NewsOne Now Essence Music Festival Audio Podcast


• While on location at this year’s Essence Music Festival Roland Martin caught up with Writer, Producer and Director Ava DuVernay to talk about her smash hit series “Queen Sugar.” During their chat, Martin and DuVernay discussed the cinematic style of “Queen Sugar,” working with women directors, how much fun she is having directing/producing and the power of the word no.

• “Auntie” Maxine Waters explains why so goes so hard against President Trump. Rep. Waters responds to all of the love she is getting from Millennials as a result of her speaking “unapologetic truth.”

• Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee talk about basking in all of the Black love at Essence Fest, connecting with fans on the convention show floor and “She’s Gotta Have It” coming to Netflix as a ten-part series this fall.

• Roland Martin caught up with R&B singer Tank during this year’s Essence Music Fest. During their chat, they talked about the Black love celebrities receive during the nation’s largest music festival, walking the convention floor, pocket squares, Tank’s CD “Savage” and single “When We.”

• Chef Huda talks Essence Eats at #EssenceFest2017, Black excellence, what’s in her turkey jambalaya and offers a few healthy eating tips that you can implement throughout the year.

• Time for some inspiration with Gospel singer Jekalyn Carr. Carr talks about her new single You Will Win,” the first single off her forthcoming live record, “One Nation, Under God” and her new book on the NewsOne Now Essence Fest Special.


All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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