A lovely day

September 15, 2008

If I haven't returned your call/facebook message/text/bberry ping/twiter reply/email, missed your birthday or just been plan MIA, here's why . . .the new ESSENCE.com launched today!!

Take quizzes (and not just because I wrote the first date and Tyler Perry ones;), watch video and view photos!

Got a sexy social network too (friend me;)!

Also, Mo'Nique's October issue is now sale. I loved seeing this issue come together as a special tribute to full-figured women. Watch out for the big girls!!! Her story of surviving sexual abuse touched my heart and she really is a survivor.(changed this text because when I reread seemed like I had been a victim and I am so blessed to have never gone through any thing like that. Sitting around talking to my girls after my Charm Trunk sale a few weeks back it was scary how they said the stats is like 1 in 4 girls. Freaks me out! )

This morning walking in seeing all the news cameras outside to report the fall of Lehman Brothers was surreal. Made me a lot more thankful for a steady gig - and reinforced the importance of getting yo savings up.

Read a really good article by my buddy Courtney on American Prospect on how Palin would set women up not advance us if elected. Things that make you go hmmmm.


  1. Ananda said...:

    Congrats on the new Essence.com community launch. I added it as a link on BAP Living. It is a great site. Kudos to you and the Essence staff! I love the new October issue of Essence. I got it today while waiting for my prescriptions to be filled in CVS. I started reading it and will finish it in a few days. Peace, Ananda

  1. Eb the Celeb said...:

    You must work for them...

    if you do... I have a complaint...

    I always get my issue after I've seen it on the newstands for at least a week. What's up with that? Isn't the whole purpose of being a subscriber is to get the mag before its on the newsstands...

    Either way I got my monique issue yesterday and loving it

    I hae always been a fan of their website... I was addicted to Melinda's wedding blog... so going over now to check out the new digs..

  1. Nicole said...:

    The site is gorgeous, CJ!! The Essence web team clearly understands how great content AND creative design bring the viewers back :)

  1. la negrita said...:

    eb, I have a lot of magazine subscriptions and I rarely get any before they hit the stands, so you're not alone! They already have our money, though, and are more concerned with getting those newsstand sales. We get the cheaper paper, too. Doesn't bother me much as long as the content is fresh, although I would like a glossy cover every now and then. :p