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August 9, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John H. Johnson, the innovative publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines who countered mid-20th century publishing stereotypes by providing positive coverage of blacks in mass-market publications, has died. He was 87. Johnson died Monday of heart failure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, his Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. announced. Born into poverty in Arkansas, Johnson sought to increase African Americans' pride by showcasing their achievements.
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December 29, 2011 | By Joan Giangrasse Kates, Special to Tribune Newspapers
When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine's editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier in Chicago, had a target readership of urban African Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged to the forefront of American consciousness, Nipson helped push the magazine to a broader audience, covering issues important to rural African Americans and branching out into sports, entertainment and the arts. By the time he retired in 1987, after 15 years as executive editor, the magazine enjoyed national recognition and mainstream appeal for both its issue-oriented reporting and its cultural coverage.
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February 13, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Former Laker star Magic Johnson is in talks to buy the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. "There have been discussions" about a possible acquisition of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co., said Eric Holoman, president of L.A.-based Magic Johnson Enterprises. Johnson Publishing was founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson. Its publications chronicled African American life when mainstream media paid little attention. John Johnson died in 2005. His wife, Eunice, died last month.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Former Laker star Magic Johnson is in talks to buy the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. "There have been discussions" about a possible acquisition of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co., said Eric Holoman, president of L.A.-based Magic Johnson Enterprises. Johnson Publishing was founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson. Its publications chronicled African American life when mainstream media paid little attention. John Johnson died in 2005. His wife, Eunice, died last month.
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December 29, 2011 | By Joan Giangrasse Kates, Special to Tribune Newspapers
When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine's editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier in Chicago, had a target readership of urban African Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged to the forefront of American consciousness, Nipson helped push the magazine to a broader audience, covering issues important to rural African Americans and branching out into sports, entertainment and the arts. By the time he retired in 1987, after 15 years as executive editor, the magazine enjoyed national recognition and mainstream appeal for both its issue-oriented reporting and its cultural coverage.
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January 5, 2010 | By Trevor Jensen
Eunice W. Johnson, who gave Ebony magazine its name and for almost 50 years produced an influential traveling fashion show that brought haute couture to African Americans while raising millions of dollars for charity, has died. She was 93. Johnson, the widow of Johnson Publishing Co. founder John H. Johnson, died of renal failure on Sunday at her Chicago home, according to a company spokeswoman. A close business partner of her husband's since the beginning of Johnson Publishing in 1942, she remained the company's secretary-treasurer at the time of her death and for years wrote a monthly fashion feature for Ebony magazine.
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July 18, 1990 | KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Bates is a Los Angeles writer who writes frequently about black issues. and
When the NAACP's conference ended here last week, civil rights leaders left behind a portrait of black men in crisis. Too many young black men, said the civil rights group, are underemployed, alternately feared and reviled, and living at risk. Now come the men of Sigma Pi Phi, a once-secret black fraternity that celebrates the professional and material success of black men.
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August 10, 2005
The funeral service for John H. Johnson, the founder, publisher and chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., which publishes the magazines Ebony and Jet, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. Interment will be private.
OPINION
August 10, 2005 | Paul Thornton
LOOKING WEST, the Wall Street Journal today encourages Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski to hold back on requiring prescriptions for several common cold medications that can be used to illegally produce methamphetamines. Even if the bill is signed, addicts will just look elsewhere for their meth highs, the editorial says. But the Journal doesn't address the extreme danger in the actual production of meth in homes, including explosions that sometimes result from mixing hazardous chemicals.
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September 10, 1996 | From Associated Press
President Clinton presented the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Monday to 11 men and women he said "have raised the practice of freedom to new heights." Two of the recipients were not at the ceremony. The president said Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus helped spark the civil rights movement, was delayed. Former Rep. Morris K.
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January 5, 2010 | By Trevor Jensen
Eunice W. Johnson, who gave Ebony magazine its name and for almost 50 years produced an influential traveling fashion show that brought haute couture to African Americans while raising millions of dollars for charity, has died. She was 93. Johnson, the widow of Johnson Publishing Co. founder John H. Johnson, died of renal failure on Sunday at her Chicago home, according to a company spokeswoman. A close business partner of her husband's since the beginning of Johnson Publishing in 1942, she remained the company's secretary-treasurer at the time of her death and for years wrote a monthly fashion feature for Ebony magazine.
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August 9, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John H. Johnson, the innovative publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines who countered mid-20th century publishing stereotypes by providing positive coverage of blacks in mass-market publications, has died. He was 87. Johnson died Monday of heart failure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, his Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. announced. Born into poverty in Arkansas, Johnson sought to increase African Americans' pride by showcasing their achievements.
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September 1, 1996 | MARTHA MENDOZA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ra Paulette can't stop digging. For almost two years now, he has scooped, sanded, brushed and swept away a huge outcropping of sandstone in northern New Mexico, creating a magical, swirling, echoing shrine he calls Windows in the Earth. "It's a living thing. I didn't know what it was going to be when I started. It's almost like being Dr. Frankenstein," he says. The ceilings stretch more than 20 feet high, and the intricate web of small niches and rooms could make up a small house.
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February 5, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city said yes Tuesday to the continued operation of an exotic dance club but closed the door on a planned pool hall. After the votes, council members said that both clubs presented some threat to the safety and welfare of the city but that the case against the Barbary Coast Cabaret is not compelling enough to close the business. In a unanimous vote on a separate issue, the council said a history of criminal activity at John H.
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