Jun 9, 2011

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The new Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine, Constance R. White, took the time to pen a letter to the readers of the magazine.  In the letter she asked for suggestions about things the readers would like to see.  This is your chance to finally tell someone in charge how you really feel about the direction of 'the Black Woman's Bible.'
 
 
Read her letter below:
 
 
I am thrilled to write my first editor's letter to you, the readers of ESSENCE. Like many of you, I have a deep appreciation for the ways in which this magazine has celebrated us, elevated us, and represented our beauty and strength.

This month, as I step into the role of editor-in-chief, I want you to know that I am committed to working with our team to reflect the truth of our lives in words, images, and ideas that uplift and empower us rather than confine us and bring us down.

We look forward to bringing you such exclusives and surprises in every issue. In the meantime, leave a comment for me at
ESSENCE.com/editorsdesk and let me know how you're feeling about the magazine. Be sure to tell me what you love and what you'd like to see more of. I'll be counting on you in the months ahead to help us celebrate you and keep it real.

-- Constance C.R. White, Editor-in-Chief

2 comments:

  1. WOMAN TODAY DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE AND LUST. URBAN FILM SAID THE #1 LOVE JONES "GIRL DID YOU FUCK HIM ON THE FIRST DATE, YOUR A HO GIRL" #2 THE COLOR PURPLE A YOUNG GIRL BEING MOLESTED AND IMPREGNATED BY HER FATHER. HUSBAND BEATS AND RAPES HIS MUCH YOUNGER BRIDE. RAGTIME IS NOT LISTED ON THE 100 ROMANTIC BLACK FILM. RAGTIME IS WHERE I LEARNED TO LOVE. COLDHOUSE WALKER OVERLY HAPPY RUNNING UP THE STAIRS TO MAKE SARAH HIS BRIDE NOT TO SLEEP WITH HER BUT TO MARRY HER. SARAH ALMOST BACK OUT THE WINDOW RUNNING AWAY FROM LOVE. STARING AT HER WITH SUCH LOVE AND WANTING. THE EMBRACE AS IF THEY WOULD NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN. THE OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN STOLE THE FAMOUS THAT FAMOUS SCENE FOR THEIR MOVIE, PRETTY WOMAN STOLE PARTS OF RAGTIME, THE COLOR PURPLE CAME OUT OF ROLLINS GREAT PROFORMANCE. GLORY, A SOLDIER STORY. SEEING COLDHOUSE CYING OUR A PLUNGER ABOUT TO BLOW UP THE TOWN FOR A LOVE THAT HE WOULD NEVER EVER HAVE AGAIN MADE ME,MY SISTER AND FRIENDS WAIT ON OUR HUSBANDS. THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL. MOVIES ARE FILLED WITH SOME MUCH LUST. WHEN NEED MOVIES THAT SHOW OUR WOMAN AND MEN LOVE. COLDHOUSE WANTED TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY THAT WAS HIS JOY. IT NOT MENTIONED AS ONE OF THE BEST BLACK ROMANTIC FILMS ON LUSTFUL FILMS. LOVE LAST FOREVER BUT LUST MAKES YOU GIVE UP DURING HARD TIMES. PLEASE REQUEST RAGTIME SO THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE WHAT I DID AND ALSO BE LISTED AS A TRUE LOVE STORY. TELL OUR FILM MAKING TO LEARN LOVE AND STOP PUSHING LUST ON THEM BECAUSE THEY REALLY DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. RAGTIME SHOW US TO WAIT ON THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL WHO THEY KNOW WILL STAY AROUND AND WANT TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES. WHAT DOES OUR MOVIES SELECTIONS SAY ABOUT US?

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  2. How about the next time they do a Black Love issue they use mature Black men who are dating or married to Black women NOT Black men who are dating White female celebs known for their sexual exploits.Once I saw Reggie Bush on the Black Love issue knowing he was dating Kim K, I was done with that magazine.

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