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The Essence Music Festival has come to an end, but people are still talking about the events that took place down in NOLA.

Aside from Kevin Hart’s hilarious set, people are debating over D’Angelo’s return to the stage. Did he bomb or was it the first step to the biggest comeback R&B has ever seen?

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While the fun-filled weekend was another success, one thing people need to remember is the weekend is much more than just music. This weekend, I got a first hand look at some of the amazing things that go on behind the scenes at the Essence Music Festival. All of the sponsors for the festival are truly giving back to the community.

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My Black Is Beautiful hosted a Dinner With Bevy on Thursday, wherein they highlighted their amazing programs, which gave away $500 book award scholarships that were distributed throughout the weekend at the MBIB booth. 

The Ford booth had numerous celebrities stop by, such as Trey Songz and many more. One of the best moments of the concert was when they gave away a Brand New Ford. One lucky winner got a Ford Escape. I drove one and I can say, she’s a lucky girl! 

Another heartwarming moment was when the Verizon hooked up with The Chaka Khan Foundation to salute 33 women who turned their life around after Hurricane Katrina.

This year’s Essence Fest was chock full of amazing moments that many people won’t forget in a lifetime. Check out my video recap above!

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