ESSENCE Mourns the Loss of Lena Horne

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "ESSENCE mourns the loss of Lena Horne.  With tremendous talent, striking beauty and grace, she persevered through the difficult circumstances of racial intolerance.  She not only delighted us with her talent, but inspired us with her personal calling as an advocate for civil rights.  Lena Horne is an American treasure and she lived life to the fullest with passion, purpose and responsibility."

For more on ESSENCE's statement, please visit www.essence.com.

--ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray

ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS INC.:

Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media and communications company dedicated to African-American women.  With a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events, and online, the Essence brand is "Where Black Women Come First".  The company's flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood, Window on Our Women (WOW I & II) and Smart Beauty I, II & III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club, Essence.com, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 40 years, ESSENCE magazine, which has a brand reach of over 8 million, has been the leading source of cutting-edge information relating to every area of African-American women's lives.  Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at www.essence.com.

SOURCE ESSENCE Magazine



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