Ebony (magazine)

Ebony (magazine)

"Ebony", a monthly magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has published continuously since the Autumn of 1945. A digest-sized sister magazine, "Jet", is also published by Johnson Publishing.

Ebony Magazine cover photography has since its inception focused almost exclusively on African American celebrities--from Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge, to Michael Jackson and Barack Obama. Persistently upbeat like its generic contemporary "Life", Ebony has striven always to address African-American issues, personalities, and interests in a positive and self-affirming manner. Corporations here and abroad have for decades created advertising specifically for the pages of 'Ebony Magazine' featuring black models driving cars and enjoying soft drinks--the first magazine to feature such ads.

In August 2008 the magazine featured a special 8 cover edition featuring the "25 Coolest Brothers Of All Time", the line up featured Jay-Z, Barack Obama, Prince, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Marvin Gaye, Muhammad Ali and Billy Dee Williams [ [http://www.taletela.com/photos/52/1/ebony-the-25-coolest-brothers-of-all-time Ebony: The 25 Coolest Brothers Of All Time - Entertainment News & Photos - TaleTela ] ] .


External links

* [http://www.ebonyjet.com Official website]
* [http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m1077/1_56/66455747/p1/article.jhtml Publishing history of "Ebony"] recounted by Langston Hughes in the 20th anniversary issue of "Ebony", November 1965

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