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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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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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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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On the ‘A’ w/Souleo… Storme DeLarverie’s name was not familiar to many of the celebrity guests in attendance at the 2014 Vision Awards presented by the Stonewall Community Foundation last week at the Museum of the City of New York. Nevertheless, DeLarverie’s impact on the LGBT rights movement was certainly present. On Saturday. May 24,…

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‘JET’ magazine no longer selling print editions, going digital  After June 2014, JET magazine will no longer sell print editions of their publication. Johnson Publishing Company announced May, 7, 2014, that JET magazine, founded in 1951, will transition to a digital magazine app at the end of June. The company noted that it is “making the…

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Justin Bieber and his dad are real good “buds,” so good they smoked weed on a chartered plane together. So much smoke, that the crew had to put on oxygen masks.  At least that is what a law enforcement official in New Jersey is claiming.  The unidentified official stated to CNN: “Marijuana smoke was so…

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Fantasia is refusing to take her beef with Jet lightly and she recently revealed that she felt like the magazine made her look like “a clown act.” In a new interview with Power 99 in Philadelphia, Fantasia explained that she didn’t think the “American Idol”-era photo they used of her for the cover looks bad,…

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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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