OAK BROOK, Ill. (June 14, 2017) –  The 14th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards is taking a fresh approach, hosting an elegant luncheon-style event to honor this year’s group of celebrities and influential women who make positive contributions to the community. The awards luncheon is themed “Power of Inspiration” and will celebrate the following honorees:  Olympic gold-medalist and author

The 14th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards  are set to acknowledge a group of celebrities and influential women at an elegant luncheon in the Ritz Carlton hotel in New Orleans. The event will take place during ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® and will honor women making a positive impact in the African-American community.

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ESSENCE, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, will officially kick off the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola in New Orleans on June 30 during the ESSENCE Festival® Opening Press Conference.

Berry Will Appear at the Nation’s Largest Gathering of African-American Women on  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:30am (New York, NY) June 28, 2017 – Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE today announced that Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry will open the Empowerment Experience Stage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca-Cola, on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:30am, which will kick off the Festival’s weekend slate of daytime

All-Star Hollywood Takeover Featuring Casts of Girls Trip, Queen Sugar, Empire, Insecure and More (NEW ORLEANS, LA June 15, 2017) — The talent line-up continues to heat up for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®. The Festival will offer even more celebrity access, television and film sneak peeks and exclusive performances than ever before, rounding out the event’s daytime experience—which is free and open-to-the-public—taking place June 30-July 2 in

New York, NY (June 1, 2017)—Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces additions to its incredible daytime line-up of...

Players Will Include Ray J, Trey Songz, Romeo Miller, Mystikal, Curren$y, Chris Jackson, Robert Pack and More! May 25, 2017 (New Orleans, LA) – Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® will partner with Team Hope NOLA, a foundation started by Hip Hop Mogul Master P benefiting New Orleans youth through basketball and community driven events, by hosting a one-of-a-kind celebrity basketball game as part of the previously announced

May 17, 2017 (New York, NY) – Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) 2017 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation, announced today that beloved R&B quartet XSCAPE will kickoff its comeback tour at the Festival, for the group’s first full live show in over 15 years. The group is slated to perform on Sunday, July 2 – a night headlined by Festival first-timer Chance the Rapper,

New York, NY (April 19, 2017)—The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® will hold a first-ever “Beauty Carnival” during this year’s Beauty & Style Expo, the ultimate experience in all things beauty and glam. As the premier beauty authority for Black women, Essence is expecting this new, interactive event to be one of the highlights of the Festival’s daytime programming at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA

New York, NY (April 12, 2017)—The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces the expansion of its Money & Power Expo into a weekend-long conference, entitled Path To Power, during the daytime programming taking place June 30–July 2, 2017, on the second floor of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Free and open to the public, the first-ever Path To Power conference will offer daily general sessions,