Ex-Essence Editor to Visit Howard

Susan L. Taylor in D.C. to Promote Book, Accept Award

Susan L. Taylor, former editor of Essence, one of the nation’s most successful African American magazines, will be sign copies of her latest book at the Howard University Bookstore between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. today.

The author’s new book is titled “All About Love: Favorite Selections From In the Spirit on Living Fearlessly.” She is also in Washington to accept an award tomorrow at the Global Visionaries luncheon sponsored by the John H. Johnson School of Communications.

Taylor became the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine in 1981. She is the author of several books and founded her own cosmetics company before becoming editor of Essence.

She has had an illustrious career and has won several awards including the Henry Johnson Fisher Award from the Magazine Publishers of America, the magazine industry’s highest honor. The NAACP presented her with its first President’s Award in 2006. Taylor was also inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.

“She is such an inspiration to women,” said communications student Janay Wilson. “People like her are why so many people come to Howard to have the opportunity to have a career like she has had.”