• ‘Pose' Star Ryan Jamaal Swain On His First Essence Fest Experience

    3 monthes ago - By Essence

    Despite growing up in Birmingham, AL, with vivid memories of his mother and aunts making the annual trek to Essence Festival over the past 25 years, this year presented Ryan Jamaal Swain his very first Essence experience. And while the breakout Pose star has had the red carpet rolled out for him throughout the weekend, he still found plenty of time to be a fan.
    “Knowing this was a family reunion of sorts for Black people, Black excellence and Black opulence, and Black people doing their thing and making a difference, I didn't feel like I was there yet,” Swain told Essence. “But this year...
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