Tag: essence fest 2019

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during the Spotify House Of Are & Be Podcast Session Presenting “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered Live With Senator Kamala Harris” on July 6, 2019, in New Orleans.Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images for Spotify) “Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and […]

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Say It With Your Chest: Elaine Welteroth Releases Merch Inspired by Her Bestselling Memoir, More Than Enough

Elaine Welteroth attends Bravo’s “Project Runway” New York Premiere at Vandal on March 07, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) If you ask me to tell you my favorite event of Essence Fest 2019, it might surprise you. While I still can’t believe I got to be a part of the amazing […]

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City Girls’ Yung Miami is Here to Coach You to the Hot Girl Summer Championship

ICYMI: Hot girl summer is on and popping. We’ve passed the Fourth of July holiday, and hot girls are up 100 to 0 at the half. We out here winning, y’all. Team fuckboi tried to co-opt the hot girl summer in an attempt to put a few measly points on the board, but the hot […]

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Black Women Invented Style and Essence Fest 2019 Is Proof

It’s no secret that black women invented style. As the daughter of a black woman who stays dressed-down-to-the-ground, I have come to associate black women with elegance, grace and a lot of pizazz. We slay magazine covers and shut down runways, all while becoming fashion icons who have even used style to discuss larger social […]

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‘Let’s Go’: I Watched the First 12 Minutes of Queen & Slim at Essence Fest. Damn.

Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya, Queen & SlimPhoto: Courtesy of Universal Pictures “Black people don’t live, they survive,” Lena Waithe uttered to an eager audience of Essence Fest patrons who had just witnessed something that left us wanting more. That line not only reflects reality, but embodies the upcoming film she wrote, Queen & Slim, […]

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