A snark intro, because I tired out looking at what passes for Black media nowadays. Too many white girls in way too many adverts, nonsense stories and black character assassination pieces, were the near death of Black magazines in Europe. No mention of Essence anywhere. It had become a discount magazine. It is so ridiculously easy for it to become the main Black style magazine that missing the mark must have taken quite some effort. (They should have hired me, but they didn’t.) I wish them better than what they had become. Even my nemesies at NYT are rooting for them. Enough with the snark. It is a good first step, but we need more. A whole line of mainstream and nerdy Black-owned magazines in the stores. A line of different faces staring back at the very people trying to ignore us. Go for it!
With Sale, Essence Is Once Again a Fully Black-Owned Magazine
By SANDRA E. GARCIA, JAN. 3, 2018, NYT [Edited]
With the sale of Essence magazine to a personal-care products mogul, Richelieu Dennis, the publication is once again fully Black-owned for the first time since 2000.
For the first time in nearly two decades, Essence magazine is once again a fully Black-owned publication. Continue reading