Just in case you missed the 2012 Essence Music Festival, check out the photos.


Laz Alonso hosting the McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Happenings on Bourbon Street

Essence Fest worker

Carol’s Daughter Party

CocaCola Presents Scholarships to local after school programs

CocaCola presents EMF Press Junket with New Kindles!

Coco Jones signs autographs at the Convention Center

Coco Jones

Brittney M. Walker and Christopher “Kid” Reid at MSY Airport

Chaka Khan at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Marvin Sapp at the Verizon’s Celebrating Your Story and Empowering Your Network breakfast

Zulu man at the Convention Center

Laz Alonso and Marvin Sapp at Verizon’s Celebrating Your Story and Empowering Your Network breakfast at Dooky Chase.

Trey Songz

Tisha Campbell-Martin at MSY Airport

Tina Campbell arriving to the McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Tasha Smith, Brittney M. Walker and R.J. Smith at MSY Airport

Verizon’s Celebrating Your Story and Empowering Your Network Breakfast

Tamia at the McDonald’s Black365 Awards

Chaka Khan at the Super Life Graduation

Random thunder storms in NOLA

Stephanie Mills at the Verizon Super Lounge

Veggie Pasta at Mr. B’s Bistro with Ford

Power couple Tamia and Grant Hill at McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Essence Music Fest Sponsors

Super Life graduates

Roland Martin showing off his new line of ascots.


It’s that brand new Cupid!

My Black Is Beautiful Makeover Booth

Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles with Eva Marcille, Denyce Lawton, Kelly Marie Dunn and Nikki Chu.

Ledisi rockin’ the stage

Chaka Khan performs at the Super Life graduation with a program grad.

Mary J. Blige

Marsha Ambrosious at the McDonald’s Superlounge

Youth activist Mary Pat Hector at McDonald’s 365Black Awards.

Marsha Ambrosious

Chaka Khan giving a grad speech at the Super Life Graduation

Roland Martin & Constance C.R. White

Mary J. Blige

Essence Fest at the Convention Center


Ford Ride n’ Drive

Yum! Beignets from Cafe Du Monde

Eric Benet on the McDonald’s 365Black Red Carpet

June Ambrose and her makeover girl

T.D. Jakes and his granddaughter

Essence Fest Concert Fans

Chef G. Garvin

Hennessy gift bag

Felicia Fields

Fred Hammond performing at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Good times at Dooky Chase with owner Leah Chase

Makeover Queen June Ambrose


Mayor Mitch Landrieu and First Lady Cheryl Landrieu launch Girl Up NOLA initiative.

June Ambrose discussing fashion

SekouWrites poses with the new Verizon joint

Felicia Fields and Pamela Alexander at the Ford Lunch