If only Sir Mix-a-Lot rapped, "I like big books and I cannot lie," perhaps there would be a literacy craze that rivals his ode to booty. Summertime may have more people hitting the beach and exploring adventurous activities, but bringing a good book along for the ride makes the experience that much more eye-opening.
The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is in full swing. On day two, Friday (July 3), artists such as Slick Rick, India Arie and Charlie Wilson performed great sets. Here's our top seven moments on the second day of Essence Fest.
R&B superstars Robin Thicke, Janelle Monae and John Legend garnered four nominations each in the various music categories for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards. The annual event honors diversity and excellence in the categories of television, film and literature.