WBEZ | Ebony magazine http://www.wbez.org/tags/ebony-magazine Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Photographer captures historic former headquarters of EBONY and JET magazines http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-22/photographer-captures-historic-former-headquarters-ebony-and-jet <p><p>If you&rsquo;ve never gotten a chance to see inside the former headquarters of EBONY and JET magazines, your time has come.</p><p>The building at 820 South Michigan Avenue was owned by Johnson Publishing Company from 1972 to 2010. It was the first major building in downtown Chicago to be designed and owned by an African American, but it was the interiors that really captured the eye...colorful, pattern-filled interiors reflecting the 50s, 60s and 70s, that were never updated.</p><p>The building&rsquo;s owner, <a href="http://www.colum.edu/">Columbia College Chicago</a>, gave access to photographer <a href="http://www.barbarakarant.com/Portfolio.cfm?nK=17856">Barbara Karant</a> to capture the time capsule.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="(Barabara Karant)" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/karant%204_0.jpg" style="float: left; width: 290px; height: 436px; margin: 5px;" title="(Barbara Karant)" /><img alt="(Barbara Karant)" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ebony%20headquarters.jpg" style="height: 436px; width: 290px; float: right; margin: 5px;" title="(Barbara Karant)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-10-22/photographer-captures-historic-former-headquarters-ebony-and-jet Terry Glover, Ebony managing editor, dies at 57 http://www.wbez.org/sections/art/terry-glover-ebony-managing-editor-dies-57-104597 <p><p>Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was 57.</p><p>Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on Monday. Her husband, Kendall Glover, tells the Chicago Tribune that his wife had been fighting cancer for about two years.</p><p>Terry Glover joined Ebony in 2006 and was appointed managing editor in 2009 after serving as a senior editor for the website for three years.</p><p>Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett says Glover was &quot;the heart and soul&quot; of the magazine&#39;s team and will be missed.</p><p>Ebony is published by Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co.</p><p>Johnson Publishing Chairwoman Linda Johnson Rice says Glover was passionate about her work and made innumerable contributions to Ebony.</p></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sections/art/terry-glover-ebony-managing-editor-dies-57-104597 Ebony, Jet founder immortalized on U.S. stamp http://www.wbez.org/story/ebony-jet-founder-immortalized-us-stamp-95959 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2012-January/2012-01-31/John Johnson_AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2012-January/2012-01-30/John H Johnson.JPG_.crop_display.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 472px;" title="John H. Johnson founded Ebony and Jet magazines. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service) ">The U.S. Postal Service will have its turn commemorating the life of John H. Johnson, a Chicago entrepreneur who made an indelible mark on African-American history.</p><p>With a loan from his mother, Johnson founded <em>Ebony</em> and <em>Jet</em> magazines. The feat was pulled off in the 1940s and 1950s, a time when positive images of blacks were scarce.</p><p>The monthly and weekly magazines have been undergoing makeovers but continue to celebrate African-American life.</p><p>The U.S. Postal Service chooses one person a year to feature on its black heritage stamp series.</p><p>“It’s a very timely choice when we look at the state of the media industry and the state of black business it does call attention to the fact in a different time we saw someone build from scratch a media empire that did make money and was very profitable,” said Mark Reynolds, a Chicago district spokesman for the Postal Service.</p><p><em>Ebony </em>and <em>Jet </em>covered the civil rights movement and furthered America’s understanding of black people. The publications continue to underscore aspects of black life that are still ignored in mainstream media. Johnson was the first African-American to make Forbes magazine’s list of wealthiest Americans. Considered an astute businessman, Johnson also hobnobbed with and advised U.S. presidents.</p><p>The stamp will be unveiled Tuesday morning at Johnson Publishing Company headquarters on Michigan Avenue.</p><p>Johnson died in 2005.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/ebony-jet-founder-immortalized-us-stamp-95959