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Deal Done: Ebony Magazine & Jet Website Sold To New Owners

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

After 71 years in the media business, the iconic Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The financially-strapped business founded by the late media mogul, John H. Johnson has sold its iconic magazine Ebony and its digital-only publication Jet magazine to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, Clear View Group. The deal was finalized in […]

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Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue 20th
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Full Coverage: Vanity Fair Gets Diverse For Hollywood Issue

Posted February 3, 2014 by jmurray

In 2010, I wrote an open letter in my former column at AOL Black Voices to Vanity Fair harshly criticizing them for their lack of diversity. At the time, the famed glossy had unveiled its 16th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue and completely overlooked any actresses of color on its all-female cover story. At the […]

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End of an Era: Newsweek to End Print Edition

Posted July 26, 2012 by jmurray

Newsweek, one of the most respected magazines in the business, will cease print publication this fall. Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, which recently acquired sole control of Newsweek, announced that a plan to end the print edition of the long-running magazine is coming this fall. “The transition to online from hard print will take […]

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Anthony Mackie Uptown Cover
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Anthony Mackie: Actor Tells Uptown Magazine He’s No Heartthrob

Posted July 24, 2012 by jmurray

Obie Award-winning actor Anthony Mackie graces the cover of the latest issue of Uptown magazine. The 33-year-old actor, who recently starred in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” spoke to the lifestyle glossy about his love of theatre; being an ordinary guy; and the difference between being famous and being a working actor. Why he loves the […]

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