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Black magazines are out here doooing it.

Have you seen Ebony’s November cover?

Chile! Okay, I’m dying to see what kind of commentary they’ve got going on in the latest issue. This month, the magazine is putting a special focus on the state of the Black family with features discussing: reproductive rights, blended families with Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker as well as how parents can connect with their LGBT children.

However, it’s the cover story that’s got everyone talking. Entitled, “Cliff-Hanger: Can ‘The Cosby Show’ Survive? Should It?”, an excerpt of the story by Journalist Goldie Taylor is on Ebony’s new an improved website offering an in-depth look at the ruined image of one of America’s most beloved TV characters. In the piece, Taylor explores what the fall of Bill Cosby means for the morale of Black America.

I’ll definitely be reading. Will you?

Our sisters at ESSENCE are serving up just as much fierceness these days. Not only did they publish a remarkable feature profiling the Black women working in the Obama administration, but they’ve just announced that they’re taking ESSENCE Fest to Durban, South Africa!

Today, ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks and eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo announced their three-year partnership at Durban City Hall. The famous ESSENCE Festival will be held in Durban for 2016 and 2017.

“We are delighted to partner with the vibrant city of Durban to launch the Essence Festival globally in South Africa,” Ebanks said about the new initiative. “Hosting our first international ESSENCE Festival in Durban purposefully extends our mission to convene the diaspora around shared aspirations.”

It is so exciting to see Black publications pushing the envelope like this. I don’t know about you, but I’m saving for my plane ticket today!


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