Susan Taylor may have been fired Staff Writer 2007-12-27 .www.******************** . Susan Taylor the long time editor of Essence Magazine is no more. If you send an email to Taylor, you will get some funny message stating she is in South Africa. If recall the last prime time person that disappeared to South Africa, it was due to the person being under extreme pressure and attack from his co workers according to the Black Crusaders. Some are saying Susan Taylor was fired. If she was fired, there will be an out cry from those who love and admire Susan Taylor. Susan has been reduced to operating a non profit according to some reports. The non profit is a mentoring program. It is a good thing that she has something to fall back on. People are wondering did she lose her stock options or did Time Warner just grease up the boot and kick her out the door.