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Oh Lawd! It’s a Showdown Between Lil Kim & Photog Over Magazine Cover – Lil Scrappy Apologizes to Ex-wife Bambi for Hurting Her ‘Heart’ & More | PicVIDEOs

*Shots Fired: Lil Kim, government name Kimberly Denise Jones, didn’t appreciate Ebony magazine’s director of photographer Keith Major blaming her for retouching the cover, citing Queen Bee demanding a final call of the pictures used. Lil Kim hopped on her IG stories and said, “I always told Ebony it looked like a painting, but they […]

Terrence J Teams with AT&T to Support HBCUs

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*Media personality and three-time Emmy nominee Terrence J is on a mission to support Black creatives and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The former co-host of BET’s 106 & Park has teamed with AT&T’s Rising Future Makers Program, to acknowledge and celebrate 25 students from HBCUs who are “making a difference in their community […]

Ebony and Jet Magazine’s Photo Archive to Be Digitized

*The Getty Trust will spend $30 million to digitize over four million negatives and prints from Jet and Ebony magazines.  We reported previously that a consortium comprising the Ford Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, recently announced the official transfer […]

Ex-Ebony CEO Accused of Marijuana Crowdfunding Scheme

*Willard Jackson, former head of Ebony, was forced out last year amid allegations of financial impropriety. He is now among a group of people charged by the SEC with using cash raised for a marijuana business to cover the operating costs of the magazine, an illegal move as reported by Marketwatch.  According to the report, […]

Former NBA Player Ulysses ‘Junior’ Bridgeman Buys Ebony/Jet in $14M Bankruptcy Sale

*Former NBA star Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman is now owner of the historic Ebony, Jet catalogue after a bankruptcy judge approved the $14 million sale Tuesday of Ebony Media Operations.  Ebony was forced into bankruptcy last July after defaulting on more than $10 million in loans. Bridgeman, owner of Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Lenexa, bid […]

Ebony Magazine Website is Down Following End of Beloved Publication

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*After years of sales declines, layoffs, lawsuits, bankruptcy and unpaid debts, Ebony and Jet magazines appear to be gone for good, as well as parent company, Johnson Publishing Company. Ebony’s website has also shut down, and visitors to are greeted with a message that says: “The site you were looking for couldn’t be found.” According to […]

Ebony and Jet Magazine’s Photo Archives Auctioned Off in Private Sale

*Ebony and Jet magazines sold off its iconic photo archive this week in a private sale in Chicago as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy action. Both publications were once considered bibles of the culture — offering compelling stories and snapshots of Black American life as well as intimate moments of black celebrities.  “It was […]

Ebony Magazine Allegedly Kicks Online Staff to the Curb, Without Pay

*Ebony Magazine is making headlines once again over its unsavory business practices with freelance writers. The Root has learned that the publication allegedly fired its online editorial staff without pay on June 7, according to two sources. via The Root: Former social media director Joshua David and an additional source who requested anonymity out of […]