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Richelieu Dennis announced that he would step down as CEO of Essence Communications following an explosive statement allegedly issued by past and current employees of the media company. Dennis, the founder of Shea Moisture and Sundial Brands, bought Essence Communications from TIME in 2018, which allowed the company to be 100 percent Black-owned. However, an…

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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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WASHINGTON – “News One Now” host and managing editor Roland Martin interviewed Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Shea Moisture parent company Sundial Brands, on Wednesday, April 26 about the original intentention of the ad posted on SheaMoisture’s Facebook page which sparked a social media frenzy on Monday. Dennis explained that the video, which depicts White women and a…

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