Rogers explained the sale was "extremely important" and allowed the storied publications "to continue to grow," as well as make them "viable moving forward in the future."

Exclusive Interviews

Maya Angelou impacted many lives, especially Ebony Magazine’s new editor-in-chief, Mitzi Miller. She tells “The James Fortune Show” about a shocking, yet unforgettable moment she…

  Many were shocked when it was announced JET magazine would no longer have a print edition. But Johnson Publishing Company’s chairman, Linda Johnson-Rice tells…


America’s favorite “twins next door,”  Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley, graces the cover of the EBONY May issue. And in the special Black Family issue,…


When you think of the word “feminist,” who comes to mind? A thought provoking article in the latest issue of EBONY explores how the Internet, particularly social media,…

Stellar Awards

I spoke candidly to the glorious couple David and Tamela Mann about their love and being featured on this month’s cover of Ebony magazine. They told me in this interview how they met and that they are best friends and have been since high school. Listen to this interview and find out what keeps their […]


It’s been no secret that rampant violence, specifically gang violence, is plaguing parts of the city of Chicago, so naturally, when speaking to Chi-Town’s own Common, wanted to know what the rapper made of the more than 400 homicides that have taken place in his hometown this year. EBONY: Speaking of setting an example, […]


By theGrio From NBC Chicago: Publisher John H. Johnson, who created Ebony and Jet magazines, will be honored on this year’s Black Heritage stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. SEE ALSO: Obama Defends Drone Strikes A Tuesday ceremony is planned in Johnson’s hometown of Arkansas City, where he lived until moving to Chicago with […]


From the Chicago Sun-Times: The president and chief operating officer of Johnson Publishing Co., the publisher of Ebony and JET magazines, has resigned. Anne Sempowski Ward will be joining her husband, Kevin, in the couple’s business-consulting firm, according to a statement from Johnson Publishing Co. Ward was initially hired as president and COO of Fashion […]