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Celebrating Black Beauty!

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Susan L. Taylor

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair goes beyond beauty to turn the spotlight on inspiring women of style and subtance. This is an excerpt from our regular Beauty Insider feature.




During her 27-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor grew the publication’s readership to more than eight million, established the widely popular Essence Music Festival, and became the first African American woman to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. Taylor now acts as Founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, where she helps connect thousands of Black volunteers to schools and youth organizations across the country. “I believe we should all have the support and courage needed to fulfill the promise and purpose of our lives.”

“No one lives without challenges—they are a natural and important part of life and meant to help us grow strong and sure as we overcome them.”

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