Showcasing How Every Child Can Thrive

2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™
presented by Coca-Cola®

We were in New Orleans for the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola®, bringing conversations about equity to the world’s largest music and culture gathering held by and for Black women. Listen to our guests, including actor Tyler James Williams, share their experiences and vision for a more equitable future.

Early Childhood Education

Closing the racial wealth gap is the cornerstone of Black joy, but it will take more than buying Black to realize. Our I am New Orleans partners sat down to talk about what it really takes to support communities of color and the importance of Black culturalists at 2:05pm CDT on Sunday, July 2.

We spoke about Pockets of Hope Friday, June 30 at 11am CT from the Global Black Economic Forum stage the the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture presented by Coca-Cola. 

We’re in class with everybody’s favorite first grade teacher, Tyler James Williams. The Abbott Elementary star sat down with WKKF’s La June Montgomery Tabron to share memorable grade school experiences and talk about what it takes for every child to thrive at 2:05pm CDT on Friday, June 30.

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