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ESSENCE Festival descends on New Orleans with celebration of Black culture

NEW ORLEANS — The ESSENCE Festival Of Culture is back in full swing, 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, history, and that’s barely scratching the surface.

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

She will participate in a fireside chat with Emmy Award-winning actress Keke Palmer, talking about the most critical issues facing black women, including the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

It will be the largest audience the vice president has addressed since the court’s ruling last Friday, the official said.

Harris, who spoke at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival, will also meet one-on-one with reproductive justice leaders while in New Orleans.

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

You can also watch “ESSENCE Fest Primetime” exclusively on Hulu from 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

This year is especially unique because 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 station.

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

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