Fashion Fair aims for makeover

Fashion Fair aims for makeover

Fashion Fair aims for makeover By Corilyn Shropshire, Tribune reporter AUGUST 3, 2014   Terez Baskin used to bypass Fashion Fair Cosmetics when she shopped for makeup. So did Courtney Waldon. But on a recent visit to the company ‘s downtown Chicago headquarters, they and a handful of other fashionable young women were oohing and

Jet Magazine to Shift to Digital Publishing Next Month

Jet Magazine to Shift to Digital Publishing Next Month

By LESLIE KAUFMAN New York Times MAY 7, 2014 Jet, the pioneering African-American weekly magazine that rose to prominence covering the civil rights movement, is expected to announce Wednesday morning that it will no longer publish a regular print edition, the latest in a growing list of periodicals avoiding print in favor of digital publications.

Ebony, White House as Partners Start Important ‘Social Conversation’ with Summit Series

Ebony, White House as Partners Start Important ‘Social Conversation’ with Summit Series

JACKSON, Miss– As we leave Jackson State University, site of the second in a series of five summits on educational excellence of African Americans,  it’s important to chart next steps on that journey, even as we acknowledge the significance of the partnership behind the summit. In March, Ebony Magazine published a story detailing plans to

Cubs to celebrate Jackie with photography exhibit

Cubs to celebrate Jackie with photography exhibit

CHICAGO — The Cubs will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday at Wrigley Field. The team is partnering with Ebony Magazine, which is making available vintage photographs of Robinson and other African American baseball legends. The photos will be on display at Wrigley Field in the Budweiser Bleacher Concourse during Monday night’s game. The photos

The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk by Jacki Laden February 15, 2014 5:14 AM   Listen To The Story From NPR The Johnson Publishing Company, and its flagship publication, Ebony Magazine, helped to fashion the black middle-class in America for five decades. For 50 years, from 1958 until 2009, the Ebony Fashion

JET Magazines Responds to Michael Dunn/ Jordan Davis Verdict

JET Magazines Responds to Michael Dunn/ Jordan Davis Verdict

JET Magazine has followed the Jordan Davis tragedy since the very beginning. With the verdict now in, we are relieved that some justice will be served. However, we are extremely disappointed that the jury was unable to convict Michael Dunn on all five of the charges. It is our hope that the retrial will occur,

How Desiree Rogers led sweeping changes at Ebony, Jet

How Desiree Rogers led sweeping changes at Ebony, Jet

By Kate MacArthur , Special to Blue Sky Jan. 14, 2014, 5:30 a.m. If innovation is the antidote to the expected, you could call Desiree Rogers a one-woman status quo killer. As director, she revived the Illinois Lottery. Later she won a controversial rate hike as president of Peoples Energy Corp. As the Obama administration’s

Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman

Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman

By Wendy Donahue, Tribune NewspapersJanuary 4, 2014 Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair. Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson, was on Michael’s

Johnson Publishing Company Responds to Recent Nielsen Report

A recent Nielsen report revealed that of the $75 billion spent last year in the U.S. on television, magazines, Internet and radio advertising, less than 3 percent went to media focused on black audiences.  Our CEO, Desiree Rogers, responded in a Chicago Tribune article saying the disparity represents an undervaluation of the black audience, but

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