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'It's a Deliberate Attack on Black Women': April Ryan Gets Real About 'Post-Racial' America 'It's a Deliberate Attack on Black Women': April Ryan Gets Real About 'Post-Racial' America

“We are not post-racial—at all,” White House correspondent April Ryan told an Essence Festival audience during a panel last Saturday. “But when you dig into the weeds ... it’s beyond race; it’s now going down to the black woman. It’s a deliberate attack on the black woman.”

Barry Jenkins Visually Reimagines James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk For a Full Display of Cinematic Blackness Barry Jenkins Visually Reimagines James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk For a Full Display of Cinematic Blackness

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has tackled James Baldwin’s tragic, yet beautiful tale, If Beale Street Could Talk. This is the first time any of Baldwin’s work will be adapted into film in the English language. Jenkins’ goal was to keep the integrity of Baldwin’s genius but make sure the film didn’t…

You Woke? Do the Work: Tarana Burke, Tamika Mallory and Symone Sanders Talk Accountability You Woke? Do the Work: Tarana Burke, Tamika Mallory and Symone Sanders Talk Accountability

There’s a reason Tarana Burke is so often featured on our #WomanCrushWednesday: the activist and #MeToo movement founder consistently does the work of advocacy and uplift for black women and girls, a fact she made sure to remind attendees of the “I’m Woke, Now What?” panel at the 2018 Essence Festival, as reported by …

10 Observations From My First Essence Festival, the ‘Super Bowl for Black Women’ 10 Observations From My First Essence Festival, the ‘Super Bowl for Black Women’

1. At some point during the two-hour layover at O’Hare International Airport on my trip from Pittsburgh to New Orleans last weekend, a supernatural force compelled me to glance up from my laptop and scan the gate around me. There was a shift in the space-time continuum that the universe was attempting to alert me to…

Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO Ladies First: Essence Fest 2018 Took Over NOLA, and We Had FOMO

We wanna be down! While The Root’s own Danielle Young made her way to New Orleans from July 5-8 to party with our sister-girls at the 2018 Essence Music Festival, alas, The Glow Up stayed home to attend to other pertinent business.

Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige Headlining 2018 Essence Festival  Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige Headlining 2018 Essence Festival 

Secure your wigs and get your best shout-singing voice ready because the 2018 Essence Festival is coming with a star-riddled talent lineup.

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Originator Apologizes, Then the Plot Thickens

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