Editor-in-Chief of Essence is Out

- By Bossip Staff

Angela Burt-Murray is out as editor-in-chief of Essence, the Time Inc.-owned magazine for African American women, after five years at the helm.  She told staffers yesterday in a meeting that she is relocating to Atlanta with her family.

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  • Somali Ninga

    Is the new editor-in-chief going to be white too??

  • Kevin O

    Black Beat and Right On are hiring. Better fit since 70% of Essence mag are advertisements.

  • msbliss

    I lik essence BUT I wish they had a different image. It seems like traditional, professional church going women are their target group but I wish it had a more open mindedness to it.

  • WTF?!

    good riddance to that sell-out bish!

  • Marquis de Sade

    I love to go down on my mother.

  • sportstalk23

    The irony of this is that white fashion chick she hired outlasted her
    Essence aka Absence has been on a rapid decline ever since Susan left and it got sold
    and no longer black owned, instead of being a voice to underserved black women in media
    All they did was jump on the mainstream white media characterazations of us
    Every article became not about us improving our lives through finance,education,or health issues,our sista bonds
    But how damn none of us can keep a man,DL men,BM interracial dating habits,how to please our men,
    Lower our standards remember the find a man try the strip club GTFO this fashion editor bruhaha was the last straw but not the only one
    My sister and I inherited Essence from our mom now its just Absence as in their main objective a shame really
    The start of the magazine had good intentions but now its a mess and maybe too far gone but time will tell

  • I_saw_this_one_coming

    The operative phrase is “Time-Inc. owned”.

    You don’t own the damn cow, you don’t decide who gets the damn milk.

    She was EXPENDABLE and she has been EXPENDED.

    Simple as that.

  • mslady

    Oct issue had five white women in ads right from the jump. And they advertised all the ww magazines! I will not buy essence again I do like black women magazine though.

  • mikiy

    {{{ Cougarlure ℃○M }}}, 🙂 :)I love it. 🙂 🙂 I am firmly convinced that you will like it very much!
    A nice place for seeking interracial love. which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opportunities for you to meet the attractive singles and treat you like a king or Q-ueen. Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends !!!

  • XO

    She’s Indian/Black what do we expect. She got hired because she’s mix that is not an offer for understanding ones culture. She had not talent, period. This chick is clueless and hidden in a dark cave, on Black life and culture. These people have no interest in upliting black women lives. Bring back Susan Taylor, please, she had it all……….

    • I_saw_this_one_coming

      She’s indian/black? Oh hell, that’s going to be hard to top. They go to check off three minority boxes on that hire:

      black (check)

      indian (check)

      female (check).

      Now I know that the next hire will be a bisexual, black/apache, homorphodite.

    • spikepine

      When are we going to learn that “sell outs” are the ones who are sold next.

    • I_saw_this_one_coming

      Nothing like seeing a damn “pimp” turned out on the “Ho Stroll”.


    Maybe MADAME NOIRE should hire her?

  • The Beautiful One

    Oh let me guess, they’ll be bringing in some cave mutant, neanderthal kracka right??

  • Bey-nonsense

    ebony magazine is next. i’m so mad that linda rice isn’t involced in day to day operations. her parents would kick her to sleep if they knew what she was doing.

    • spikepine

      This is one reason black people do not know their history; we sell it or allow the white man to take it. Sad, sad, sad.

  • OakTownHoney

    I’m sure this had nothing to do with her to bring a white woman on board as fashion editor of a black women’s magazine, right? She felt the wrath of being a true black woman, where her indian heritage couldn’t save her. Let’s see where she lands; a white magazine, you think? Good riddens!

  • XO

    I have worked and trained so many mixed Blacks and I found very few are smart. They make it because they mix while the smart talented full blacks are cheated. It has been a common practice that needs to stop.

  • kv

    When Susan and Mikki were there,I could hardly wait to see the latest edition of Essence. Nowadays,half of the magazine is advertisements. Susan& Mikki, you are truly MISSED!!!

  • Sepia830

    I opened up the November issue today and the first thing I saw was a huge photo of Eva Longoria in an ad. That should NEVER happen in a black women’s magazine. Not saying there shouldn’t be any adds with non-black women, but the 1st one? I don’t think so.

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