Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned company, acquired Essence Communications on Wednesday from Time Inc.

Time wants to keep a smaller interest in the African-American women’s publication and refocus on its other core brands.

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These gorgeous, genius women are the epitome of #Blackgirlmagic, and ESSENCE wants the whole world to know it.

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Polling results from 2008 and 2012 presidential elections show that Black women comprise the most powerful voting block in America.

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Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” take a look at March magazine covers featuring African Americans. In this inaugural edition of “NewsOne Now’s” new segment, we highlight Tracee Ellis Ross adorning the cover of “Essence Magazine,” Kerry Washington gracing the cover of “InStyle,” Rihanna on “Harper’s Bazaar,” Lupita Nyong’o on the cover of “Lucky,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw taking over “Town and Country USA,” […]


GOP leaders have vowed to continue to challenge President Barack Obama on several issues. On Wednesday, The White House issued more vetoes against top-priority legislation of the predominately Republican Congress. One of the major changes that the GOP leaders are looking to make is to the Affordable Care Act, which would change the requirements of […]

Professional bloggers, social media mavens, and speakers from all over the country packed the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture this past Friday and Saturday, June 21 – 22, 2013, for the annual Blogging While Brown Conference held in New York City. Attendees heard from dozens of speakers on topics ranging from blogging and branding to podcasts […]

The Essence magazine fashion director, Ellianna Placas (pictured), who was on board for two years has been let go from her duties, reports the New York Post. RELATED: Essence EIC Responds To Controversy Over White Editor The hiring of the White editor back in 2010 caused quite a stir for the magazine because many resented that […]

In addition to being named People Magazine‘s “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” of 2012, Beyonce Knowles will be honored for her writing skills by the New York Association of Black Journalists on May 15, reports the NY Daily News. LIKE NewsOne On Facebook To Stay Up On Black News Worldwide! When Knowles took a […]

As one the few national magazines that caters to the African-American audience, Essence Magazine chose Michael Bullerdick, a white man, to serve as its managing editor — a decision many find rather dubious. Dr. Boyce Watkins questions the impact such a decision could have on Essence’s editorial content and its readers. An Excerpt Reads: This […]