News One Exclusives

Roland Martin and NewsOne Now were on hand to capture the sights and sounds of this year's Essence Festival.

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

"God has afforded me a platform to stand on this stage and I better make use of this time."

News One Exclusives

Roland Martin caught up with Charlie Wilson during this year’s “Essence Fest.” Uncle Charlie broke down the secret to his success in the music business…

Anthony Anderson talks with Roland Martin about his upcoming ABC sitcom “Black-ish” and his Food Network show, “Food Fest Nation” during this year’s Essence Festival.…

Entertainment News

#TeamBeautiful spent the 4th of July holiday in New Orleans at Essence Festival and in between jamming to an amazing concert lineup that included the epic…

Popular 80’s group Full Force is still on the move. They’ve even got a new album on the way! Full Force caught up with The Ride at the Essence Fest in New Orleans and spoke about their new album and more. Listen to the exclusive!