soon)


  • 10:50-11:10 a.m.: Center Stage: Dating Game with Laz Alonso (Marriott)
  • 12:40-1:10 p.m.: Center Stage: Special celebrity interview!
  • 3:35-4:05: Center Stage: Our Eye Candy pageant!