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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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Say Goodbye to BET’s The Game

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We have bad news for fans of BET’s hit show, The Game.  The popular show will come to an end after the ninth season.

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Finally! The remake of Sparkle will be here with Jordin Sparks taking the lead role! Whitney Houston, who is also producing the film, will take the role of her mother. And the role of Satin will be played by actor Omar Epps. The film will be written and directed by ‘Jump the Broom’ directors Salim and Mara Brock Akil. READ MORE