Real women’s issues

Real women’s issues: The NY Times’ Lynda Richardson profiles Essence editor-in-chief Diane Weathers. Makes me want to pick up an issue of the magazine.


On a late afternoon, you get a sense of the readership when Ms. Weathers meets with editors to discuss a cover title for a story about a labor organizer battling for workers’ rights in Mississippi. Delta organizer? An editor points out that readers might think the subject is a member of the popular black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. “Our readers,” an editor reminds the group. The others nod, quickly moving on.