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The Essence of turning a blind eye

Julietspeaking Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:41 PM
I refuse to buy Essence anymore. Some large corporation bought out the original owners and it's really not the same magazine it originally was. As Mr. Williams so deftly illustrates, the new owners apparently don't really have the interests of the black community at heart. Thank you, Mr. Williams, for another insightful column. I wonder if African Americans will wake up and smell the coffee before it's tragically too late.

Essence claims to have a “motivating message” for African-American women, and to “speak directly to a Black woman's spirit, her heart and her unique concerns. Every month African-American women rely on Essence for editorial content designed to help them move their lives forward personally, professionally, intellectually and spiritually.”

Essence must think that African-American women will be moved forward spiritually by Planned Parenthood, because the largest abortion provider in the United States, one that kills 300,000 American babies annually, is sponsoring the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

According to Planned Parenthood executive vice-president Dawn Laguens, one of Planned...