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Ebony Magazine Makes Its Return As a Digital Publication Under New Leadership and Ownership

Ebony magazine is back! After launching in 1945 by John H. Johnson, Ebony has become a force of influence documenting Black life for more than seven decades. According to the Chicago Tribune, after 75 years of Black excellence, including the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1965 Selma march, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in 1968, the magazine returned for a digital relaunch. Faced with the common print publication’s struggle with staying afloat in the digital era, Johnson Publishing sold Ebony and its sister publication Jet to CVG Group, a private equity firm in 2016.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by EBONY (@ebonymagazine) The company continued to try and navigate the new era but fell short, ultimately ending print in the spring of 2019 and filing for bankruptcy in July 2020. Today, the company has gone completely digital and has remained committed to celebrating Black excellence for 70-plus more years. Former NBA player, fast food franchisee, and the...

Shanique Yates

Mar 1, 2021