Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.
Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and Jeremih as well as from festival veterans Charlie Wilson, Maxwell, New Edition, Tyrese and Lalah Hathaway — all of whom are scheduled to perform inside the Superdome from Friday through Sunday.
"We've wanted her to perform at the festival for years," said Essence Communications Inc.
This weekend, Americans from this site will join others from around the country, and you will be celebrating the largest annual fireworks display in the history of our nation. This playlist from Spotify user Jason Lawson, will help put you in a patriotic mood almost as effectively as Bill Pullman.
A Cook County judge said Thursday she will rule by July 21 on whether a petition-driven proposed constitutional amendment aimed at taking much of the politics out of the redrawing of legislative districts will appear on the fall ballot. Regardless of Judge Diane Larsen's decision, attorneys on
There! At last! A bipartisan budget agreement in Springfield. That wasn't so hard, now, was it? Well, actually, it was. Getting Illinois Democrats and Republicans to come together Thursday, the last day of fiscal year 2016, was excruciating, bitter and fraught. Our news story noted that Wednesday