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Angela Burt Murray

  1. ins and outs
    Ellianna Placas, Essence’s Controversial Fashion Director, Steps DownThe magazine was heavily criticized for hiring her in 2010.
  2. backlash
    Robin Givhan Thinks Essence’s New White Fashion Director Shows the Magazine ‘Isn’t Just About Black Women’“Black women aren’t ‘special.’ They are individuals and they are universal.”
  3. backlash
    The Essence Controversy Is More Than Skin-DeepThis isn’t the first time a white editor has worked for a black publication. So what’s all the fuss about?
  4. backlash
    Essence Editor Wonders Why Hiring a White Fashion Director Sparks More Outrage Than So Many Other Issues“When we reported on the increase in sex trafficking of young black girls in urban communities? Silence.”