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Angela Burt-Murray, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, resigned today after a five-year-run. Apparently, Burt-Murray summoned her editors late this afternoon and made the big announcement that she was moving to Atlanta with her family. Insiders say Burt-Murray had actually laid the groundwork for her resignation last July and wanted to keep it under wraps.

At the time Burt-Murray began her resignation process, the magazine was being burned at the stake for placing a white woman at the helm of its fashion department.

Read more over at Black Voices.

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