Angela Burt-Murray has stepped into the digital landscape with her new site CocoaFab.com. This is a website for women of color that covers everything from pop culture, celebrity news, style, and beauty. The site is a part of Cocoa Media Group, a company led by Burt-Murray along with her business partner and leading digital media strategist Shelly Jones Jennings. Although digital is Burt-Murray’s new venture, the award-winning journalists has quite and extensive platform when it comes to the business of publishing.
It was her grandmother that initially piqued her interest in books and writing. “I remember spending summers at my grandma’s house. She was a voracious reader. She has an extensive collection of books. I remember black history books, books on culture and stacks of magazines including Ebony,” she reminisces. From an enjoyable root in books, Burt-Murray continued her journey and moved to New York after college exploring all facets of the publishing business including her position as editor-in-chief of Essence as well as editorial positions at Honey and Teen People. Having a strong eye for trends, dynamic content and the seeing the need Burt-Murray felt it was time to expand into the digital space.
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