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ESSENCE tells Black women’s stories like no one else can. We bring you the Black woman’s experience in our unique voices and on our own terms.

Nearly half of ESSENCE female readers say it’s their favorite magazine — the highest rating for any women’s magazine

Essence is everywhere you want to be

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Experiences from ESSENCE

ESSENCE Festival

As the premier destination for entertainment, culture, community and empowerment, the annual Essence Festival is the largest event of its kind, attended by more than 543,000 every Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans.

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