By Porsche Slocum Essence paid a respectful nod to Black music's movers and shakers. To kick off Black Music Month, Essence Communications, Inc. President Michelle Ebanks joined R&B songstress Ashanti (center) and Harlem's Apollo Theater for the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. "Essence is pleased to join Coca-Cola to kick off this celebration of Black Music Month with the ringing of the NYSE opening bell," said Ebanks (in yellow), who stood next to radio disc jockey and author Wendy Williams.

Aug, 28, 2008

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