ESSENCE’s Black Music Month appearance celebrated its upcoming ESSENCE Music Festival, which will take place July 5-8 in New Orleans, and the debut of Ledisi’s new book, “Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power.” Written in collaboration with ESSENCE, “Better Than Alright” is filled with 176 pages of the powerhouse singer’s personal photos, quotes, lyrics and richly detailed stories of the musician’s journey to accept her beauty, talent and power. It goes on sale nationally June 5. visit www.essence.com/betterthanalright to pre-order.