• WATCH: Black Fashion TikTok Creatives Speak On The Importance Of Supporting Each Other, Calling Out Copycats & More

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    By Greg Emmanuel · Updated July 4, 2022 The 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture had a number of celebrities, beauty industry professionals and content creators help us create magical moments on stage. One of those very special moments were led by TikTok's very own, Chazz Inniss, who sat down with content creators Pierrah Hillaire and Nydia Twitty to discuss their journeys of being Black content creators on the platform , building community and the importance of supporting one another. Hillaire, whose TikTok username is pierrahh , has garnered a following of over 50K on the platform for her...
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  • WATCH: LeToya Luckett, Melody Holt & Atoya Burleson Open Up About The Unique Challenges & Rewards Of Black Motherhood

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    By Brooklyn White · Updated July 4, 2022 Day two of 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture heard singer LeToya Luckett moderate a necessary conversation about Black motherhood on the Beauty Carnival stage. Luckett was joined by entrepreneur and athlete Atoya Burleson and Love and Marriage: Huntsville star Melody Holt. During the panel, appropriately titled, “Raising Black Children to Feel Beautiful,” one of the first questions Luckett posed was about previous generations' confidence and what today's parents can do to help their children walk in their light. Burleson remarked that she starts by...
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  • Kevin Hart And The Plastic Cup Boyz Tore Up The Stage During The Opening Night Of The ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2022

    Kevin Hart And The Plastic Cup Boyz Tore Up The Stage During The Opening Night Of The ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2022

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    Photo by: Emma McIntyre/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank By Okla Jones · Updated July 4, 2022 The opening night of the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture was filled with lessons about life, love, and of course - lots of laughter. Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz hit the stage at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for the first American stop of the Reality Check Tour's second leg. Each comedian had his own unique perspective and provided hilarious context to what many would consider serious topics. Hosted by writer, actor and comedian Joey Wells, this entertainment veteran kicked the...
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