*Two of the best black magazines ever produced for the African American perspective is Ebony and the other Jet.

The mastermind and patriarch of the family business died in 2005.

In 1982, he was the first African American businessman to grace the cover of Forbe’s magazine as one of the world’s wealthiest people.
He received numerous honors, including the 1972 Publisher of the Year award from the Magazine Publishers Association and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996 from President Bill Clinton. (more…)