Former Essence editor-in-chief launches, a new high-quality digital network aimed at young women of color, has made its debut. Co-founded by award-winning journalist and former Essence magazine editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray (pictured) and leading digital media strategist Shelly Jones Jennings, is part of the Cocoa Media Group, a new company that focuses on creating a fun and entertaining network of web sites, apps and original video series for young women of color. is a dynamic celebrity news and style site covering urban pop culture. With up-to-the-minute news, exclusive interviews, fashion and beauty trends, red carpet photos, vibrant social media engagement and original weekly web series the team plugs their audience of pop culture obsessives into the daily conversation about fashion, music, movies, TV and the stars they love.

The site launches with a target of 100,000 unique visitors per month; features six original weekly web series focused on entertainment and style; and offers an array of original and aggregated content online and via social media.

"We launched Cocoa Media Group to speak to the passion points of dynamic young women of color who are digital and social media super users with an insatiable appetite for what's new and what's next," said Burt-Murray. "Our first site, is a stylish daily destination featuring premium content and TV-quality video produced and curated especially for this influential, trendsetting audience."

With an eye on the next generation of tech innovators, Cocoa Media Group also seeks to inspire and empower young girls through strategic partnerships with organizations focused on introducing technology skills to teens and girls, and sponsorship of events like

Prominently positioned above the fold, TV features all of the site's original programming, video partnerships, TV shows, movie clips, music videos and more. currently offers six series-formatted shows and has several other shows in development.

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