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Data News Weekly Contributors
At Essence, there were all types of events to attend, empowerment seminars and break-out sessions to learn new things, gather new ideas and share information with each other. But, the biggest event was the New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Charlotte, Mayor Mayor Vi Lyles, and Gary Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson coming together for a powerful conversation around Black women dominating leadership roles in the political arena. Moderated by Lester Holt this session was by far the biggest thing not to miss.
Mayor Latoya Cantrell brought in the Essence Music Festival in style as she held the Annual Essence Mayor’s Party at Canal Place. Hip-Hop Legend MC Lyte was the DJ and MC for the event. Also the Essence team led by new owner Richelieu Denis were in the building to welcome partygoers for Essence Weekend and Data News Weekly was there.