Published on June 3, 2016 by Sonya's Spotlight


No matter the time, these men are always on our minds! In ESSENCE’s hot split-cover July issue cover story, Night & Day, we caught up with two of our fantasy men to kick off our ode to the fellas. First, ESSENCE Festival headliner Maxwell talks about losing Prince, relationships and connecting with fans 20 years after his Urban Hang Suite. Then, Power star Omari Hardwick talks about success, fatherhood and why he’s not judging his TV character, “Ghost.” Plus, in A Few Good Men, ESSENCE presents our gallery of fineness for your viewing pleasure—including Creed’s Michael B. Jordan; Independence Day: Resurgence star Jessie T. Usher; Underground’s Aldis Hodge and more. Maxwell performs on the Mainstage of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival on Friday, July 1st–the Grammy winning soul icon’s forthcoming album blackSUMMERS’night is available for pre-order now: See Omari Hardwick and the cast of POWER at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For more information or tickets, visit ESSENCE’s July issue hits newsstands on June 10th. For more on this month’s issue, visit:


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