Essence Fires Constance White

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Essence always seem to know how to push our buttons that forces us to raise our voices.  This time they have laid of more than 400 people then had the nerve to fire a sister during Fashion Week.  Yall already know what I am going to say about this, CHILE PLEEZE!  Essence, you were already in hot water with us trying to slide a white editor in on us, then you go and fire Frankie Beverly and Maze from the Essence Festival in 2010, a really bad move, now BET gonna snatch them up with their upcoming Festival,  now you gonna fire our people and still expect us to support you, AGAIN, I say, CHILE PLEEZE!

Here are some highlighted stories on the net today regarding this sad situation, yall stop buying Essence and maybe they will start showing us some respect around here.

The New York Post Reports:

Essence axed its fashionable editor-in-chief, Constance White, the first day of Fashion Week, Page Six can reveal. The Time Inc.-owned magazine, which recently laid off 500 people in a cost-cutting move, dismissed White on Thursday after two years at the helm, we’re told. White’s staff drew some controversy during her tenure — a white male managing editor was reassigned to another division after his Facebook page revealed racially charged comments about the Rev. Al Sharpton. And Australian-born fashion director Ellianna Placas, who was the subject of protest when she was hired at the African-American-targeted mag in 2010, was let go a year after White took over. On Friday, an Essence rep confirmed White had left the company and said executive editor Vanessa Bush would serve as acting managing editor.

 

Prior to joining Essence as lead editor in 2011 , Constance White was a style director, brand consultant and spokeswoman for eBay.  Essence ranks number 2 to Ebony magazine targeting African Americans.

According to the Root Vanessa Bush who has allegedly more than 19 years in the magazine industry describes  herself  in a LinkedIn profile as a 19-year veteran of the magazine industry.

“Prior to this position, she was the Digital Editorial Manager of Food/Lifestyle Content at General Mills,” it says. “She has also held various editorial posts at Life and Glamour magazines. Vanessa co-authored a best-selling beauty and empowerment book with model, entrepreneur and media icon Tyra Banks, Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out, and is a past winner of a Merrill Journalism Fellowship in Child and Family Policy. She has also served as a contributor at Kaboose.com, a parenting and lifestyle web site. A foodie, Vanessa holds a culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, and is a graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.”

“White was previously the founding Fashion Editor for Talk magazine, a celebrated Style Reporter for The New York Times and the Executive Fashion Editor for Elle magazine. She also served as Associate Editor at Women’s Wear Daily and W magazine and began her career at Ms. magazine, as assistant to co-FounderGloria Steinem,” an announcement said when she was named.

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