Beatrice Dixon, CEO of The Honey Pot Co (left) and Monique Rodriguez, CEO of Mielle Organics (right), appear onstage during Day Three of the 2023 ESSENCE Festival Of Culture™ inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sunday, July 2, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

NEW ORLEANS — The Essence Festival has long since outgrown the music festival roots, as it now currently embodies American and international Black Culture. However, if the activations are any indication, the activities inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are still family friendly!

Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson and LaKeith Stanfield promoted Disney’s “Haunted Mansion,” while the Snowman, Jeezy, promoted his forthcoming book, “Adversity For Sale: Ya Gotta Believe.”

Personality Jessie Woo kept the vibes going on the Essence Stage while Rico Nasty and Ginuwine performed at the Coca-Cola Stage.

Check out the images from the events throughout the week!

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...