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Ebony magazine has been forced into bankruptcy. The historic publication that highlights Black culture continues to deal with financial hardships. On July 25, Parkview Capital Credit, a creditor based in Houston, filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against Ebony Media Holdings, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The bankruptcy will allow creditors to reposition Ebony‘s assets,…

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Annals), published by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), takes an in-depth look at how Black scientists suffer “almost complete invisibility in most of the history of computing literature.”

R. Arvid Nelsen’s “Race and Computing: The Problem of Sources, the Potential of Prosopography, and the Lesson of Ebony Magazine,” is level setting history and correcting the “whiteness” of historical records. Nelsen’s findings come in the wake of the film, Hidden Figures.

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Once again, an iconic Midwestern-born corporation founded by Blacks is shutting down and moving out West.  Ebony magazine, which has called Chicago home since it was founded by the late, legendary John H. Johnson in 1945, is moving to Los Angeles and consolidating with its sister publication, Jet. Of course, most Generation Xers and older Blacks…

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Jamilah Lemieux Vice President of News and Men’s Programming Interactive One @JamilahLemieux Howard University, B.F.A. Jamilah Lemieux was recently named the vice president of News and Men’s Programming for Interactive One, the online media company launched in 2008 by Radio One, Inc. Previously senior editor for Ebony magazine, Lemieux’s new role will involve expanding iOne’s video…

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In the Black community Ebony and Jet magazines are iconic brands that validate our achievements. On Tuesday, June 14 it was announced that Johnson Publishing sold the magazines for an undisclosed amount. The sale of the publications means that Johnson Publishing is no longer in the publishing business after 71 years. Unlike the sale of BET to Viacom, the…

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From Fred G. Sanford  to Cliff Huxtable there were significant differences on how a Black father behaved on TV. Each actor made a significant impact on American culture. But, Bill Cosby took the image of black fatherhood to new levels.  The thing about these TV dads is we felt they would never betray us. But,…

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April Daniels and Ebony magazine launch ‘Rock Out With Me’ April Daniels of WEtv’s “Tamar & Vince” partnered with EBONY Magazine and Wright Productions at Clark Atlanta University on Friday, April 24, 2015, to celebrate the launch of her “Rock Out With Me” campaign. The motive behind the national campaign is to empower and create unity among…

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In the December issue of EBONY magazine, the publication focuses on the topic of race and releases the “State of Race in America” report. In the report, EBONY identifies statistics related to race in the areas of economic disparity, education, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, and protection under the law. The findings from the study revealed…

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Atlanta has Ebony style. The spectacular fashion exhibition, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” now showing at Museum of Design Atlanta is a powerful display of Eunice Johnson’s career-long vision to showcase iconic fashion and introduce couture to aspiring black audiences while raising money for charities — totaling more than $50 million over…

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Otha Thornton

                  Ebony magazine has named Otha Thornton, the first black male president of the National PTA, to the Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.”  Mr. Thornton’s journey is incredible and inspiring. Born in Elberton, GA, Thornton was the product of a broken home. His father left…

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Ebony not only has a new home but also a new cyberspace makeup. Launched on Jan. 17, 2012, to regain their advertising and social swag, former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers administered some significant alterations to its online look. “Shepherding the revamp is Ebony editor in chief Amy DuBois Barnett, who was hired away from…

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