Both Sweat, 59, and Brown, 52, have a number of hit records that dominated the 1980s and 1990s.
CEO of ESSENCE Communications, Richelieu Dennis, has stepped down from his position amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. On Wednesday (Jun 30) the iconic publication released a statement revealing that Dennis has reportedly "stepped down" as CEO while the magazine conducts its independent internal investigation over the claims written in an anonymous essay posted over the weekend, adding that Caroline Wanga will be acting as interim CEO while they undergo the process.
Essence Magazine is coming under fire as it celebrates its 50th year anniversary for allegedly mistreating its Black women employees—only this time it's supposedly at the hands of other Black women. On Sunday (Jun 28) in an anonymous essay posted to the Medium, the author-listed only as "Black Female Anonymous"-discloses unfair business practices used by the iconic Black publication including sexual misconduct and harassment, unfair pay, and abuse of power by senior staff.
The 2020 Essence Fest has been canceled after the Mayor of New Orleans decided to propose an extended ban on large events to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Essence Communications Inc., the media company founded 50 years ago by Edward Lewis, Clarence O. Smith, Cecil Hollingsworth and Jonathan Blount, made waves within the magazine industry with its trailblazing ESSENCE magazine property in 1970. After ECI was acquired by Time Inc., a new group has reacquired the company and brand, making it fully Black-owned […]
Time Inc. purchased a large portion of Essence magazine in 2000 and five years later, the company owned a majority stake in the longtime publication. Time is in talks to sell off its majority stake, a move that could be helpful for the outlet to find a new partner and sustain itself.
Oprah’s OWN Network will air a primetime special celebrating Black Hollywood the night before the 86th annual Academy Awards. To kick things off, the media mogul joined forces with Essence for its yearly Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Thursday (Feb. 26) celebrating 2016 honorees Debbie Allen, Tracee Ellis Ross, and entertainment lawyer, […]
It isn’t a secret that President Barack Obama has appointed and hired a host of exceptional Black women as part of his administration. However, many of these powerful individuals tend to play the background but are getting some well-deserved attention for their service to the White House.
ESSENCE isn’t tip toeing when it comes to using its voice and influence in regards to race relations. The magazine’s latest, February 2015 issue’s front cover is blacked out and dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
A study conducted by ESSENCE magazine regarding images of black women in the media revealed that most respondents saw themselves negatively represented in the media. Using a series of categories, the study finds that despite strides made in Hollywood and the small screen, successful portrayals of black women are still disproportionate when compared to their […]