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Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand @balleralert Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!
Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With
 Jordan Brand
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Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!

Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! ...

England, Girls, and Instagram: The Spice Girls Are Planning a World Tour; Will Start in the U.K. @balleralert The Spice Girls Are Planning a World Tour; Will Start in the U.K.-blogged by @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Wannabe” at a SpiceGirls concert? Your wish has been answered because the iconic, pop girls group is giving you just that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, MelB, VictoriaBeckham, GeriHalliwell, EmmaBunton and MelanieC met with their old manager SimonFuller for the “rough planning” of what will be a world tour that will start this summer, according to TMZ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The British band’s tour will begin in their homeland of England and make its way to the U.S. However, the group will not stop in Vegas. The band is also looking forward to “merchandising opportunities” for the tour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The great news has ignited excitement in all of us, especially us ‘90s babies. The group also took to Instagram in celebration and posted an updated picture of all five members. Unfortunately though, the group will not be making any new music with their tour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who was your favorite Spice Girl: Scary Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice or Baby Spice?
England, Girls, and Instagram: The Spice Girls Are Planning a
 World Tour; Will Start in the U.K.
 @balleralert
The Spice Girls Are Planning a World Tour; Will Start in the U.K.-blogged by @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Wannabe” at a SpiceGirls concert? Your wish has been answered because the iconic, pop girls group is giving you just that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, MelB, VictoriaBeckham, GeriHalliwell, EmmaBunton and MelanieC met with their old manager SimonFuller for the “rough planning” of what will be a world tour that will start this summer, according to TMZ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The British band’s tour will begin in their homeland of England and make its way to the U.S. However, the group will not stop in Vegas. The band is also looking forward to “merchandising opportunities” for the tour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The great news has ignited excitement in all of us, especially us ‘90s babies. The group also took to Instagram in celebration and posted an updated picture of all five members. Unfortunately though, the group will not be making any new music with their tour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who was your favorite Spice Girl: Scary Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice or Baby Spice?

The Spice Girls Are Planning a World Tour; Will Start in the U.K.-blogged by @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Wannabe” at a SpiceGirls c...

Alive, Community, and Fashion: Malcolm X's Daughters Release New Clothing Line Inspired by Father @balleralert Malcolm X’s Daughters Release New Clothing Line Inspired by Father - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even decades later, Malcolm X’s daughters are still continuing to keep their father’s legacy alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @bossipofficial, the six sisters-Attallah, Qubilah, Ilyasah, Gamilah, Malikah, and Malaak, have all teamed up with designer Yvonne Jewnell to unveil a clothing line in remembrance of their late father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The newly-released collection-simply coined under the name, ‘Malcolm X: Legacy’, features a plethora of 1960s-themed designs, Malcolm X imagery, and infamous quotes that are inspired by the iconic human rights activist and his movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the apparel brand, the ladies are hoping to enlighten people of all age groups about their father’s notable contribution to the civil rights community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s fashion, but we’re incorporating knowledge with it,” Gamilah Shabazz told Bossip. ‘Malcolm X: Legacy’ will make its official public debut during Harlem Fashion Week, which will kick off next month.
Alive, Community, and Fashion: Malcolm X's Daughters Release
 New Clothing Line Inspired by
 Father
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Malcolm X’s Daughters Release New Clothing Line Inspired by Father - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even decades later, Malcolm X’s daughters are still continuing to keep their father’s legacy alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @bossipofficial, the six sisters-Attallah, Qubilah, Ilyasah, Gamilah, Malikah, and Malaak, have all teamed up with designer Yvonne Jewnell to unveil a clothing line in remembrance of their late father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The newly-released collection-simply coined under the name, ‘Malcolm X: Legacy’, features a plethora of 1960s-themed designs, Malcolm X imagery, and infamous quotes that are inspired by the iconic human rights activist and his movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the apparel brand, the ladies are hoping to enlighten people of all age groups about their father’s notable contribution to the civil rights community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s fashion, but we’re incorporating knowledge with it,” Gamilah Shabazz told Bossip. ‘Malcolm X: Legacy’ will make its official public debut during Harlem Fashion Week, which will kick off next month.

Malcolm X’s Daughters Release New Clothing Line Inspired by Father - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even decades later, Malcolm X...

Disney, Katy Perry, and Kermit the Frog: Minnie Mouse Finally Gets Her Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame @balleralert Minnie Mouse Finally Gets Her Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mickey Mouse received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 1978. Finally, Minnie Mouse is getting her star 40 years later. Katy Perry along with Disney CEO, Bob Iger will be presenting the cartoon icon with a star. Minnie Mouse made her first appearance 90 years ago in the Disney Classic, ‘Steamboat Willie’ with Mickey Mouse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Minnie Mouse has been in over 70 films. According to the producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, Ana Martinez, Minnie Mouse “ is a woman of all ages and her status is iconic. Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star." Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a written statement, "For decades, Minnie has delighted generations of fans with her fun-loving, independent personality and timeless style. Her ability to embody a sense of both old Hollywood elegance and grace, combined with girl-next-door charm established Minnie as one of the most beloved animated characters around the world." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The ceremony will happen at 11:30am in front of the El Capitán Theater. Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, and Kermit the Frog also have stars on the Walk of Fame.
Disney, Katy Perry, and Kermit the Frog: Minnie Mouse Finally Gets Her Star
 on The Hollywood Walk of Fame
 @balleralert
Minnie Mouse Finally Gets Her Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mickey Mouse received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 1978. Finally, Minnie Mouse is getting her star 40 years later. Katy Perry along with Disney CEO, Bob Iger will be presenting the cartoon icon with a star. Minnie Mouse made her first appearance 90 years ago in the Disney Classic, ‘Steamboat Willie’ with Mickey Mouse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Minnie Mouse has been in over 70 films. According to the producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, Ana Martinez, Minnie Mouse “ is a woman of all ages and her status is iconic. Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star." Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a written statement, "For decades, Minnie has delighted generations of fans with her fun-loving, independent personality and timeless style. Her ability to embody a sense of both old Hollywood elegance and grace, combined with girl-next-door charm established Minnie as one of the most beloved animated characters around the world." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The ceremony will happen at 11:30am in front of the El Capitán Theater. Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, and Kermit the Frog also have stars on the Walk of Fame.

Minnie Mouse Finally Gets Her Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mickey Mouse received his star o...

America, Crazy, and Friday: Nas Collabs With The National Symphony Orchestra For Live Rendition of "lllmatic" @balleralert Nas Collabs With The National Symphony Orchestra For Live Rendition of ‘Illmatic’ - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An upcoming PBS concert film has teamed up Nas with the National Symphony Orchestra for a live performance that takes you back to the 90s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The iconic rapper will be doing a live rendition of his legendary, 1994 album “Illmatic” at the Washington, D.C. arena on Feb. 2. It is titled by PBS as, “Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop, the concert film musters the energetic appeal of the profound collaboration and wistfulness of the audible hip-hop Queensbridge fable.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It’s crazy, you know, I wrote this in the projects in New York City. Here we are in the capital of America, Washington, DC, and, you know, a bunch of white people with strings and all that, playing this album, and they feeling it," Nas said in the film trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The recording of the concert film took place in March 2014, when Nas was celebrating Illmatic’s 20th anniversary. The film will portray the Queens native’s upbringing, career, and musical background. It will also feature rehearsals, preparation and Illmatic’s journey to Kennedy Center stage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "This was the first time me as a classical orchestra conductor was going to branch out into the realm of doing hip-hop music and rap music. And the idea of finally tackling this genre was something I was really looking forward to do," National Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke said in a statement. The performance is set to premiere on the PBS network nationwide on Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m
America, Crazy, and Friday: Nas Collabs With The National
 Symphony Orchestra For Live
 Rendition of "lllmatic"
 @balleralert
Nas Collabs With The National Symphony Orchestra For Live Rendition of ‘Illmatic’ - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An upcoming PBS concert film has teamed up Nas with the National Symphony Orchestra for a live performance that takes you back to the 90s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The iconic rapper will be doing a live rendition of his legendary, 1994 album “Illmatic” at the Washington, D.C. arena on Feb. 2. It is titled by PBS as, “Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop, the concert film musters the energetic appeal of the profound collaboration and wistfulness of the audible hip-hop Queensbridge fable.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It’s crazy, you know, I wrote this in the projects in New York City. Here we are in the capital of America, Washington, DC, and, you know, a bunch of white people with strings and all that, playing this album, and they feeling it," Nas said in the film trailer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The recording of the concert film took place in March 2014, when Nas was celebrating Illmatic’s 20th anniversary. The film will portray the Queens native’s upbringing, career, and musical background. It will also feature rehearsals, preparation and Illmatic’s journey to Kennedy Center stage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "This was the first time me as a classical orchestra conductor was going to branch out into the realm of doing hip-hop music and rap music. And the idea of finally tackling this genre was something I was really looking forward to do," National Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke said in a statement. The performance is set to premiere on the PBS network nationwide on Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m

Nas Collabs With The National Symphony Orchestra For Live Rendition of ‘Illmatic’ - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An upcom...

Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African- American Owned Company; All-Black, All- Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business @balleralert BEAUTIFUL < ADEITヒトWAY 10 BETTER DEERRO NATURAL RECIPES FoR T FAMILY SN SMOOTHING RESTORING TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL INVE RUN Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl ENT soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter to condition and spair damage Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair po tos, plus specially folatemts n ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e 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,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “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,” Michelle Ebanks said. “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,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.
Beautiful, Family, and Head: Essence Acquired By Independent African-
 American Owned Company; All-Black, All-
 Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake
 In The Business
 @balleralert
 BEAUTIFUL
 < ADEITヒトWAY 10
 BETTER DEERRO
 NATURAL RECIPES FoR T
 FAMILY SN
 SMOOTHING RESTORING
 TOTAL FRIZZ-FIGHTING
 BEAUTIFUL POWERS OL
 INVE
 RUN
 Made with Tahinian Nomi &Monoi oanicl
 ENT
 soothe friu And soft㎝ Licks, and neranic Sha l'utter
 to condition and spair damage
 Feacuring shampoo, d daily hair
 po tos, plus specially folatemts n
 ayotaplete straightening mem kie niee
Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Essence Communications Inc., which owns Essence Magazine and Essence Festival, has been acquired by an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Root, Essence Ventures announced that the black women’s lifestyle guide has gone back to black ownership with its acquisition. The company, acquired by Richelieu Dennis who is also the founder of Shea Moisture, plans to expand the multi-platform brand’s digital businesses, as it continues to “plant its rich content” in more global markets, according to Essence Ventures’ release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “ . . . [W]e 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,” Dennis said of the Essence brand acquisition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Essence’s leadership, the brand’s president will continue to head the company, however, she will also join the board of directors and receive an equity stake in the company. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “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,” Michelle Ebanks said. “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,” she continued, in reference to the brand’s executive team, which is comprised of black women.

Essence Acquired By Independent African-American Owned Company; All-Black, All-Women Executive Team To Own Equity Stake In The Business - bl...