‘Madame Noire’ Gives A Daily Salute To Susan L. Taylor, Inspiration Editor

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Susan L. Taylor put black beauty and brains on the map in the national media as editor-in-chief of Essence magazine and the mastermind behind the brand we know and love today.

Taylor’s entry into the media world started at Essence. She became a freelancer for the magazine in 1970, the same year it was founded, after a line of customized cosmetics and natural skin-care products she developed came to the attention of it’s founding editors.

Read more about this remarkable lady at Madame Noire.

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