On Monday, August Alsina informed fans why he had to bow out of an Essence Festival gig.


Michelle Obama didn’t hold anything back during a candid sitdown with Gayle King over the weekend at Essence Fest.

Although her time in the White House is long over, Michelle Obama has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.


From braids to afros to curly styles, we were crushing on all the fabulous hairstyles!

Check out our photo recap from Essence Festival 2018!

The 2016 Essence Festival kicked off on Friday with celebrities and visitors from all over flocking to the Big Easy.