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Announced earlier this year, the ESSENCE Path To Power Conference will take place as part of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival experience. In addition to the previously announced conference lineup, which included names like Carol’s Daughter CEO Lisa Price, Hip Hop mogul Master P, Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Carla Harris, Stubhub executive Bari Williams and former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, attendees will now also get a chance to hear from screenwriter/producer Mara Brock Akil and entertainer/tv personality/businesswoman Kandi Burruss, among others.

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A 7-year-old Kentucky boy who lost his life to senseless gun violence is set to be honored by Master P and his Team Hope NOLA organization at this year’s ESSENCE Festival. READ MORE

ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces additions to its incredible daytime line-up of the nation’s leading speakers, influencers and artists at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

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February 21, 2017 (New York, NY) – For the first time ever, the 2017 Essence Festival is celebrating women with ‘My Path to Strength’, a night of concerts featuring all-female performers at the Louisiana Superdome over the Fourth of July weekend. The special event is inspired by previously announced Festival headliner Mary J. Blige’s highly anticipated album “Strength of A Woman”.

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