Yes, you read right! If you are planning on attending the Essence Festival in 2016 or 2017, you had better get your passport ready, because organizers are moving it to South Africa.

For the last 20 years, the Essence Festival has been in New Orleans, but now you will have to catch it in Durban, South Africa. Michelle Ebanks, the Essence Communications, Inc. President says they made this move because:

There's a great deal in common culturally between America and South Africa. We share a history of racial, economic and social prejudice and disparities. There are many parallels and we felt expanding to South Africa was a great connection."

Well, I would love to go, but that probably ain't happening for me!