Resurrected ‘Ebony’ Magazine Reaches for its Niche

By: Barbara Gutierrez Can the magazine that once highlighted Black success attract readers today? Members of the University community weigh in on the periodical’s past and its return to publication. For more than seven decades, Ebony magazine and its sister publication, Jet, were the chroniclers of Black life in the United States. Entertainers, athletes, politicians, civil rights activists, and prominent businesspeople graced its glossy covers. The magazine ceased its print edition in 2019 when it fell into bankruptcy. Earlier this year, an online version of the magazine was revived thanks to millionaire and [...]

2021-09-15T11:58:48-04:00September 15, 2021|School of Communication|

Sophomore Launches Magazine to Amplify Black Voices

By: Jenny Hudak Julian Crosby established Gravity Magazine, the University’s first student publication dedicated to highlighting and uplifting Black experiences. As the credits to Ava DuVernay's 13th rolled in Julian Crosby's sociology class, his creative mind whirled as he marveled at the power of storytelling. Crosby, a Hammond Scholar, Foote Fellow, and honors student studying motion pictures in the School of Communication, often draws inspiration from others to share compelling stories. Producers like DuVernay, activists like Martin Luther King Jr., and even writer and YouTube star Issa Rae fuel his passion [...]

2021-02-10T11:10:04-05:00February 10, 2021|School of Communication|