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Terry Glover, Managing Editor of Ebony Magazine, Dies on Christmas Eve

Glover had been with the magazine for 6 years.

Terry Glover, managing editor of Ebony Magazine since 2009, passed away Christmas Eve.

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NeNe Leakes Sparks Controversy As Ebony’s ‘Power 100′ Covergirl

Does the magazine's choice send the wrong message?

Does the magazine’s choice send the wrong message?

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Is the NFL Draft Set up to Publicly Assault Potential Players?

Questioning whether the treatment of professional athletes coming into the League crosses the line

As fans gear up for the 2012 NFL draft, potential rookies have to prepare for…

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Change Has to Be Authentic

The legacy of the Soul Train brand is built upon the pillars of dance, music and fashion. For Gibbs every brand has its own set of values, which must be expanded upon without compromising integrity. “Consumers now are savvier than ever and you have to be authentic and deliver to them what your brand value is unless of course you are looking to change that,” he says. Gibbs’ strategy includes honoring Soul Train’s musical past while reflecting contemporary pop culture. “Music is our lane but that doesn’t mean we can only show artists that were a part of the iconic past. Our perspective is that Soul Train is and will continue to be the home to the biggest artists in popular music,” he says. “We want to contemporize and reach a subset of our consumer, which is a younger consumer—with the rebirth of the brand.”

6 Tips for Success in Rebranding

Taking over Don Cornelius' legendary Soul Train, Kenard Gibbs shares his plans for driving the brand into the 21st century

Kenard Gibbs’ introduction of the Soul Train Awards was just a small step in the…

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B.E. Exclusive: New Era for Johnson Publishing with Outside Investment

Sale of stake to JPMorgan Chase allows Chairman Linda Johnson Rice to retain control as she rebrands company

With the capitol investment of JPMorgan Chase to Johnson Publishing, Chairman Linda Johnson Rice sees…

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Johnson Publishing COO, President Resigns

More changes at the top for publisher of Ebony, Jet

Johnson Publishing Co. announced Monday that Anne Sempowski Ward has resigned as president and COO…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Amy DuBois Barnett to Helm Ebony Magazine

Johnson Publishing also hires Desiree Rogers to help turnaround company

Johnson Publishing Company announced last week that Amy DuBois Barnett will become the new editor-in-chief…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Eunice Johnson, Co-founder of Ebony Magazine

Sixty-five years after the inception of the world’s largest black-owned publishing empire, Eunice Johnson, co-founder…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Met Museum Pays Tribute to Eunice Johnson

Fashion icon feted for philanthropy and business acumen

On Monday some of the biggest names in fashion, publishing, and politics paid tribute to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Ebony Co-Founder Eunice Johnson Dies

Fashion icon brought African American style center stage

Eunice W. Johnson, widow of John H. Johnson and co-founder of Johnson Publishing Co., died…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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John H. Johnson: The Icon

The founder of one of America's largest black business empires used his wealth and power to raise the social and economic status of African Americans

John H. Johnson controlled one of the nation’s largest black business empires and used his…

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