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Every year Essence Festival brings out the black and the beautiful. 2018 was no different. Global Grind was on hand for day 1 of the Essence Fest weekend and without a doubt, this year was full of peak blackness.

Hit the gallery for a recap of Essence Fest Day 1!

2018 Essence Fest: Day 1 [PHOTOS]  was originally published on