Netflix hosted two star-studded events to celebrate Black culture and their upcoming programming. Check out photos from both events inside.

Ford gave back to Black interest during Essence Fest 2019


If a summer music festival is not already on your agenda, there’s a couple of reasons why you should take advantage of the outdoor music activity this season. Every year, thousands convene at large parks and arenas to watch top acts perform. To add to that excitement, you never know which surprise guests these artists […]


Roland Martin and NewsOne Now bring you sights, sounds, and exclusive interviews from the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  India Arie Talks New Music, Addresses Skin Lightening Controversy Neo-soul sensation India Arie chatted with NewsOne Now host Roland Martin during the 2015 Essence Fest. During their conversation, Arie talked about her upcoming Christmas album and […]

As summer quickly approaches, organizers of the 20th annual ESSENCE Festival announce Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige will be headlining this year’s bash down in New Orleans. Last year, “The Blacker The Berry” rapper took a break from touring on the festival circuit, but it appears he’s back on the grind with his highly anticipated sophomore […]


At the 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, held during 4th of July weekend, black community, style, and entertainment were celebrated. Major events like the screening of Anthony Anderson’s new ABC series Black-ish, the McDonald’s 365Black Awards and of course, a mind-blowing performance by Prince, took place throughout the entire weekend. Most notably, companies like Ford, […]

Singers, actors, philanthropists and activists, all fresh off their high of watching Prince perform at the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival the night before, walked the McDonald’s 365Black Awards golden carpet on Friday (hosted by Terrence J and Tika Sumpter), to give their take on the publication’s legendary festival and its contributions to the black […]

There was only one question we wanted to ask Think Like A Man Too producer Will Packer when he walked down the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards golden carpet last weekend at the 2014 Essence Festival. What actually makes a film a black film? If anyone would know, it would be Packer — the super-producer is the face […]

During the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival, held in storied and cultured New Orleans, actor and funny man Anthony Anderson discussed what it really means to be black. His conclusion? There’s no real answer to that question. And that’s exactly what his new sitcom, Blackish, slated to appear on ABC, explores. In the show’s […]