Thursday 6/25 - Sunday 6/28

Wellness House
Thu. 6.25 5-9 PM EST
ESSENCE Wellness House provides guidance to truly live a life of wellness. Rejuvenate your mind body connection with meditation, workouts and healthy-living conversations with our esteemed wellness practitioners. Through our curated sessions and conversations access long-lasting tools to positively change your life– breaking the cycle of generational patterns.
Beauty Carnival
Fri. 6.26 5-9 PM EST
In light of everything you’re juggling, it’s understandable if Beauty hasn’t been a top priority. Nonetheless, taking care of yourself should be. Trying new looks whether for playful enjoyment or a powerful presentation gives us a lift to shine brighter. Join us from the comfort of home to receive advice and tutorials from top beauty experts. Hear curated conversations about personal care, aging and self-image with your favorite celebrities and influencers. Discover products, styles and inspiration to celebrate your unique beauty.
Wealth & Power
Sat. 6.27 1:30-6 PM EST
Raise your voice with influential thought leaders and change agents as they educate and equip our communities to stand fearlessly in the fight for our future. From the latest on the 2020 election to empowering our communities politically, economically, and spiritually, we are getting vocal about all the hot-button issues you don’t want to miss during this virtual town hall.
Entertainment All Access Pre-Show
Sat. 6.27 6-7 PM EST
Catch your Hollywood faves in Q&As and be the first to see exclusive sneak peeks of the hottest upcoming releases!
Evening Concert Series
Sat. 6.27 7-10 PM EST
Our explosive evening concert series goes digital! Catch the #ESSENCEFEST all-star lineup in performances to benefit and celebrate our Essential Heroes, Black-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Get Lifted Gospel Sunday Celebration
Sun. 6.28 11-1 PM EST
Raise your voice with influential thought leaders and change agents as they educate and equip our communities to stand fearlessly in the fight for our future. From the latest on the 2020 election to empowering our communities politically, economically, and spiritually, we are getting vocal about all the hot-button issues you don’t want to miss during this virtual town hall.

Thursday 7/2 - Sunday 7/5

Wellness House
Thu. 7.2 5-9:30 PM EST
ESSENCE Wellness House provides guidance to truly live a life of wellness. Rejuvenate your mind body connection with meditation, workouts and healthy-living conversations with our esteemed wellness practitioners. Through our curated sessions and conversations access long-lasting tools to positively change your life– breaking the cycle of generational patterns.
Beauty Carnival
Fri. 7.3 5-9 PM EST
In light of everything you’re juggling, it’s understandable if Beauty hasn’t been a top priority. Nonetheless, taking care of yourself should be. Trying new looks whether for playful enjoyment or a powerful presentation gives us a lift to shine brighter. Join us from the comfort of home to receive advice and tutorials from top beauty experts.x
ESSENCE After Dark
Fri. 7.3 9-10 PM EST
Get the weekend started right with music sets from some of your favorite festival artists at the ultimate online kick-back.
Wealth & Power
Sat. 7.04 1:30-6 PM EST
Get the weekend started right with music sets from some of your favorite festival artists at the ultimate online kick-back.
Entertainment All Access Pre-Show
Sat. 7.04 6-7 PM EST
Catch your Hollywood faves in Q&As and be the first to see exclusive sneak peeks of the hottest upcoming releases!
Evening Concert Series
Sat. 7.04 7-10 PM EST
Our explosive evening concert series goes digital! Catch the #ESSENCEFEST all-star lineup in performances to benefit and celebrate our Essential Heroes, Black-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Get Lifted Gospel Sunday Celebration
Sun. 7.05 11-1 PM EST
Raise your voice with influential thought leaders and change agents as they educate and equip our communities to stand fearlessly in the fight for our future. From the latest on the 2020 election to empowering our communities politically, economically, and spiritually, we are getting vocal about all the hot-button issues you don’t want to miss during this virtual town hall.
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Wealth & Power 6/27

Entertainment All-Access 6/27

Concert Series 6/27

Get Lifted Gospel Sunday Celebration 6/28

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Wealth & Power 7/4

Entertainment All-Access 7/4

Concert Series 7/4

Get Lifted Gospel Sunday Celebration 7/5

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EGYPT SHERROD

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Beauty Carnival 6/26

Wealth & Power 6/27

Entertainment All-Access 6/27

Evening Concert Series 6/27

Get Lifted Gospel Sunday Celebration 6/28

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Thursday June 25th 5:00pm EST
Host Intro
An introduction to the ESSENCE Wellness House with Lita Lewis.
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Thursday June 25th 5:03pm EST
It Takes Two: Adding Wellness Into Your Relationship
Gillian & Michael Jai White, Actors & Producers
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Thursday June 25th 5:13pm EST
Well Necessities
Rashan Ali, Multi-Media Personality
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Thursday June 25th 9:12pm EST
The Pivot: Wellness As a Game Changer
Misa Hylton, Founder, Misa Hylton Fashion Academy Necole Kane, Founder, xoNecole.com Cori Murray, ESSENCE Entertainment Director
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Thursday June 25th 5:31pm EST
Doctor Says w/ Dr. Cora Spaulding
Cora Spaulding, MD, Integrative Medicine Physician & Health Coach
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Thursday June 25th 5:35pm EST
Afrobeats Workout: Afrifitness
Rachael Okesola, Fitness Trainer
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Thursday June 25th 5:55pm EST
Breast Cancer Awareness: Tips During A Pandemic...presented by Ford
Dr. Ryland Gore, Breast Surgical Oncologist Niya Brown Matthews, Survivor, Women In Courage Dr. Lisa Newman, Surgical Oncologist, Well Cornell Medicine, NYC Allison McGevna, ESSENCE Managing Editor-In-Chief
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Thursday June 25th 6:14pm EST
Living Unapologetically: In Conversation with Dr. Kendall Jasper & Kainon Jasper
Kainon Jasper, Doc-n-Da Dude Dr. Kendell Jasper, Clinical Psychologist Rocsi Diaz, Emmy-Award Winning Host Lawrence E. Adjah, Founder & Chairman, Family Dinner Foundation
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Thursday June 25th 6:29pm EST
Walk It Out
Donna Richardson, Wellness/Travel Expert
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Thursday June 25th 6:35pm EST
The Pivot: How Wellness Changed My Life: Tabitha Brown
Tabitha Brown, Actress, Motivational Speaker & Content Creator Jasmine Grant, ESSENCE Wellness & Relationships Editor
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Thursday June 25th 6:50pm EST
Deep Breath & Movement with Kerry Washington & NEUTROGENA®: Self-Care As Self-Preservation and Empowerment
Kerry Washington, Actor, Producer, Activist MoAna Luu, ESSENCE Chief Content Officer
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Thursday June 25th 7:05pm EST
GU: Breaking Through Mental Barriers For The Win presented by Secret
Monique Billings, WNBA Athlete & Sports Analyst Swin Cash Canal, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development for the New Orleans Pelicans Sha'Carri Richardson, Professional Athlete Maria Taylor, ESPN Host & Reporter
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Thursday June 25th 7:30pm EST
Cardio Abs (All Fitness Levels) with Shaun T
Shaun T, International Fitness Motivator
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Thursday June 25th 7:46pm EST
The Business of Wellness: Leading Black Women At The Forefront
Dymetra Pernell, CEO, First Batch Artisan Foods Tonya Lewis Lee, Women's Health Advocate Koya Webb, Spiritual Health and Wellness Educator Allison McGevna, ESSENCE Managing Editor-In-Chief
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Thursday June 25th 4:00pm EST
Therapy for Black Girls Meet Up
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Licensed Psychologist & Founder of Therapy for Black Girls
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Thursday June 25th 8:16pm EST
Doctor Says
Dr. Kendell Jasper, Clinical Psychologist
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Thursday June 25th 8:23pm EST
Healthy Cooking Demo: Nourishing from the Inside Out w/Marco Borges presented by Walmart
Marco Borges, Exercise Physiologist and #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Silvia Azrai Kawas, VP Private Brands Food, Walmart US
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Thursday June 25th 9:38pm EST
An Intimate Womb Wellness Experience
Latham Thomas, Celebrity Doula, Maternity Wellness Expert, and Author, Own Your Glow Bianca White, Expectant Mother Queen Afua, Best-Selling Author + Holistic Health Practitioner
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Thursday June 25th 9:01pm EST
Trap Yoga Bae(R) Presents Trap Yoga
Brittney Floyd-Mayo, Founder, Trap Yoga Bae
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Thursday June 25th 9:25pm EST
Mountaintop Motivation: Accessing Your SUPER Through Selfcare
CEO, Founder, Motivating the Masses
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Friday June 26th 5:00pm EST
Welcome to ESSENCE Beauty Carnival
Introduction from ESSENCE Chief Content and Creative Officer, MoAna Luu.
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Friday June 26th 5:02pm EST
#ESSENCE50: A Journey of Black Beauty
Join us to celebrate 50 years of ESSENCE
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Friday June 26th 5:30pm EST
AVEENO®: How We Self Care
@Styleandbeautydoc Danielle Gray and ESSENCE’s own Allie Mcgevna share their thoughts on skin care and why self care is more important than ever.
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Friday June 26th 5:55pm EST
#HowWeCope – Taking Time to Replenish Your Spirit brought to you by My Black is Beautiful with Felicia Leatherwood & Teyonah Parris.
My Black is Beautiful: #HowWeCope x Essence Beauty Carnival with Felicia Leatherwood & Teyonah Parris.
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Friday June 26th 6:20pm EST
Girls United: Pull Up! How Major Beauty Brands Can Join The Fight To End Systemic Racism with Lori Harvey, Rae Ann Silva and Sharon Chuter.
Girls United: Pull Up! How Major Beauty Brands Can Join The Fight To End Systemic Racism with Lori Harvey & Friends.
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Friday June 26th 6:50pm EST
Anyw(hair) Care: Bringing the Salon to You, powered by Gold Series from Pantene & Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders
Join Kiyah Wright, Celebrity Stylist, to get some tips and learn some new tricks to take your at-home hair styling game to the next level.
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Friday June 26th 7:30pm EST
Young, Black & Gifted: Parenting A Gen Z Beauty Boss
Young, Black & Gifted: Parenting A Gen Z Beauty Boss with Lia-Symone Yahya, Ferdinand Yahya and Yvonne McNair. An enlightening conversation around the realities of supporting children who are currently, or aspire to, launch their own beauty brands. Topics to include: What support looks like as a parent; Navigating protectiveness & constructive criticism; Managing their interaction with consumers on social media as a young entrepreneur, etc.
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Friday June 26th 7:55pm EST
After the Bonnet: Skincare with Felicia Walker
Most of us don’t forget to wrap our hair before we sleep. But are you taking care of your skin with the same energy? Join us as Felicia Walker breaks down the essentials of a skincare routine that is easy and works for you! Olay is proud to provide solutions for any of your skincare concerns! If you like what you see, get a free stick mask when you purchase with the code ESSENCE.
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Friday June 26th 8:20pm EST
Slay the Shade
Whether on the screen or through activism, Dominique Jackson and Dashaun Wesley are no strangers to slaying.
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Saturday June 27th 1:32pm EST
Behind The Magic: 50 Years of ESSENCE, Uncovered | Sponsored by Disney
Chief Content & Creative Officer MoAna Luu takes viewers on a visual journey through some of the most amazing behind-the-scenes moments from ESSENCE cover shoots over the last 50 years.
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Saturday June 27th 2:03pm EST
Enough is Enough: Taking Action in the Fight for Our Future Part I: Sponsored by AT&T | Warner Media & U.S. Census Bureau
A conversation with Tamika Mallory, Master P, and Kendall Johnson about the role we play as individuals in strengthening our community infrastructures to better move ourselves forward during times of crisis when the government drops the ball. We also discuss what it really looks like to pull together and rely on each other. Topics Include: Staying involved after the protests, social activism, the receipts, and the importance of the census.
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Friday June 26th 2:25pm EST
Enough is Enough Part II: sponsored by AT&T | Warner Media & U.S. Census Bureau
A conversation with Charlene Carruthers, Janaya Future Khan, and Yesha Callahanabout the role we play as individuals in strengthening our community infrastructures to better move ourselves forward during times of crisis when the government drops the ball. We also discuss what it really looks like to pull together and rely on each other. Topics include: #DefendThePolice, Art & Activism, and the power of the Black dollar.
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Saturday June 27th 2:47pm EST
The Fight for Black Mothers: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal Health
Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than White women. Join Dr. Robyn Jones, board-certified OBGYN and Senior Medical Director, Women’s Health at Johnson & Johnson, in conversation with Emmy-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo about the urgent need to address the racial disparities in healthcare that plague Black women. Dr. Jones will highlight the drivers of health inequities and share tools for how women can advocate for themselves while receiving care, increasingly vital in the face of COVID-19.
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Saturday June 27th 3:05pm EST
Power Suits Sponsored by Ford
An enlightening conversation with Kellee Edwards, Patrice Banks, and Claressa Shields about Black women breaking barriers as businesswomen and entrepreneurs in unconventional career fields.
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Saturday June 27th 3:31pm EST
Economic Equity as a Human Right
Richelieu Dennis, Marc Morial, and Chirlane McCray discuss economic disparities that have impacted our communities for generations and what moves we can make to collectively strengthen Black economies going forward.
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Saturday June 27th 3:56pm EST
Girls United: Checking in on Our Girls
A conversation with Lexi Underwood and Lovie Simone about ways young Black girls are managing their mental, physical and spiritual well-being in the wake of the worldwide unrest in response to recent police brutality incidents. Topics include: Activism from a Gen Z perspective. protecting your self-esteem and confidence when your outer beauty is attacked, the impact of social distancing on teens and young adults and resources for young Black girls as they rehabilitate through it all.
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Saturday June 27th 4:28pm EST
Keynote Address by Rev. Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton delivers an inspiring keynote to keep us uplifted during these unprecendented times.
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Saturday June 27th 5:10pm EST
ESSENCE Presents: A Black Women's Townhall
Influential Black women change agents Aida Rodriguez, Kimberle Crenshaw, and Pamela Stewart lead a powerful and transparent townhall where the issues that matter most to Black women in today’s climate take center stage. Topics include: The Black woman’s vote, police brutality against Black women, how to effectively address pay and healthcare inequities specific to Black women and more.
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Friday June 26th 4:50pm EST
America Will Not Be Beautiful Until It Is Beautiful for Everyone: Dove’s Commitment to Eliminating Systemic Racism
Join Tai Beauchamp in conversation with Unilever EVP and COO NA Beauty & Personal Care, Esi Eggleston Bracey and National Urban League President & CEO, Marc Morial as they discuss how brands, organizations and the community must work together to build a more equitable world for the next generation.
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Friday June 26th 3:13pm EST
A Special Keynote Address by Thasunda Brown Duckett Sponsored by Chase
Inspirational notes on how to close the wealth gap plus set forth on a path to financial health and long-term wealth creation.
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Saturday June 27th 6:00pm EST
Welcome to the Entertainment All Access Pre- Show
Join our Entertainment Editor Cori Murray as she welcomes you to the Entertainment All Access Pre-Show.
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Saturday June 27th 6:03pm EST
Director/Writer/Actor Radha Blank discusses her award-winning film; The 40-Year-Old Version
In her feature directorial debut The 40-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank also plays a deeply personal lead role. Radha delves into juggling personas, finding your voice, and creating a film that is a fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon. The film is produced by Lena Waithe and will debut on Netflix later this year.
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Saturday June 27th 6:20pm EST
Exclusive Conversation with Katori Hall, Creator/Showrunner of STARZ’s “P-Valley"
Katori Hall, Olivier Award winning playwright and the showrunner of the new STARZ drama P-VALLEY, discusses authenticity, representation, adapting her play Pussy Valley for television and being a black female showrunner.
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Saturday June 27th 6:32pm EST
What’s a Queen Without Her Crown? The Queen Collective is paving a way for future queens in filmmaking
Acclaimed Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe award winning musician Queen Latifah + Filmmaker Samantha Knowles, director, Tangled Roots; Filmmaker Nadine Natour, co-director, Gloves Off; Filmmaker Ugonna Okpalaoka, co-director, Gloves Off, will talk about what it means to be creatives during this time.
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Saturday June 27th 6:44pm EST
Finding "Soul"
The team behind Disney & Pixar’s upcoming film, “Soul” – director Pete Docter, producer Dana Murray, and co-director Kemp Powers – are joined by Dr. Johnnetta Cole and Jon Batiste to offer an exclusive sneak peek at the film.
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Saturday June 27th 7:00pm EST
Evening Concert Series: 1st Hour
In the first hour, enjoy performances by John Legend, Common, Diamond Platnumz, Wyclef, Andra Day & Raphael Saadiq. Watch out for surprise and delight moments with various artists. Hosted by Loni Love and Music by D-Nice.
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Saturday June 27th 8:00pm EST
Evening Concert Series: 2nd Hour
In the second hour, don't miss performances by India.Arie, Nas, Burna Boy, Estelle featuring Chronixx, Elephant Man, Damien Marley & Shaggy. See surprise & delight moments with Kenny Burns and various artists encouraging you to raise your voice. Evening concerts are hosted by Loni Love with music by D-Nice.
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Saturday June 27th 9:44pm EST
Evening Concerts: Last Hour
In the last hour, don't miss performances by John Legend & Rapsody. Look out for more surprise & delight moments with our host Loni Love and music by D-Nice.
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Sunday June 28th 11:00am EST
Get Lifted
The annual all-star Gospel tribute featuring Tye Tribbett, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bri Babineaux, The Walls Group, Anita Wilson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Fred Hammond, Erica Campbell and The Clark Sisters!
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Thursday July 2nd 5:03pm EST
The Ancestors Have A Word For Us Today: Adinkra Reading
Simone Bresi-Ando, Creator of Adinkra Ancestral Guidance cards.
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Thursday July 2nd 5:13pm EST
SongVersation: Worthy with India.Arie
India.Arie, Grammy Award winning Singer/Songwriter
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Thursday July 2nd 5:28pm EST
Breathe & Flow with Master Yogi Koya Web
Koya Webb, Spiritual Health and Wellness Educator
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Thursday July 2nd 5:48pm EST
Jocelyn Gordon Meditation Moment
Jocelyn Gordon, Holistic Fitness Expert; Creator of HoopYogini
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Thursday July 2nd 5:48pm EST
#WellNecessities with Rashan Ali
Rashan Ali, Multi-Media Personality
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Thursday July 2nd 5:55pm EST
The Pivot: How Wellness Changed My Life Syleena Johnson
Syleena Johnson, Grammy Nominated Singer, Talk Show Host, Fitness Competitor and Yogi Charli Penn, ESSENCE Wellness & Relationships Director
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Thursday July 2nd 6:10pm EST
Calling All Single Ladies: The 5 Commandments of Friends & Lovers
Stacii Jae Johnson, Love, Dating, Relationship Expert, Coach & Matchmaker
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Thursday July 2nd 6:25pm EST
Plant Based Cooking 101 with Chef Ingrid S. Clay (pt 1)
Ingrid S Clay, Plant Based Chef
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Thursday July 2nd 6:30pm EST
Breast Cancer Health PSA: Maimah Karmo
Maimah Karmo, President/Founder, Tigerlily Foundation & Unicorn
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Thursday July 2nd 7:25pm EST
Plant Based Cooking 101 with Chef Ingrid S. Clay (pt 2)
Ingrid S Clay, Plant Based Chef
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Thursday July 2nd 7:30pm EST
Spark to Shelf: Message In a Bottle by Walmart
Special Presentation By Walmart
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Thursday July 2nd 8:05pm EST
Black Women In The Workplace presented by Ford
Taraji P. Henson, Award-Winning Actress/Mental Health Advocate/Founder, Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Rachel Cargle, Activist & Author Dr. Tammy Wilborn, Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor & Owner/Chief Clinical Officer, Wilborn Clinical Services, LLC Jasmine Grant, ESSENCE Wellness & Relationships Editor
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Thursday July 2nd 8:20pm EST
The Real Tea on CBD
Brown Girl Jane Founders Malaika Jones Kebede, Co-Founder and CEO of BROWN GIRL jane Tai Beauchamp, Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of BROWN GIRL jane Dr. Safiya Lyn-Lasiter, Founder of Ask Doctor Lyn & Licensed Emergency Medicine Physician
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Thursday July 2nd 6:35pm EST
Vegan Season: Dessert Demo
Chef Babette, Chef Babette - "A vegan chef/restaurant owner and fitness enthusiast"
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Thursday July 2nd 8:45pm EST
Walk It Out #2
Donna Richardson, Wellness/Travel Expert
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Friday July 3rd 5:00pm EST
Welcome to Day 2 of the ESSENCE Beauty Carnival
Host Shalwah Evans opens Day 2 of the Essence Beauty Carnival
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Friday July 3rd 5:02pm EST
Beauty Beyond Borders
Moderated by Essence's Jennifer Ford with Nandi Madida and Shalom Blac. Beauty is worldwide and it has the power to connect women from all walks of life. Digital influencers in the beauty space have the power to shift entire industries and empower communities of women with just a few words and a camera wink. We catch up with a few of the world’s most popular Black beauty influencers to discuss confidence, the importance of representation, why Black voices in beauty matter, and how to use your platform as an influencer to inspire change.
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Friday July 3rd 5:25pm EST
#PassTheCrown: A Movement to Help End Hair Discrimination
#PassTheCrown: A Movement to Help End Hair Discrimination Join Unilever EVP and COO NA Beauty & Personal Care, Esi Eggleston Bracey, California Senator Holly Mitchell, and Dove Self-Esteem Educator Dre Brown in a conversation tackling how to end hair discrimination and celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the CROWN Act which protects Black people who choose to wear their hair in natural and protective styles.
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Friday July 3rd 6:00pm EST
Ageless Beauties
Moderator Mikki Taylor sits down for a fireside chat with C Lyte and June Ambrose. It’s a well-known fact that Black don’t crack. These ageless Hollywood stars are proof. Maintaining their relevance and authority as Black women with grace and style, we sit down with seasoned actresses to dish on their beauty regimens, how they’ve been maintaining self-care during this pandemic, and why it’s important now more than ever for Blacks in Hollywood to continue making cinematic strides for the culture
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Friday July 3rd 6:55pm EST
Walmart: Spark to Shelf | Episode 3
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Friday July 3rd 6:30pm EST
Hulu: Bad Hair
Vanessa Williams, Elle Lorraine, Justin Simien
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Friday July 3rd 7:10pm EST
Ready, Set, Glow with Estee Lauder
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Friday July 3rd 7:35pm EST
The Black Beauty Revolution: From Black Ownership to Sustainable Black Impact
Simone Jordan, Cara Sabin, Esi Eggleston-Bracey
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Friday July 3rd 8:00pm EST
Walmart: Lights, Camera, Hired
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Friday July 3rd 8:25pm EST
"She Calls the Shots": Sportscasters & Safe Spaces
Moderator LaChina Robinson interviews Jemele Hill and Cari Champion African-American women in broadcast media are constantly challenged by society’s mainstream views of beauty and their beliefs about who can take up space and have a voice. These two media powerhouses, and friends, Jemele Hill and Cari Champion discuss how they’re forging their own paths to success, taking control of their own narratives during this pandemic, and battling the sportscasting industry’s limiting views on beauty and authority for Black women.
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Saturday July 4th 1:00pm EST
Unbreakable: The Strength of Black Love
Iconic Black couples Stephen & Ayesha Curry, Kirk & Tammy Franklin, and TeyanaTaylor & Iman Shumpert provide varying perspectives on the importance, evolution, triumphs and specific challenges they face, including the strength they pull from each other to bring their families through the most difficult of times.
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Saturday July 4th 2:00pm EST
Keynote Address by Iyanla Vanzant
Iyanla Vanzant delivers an inspirational keynote address for the ESSENCE audience.
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Saturday July 4th 2:41pm EST
Mother 2 Mother: What We Tell Our Kids
An open hearted conversation between Black mothers and White mothers to talk about what we teach our children when it comes to race and color. Our differences are what make us unique but how different are we when it comes to education, wealth, housing and more. The intent is to understand, learn and provide actionable next steps for our childrens lives. Speakers include Allison Holker, Jodie Patterson, Giovanna Gray Lockhart, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ryan Michelle Bathe.
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Saturday July 4th 3:30pm EST
Girls United: A Whole New World- Entering Adulthood in 2020
A conversation with Mary-Pat Hector, Ryan Destiny, Brienna Devlugt, and Sophia Dennis about entering the work force after graduation and how that looks different than it did for previous generations. Topics include: What 2020 graduates can expect from various job markets across multiple industries, Entrepreneurship vs Corporate employment: which one is right for you, How today's young people are coping with managing student loan debt and overall expenses as a young adult, and available resources to help with all of the above.
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Saturday July 4th 4:15pm EST
Black Women Mayors Roundtable: Managing a Crisis at the Local Level
Black women mayors from several states unite for a candid discussion about the work being done now and the work that lies ahead to pull our communities through this current time of seemingly ongoing crisis. Featured mayors include Lori Lightfoot (Chicago), Ella Jones (Ferguson), Keisha Lance Bottoms (Atlanta), Muriel Bowser (Washington DC), and LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans).
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Saturday July 4th 4:33pm EST
State Farm & Andra Day: When Neighbors Come Together
Good things happen when neighbors come together. Tune in as State Farm and artist Andra Day unite for a virtual performance that encourages viewers to take action in their communities.
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Saturday July 4th 5:00pm EST
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Saturday July 4th 5:02pm EST
You Got This, Sis! Adjusting Your Career Path During Times Of Uncertainty
So many women across the country are facing uncertainty in the future of their careers and financial security; many for the very first time in their lives. This conversation will feature Yvette Noel-Schure, Ivy McGregor, and Lynn Richardson. These dynamic women successfully revitalized their professional lives during times of challenging transition and will share how some of their strategies can help other women to do the same.
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Saturday July 4th 2:13pm EST
The State of Black Women Entrepreneurs: Still I Rise Sponsored by Ford
These last three months have hit African American women entrepreneurs the hardest. Ford will provide a forum for African American female business owners to discuss the financial impact currently effecting their staff and overall business. Featured speakers include Beatrice Dixon, Chef Akhi Taylor, and Shelly Bell.
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Saturday July 4th 2:28pm EST
Richelieu Dennis & FORD CEO Conversation Sponsored by Ford
Founder and Chair of ESSENCE Ventures Richelieu Dennis hosts an informative conversation with Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett.
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Saturday July 4th 9:00pm EST
Welcome to the Entertainment All Access Pre- Show
Join our Entertainment Editor Cori Murray as she welcomes you to the Entertainment All Access Pre-Show.
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Sunday July 5th 11:00am EST
Get Lifted
The annual all-star Gospel tribute featuring Koryn Hawthorne, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Greater Sound of Greater St. Stephen FGBC, Jonathan McReynolds, Marvin Sapp, Kierra Sheard, Tamela Mann, and Kirk Franklin!
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