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Thursday, March 9, 2017

LINDA JOHNSON-RICE RETURN as CEO of Ebony Media
Johnson Rice, who has served as chairman emeritus of Ebony Media since its sale last year to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, will retake the reins of the iconic African-American publication started by her father, John Johnson.

Johnson Rice, who has served as chairman emeritus of Ebony Media since its sale last year to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, will retake the reins of the iconic African-American publication started by her father, John Johnson. 
Now whatever happened to Johnson Publishing?
In 2010, Desiree Rogers, former social secretary for President Barack Obama, succeeded Johnson Rice as CEO of Johnson Publishing, then Ebony's owner.

Rogers remains CEO of Johnson Publishing, which retained the Fashion Fair Cosmetics business and the Ebony photo archives after the sale of Ebony to CVG.
To be honest I haven't read any Ebony magazines in years. I feel as if I'm outside of the core audience. Johnson publishing is known for reporting on the civil rights movement for instance. Today I feel as if Ebony magazine is playing it safe as a lifestyle magazine.

Although it's possible that what you see in each monthly edition is what they've always done. It's time to find some bound editions of some old school Ebony mags.