For the moment, let a few words suffice on what Time-Warner's purchase of the 51% of Essence magazine it didn't already own (David Carr, New York Times, 1-5-05) really means.
No easy task for me, because I've written reams on the shifting economic rationales underlying black business ownership.
Put it this way, if Essence is the revolution incarnate, black folks who still care about such things should feel deeply concerned, if not downright ripped off, again.
But if its just another once pioneering consumer publication, now more habitual than beloved but still delivering the goods, then what's the big deal?
Check out some recent covers, take two thought pills, decide for yourselves and holla back in the morning on this!