‘Essence’ magazine rocked by alleged sexual harassment, bullying and firings

White Americans are not the only ones undergoing a process of reckoning and painful introspection. Another one could be taking place at the epicenter of Black female-centered media in the United States. Members of the executive leadership team at iconic Essence magazine are reeling after anonymous female staffers outlined explosive accusations of rampant sexual harassment, […]

NCNW chairwoman Ingrid Sanders and CEO Janice Mathis take over Essence

While Essence Fest is largely known for their memorable musical performances, fashion and cultural celebrations, it also focuses on educational growth in the Black community. Essence Fest created a “Community Corner” comprised of booths featuring 501(c)(3) nonprofits, colleges and universities and grass-roots organizations. It came as no surprise that the National Council of Negro Women […]

‘Essence magazine’ sold: Returns to all-Black ownership, female leadership

Since 1970 Essence has been the premiere fashion and culture magazine for women of color. Its branding was so popular that Time Inc., purchased the magazine and for the past 12 years, a publication dedicated to Black women was in White hands. All of that changed this week after it was announced that the company has […]

Michael Strahan and Michelle Ebanks offer advice at Disney Dreamers Academy

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine wrapped Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Ex NFL player, Michael Strahan, spoke openly to the Dreamers about his older brothers who made fun of him by calling him Bob. He eventually found out that they were making fun of him, booty on back but at 13 it […]

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and 'Essence' magazine, day 2

The second day of Disney Dreamers Academy was filled with seminars, classes called “Deep Dives” at Disney University, and interactive activities with other Dreamers and celebrities. “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast live from the ESPN Club at Disney’s Broadwalk Resort. The Dreamers’ parents were in attendance and Harvey spoke to them candidly about not […]

McDonald’s 365 Black Awards gold carpet during Essence Festival

Mc Donald’s 365 Black Awards Show was held this past weekend during the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans. The golden carpet was hosted by TV personality Janelle Snowden. This star-studded event featured performances and celebrities in honor of the outstanding individuals who make valuable contributions to the African American community. Hosted by Terrence Jenkins, who looked […]

Major events to attend at the 2013 National Urban League Conference in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – In conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 2013 National Urban League Conference gets underway, appropriately enough, in the City of Brotherly Love. Operating within the prism of “Rebuild America” with jobs […]