Essence Magazine

For the African-American woman who is looking for a rich source of useful, provocative information. Essence magazine answers that need. Each issue covers such topics as health, career, contemporary living, and family concerns as well as fashion, beauty, and fitness.

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Quality magazine for Women of all colors

bypearlofafrika Jul 22, 2008
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Self-esteem booster, great photos, nice articles
Cons Not as much content as I'd like
Recommended it? Yes

I've been reading Essence magazine for the better half of 20 years now, and I always enjoy the issues I read. I'm not much of a subscription gal, though. I usually buy it off of the stand, especially if there's someone on the cover of interest to me.

This magazine is a great forum for... Read full review »


Essence: A complete review of an icon-status publication

byredgyul Apr 30, 2001
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Long-standing, well edited icon of black culture and issues
Cons Is struggling to stay au courant with the younger black crowd
Recommended it? Yes

After reading a few reviews on about Essence, I came to the realization that no definative review has yet been penned on the subject. And with very understandable reason: to black women--and men, for that matter--Essence has come to represent a climbing, a growth, a pruning both... Read full review »


All Fluff -- No Stuff!

byCougarFan Jan 23, 2001
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros In the Spirit,Great Product Recommendations for Women of Color
Cons Beware, the articles mentioned on the cover are rarely as exciting as they appear
Recommended it? No

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm an impulse shopper. The living, breathing reason that grocery store and drug store stockers put magazines at the checkout counter. If I see a headline of interest, it's going home with me. Usually, that's why I buy Essence.

The thing is, once I do my initial once... Read full review »

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