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The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women

Author: Edward Lewis; Audrey Edwards; Camille O Cosby
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The co-founder of Essence magazine recounts how his early life in a violent South Bronx neighborhood and a strong family work ethic inspired him to create a magazine for black women and overcome the career challenges that followed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lewis, Edward, 1940-
Man from Essence.
(OCoLC)878945561
Named Person: Edward Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Lewis; Audrey Edwards; Camille O Cosby
ISBN: 9781476703503 1476703507
OCLC Number: 891846100
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Contents: The last man standing --
Getting started (1968-1970). The "godfather" calls a sit-down ; Four Black men and a magazine, baby ; Sapphire? Seriously? ; Show us the money --
Getting ready (1940-1968). 1314 Brook Avenue ; "Why are we so poor?" ; BMOC ; Flunking out --
Getting through (1970-1980). "Black man, do you love me?" ; Playboy in the house ; The reign came calling down ; R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me ; Massacre on 30th Street ; Getting down ; Personal power, public position ; Crunching numbers and taking stock --
Getting over (1980-2005). Moving on ; Spirit rising ; A brand is born ; Serious as a heart attack ; Oh my! ; Cash is king, queen, jack--
and ace ; Of music festivals and magazine fortunes ; Time on our side ; Selling in.
Responsibility: Edward Lewis ; with Audrey Edwards ; foreword by Camille O. Cosby.

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The co-founder of Essence magazine recounts how his early life in a violent South Bronx neighborhood and a strong family work ethic inspired him to create a magazine for black women and overcome the career challenges that followed.

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