• LeToya Luckett, Atoya Burleson and Melody Hunt Open Up About Black Motherhood

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    By Brooklyn White · Updated July 3, 2022 For day two of ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2022, singer LeToya Luckett moderated a necessary conversation about Black motherhood on the Beauty Carnival stage. Luckett was joined by entrepreneur and athlete Atoya Burleson and Love and Marriage: Huntsville star Melody Hunt. During “Raising Black Children to Feel Beautiful,” one of the first questions Luckett posed was about previous generations' confidence and what today's parents can do to help their children walk in their light. Burleson remarked that she starts by simply asking her 12-year-old...
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  • Pinky Cole And Derrick Hayes Got Engaged On Stage At ESSENCE Fest

    Pinky Cole And Derrick Hayes Got Engaged On Stage At ESSENCE Fest

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    Courtesy of Pinky Cole/ pinky907 By Victoria Uwumarogie · Updated July 3, 2022 Anything can happen at ESSENCE Fest, including a showstopping proposal. Pinky Cole, the founder and owner of the incredibly popular vegan food chain Slutty Vegan, got the surprise of a lifetime when her partner, fellow entrepreneur and philanthropist Derrick Hayes, popped the question while the two were on stage as speakers on Day 2 of Festival weekend. The pair, wearing matching ensembles, were sharing their wisdom at the ESSENCE Marketplace event that provides a platform for Black-owned merchants. It was there...
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