Is Susan Taylor Dead? – On, Friday, September 8, 2023, reports regarding American editor, writer, and journalist, Susan Taylor’s death began circulating the internet. However, following the reports, no substantial evidence has been released to back the claim; hence why members of the public are still skeptical towards the news. Reports reported reached the public reporting that Khephra Burns wife, Susan Taylor had died unexpectedly. Regrettably, this is not the first time that unfounded rumors about her death have been propagated online; this is only the most recent instance.
Who is Susan Taylor?
Susan L. Taylor is a well-known name in the American publishing world as an editor, author, and journalist. Between the years 1981 and 2000, she was the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine. A publication called American Libraries called Taylor “the most influential black woman in journalism today” in the year 1994. Taylor was born in New York City’s Harlem area to a mother from Trinidad and a father from St. Kitts. Both of his parents are of Caribbean descent. She spent her childhood in East Harlem, where her father had a clothes business when she was growing up. She was brought up Catholic and attended a Catholic school throughout her education. When she was a teenager, she relocated to the borough of Queens in New York City with her family.
In 1970, the same year that Essence, a magazine for African-American women, was first published, Taylor began her professional career with the publication. Her first job at the publication was a freelance editor position in the fashion and cosmetics department. She had no college education and was raising her child by herself at the time; her marriage had recently ended.
By 1981, Taylor had worked her way up the ranks to become the editor-in-chief of the publication, a post she would hold until the year 2000. She attended night classes at Fordham University throughout the 1980s and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
In addition to the editing duties she was responsible for, Taylor was also successful in developing the Essence brand. During the 1980s, she served as the executive producer and host of the syndicated interview show Essence, the Television show for a period of four years. The program was carried on more than fifty stations. During the 1990s, she laid the groundwork for Essence Books.
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