Former Ebony publishing company is auctioning off its historic photo archive, containing more than 4 million photos, to pay its creditors | CNN

Leah Asmelash and Brian Ries, CNN, CNN Author James Baldwin photographed leaving his home. (G. Marshall Wilson/Johnson Publishing Company). Featured Image CNN – Ebony and Jet magazines were once pinnacles of black American culture. Their photographs were windows into intimate moments of black celebrities, and they were known for their everyday depictions of middle class […]

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Ebony, Jet fire remainder of staff, may close its doors for good | The Atlanta Voice

Miana Massey, Chevrolet DTU Fellow | The Atlanta Voice, The Atlanta Voice THE It’s official, Ebony Magazine—along with its sister publication Jet Magazine—has potentially closed its doors for good. Former employees of the company took to Twitter last week using the hashtag #EbonyOwes to air out their frustrations with the company, as it has fired […]

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Little Known Black History Fact: National Black Network | Black America Web

D.L. Chandler, Black America Web The U.S. National Archives. Featured Image The National Black Network became the first coast-to-coast radio network fully owned by Black Americans on July 2, 1973. The NBN was the brainchild of white media executive Robert Pauley, who eventually handed over the idea to a trio of Black executives. Pauley, a […]

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J.C. Watts: Black News Channel Going Beyond Stereotypes of Black Criminals, Entertainers, Athletes | BOLD

Carrie Sheffield, BOLD J.C. Watts, chairman of the soon-to-launched Black News Channel (BNC), said his television network will help show how the African-American community is far more than criminals, entertainers or athletes so often portrayed in the mainstream media. Watts said BNC will cover topics like politics, economics, culture, faith and wellness, “for, by and […]

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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson want control of Ebony photo archives, ‘an essential part of American history’ | Chicago Tribune

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune Mellody Hobson, seen here July 10, 2012, is known for her direct manner, drive and big heart. E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune, Featured Image Power couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are trying to take possession of Ebony magazine’s historic photo archives, which were used as collateral for a $12 […]

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Paul Coates | HuffPost

Wil S. Hylton, HuffPost Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image In a just world, Paul Coates would not be famous primarily for the work of his son. As the father of Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose analysis of American history has transformed the public discourse on race, the 72-year-old Coates is immortalized in his son’s writing as […]

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Johnson Publishing Co., which started Ebony, Jet magazines, files for bankruptcy | Chicago Sun-Times

Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times Although he could boast an impressive passport, Johnson’s enduring entrepreneurial spirit meant he favored no other destination as much as that of Johnson Publishing Company headquarters in Chicago., Featured Image Chicago’s historic Johnson Publishing Company has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed late Tuesday […]

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Black Editor Resigns From Newspaper That Urged KKK Revival | AFRO

Associated Press, AFRO LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper’s owner. Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that […]

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