About Us

Founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is the preeminent publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetic brand for people of color. JPC is committed to celebrating the vibrancy of Black culture by operating trusted brands and delivering products of the highest quality that inform, engage, entertain, inspire, and enhance the lives of people.

JPC has had an unparalleled impact on black America. Showcasing this community for over 65 years. In 1956, Eunice Walker Johnson launched the Ebony Fashion Fair Show, a traveling fashion show that raised over 55 million dollars for local charities.

Today, Linda Johnson Rice carries on this legacy and maintains the JPC position as a Black owned company. JP Morgan Chase recently became an equity partner in the firm. The corporate mission of the company focuses on education, financial literacy and aids prevention. With over 20 million readers each month the company is thriving to impact these three areas. An elementary charter school was recently opened in Chicago in honor or John H. Johnson