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Magazine is the essence of Lewis’ success


GERCINE CARTER

Magazine  is the essence  of Lewis’ success

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EDWARD LEWIS is one black man who is living the American dream. Its essence: what was just a figment of his imagination five decades ago is a living reality today.

The success of Essence magazine, which he co-founded, has definitely helped to change his life. At age 75, he is basking in success, having realised his ambition to create a magazine that would appeal to the millions of black women across America and beyond. He is the last of the four men who gave birth to that baby and though it has now changed hands, his is still the male name most people associate with the publication.

“There was a real void in the marketplace. There was no magazine dealing with the aspirations, the beauty and the history of black women and so when my former colleagues and I began this journey in 1968, we wanted to make a difference. We wanted to really celebrate black women,” Lewis told the Sunday Sun last week via telephone.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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