ESSENCE Festival comes to New Orleans celebrating black culture

NEW ORLEANS — The ESSENCE Festival Of Culture is back in full force, with tens of thousands of people flooding New Orleans for the first time since the pandemic began.

It’s a celebration of black music, food and history, and that hardly scratches the surface.

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the festival on Saturday, according to a White House official.

She will participate in a fireside chat with Emmy Award-winning actress Keke Palmer and speak about the most critical issues facing black women, including the impact of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. pick up calf.

It will be the largest audience the vice president has spoken to since the court’s decision last Friday, the official said.

Harris, who spoke at the ESSENCE Festival in 2019, will also meet privately with leaders of reproductive justice organizations in New Orleans.

Eyewitness News reporter Darla Miles is at the festival. Watch her report in the video player above.

You can also watch ESSENCE Fest Primetime exclusively on Hulu on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights starting at 8 p.m.

This year is particularly unique as The Walt Disney Company is the exclusive entertainment partner and will invite audiences to experience this year’s theme: The Power of Joy.

Disney is the parent company of this ABC channel.

ALSO READ | ESSENCE Culture Festival 2022: what to expect this year

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