Kelis may not have a hit album but she covers the latest issue of JET.
The R&B singer Kelis says she’s stronger and wiser after her divorce to Nas. Find out how she’s moving on by promoting her new album, kicking off the All Hearts tour and raising her son, Knight in next week’s JET. Continue reading
JET has introduced MYJET247.com, a new multimedia website dedicated to providing a unique point of view on the latest Black take in news and entertainment. As part of JET’s new and evolving brand strategy, MYJET247.com will offer consumers a unique experience through an array of stories, video, and branded channels that will entertain, engage and connect the audience to what’s happening now. The new site fulfills a long awaited void in the Black community and will be of tremendous value to both consumers and advertisers.
Lynn A. Norment, Walter Leavy and Malcolm West, three of the four managing editors at Ebony and Jet magazines, are accepting buyout offers from Johnson Publishing Co., the affected journalists and others at the company told Journal-isms.
“I’m excited!” said Norment (above), 56, who has been with the privately owned publisher since 1977, arriving from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Norment served on the board of directors of the National Association of Black Journalists for six years, and chaired both NABJ’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2000 and its 1997 convention in Chicago. She has also been president of the Chicago Association of Black Journalists. Continue reading
For years, Johnson Publishing Co. kept past issues of Ebony and Jet in bound volumes and on microfilm. If someone needed an old article or photo, staff librarians would unearth it from the archives.
The Chicago-based media company that was a pioneer in covering black history and pop culture made a huge digital leap Wednesday, unveiling a partnership with Google Inc. to digitize the archives of Ebony and Jet magazines, making them searchable on the technology giant’s growing database of publications. Continue reading
We never thought we’d see the day when all the “Black media” are so impressed by Vogue creating an all Black issue for all those green dollars in black hands. What’s the big deal, Jet, Vibe, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Essence, has been publishing Black issues for years. Maybe they should publish a White issues? Continue reading