Posts tagged "essence"

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be represented in mainstream media, on the covers of magazines like Vanity Fair, shouldn’t white women be represented on the covers of traditionally black magazines like…

Shanelle Matthews / March 26, 2013

Swoon: Michelle Obama’s Fierce “Essence” Cover

First Lady Michelle Obama and her power-arms grace the October issue of Essence. Does this woman take a bad picture, ever? I would make a joke about wanting to raid her closet, but the Secret Service might come after me. [Essence]…

Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: “Essence” Wedding Column Features Lesbian Couple For First Time Ever

Essence, an African-American women’s lifestyle magazine, is featuring lesbian couple Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills for the first time ever on the “Bridal Bliss” section of its website. “Essence.com aims to support and celebrate Black women in all their diversity,” said the magazine’s managing editor. [AfterEllen.com]
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Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2010

Essence Editor Responds To Controversial Hiring Of A White Fashion Director

On Monday, a media industry blog revealed that Essence, a lifestyle magazine geared towards black women, had hired a new fashion director named Ellianna Placas, to begin in September. But it was not the lines on her resume touting O: The Oprah Magazine and Us Weekly that attracted attention. It was the color of Placas’…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2010

Hot Damn, Reggie Bush!

I never found Reggie Bush sexy … until now! I finally understand Kim Kardashian’s attraction to Reggie, even though he usually looks too short and squat for my tastes. Thanks, Essence, for putting him on the cover of the first-ever “Black Men, Love and Relationships” issue. [Essence]…

Annika Harris / January 5, 2010

Essence’s Makeover Tool Not So Magical For Natural Women

I was really excited when I learned Essence.com had launched a makeover tool, “Makeover Magic,” because I thought it would give me some options for styling my locks. Boy, was I wrong! Not only does the tool not have hairstyles for dreadlocks, but it doesn’t feature any natural hairstyles. Most of the looks are one…

Annika Harris / December 22, 2009