• Richelieu Dennis Officially Launches $100 Million New Voices Fund Supporting Women Of Color Entrepreneurs At ESSENCE Festival

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    ESSENCE Ventures CEO, Richelieu Dennis, is keeping good on his promise to put his money where his mouth is in a major way to support Black women entrepreneurs.
    Speaking during the opening press conference of the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, Dennis was affirmative, optimistic and energetic as he announced the official launch of the $100 million New Voices Fund. He established the fund in 2017 following the highly-publicized sale of his Shea Moisture brand, and in alignment with announcing his purchase of ESSENCE Communications. The purchase returned the...
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  • ESSENCE Fest 2018: Crowds Convene In New Orleans For The Country's Largest Celebration Of Black Women & Black Culture

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    It's finally here.
    The 4th of July weekend we've been counting down to all year is upon us and that can only mean one thing: squads from around the globe are en route to New Orleans, Louisiana to celebrate the excellence of Black women and Black culture at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival.
    For over two decades, ESSENCE Fest has served as the undisputed Black Girl Magic hub and summer meet up spot for droves of Black women-and the men who love them-to reunite in the name of sisterhood, empowerment, inspiration and an all-around unforgettable weekend like no other. 2017 even saw thousands of...
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