It’s the end of an era — the iconic Johnson Publishing Company on Wednesday filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy, citing “factors outside of the company’s control.”
The Chicago-based publishing house behind Ebony and Jet magazines has been hailed as one of the most successful and influential black-owned corporations in the U.S.
Morning Shift digs into the company’s legacy and cultural impact.
GUEST: Jane Rhodes, professor and head of African American studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago
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