Remember me. Ebony makes greeting cards? That was my first reaction when I spotted them while walking past the card section of a local Target a few weeks ago.
The Johnson Publishing Company, once one of the most venerable black businesses in the country as it chronicled the uplift, achievements and tragedies of African-American life, has filed for bankruptcy. While the Tuesday filing in U. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago calls for a court-supervised sale of assets, it does not have a direct impact on Ebony and Jet magazines, which were sold by the company in
I have no idea why. I only point out that fact to explain the reverence for the magazine in my childhood home. My affinity for Ebony is also the reason I called my mother the first time the magazine asked me if I would be a regular contributor.
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A judge in Chicago approved the sale as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of the Johnson Publishing Company, which sold the magazines three years ago. Now the owners promise to donate the more than 4 million prints and negatives from Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Getty Research Institute. The Smithsonian is expected to be the public steward of what is considered one of the most significant collections of photographs cataloguing African American life. Getty will be tasked with digitally preserving the trove, some of which remains a mystery.
Johnson Publishing, whose iconic Ebony and Jet magazines chronicled black life in America for decades, has filed for bankruptcy and plans a court-supervised sale of its assets. The year-old company, which sold Ebony and Jet almost three years ago, on Tuesday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation after it was unable to restructure its operations or arrange financing or a sale. Johnson Publishing was founded in Chicago in by John H.