ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola®

Global Black Economic Forum

Why buying Black is not enough

Closing the racial wealth gap is the cornerstone to Black joy. Judy Reese Morse of the Urban League of Louisiana, Kelisha Garrett of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes of Ashé Cultural Arts Center talk candidly about what really is needed to achieve Black wealth, the creativity of Black entrepreneurs in our economy and the role Black culturalists play in promoting policies that lead to Black joy.

Your vote is your power

We talked with Ashley Shelton of the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and Judy Reese Morse of the Urban League of Louisiana about voting rights and the power of our vote following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Black voters who challenged Alabama’s 2021-enacted congressional map.

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