Posts Tagged ‘Essence’


Last night the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin closed out the Essence Music Festival to much fanfare. Prior to the queen taking the mainstage, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton prepped the audience for her highness. When Ms. Franklin hit the stage, she certainly delivered a powerhouse performance.


The future of R&B; Estelle, Luke James, Alex Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eve, Melanie Fiona and others performed in the various superlounges.


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Last night the old school met the new school at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA at the Essence Music Festival. Guests at the mainstage enjoyed performances from The Pointer Sisters, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, D’Angelo, and Charlie Wilson. The more laid back superlounge featured Stephanie Mills, Super Jay, newcomer Greta Prince, Marsha Ambrosius, SWV, and more.

If you couldn’t make it to NOLA for the show; we’ve got exclusive photos from the stage, and the press room.  (more…)

Isn’t it great to hear about strong women with a good message? Well MSDTV is offering a little “cover spotlight” to Ms. Megan Good and First Lady Michelle Obama who are headlining two popular magazine covers.

In the latest issue of “ROLLING OUT” Magazine, Megan Good reveals how she put herself on the right spiritual path, is embracing her 30s and her hopes on inspiring other women. See a few of the excerpts below:

RO: Is there a newfound freedom in going after these new roles, and not allowing yourself to be confined to certain types of characters? Has this approach helped to birth a new Meagan?

MG: No, my freedom and renewal comes from finally being happy with who I am, and being comfortable with all of me — even my shortcomings. I have come to a place in my life where I don’t have a problem saying or doing what I feel publicly. The only thing that I do focus on is walking a spiritual line, and that means that I want to represent a woman of God. I want to be a virtuous woman of God, but by that same token, I’m very different in my approach. I’m not overly religious. I’m not judgmental. I don’t look down on people and I don’t try and force what I feel on them. But the truth is, I love Jesus Christ and I am a Christian.

Now, I’m not perfect by any means, but I’m improving daily. I have to, because I know that there [are] a lot of young girls watching me, and I do want to teach them and be a positive influence in their lives. I want them to know that they can go out and have fun, but you also have to be smart. And I want them to know that if they choose to have a boyfriend, they need to always respect themselves and know their worth, and demand that he do the same. I also want to encourage young girls to be abstinent … as you can see, I just really want to be a positive influence.

Check out more photos of Megan Good after the break and Mrs. Obama’s plan to inspire young women.