Essence magazine's annual New Orleans celebration of black women and culture isn't just a time to attend crazy-amazing concerts and hobnob with stars — as seen in last year's hit movie "Girls Trip" — it's also a time to hang with your best gal (and guy) pals. From mini TV show reunions to budding friendships, Essence Festival 2018 was the ultimate in squad goals. (Pictured: Cheryl James and Sandra Denton of Salt-N-Pepa perform with Yo-Yo.)Johnny Nunez/WireImage SHARING A LAUGH Erika Goldring/Getty Images TENACIOUS TRIO
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