Ebony and Jet Sold To The Enemy!

Say it ain’t so…

This can’t be happening.  But sadly, it’s true.

The iconic Ebony/Jet magazine, after 71 years, has been sold to an equity firm in Texas, owned by white men.

This is a travesty!

We’re losing a very important part of our legacy as a people and achievements throughout the last century.

Everyone in the Black community read Ebony and Jet.  It’s where to went to get the real news in Black America.  Whether it was fashion, music, business, art, or powerful stories about regular people, Ebony and Jet delivered.  Who can ever forget the iconic picture of Emmett Till.  That photo shocked the world.

I remember Ebony when it was a BIG PRINT magazine.  My mother had a monthly subscription and I learned so much about Black history.  The journalism was impeccable back then.  But John H. Johnson was running the magazine and his leadership, business acumen, and standards were all over that publishing.  But when he turned over the helm to his daughter, Linda Johnson-Rice, the magazine and journalism went down.

Unfortunately, being the daughter of a maverick, does not make one qualified to run such an iconic business as Johnson Publishing based on proximity.  Quite frankly, Linda just doesn’t have the ability to re-invent the magazine, making it

And just what do they plan to do with it.

It all started with Viacom bought BET in 2000.  Then turned around and bought Essence magazine in 2005.  Now this.

What is really happening?

This sounds like a covert plan to co-op Black intelligence and all outlets of media that promote Black love, unity, community, and political and entrepreneurial spirit.

What on earth are white folks supposed to do for our community?  Just what are a group of white folks in a board room expected to say to Black people hired as managers responsible for creating issues that inform our community.  Do you really think they are motivated to inspire us?

This reaks!

More or less, it sounds like a way to promote White Supremacy through capitulating KNEE-grows who aren’t bold enough to speak their mind to white power when its in their face.

And even if the faces on the magazine remain Black, it’s WHO that controls what is projected and written that dictate the policy and agenda from now on.

Linda Johnson-Rice.

You fucked up with this one.

And Black America is going to pay the price.

 

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21 comments on “Ebony and Jet Sold To The Enemy!

  1. For the white people it’s all about making money by any means they see fit. They see us as a market and want to take advantage of us. If Ebony fails it becomes a write off, but if it doesn’t they make money. it’s all about what they can gain by using us. I would say this started long before BET. This started during slavery. Finding a way to use us as a way to make gains. I’m certainly not a Republican but the white liberal Democrats are the symbol of using black people for gain. They pander to the community telling us what theyr’re gonna do to help us and make things better in our communities, when in reality it’s just for votes. It’s just for gain. They rarely come through and since when does it actually make our communities any better? Urban cities are melting at the core because of this and I’d anticipate at some point Ebony and Jet will too.

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      We know that. How do we STOP the abuse? One way or another, regardless of the oppression that is obvious, one has to ask himself: exactly what role are they playing in their oppression. You can’t use anyone unless they allow it. And frankly, Black people have allowed white people to take advantage of them for far too long. We must raise our consciousness and adjust our thinking in order to change our circumstances.

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      • Obama had an opportunity to make strides and begin to lead us in the right direction, in stead I feel we haven’t even achieved status quo over the last 7 1/2 years. I had such real and high hopes, yet he turned out to be just anther Democratic President. He has done little to help the black community as have the Democrats. The Republicans do nothing for us, so it’s not like they’re any better because they’re not. The only positive for them is their not telling us they are, like the Democrats. I’m not sure what the answer is. Another political party where we can have a real black leader rise to the top.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        And this is the TRUTH. We didn’t hold Obama accountable as other groups did. And look at what we got: NOTHING!

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      • Exactly. He was of no benefit to his own community! I sometimes feel duped that I voted for him twice, believing what he said. It get down to him being a politician first.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        Ben Carson capitulated. He was trying to appease whites by talking negative about Blacks. When will Black people understand that to gain power and respect, you have to stand boldly before power.

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      • The other hope with all the dynamics of this presidential race, it may lead to a fracture of the political parties. That’s what we must hope for in the end. A four party system, which would allow for us to unite behind a new party that could have our best interests in mind.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        I agree with that. As an addendum: Ben Carson ruined an opportunity to create a new movement within the Republican Party. His cooning turned a lot of people off.

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      • He had an opportunity for real change and squandered it. I couldn’t agree more.

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  2. I thought Ebony and Jet went the way of BET years ago. What do we have left that ain’t so “urban model” rag?

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  3. Wow! Truthangel07 I love your boldness about truth to power. Stay you. And yes it is covert…like they have always done to keep OUR communities/people discombobulated.

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  4. The integrity of everything we have in this country has been compromised. Seems like these were the last mainstream media stalwarts we had and now THEY have gotten them. Smh, great write up of a disappointing story.

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      Yes. I know. However, I see a greater plan by the Creator in all of this. Something is going to happen. They’ve tried everything to destroy us–but they can’t. We are God’s firstborn. Surely any father will protect his children. I have faith.

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  5. There’s not much left that is truly “black owned” in this wicked system. Even BET is owned by these demons.

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      Kushite, every single day, since the murder trial of Trayvon Martin, it seems as if white people are using every bit of power they have to stop our people. But it is not going to work. God has a plan. And I have to believe that the evil they have done has already begun to destroy them. They are going to suffer a calamity that is going to rock their culture. Nothing that has ever been seen…I’ve had this premonition for quite some time.

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      • Truth,I’m not worried about anything white people do,as long as they don’t put their hands where they don’t belong . Remember my people,Donald Trump said only white men can judge him,and I agree with him.The problem with that,is that white people actually feel that way,to the point they don’t even think God can judge them,while they reserve the right to judge you.Well God is going to show white people just how right they are,by ripping everything they own just like he did Nebuchadnezzar.All these European countries will be modern day Babylon.I will not shed a tear when this happens.

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        Something bad is about to happen to them. It’s going to catch them off guard. Look at nature. Who make up the communities and areas where these disasters occur most of the time. Nature has been warning white people for a very long time. I’m glad I’m not one of them. For what is about to happen to them will make the fall of the Roman Empire seem like a bad dream.

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