Showing posts with label Essence Magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essence Magazine. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

ESSENCE Magazine Is Black-Owned Once Again

Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Essence Communications from Time, Inc.
Essence President Michelle Ebanks praised the decision, saying, “This acquisition of ESSENCE represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational Black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms. In addition, it represents a critical recognition, centering and elevation of the Black women running the business from solely a leadership position to a co-ownership position.”

‘Ownership by the people’

Ebanks will continue to head up the company and will be on the board of directors.
“The strategic vision and leadership that Michelle has provided to ESSENCE over the years have been exemplary, and we are thrilled to work with her and her talented team to provide the necessary resources and support to continue to grow the engagement and influence of the ESSENCE brand and transform this business,” said Richelieu Dennis, founder and chairperson of Essence Ventures.
“As importantly, we are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business.”
“We remain committed to leveraging our resources to provide opportunities for other culturally-rooted entrepreneurs and businesses that further our culture and create economic opportunities for our communities. Our focus here will be on ensuring that Essence reaches its full potential via heightened capabilities, technology, products and touch points that super-serve the interests of Black women locally and globally. We look forward to helping generate new opportunities that create more value across the ESSENCE portfolio with unmatched content, commerce and international access for the millions of women it serves, as well as exceptional value for our advertising partners and content creators.”

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Essence Magazines 50 best colleges for African Americans list

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions Black students will make in their lifetime. ESSENCE partnered with MoneyMagazine to create a definitive list of the schools that serve African Americans most. The following factors were used when making the list. Representation (African-Americans had to make up at least 5 percent of each college’s student body.)  , affordability, and Postgrad earnings.
Here are the top 50 colleges and universities in the country: 
1. Princeton University 
2. Harvard University
3. Duke University 
4. Cornell University
5. Florida A&M University 
6. Spelman College
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. Yale University
9. North Carolina A&T State University 
10. University of Maryland, College Park
11. Columbia University 
12. Georgia Institute of Technology
13. Georgetown University 
14. University of Florida
15. Hampton University 
16. Bowie State University 
17. Wellesley College
18. Berea College 
19. Amherst College
20. Virginia State University 
21. Xavier University of Louisiana 
22. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
23. Rice University 
24. Vanderbilt University 
25. Brown University
26. University of Richmond
27. Dartmouth College
28 Howard University 
29. University of Virginia 
30. Davidson College
31. The College of William and Mary 
32. Alcorn State University 
33. Williams College
34. Trinity Washington University
35. Jackson State University
36. Johns Hopkins University 
37. Elizabeth City State University 
38. Prairie View A&M University 
39. Pomona College
40. Northwestern University 
41. Binghamton University 
42. Emory University
43. North Carolina Central University 
44. Tennessee State University 
45. Towson University 
46. Stony Brook University 
47. Barnard College
48. Winston-Salem State University 
49. Talladega College
50. Rutgers University-Newark