Why Are White Women Ruining Essence Magazine?


This just in.  

I just learned of this and I wanted to put it on the blog.

“Constance C.R. White has disclosed that her departure as editor-in-chief of Essence magazine was involuntary and the result of repeated clashes with Martha Nelson, the editor-in-chief of Time Inc. who White says sought to limit the way black women were portrayed.”

Essence announced White’s departure in a terse statement on Feb. 8. No explanation was given.

But White told Journal-isms that her exit came after “another tug of war with them” in January. “Them” was principally Nelson.

Nelson, a 20-year Time Inc. veteran, became editor-in-chief of Time Inc. in January, responsible for the editorial content of all 21 of Time Inc.’s U.S. magazines and its digital products, according to her bio. Before that, Nelson spent two years as editorial director, overseeing the 17 titles and editors in the company’s Style & Entertainment Group and Lifestyle Group.

The final “tug of war” came in January, White said. Referring to Nelson, White recalled, “My boss said, ‘you know what? It’s time to go.’ I was asked to leave my position. I asked, ‘Was it something we can discuss, or has the decision been made?’ She said, ‘The decision has been made.’

For over 10 years, I have been a subscriber to Essence Magazine and read it when its founder, Susan A . Taylor was at the helm.

How can a white woman run a magazine that was founded with the vision by the late Gordon Parks and arrogantly assess that “they have a better vision” of who Black women are?  This is the ultimate oxymoron and one that needs to be exposed.



Essence was bought out by Time-Warner some time ago, but the relationship it has had with it’s mostly Black female staff has been volatile at best.

Here is the link about the story: http://mije.org/richardprince/essence-editor-says-she-was-fired

Please read it, SPREAD THE WORD, and comment:  


9 comments on “Why Are White Women Ruining Essence Magazine?

  1. Blackking86 says:

    I don’t know why they hate us so much.


    • Truthangel07 says:

      They hate us because we are everything they will never be.

      White people are genetically inferior to us–they can’t produce melanin. And right now, they are at negative birthrate and their populations world wide will diminish substantially. One day, they will be extinct. Their time is up.


  2. TheWorldisBiggerthanYOU says:

    Funny, you’ve come a long way since MS magazine’s cover with Michelle Wallace, Grandma to a generation of women, LOL. Nothing on the menu but sour grapes, well, you could have made wine but that wasn’t the case, so??


  3. Jay in the Black Dimension says:

    As a people get what we deserve. What do people expect to happen when a magazine that supposedly speaks for and represents Black women is owned by a major white corporation? Pretty soon, the magazine will become a “Women of Color” magazine for all women. They’re already slowly pushing the interracial agenda.


    • truthangel07 says:

      Yes they are. And when will Black people today stop being cowards and SPEAK OUT about it?

      This is the problem with the Black community today: NO BACKBONE!

      White people have always been what they are.

      The response from the Black community should not be to be polite to them in response to their offensives against our community; we need to hold them accountable–barking like pit bulls, ready to rip the hell out of them if they dare disrespect.

      You don’t keep bending over allowing people to kick you in the ass. And this is precisely what is happening in our community: Too many pacifists.

      White folks wouldn’t be doing the things they do if Black people in this generation would just OPEN UP THEIR MOUTHS.


  4. Does not sound good at all…I love essence magazine


  5. My ex was a reader of Essence for a lot of years. She enjoys the magazine and I even enjoyed flipping through the pages, but after Ms. Taylor lefted it was not the same magazine. To me it seemed like they were trying to be the Black Vogue or some such thing.

    That article is far long and doesn’t strike me as all that interesting. The bottom line is most media is control by a few people. They call the shots and that be that.


    • truthangel07 says:

      Honestly, I didn’t even know that they had fired that editor, but I’ll definitely pay more attention to the magazine and its format. If I see anything irregular; I’ll most assuredly be letting my followers know.


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