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The black blogosphere is buzzing with the rumor that two media staples of the African American community are on the verge of disappearing. In February, Black Enterprise magazine announced that Ebony and Jet magazines were "restructuring to avoid layoffs," with the cheerful sub-headline: "Johnson Publishing Co. employees told to reapply for jobs."

Now in late April, people are e-mailing, tweeting and talking about the possible irrevocable demise of the only media brands every black person in America knows. Some are even starting a campaign to save the magazines with a subscription drive. A quote via the site Racialicious:


In order to support this effort to save our magazine, my friends and myself have pledged to get a subscription to both Ebony and Jet magazine, starting with one year. We are urging every other club member who comes across this plea to do the same. Please post, repost, and post again, to any blog that you may own or support.

Please email this to every person that you know, regardless of their background. Let them know that Ebony and Jet magazines have been part of the black American culture for three quarters of a century, and that there is a lot that they can learn about black American culture from reading them.

We are currently discussing the idea of throwing an Ebony/Jet Party, where people can eat, drink, and sign up for their subscription on the spot. Please spread this idea around to all that you know. Your Sororities, Fraternities, Lodges, VFW Posts, Churches, Civic Groups, Block Clubs, Caps Meetings, Book Clubs, etc.

It would be a crying shame, to lose our historic magazine, during the same year of such an historic event as the election of our first black President of the United States.


The financial industry may have received a bail out, but the only people who will bail out black media outlets is us. But, Tami (the author of the post) questions whether either of these publications is worth saving in an era of blogs and Web sites.

Plus, she points out: "An example of Johnson Publishing's out-of-touchness? Sunday at the neighborhood Wal-Mart, I picked up a Jet for the first time in forever, in preparation for this post. I wanted to know if it was still there. In an age when black women are fighting stereotyped images of ourselves as Jezebels, playthings and accoutrement for the latest hip hop star whose cuts are banging in the whips of white, teenage suburbanites – it couldn't still be there. But, yeah, center spread, there it was – that paean to black woman thickitude – the Jet Beauty of the Week, a young, black woman in a teeny swimsuit giving sexy face. Is this what I'm supposed to rush to the battlements to save?" Beautifully said.

In addition to the relevance of Ebony/Jet content, there are the questions of its rate of delivery, and the action potential of its information. While Jet's "Pictures of the Week" are nice, it's more politically and socially relevant when black blogs like Bossip use their platform to change opinion. In a recent example, the gossip blog used their media muscle to push for Barack Obama during his campaign, while brutally punishing black celebrities who initially supported Hillary Clinton. Can you imagine Jet referring to Magic Johnson, former BET owner Bob Johnson and Jesse Jackson as "old-time negroes with 'plantation politics'"? Bossip was not afraid to. I bet they encouraged many young blacks to vote through their irreverent reporting.

We have Kanye West commenting on his own blog after being satirized by 'South Park,' with his blog post then getting picked up by major news outlets. We have Snoop Dogg clearing up rumors of his wife's death over Twitter. We have the first black president using YouTube to speak directly to his constituents every week. Where does Johnson Publishing Co. fit in in this new age? Can they catch up? Will you support them?

http://www.blackvoices.com/blo...y-and-jet-magazines/
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Originally posted by joeodd:
I think a lot of Printed Media is facing some problems. People are online more and more and reading printed media less and less. Pretty soon Libraries will have every book written online. It's time for those publications to roll with the new and get ready.


yeah

Except that online reading for pleasure will not catch on.. there is a deep psychological attachment to hand held book reading.. which is why Barnes & Nobles/Borders do so well on college campuses.. among intellectuals.. hand held book reading may dip in popularity among a population with short attention spans... However there will be an explosion of non fiction being viewed over the net.. news in particular...

I agree with many of the critics in the article.. honestly Ebony and Jet were on their way out as a source of news for the Black Community, being replaced with numerous online blogs.. and even word of mouth these days...
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Originally posted by Cholly:

The financial industry may have received a bail out, but the only people who will bail out black media outlets is us. But, Tami (the author of the post) questions whether either of these publications is worth saving in an era of blogs and Web sites.

Plus, she points out: "An example of Johnson Publishing's out-of-touchness? Sunday at the neighborhood Wal-Mart, I picked up a Jet for the first time in forever, in preparation for this post. I wanted to know if it was still there. In an age when black women are fighting stereotyped images of ourselves as Jezebels, playthings and accoutrement for the latest hip hop star whose cuts are banging in the whips of white, teenage suburbanites – it couldn't still be there. But, yeah, center spread, there it was – that paean to black woman thickitude – the Jet Beauty of the Week, a young, black woman in a teeny swimsuit giving sexy face. Is this what I'm supposed to rush to the battlements to save?" Beautifully said.


This "Tami" appears to be as much of the problem as she is (trying to be) the solution. Roll Eyes Anybody that could/would pick up a Jet Magazine and out of all of the stories and information in it, choose to fixate only on "the Beauty of the Week" as being comment-worthy doesn't exactly sound like she has her priorities straight. sck

While I can definitely understand the "technological advances" argument for bringing these magazines online, not everything *new* is necessarily better or even good, for that matter. The advent of the Internet has also ushered in a new generation of children who are more obese and unhealthy from a lack of physical exercise and have little to no social skills due to a lack of interacting with other live human beings.

Also, while the opportunity and access to a wider variety of things is definitely beneficial, at last I heard, African American families/children were the least technologically-connected ethnic group and had the least amount of computers in the home.

There should be a strong push for an increase of subscriptions to the printed versions of both of these magazines ... and more than that, there should a bigger drive to get people to actually READ them, in their entirety.

If we can give our support to White-owned "Black" magazines in numbers that keep them in business, we should most certainly, and first and foremost, be able to make sure that our Black-owned entities thrive and survive. There should be no question of "relevance" when it comes to preserving and taking care of our own.
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.
fro Jet and Ebony were the VOICE for Black America during the crucial time of the civil right movement...including "Sepia" magazine which has long been gone. It was in Sepia that Wilt Chamberlain claimed he had sex with a thousand women and that Black women were underneath "him" i.e. not GOOD enough for him[like he didn't come from a black womanRoll Eyes] Y'all remember that don't ya? Probably not. Too young. But anyway....at one time those three magazines were very vocal in terms of our political empowerment. Many Black writers risked their lives to write about the horrible things that was happening to us pre-AA. If this is true about these two magazines...I am SHOCKED that black celebrities are not coming forward to help out since these magazines were once vital to boost black celebrity awareness including important black politicans. As I always ask: WHERE IS THE LOYALTY and BLACK PRIDE? When we as a culture had very little back in the day, we STILL made DAMN sure to either buy[support] Jet or Ebony....or sometimes BOTH! This really shouldn't be an issue...but! It is. For shame for shame for shame. If we let this happen.........

fro
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Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.
I posted that link all of the Jet and Ebonys are in google books which is pretty cool to look at, but even during those times E&J seemed more political than they actually were, there was so precious little in the black community that anything would seem political.

They suffered the most in the late 70s and the 80s, well they suffered in the sense that they had become markedly less relevent to the people they wanted as susbscribers as the black community became more stratified. Instead of keeping their finger on the pulse of the poor they placed their bets on the well to do crowd who in turn abandoned E&J for whiter literary climes (like People, Time...).

Actually, they'd made that committment much earlier in the 70s, especially with Ebony. Ebony had long ago saw their target audience as the black bourgeoise, but in fact it had been the whole black community. As Ebony made every attempt to serve the black upper class, they abandoned most of their readership, many of whom have never returned.

As much as I would like to see them saved, I would like to see it as a matter of their own accord. They were too slow with a website and should still consider partnering with Media One's sick ass to see if they can create something black and viable.
In the Name of our Saviour Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful





As Salaam Alaikum to my beautiful Black family throughout the hells of white devil America. My prayer is that our Saviour Allah bless each of you and your families with Divine protection and guidance throughout the day. We need Him more than ever today for we are in the belly of a blue-eyed beast.


Folks, I know you’re all sad because of the gradual demise of Negro magazines. However, if you look at the way that those magazines promote all manner of entertainment figures who essentially sell all manner of filth, degeneracy, violence, mediocrity and animal-like behavior, you should be happy to learn that those media agents of white devil supremacy are collapsing and falling apart. It is great news to learn that traitorous Negro media elements such as Ebony, Jet, Vibe, etc., who have helped the white devil establishment to kill the nation-building mind of the Black nation are suffering due to America’s economic crisis.

I say BURN THEM ALL! May these terrible Negro magazines and purveyors of filth, and Negro inferiority forever be removed from among us.



===============================================

Brothers and sisters, let’s become acquainted today with the beautiful system of Divine and Everlasting Supreme Wisdom given to us by our Saviour Allah and His Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). Forget all that you think you know of him that you may have heard from your favorite minister, African-centered so-called scholars, or so-called new age/Hindu-like philosophers, and start anew by studying and putting into practice the new nation-building teachings taught by Allah’s Messenger. Working together and building in accordance with the Divine guidance of our Saviour Allah, we CAN make a difference and create a new world for our progeny. The Messenger's books are as follows:

1. Message to the Black Man in America
2. Our Saviour Has Arrived
3. The Flag of Islam
4. The Fall of America
5. How to Eat to Live volumes one and two

Also, listen to Messenger Muhammad's (PBUH) powerful lecture series entitled "The Theology of Time," available on CD at Messenger Elijah Muhammad Propagation Society At the MEMPS.com website, you'll find all of his literature and audio lectures.

Please be sure to not confuse his teachings with today's so-called ministers and leaders who speak in his name but are guilty of leading us back to white devil Christian politics and religion. When a formula has proven to be successful, it should never be mixed with that which is inferior for then, you weaken the formula and prevent success.


All praises are due to our Saviour Allah for Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH)!!!

************


Remember folks, SEPARATION from the white devil system is the only solution.

The Restrictive Law as taught by the Messenger is our success! And, as long as we are living strictly in accordance with his teachings, we, the Black Nation, will be successful.

As Salaam Alaikum to the TRUE believers in Allah's Holy Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). It is always an honor to interact with you.
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I don't owe anybody my business just because they're black. If their product fits my taste i will buy. Otherwise they can go down in flames. Anybody whoever sat through New Jersey Drive or any of those other "black" movies in the 90's might understand where I'm coming from.



fro Sometimes that's not the point, my brotha. We should support each other....they do. And is why some of 'em are ahead economically. We are always stumblin over our feet....that's just like what I said earlier....about my Prez. Some of us will say "I don't care if he is Black, I'm only interested in the "policies." Well massa didn't care either, he was just interested in the "free service" for 400 years old....right? Someboy need to care otherwiseConfused cuz regardless what MASSA say....we, i.e. Black people, BUILT this GD country. And if compared....this is the ONLY place Blackfolks need to be. Why continue to "clean the house" for company? We deserve to SIT pretty too...but!

BTW: Jet and Ebony Magazines are part of OUR legacy.....we need to PRESERVE IT. They preserve their HISTORY...and it's full of lies.

fro
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
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I don't owe anybody my business just because they're black. If their product fits my taste i will buy. Otherwise they can go down in flames. Anybody whoever sat through New Jersey Drive or any of those other "black" movies in the 90's might understand where I'm coming from.



fro Sometimes that's not the point, my brotha. We should support each other....they do. And is why some of 'em are ahead economically. We are always stumblin over our feet....


Actually, Ms. Koco ... what we're stumbling over is each other ... and this young brotha's post is a perfect example of that.

On the road to 'gettin ours' .... we see our people on the ground, down and out, strugglin', in need .... and instead of stopping to bend down to help another up ... "they can do down in flames" .... we just trip all over the bodies like they're not even there. Roll Eyes Especially with this new breed ... they are soooooo self-serving.

The White man's ice is colder, I suppose. sck
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Actually, Ms. Koco ... what we're stumbling over is each other ... and this young brotha's post is a perfect example of that.

On the road to 'gettin ours' .... we see our people on the ground, down and out, strugglin', in need .... and instead of stopping to bend down to help another up ... "they can do down in flames" .... we just trip all over the bodies like they're not even there. Roll Eyes Especially with this new breed ... they are soooooo self-serving.

The White man's ice is colder, I suppose. sck


fro Yep! This is true....but! I can't give up on 'em. They can NEVER say nobody told 'em. I'm making SURE every TIME they seem to forget...where they CAME FROM. That's the least I can do. So when they are up against the wall and massa is doing his thing up side their heads....I'm just gonna say "Told you so." And leave it at that. They'll learn soon enough....

fro
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Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.


They kind of reflect the shallowness of the American culture as a whole, no? Not just Blacks but just about every race and culture in America has lost something. Call it purpose, morality, a vision for the future. I see a lot of these magazines as a reflection of our own personal decline. And don't jump on me for saying so, you can go to just about any church on Sunday morning and hear exactly what I'm saying. That may be one of the only things me and Jeramiah Wright have in common. These Magazines need to start being counter-culture magazines, maybe they won't get as many subscriptions, but maybe they can start people thinking.......
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Originally posted by Khem Allah:
In the Name of our Saviour Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful





As Salaam Alaikum to my beautiful Black family throughout the hells of white devil America. My prayer is that our Saviour Allah bless each of you and your families with Divine protection and guidance throughout the day. We need Him more than ever today for we are in the belly of a blue-eyed beast.


Folks, I know you’re all sad because of the gradual demise of Negro magazines. However, if you look at the way that those magazines promote all manner of entertainment figures who essentially sell all manner of filth, degeneracy, violence, mediocrity and animal-like behavior, you should be happy to learn that those media agents of white devil supremacy are collapsing and falling apart. It is great news to learn that traitorous Negro media elements such as Ebony, Jet, Vibe, etc., who have helped the white devil establishment to kill the nation-building mind of the Black nation are suffering due to America’s economic crisis.

I say BURN THEM ALL! May these terrible Negro magazines and purveyors of filth, and Negro inferiority forever be removed from among us.



===============================================

Brothers and sisters, let’s become acquainted today with the beautiful system of Divine and Everlasting Supreme Wisdom given to us by our Saviour Allah and His Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). Forget all that you think you know of him that you may have heard from your favorite minister, African-centered so-called scholars, or so-called new age/Hindu-like philosophers, and start anew by studying and putting into practice the new nation-building teachings taught by Allah’s Messenger. Working together and building in accordance with the Divine guidance of our Saviour Allah, we CAN make a difference and create a new world for our progeny. The Messenger's books are as follows:

1. Message to the Black Man in America
2. Our Saviour Has Arrived
3. The Flag of Islam
4. The Fall of America
5. How to Eat to Live volumes one and two

Also, listen to Messenger Muhammad's (PBUH) powerful lecture series entitled "The Theology of Time," available on CD at Messenger Elijah Muhammad Propagation Society At the MEMPS.com website, you'll find all of his literature and audio lectures.

Please be sure to not confuse his teachings with today's so-called ministers and leaders who speak in his name but are guilty of leading us back to white devil Christian politics and religion. When a formula has proven to be successful, it should never be mixed with that which is inferior for then, you weaken the formula and prevent success.


All praises are due to our Saviour Allah for Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH)!!!

************


Remember folks, SEPARATION from the white devil system is the only solution.

The Restrictive Law as taught by the Messenger is our success! And, as long as we are living strictly in accordance with his teachings, we, the Black Nation, will be successful.

As Salaam Alaikum to the TRUE believers in Allah's Holy Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). It is always an honor to interact with you.


Isn't Islam also a religion? Interesting disconnect...........maybe Bill Mayers is on to something..........

I think I'll have a pork chop daz
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Originally posted by Wiz:
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Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.
I posted that link all of the Jet and Ebonys are in google books which is pretty cool to look at, but even during those times E&J seemed more political than they actually were, there was so precious little in the black community that anything would seem political.

They suffered the most in the late 70s and the 80s, well they suffered in the sense that they had become markedly less relevent to the people they wanted as susbscribers as the black community became more stratified. Instead of keeping their finger on the pulse of the poor they placed their bets on the well to do crowd who in turn abandoned E&J for whiter literary climes (like People, Time...).

Actually, they'd made that committment much earlier in the 70s, especially with Ebony. Ebony had long ago saw their target audience as the black bourgeoise, but in fact it had been the whole black community. As Ebony made every attempt to serve the black upper class, they abandoned most of their readership, many of whom have never returned.

As much as I would like to see them saved, I would like to see it as a matter of their own accord. They were too slow with a website and should still consider partnering with Media One's sick ass to see if they can create something black and viable.


Perhaps (referring to the bolded areas....) but other magazines such as "Emerge" were politically edgy and quite successful for a minute...

but also, the Black Community in general, not just the well to do increasingly moved away from political agendas and immersed itself into entertainment fodder... which left the occasional social activists cries to extreme "big event" injustices, and this type of news was covered by Jet/Ebony etc.. e.g. "Rodney King".. "LA Riots"... "Diallo shooting".. etc...


I think the loss of effectiveness of these magazines is a result of the loss of social hegemony among Black people.... rather than a class issue...

and course that coupled with the advent of technology... (most youth communicate via texting.. and their primary news sources are blogs...) Print media, in general, is hurting.. as far as nonfiction is concerned... However, again... reading "fiction" utilizing a hand held book is still very popular.. hence as evidenced by the popularity of such movies as "Twilight" .. before the movie became popular the series was sold out in many stores and the request booked in most libraries.. a small "Potter" phenomenon...

Non fiction via print media is becoming a dinosaur fast.. giving way to online sources.. (I just attended a legal seminar that discussed this very thing- up and coming law students have no idea how to use law libraries..everything is researched online.. .. and this is slightly detrimental too because it ignores other sources of information like interviews... ) But non fiction print media may not be going anywhere...


So I expect many magazines that are not highly kitschy or a "fad" to die sooner than later... they are dying a natural death..
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Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.


I agree.

I remember when both magazines 'hit the stands'.

I've never owned a subscription to either.

I always had the impression Johnson Publishing was 'fighting for its life'.

I was a member of the a community-based group that once considered sponsoring an 'Ebony Fashion Show' which was a promotional tool of Johnson Publishing.

We had to 'assure' 25,000 subscriptions.

That means 'pay for' 25,000.

Then you scratch to get your money back..., and make a profit.

WE DID NOT DO IT.

Our African American population is a whole-number multiple of that of the 1940s.

I said the magazine needs to 'get competitive'.

Someone will 'fill the gap'....if there is a gap.


PEACE

Jim Chester
Originally posted by James Wesley Chester
quote:
I always had the impression Johnson Publishing was 'fighting for its life'.

I was a member of the a community-based group that once considered sponsoring an 'Ebony Fashion Show' which was a promotional tool of Johnson Publishing.

We had to 'assure' 25,000 subscriptions.

That means 'pay for' 25,000.


Then you scratch to get your money back..., and make a profit.

WE DID NOT DO IT.

Our African American population is a whole-number multiple of that of the 1940s.

I said the magazine needs to 'get competitive'.

Someone will 'fill the gap'....if there is a gap.

PEACE


fro Wow! Brotha Chester. That seemed unfair considering the circumstances back then. What was "they" thinkingConfused I remember those fashion shows...I always thought they were over the top.....but! Was NEVER interested in them...cuz for me [I don't know..] it all seemed fake...[and wasn't representative to all black men and women in terms of diversity]...but! Even though I had several friends at the time...who wanted to be models for their shows....I just NEVER got what the hype was with it. I was more concerned about the content of the magazine. And you're right, the flavor did CHANGE over the years...to what can be view as "blah" or "bland." And you are right again they both need to be competitive...but! The "Vibe" magazine has soooooooo much garbage in it, it's hard reading. It's like eating "bad" food.

I think for the most part both magazines must come up something that will correlate or relate with the spirit of the times within the Black community today and yesteryear cuz we cannot FORGET our past....and under no circumstances should we let these magazines go to the waist side. Nope! All these geniuses out there...I'm sure someone can come up with something reasonable. I hate to think what will happen to the voice of our community without these magazines...

fro
In the Name of our Saviour Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful





As Salaam Alaikum to my beautiful Black family throughout the hells of white devil America. My prayer is that our Saviour Allah bless each of you and your families with Divine protection and guidance throughout the day. We need Him more than ever today for we are in the belly of a blue-eyed beast.


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Originally posted by joeodd:

Isn't Islam also a religion? Interesting disconnect...........maybe Bill Mayers is on to something..........
I think I'll have a pork chop daz



Wow! This is hilarious! laugh Joeodd is so mad at me for condemning those filthy, mediocrity-promoting, Negro magazines that he uses a “closet fag” white devil media personality named Bill Maher as a weapon to attack Islam. Maher is the blue-eyed devil who loves to promote hatred against God and Divine Righteousness. This has been typical of white nations over the past 4,000 years. They’ve always manufactured fair-seeming excuses to deviate beyond the standards of Divine Law.

It’s a sad day when the opponents of God (Allah) can only find a nasty, “man-humping” sex monster like “closet fag” Bill Maher to fight against the civilizing principles of Divine Righteousness. Hopefully the God-hating likes of Mr. Joeodd can find a better weapon than feces-packing homosexuals. If this is the best that you God-hating, fag-lovers can do, HA! – you’re finished!

Mr. Joeodd, in case your “closet fag” white devil buddy Bill Maher hasn’t informed you, know that homosexuality between men is a nasty intestinal “feces-packing” maneuver involving the placing of your genitalia into the anus of another man, for the purpose of sexual pleasure. Of course, so-called anal sex is extremely unhealthy regardless of the gender.

Imagine placing your hands in an un-flushed toilet. Upon removal, what does your hand and arms smell and look like? EXACTLY! It is the same thing that happens when a man uses the anus of another man for feces-packing, sex monster pleasure. Feces consist of the rotting remains of food and other waste from the body. All kinds of destructive microorganisms are embedded in rotting feces. Yet, in 21st century America, people who mock and condemn God and Islam under the pretense of being more “evolved” or “advanced” have no better sense than to wallow in the filthiest part of the human body – the anus.

So Mr. Joeodd, be careful…think twice before you mock and condemn God and Islam while hiding under the sissy skirt of some feces-packing “closet fag” like the blue-eyed devil Bill Maher. You actually condemn yourself when you do something so stupid as this and lose credibility.

For the uninitiated, check out the following links of the God-hating, white devil “closet fag” Bill Maher as he does his best to promote the hell out of the nasty, feces-packing act of homosexuality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6swysMuHDM (Bill Maher with Larry King on CNN preaching about homosexual rights).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...T3b8&feature=related (Bill Maher and his “Dude” Christopher “Kid” Reid hanging out on the town).


Now, I know that most of you are pissed-off at me for suggesting that inferiority-promoting, Negro mediocrity magazines like Ebony, Jet, Vibe, etc., should be removed from among us, but hey, just as you have the right to hate God (Allah) and mock Islam, I too have a right to attack these traitorous and terrible Negro media pawns of the white devil establishment.

Remember dear foolish ones, when your loved ones are harmed by our savage Negro brethren in the streets of America who prey upon women and children, you have the Negro media outlets to thank for helping the white devil establishment to promote and sustain a Black culture of mediocrity and animal-like behavior. Let the American economic calamity serve as a lesson that proves the need for regulation in all human affairs. Without regulation and Divine Law, man becomes an animal and a savage who operate on the instinct and the law of the jungle. The white man hates God and religion but with the current economic crisis and social uncertainty afflicting white nations, even he is begging for regulatory guidance. In these last days of white devil rule, his tricks and lies no longer work.

Take another look at the below image of the big three Negro magazines with their Negro entertainment savages on the cover and you’ll see why I say that they should be destroyed. Note the frightening similarity between the filth of those magazines and the filth of the swine shown on the right side. It shows that the greatest tragedy of 21st century America is the loss of Divine civilization and Divine beauty of the Black man and woman.

So again I say BURN THEM ALL! May these terrible Negro magazines and purveyors of filth, and Negro inferiority forever be removed from among us.




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Brothers and sisters, let’s become acquainted today with the beautiful system of Divine and Everlasting Supreme Wisdom given to us by our Saviour Allah and His Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). Forget all that you think you know of him that you may have heard from your favorite minister, African-centered so-called scholars, or so-called new age/Hindu-like philosophers, and start anew by studying and putting into practice the new nation-building teachings taught by Allah’s Messenger. Working together and building in accordance with the Divine guidance of our Saviour Allah, we CAN make a difference and create a new world for our progeny. The Messenger's books are as follows:

1. Message to the Black Man in America
2. Our Saviour Has Arrived
3. The Flag of Islam
4. The Fall of America
5. How to Eat to Live volumes one and two

Also, listen to Messenger Muhammad's (PBUH) powerful lecture series entitled "The Theology of Time," available on CD at Messenger Elijah Muhammad Propagation Society At the MEMPS.com website, you'll find all of his literature and audio lectures.

Please be sure to not confuse his teachings with today's so-called ministers and leaders who speak in his name but are guilty of leading us back to white devil Christian politics and religion. When a formula has proven to be successful, it should never be mixed with that which is inferior for then, you weaken the formula and prevent success.


All praises are due to our Saviour Allah for Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH)!!!

************


Remember folks, SEPARATION from the white devil system is the only solution.

The Restrictive Law as taught by the Messenger is our success! And, as long as we are living strictly in accordance with his teachings, we, the Black Nation, will be successful.

As Salaam Alaikum to the TRUE believers in Allah's Holy Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). It is always an honor to interact with you.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Khem Allah:
In the Name of our Saviour Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful





As Salaam Alaikum to my beautiful Black family throughout the hells of white devil America. My prayer is that our Saviour Allah bless each of you and your families with Divine protection and guidance throughout the day. We need Him more than ever today for we are in the belly of a blue-eyed beast.


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Originally posted by Khem Allah:
In the Name of our Saviour Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful





As Salaam Alaikum to my beautiful Black family throughout the hells of white devil America. My prayer is that our Saviour Allah bless each of you and your families with Divine protection and guidance throughout the day. We need Him more than ever today for we are in the belly of a blue-eyed beast.


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Originally posted by joeodd:

Isn't Islam also a religion? Interesting disconnect...........maybe Bill Mayers is on to something..........
I think I'll have a pork chop daz



Wow! This is hilarious! laugh Joeodd is so mad at me for condemning those filthy, mediocrity-promoting, Negro magazines that he uses a “closet fag” white devil media personality named Bill Maher as a weapon to attack Islam. Maher is the blue-eyed devil who loves to promote hatred against God and Divine Righteousness. This has been typical of white nations over the past 4,000 years. They’ve always manufactured fair-seeming excuses to deviate beyond the standards of Divine Law.

It’s a sad day when the opponents of God (Allah) can only find a nasty, “man-humping” sex monster like “closet fag” Bill Maher to fight against the civilizing principles of Divine Righteousness. Hopefully the God-hating likes of Mr. Joeodd can find a better weapon than feces-packing homosexuals. If this is the best that you God-hating, fag-lovers can do, HA! – you’re finished!

Mr. Joeodd, in case your “closet fag” white devil buddy Bill Maher hasn’t informed you, know that homosexuality between men is a nasty intestinal “feces-packing” maneuver involving the placing of your genitalia into the anus of another man, for the purpose of sexual pleasure. Of course, so-called anal sex is extremely unhealthy regardless of the gender.

Imagine placing your hands in an un-flushed toilet. Upon removal, what does your hand and arms smell and look like? EXACTLY! It is the same thing that happens when a man uses the anus of another man for feces-packing, sex monster pleasure. Feces consist of the rotting remains of food and other waste from the body. All kinds of destructive microorganisms are embedded in rotting feces. Yet, in 21st century America, people who mock and condemn God and Islam under the pretense of being more “evolved” or “advanced” have no better sense than to wallow in the filthiest part of the human body – the anus.

So Mr. Joeodd, be careful…think twice before you mock and condemn God and Islam while hiding under the sissy skirt of some feces-packing “closet fag” like the blue-eyed devil Bill Maher. You actually condemn yourself when you do something so stupid as this and lose credibility.

For the uninitiated, check out the following links of the God-hating, white devil “closet fag” Bill Maher as he does his best to promote the hell out of the nasty, feces-packing act of homosexuality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6swysMuHDM (Bill Maher with Larry King on CNN preaching about homosexual rights).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...T3b8&feature=related (Bill Maher and his “Dude” Christopher “Kid” Reid hanging out on the town).


Now, I know that most of you are pissed-off at me for suggesting that inferiority-promoting, Negro mediocrity magazines like Ebony, Jet, Vibe, etc., should be removed from among us, but hey, just as you have the right to hate God (Allah) and mock Islam, I too have a right to attack these traitorous and terrible Negro media pawns of the white devil establishment.

Remember dear foolish ones, when your loved ones are harmed by our savage Negro brethren in the streets of America who prey upon women and children, you have the Negro media outlets to thank for helping the white devil establishment to promote and sustain a Black culture of mediocrity and animal-like behavior. Let the American economic calamity serve as a lesson that proves the need for regulation in all human affairs. Without regulation and Divine Law, man becomes an animal and a savage who operate on the instinct and the law of the jungle. The white man hates God and religion but with the current economic crisis and social uncertainty afflicting white nations, even he is begging for regulatory guidance. In these last days of white devil rule, his tricks and lies no longer work.

Take another look at the below image of the big three Negro magazines with their Negro entertainment savages on the cover and you’ll see why I say that they should be destroyed. Note the frightening similarity between the filth of those magazines and the filth of the swine shown on the right side. It shows that the greatest tragedy of 21st century America is the loss of Divine civilization and Divine beauty of the Black man and woman.

So again I say BURN THEM ALL! May these terrible Negro magazines and purveyors of filth, and Negro inferiority forever be removed from among us.




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Brothers and sisters, let’s become acquainted today with the beautiful system of Divine and Everlasting Supreme Wisdom given to us by our Saviour Allah and His Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). Forget all that you think you know of him that you may have heard from your favorite minister, African-centered so-called scholars, or so-called new age/Hindu-like philosophers, and start anew by studying and putting into practice the new nation-building teachings taught by Allah’s Messenger. Working together and building in accordance with the Divine guidance of our Saviour Allah, we CAN make a difference and create a new world for our progeny. The Messenger's books are as follows:

1. Message to the Black Man in America
2. Our Saviour Has Arrived
3. The Flag of Islam
4. The Fall of America
5. How to Eat to Live volumes one and two

Also, listen to Messenger Muhammad's (PBUH) powerful lecture series entitled "The Theology of Time," available on CD at Messenger Elijah Muhammad Propagation Society At the MEMPS.com website, you'll find all of his literature and audio lectures.

Please be sure to not confuse his teachings with today's so-called ministers and leaders who speak in his name but are guilty of leading us back to white devil Christian politics and religion. When a formula has proven to be successful, it should never be mixed with that which is inferior for then, you weaken the formula and prevent success.


All praises are due to our Saviour Allah for Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH)!!!

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Remember folks, SEPARATION from the white devil system is the only solution.

The Restrictive Law as taught by the Messenger is our success! And, as long as we are living strictly in accordance with his teachings, we, the Black Nation, will be successful.

As Salaam Alaikum to the TRUE believers in Allah's Holy Messenger Elijah Muhammad (PBUH). It is always an honor to interact with you.


thanks

WOW!!!!! Your like a gumball machine full of Crazy!!! Man I like you! You're fun!!! Just don't go looking for those 72 virgins too soon. Stick around for a bit, okay? Somehow I don't see you winning any debates against fudge packing Bill, but you would be great host on the View.

fucking "feces-packing"!!!!!!

lol laugh
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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
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Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.


I agree.

I remember when both magazines 'hit the stands'.

I've never owned a subscription to either.

I always had the impression Johnson Publishing was 'fighting for its life'.

I was a member of the a community-based group that once considered sponsoring an 'Ebony Fashion Show' which was a promotional tool of Johnson Publishing.

We had to 'assure' 25,000 subscriptions.

That means 'pay for' 25,000.

Then you scratch to get your money back..., and make a profit.

WE DID NOT DO IT.

Our African American population is a whole-number multiple of that of the 1940s.

I said the magazine needs to 'get competitive'.

Someone will 'fill the gap'....if there is a gap.


PEACE

Jim Chester



Interesting.. there will be no gap to fill (print media addressing the needs of the Black community) until there is a community that demands it... or someone manipulates it...
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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
quote:
Originally posted by Vox:
Somebody on this site once posted a link to a readable collection of Jet magazines from way back. I was stunned to see how political and progressive Jet was back in the 60s and 70s.

When they changed to more of an entertainment oriented fluff kind of magazine, it was because they were rolling with the times (black people apparently became less political at some point). It was unfortunate, but it was necessary in order to stay successful.

They need to figure out a way to roll with the change today.


I agree.

I remember when both magazines 'hit the stands'.

I've never owned a subscription to either.

I always had the impression Johnson Publishing was 'fighting for its life'.


I have a subscription to both magazines. Have for years. I also bought one for each of the kids.

After reading them, we donate ours to the local library, and the kids send them to the middle and high school libraries in their area.

One of these days they will be *history* ..... that hopefully younger generations will *learn* from. Smile
Originally posted by EbonyRose
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I have a subscription to both magazines. Have for years. I also bought one for each of the kids.

After reading them, we donate ours to the local library, and the kids send them to the middle and high school libraries in their area.

One of these days they will be *history* ..... that hopefully younger generations will *learn* from. Smile


fro That's why is it soooooo important to save it at any length....but! Mostly for the preservation of Black legacy. I don't know WHY blackfolks don't understand that. We give away soooo much of our culture with this bullshyte empty arrogance while other culture struggles with whatever it takes to keep their history in check. Our folks? They place "value" on dispensable/perishable things/stuff. I grow sooooooo tired of it...but! It is what it is.....unfortunately.

fro
I don't buy magazines...generally.

I don't buy newspapers generally..., and locally.

I do buy books...occasionally.

I get most of the news through the broadcast media.

I read a newspaper every morning.

I have always found African American news media 'dwelling on the trivial' too much.

I NEVER watch BET.

I listen to 'The Power' on XM-radio...daily.

I admire the guy that started BET for his candidness of...SHOW ME THE MONEY.

HE IS ABOUT SURVIVAL..., AND MORE.

What it is.

EVERYONE HAS TO SURVIVE...FIRST.

Then do whatever else that is good, and can be done.

Like the HBCU's, Ebony and Jet need to first do their job to survive.

Otherwise...get off the stage.

PEACE

Jim Chester
I have a subscription to both magazines. Have for years. I also bought one for each of the kids.

After reading them, we donate ours to the local library, and the kids send them to the middle and high school libraries in their area.

One of these days they will be *history* ..... that hopefully younger generations will *learn* from.---EbonyRose

Those are all good....indeed great...things to do.

Johnson Publishing Company is a societal icon of African America, and will never be recognized as an American icon.

Just another publishing 'incident'...bump in the landscape...which will in fact be minimized.

Like 'The Chicago Defender' even though it was a major driving force for the 'North Migration' of African Americans.

'They' wanted to burn it down.

I'm just not 'into' newsprint.


PEACE

Jim Chester

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