• Issue of
  • Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2005
  • Vol. 24, No. 131


  • Stuck in <i>Idol</i>
  • Stuck in Idol

    Is there life after winning American Idol? For Essence performers Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino, the answer is a qualified yes.
  • Going With the <i>Flow</i>
  • Going With the Flow

    On the heels of the Herbie Hancock-produced Flow, Terence Blanchard says he won't go out of his way to play familiar material for his Essence crowd
  • The 2005 Legislative Yearbook
  • The 2005 Legislative Yearbook

    A look back at the faculty, the bullies, the class clowns -- and the lawmaking -- from the recently concluded 60-day Legislative session.
  • Essence Essentials

    The Essence Music Festival presents the legends and legends-to-be of soul, R&B and jazz.
  • An Open Letter ...

    Open letters everywhere. Public missives ostensibly earmarked to Prince Charles, Ann Coulter and Paul Krugman. But more interesting to me were the ones addressed not to individuals, but to groups: Metallica, CBS, Jehovah's Witnesses.





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