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Facebook has announced that Kenneth I. Chenault, the CEO of American Express, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective February 5, 2018. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and Chairman/CEO of Facebook said: “I’ve been trying to recruit Ken for years. He has unique expertise in areas I believe Facebook… Read more »

“I always had an eye for talent,” Charles King insists. As a kid growing up in the Atlanta area, he’d watch Siskel and Ebert with his mother and then analyze the movies himself, reading more reviews afterward to see how the critics’ impressions compared with his. In college, at Vanderbilt… Read more »

Essence Communications Inc., the 48-year-old mutliplatform brand that owns Essence magazine and the annual Essence Festival, has gone back to black (ownership), having been acquired by Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American-owned company, Essence Ventures announced in a press release. Read more 

Angela Means has been a part of pop culture for the past two decades.  For people who were adults in the 1990s, she’s known for playing the role of Felicia in the cult classic “Friday.”  For the younger generation, her character lives on as the social media meme, “Bye Felicia.” … Read more »

Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a not-yet-3-year-old, three-person L.A.-based book publicity company whose clients are primarily women of color. Jones is a savvy media strategist and creative force, already counting a Pulitzer Prize winner (Tyehimba Jess’ poetry collection “Oilo”) among her campaigns. Read More