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  • Steven Ivory: A World without Jet Magazine

    May 20, 14 by blueolive Comments Off on Steven Ivory: A World without Jet Magazine

    *Still more irrefutable proof that the times, they are a  changin': supermarkets now charge you a dime for paper grocery bags. McDonald’s serves salad.  And now Jet magazine is gone. Well, not really. Black-owned, Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) recently announced that at the end of June the legendary digest-size newsweekly, like many other iconic […]

  • EURexclusive: Leon Isaac Kennedy Calls Lee Bailey to ‘Add to My Open Letter to the Press’

    Feb 10, 14 by Brainuser1 3 Comments

    *Recently in the news for filing a lawsuit against Johnson Publishing Company, Leon Isaac Kennedy called EURweb publisher Lee Bailey the other day to get some things off his chest. In the exclusive interview, Kennedy wanted to talk to the CEO of a company he likened to the old Johnson Publishing Company; the one that […]

  • Ebony Founder John H. Johnson Gets US Postal Stamp Honor

    Feb 26, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Ebony/Jet founder John H. Johnson is making history once again. The U.S. Postal Service’s black heritage stamp for 2012 is honoring the deceased publisher. After moving to Chicago with his family, the visionary started Johnson Publishing Co. in 1951 with a $500 loan using his mother’s furniture as collateral. From the beginning, Johnson understood the […]

  • John H. Johnson Immortalized on Postage Stamp

    Jul 25, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *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 […]

  • Audrey’s Social Whirl: The Late John H. and Eunice Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company honored at UNCF’s 66th Anniversary Dinner

    Apr 13, 10 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *Over 1,300 festively dressed guests attended the 66th anniversary dinner of The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) at New York’s Sheraton Hotel and Tower.  Guests came from all over the country to attend the event and celebrate the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. Each year UNCF honors supporters who have helped UNCF […]