““I’m launching a new initiative called Eighteen X ‘18 which will be a platform to encourage my peers to vote for the

ESSENCE Is Now 110% Black Owned

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ESSENCE, a hallmark for black women, is now a 100% Black-owned independent company. ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks will continue at the helm of the company and will also join its board of directors. The Black female executive team of ESSENCE, …

Rosa Parks Day

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On this historic day, Rosa Parks’ act of bravery launched a nationwide movement to end racial segregation. Parks was also a staunch advocate for sexual assault victims.

In 1944, Parks, who herself was a sexual assault survivor, led a national …

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