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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 Photo Credit: Stephen Knight, Brandon Haynes The Think Like a Man promotional tour rolled into New York last night. The hard-working cast spent the day in interviews and the evening on the red carpet. Prior to a special screening of the film, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J, Romany Malco, La La…

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The 2010 U.S. Census reiterates the increased buying power of multicultural consumer markets and lays a blueprint for marketers in terms of how to reach targeted audiences. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence and People en Espanol, talked to the audience and later to rolling out about African American women’s and other minorities’  mind-sets in the…

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