While America was celebrating its birthday and its glorious flag or whatever, the REST of us were celebrating the blackest weekend of the year: Essence Fest. The annual event is a damn mecca for black people to come hear some music, go to panels and all-around get their lives.
The weekend is a convergence of black excellence, black women being beautiful and black folks loving the hell out of each other. So you know what we’re here for. Let’s look at some ladies (and fellas) who put down for the weekend. They shined their light on us and we are forever thankful.