A Tribute for media icon Susan L. Taylor

Susan Taylor is a powerful force for good and widely recognized as one of the most influential women in media.

She rose to fame as the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, a position she held for nearly twenty years. Outside of her groundbreaking word for Essence, she also founded the National Cares Mentoring Movement.

This past week, Susan celebrated her 70th birthday with a beautiful gala to support the organization and its mission to connect disenfranchised youth with mentors. Friends, donors and celebrities alike converged on NYC to celebrate Susan and event planners decided there was no better way to cap off the event than with a Tribute.


We’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to create a Tribute for Susan and to attend the gala with our Tribute booth to collect attendee testimonials.  We received almost an hour and a half of footage (woah), and put together this 3-minute highlight reel to showcase some of our favorite submissions.

(Here’s Roland Martin in our Tribute booth leaving a special message for Susan)


It was truly inspiring to see how many lives Susan has touched and we were honored to see her Tribute played in front of hundreds of attendees at the gala.

We salute you Susan Taylor! You deserve every last word of appreciation in these videos.



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