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Top Black Magazines
Directory of all the weekly, monthly and quarterly African American magazines.
Black Magazine - Ebony
Ebony Magazine
Launched by the late John Johnson, this is one of the oldest black magazines in history.
Black Magazine - Upscale
Upscale Magazine
Owned by the Bronner Bros., this Black magazine features fashion and celebritiy news.
Black Magazine - Sister 2 Sister
Sister 2 Sister
This black magazine offers exclusive celebrity interviews and reviews for African American women.

About Time Magazine
Provides commentary that addresses national and international social issues amongst Africans and African Americans.

African American Golfers Digest
Devoted to the growing amount of African Americans nationwide who have a passion for the sport of golf.

African Americans OnWheels
An award-winning multicultural publication for African Americans who have a passion for cars, SUVs, and motorcycles. The publishers of the magazine also produce the Urban Wheel Awards.

American Legacy Magazine
Publishes African-American history and culture, factually and positively; material that is both informative and inspirational.

Black Bride & Groom Magazine
This magazine is a staple for African American couples as they venture into the world of wedding experiences, décor, honeymoon hotspots and pre/post-marriage predicaments.

Black Collegian Magazine
A career and self development magazine targeted to African-American students and other students of color seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, etc.

Black Enterprise Magazine
The premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. This magazine is the largest and oldest print resource for Black entrepreneurs.

Black Family Digest
Offers valuable advice, tips, stories, quotes, and information for couples and children to use to become smarter, healthier & happier!

Black Issues Book Review
The only national magazine devoted exclusively to covering books by black authors and the interests of African-American readers.

Black MBA Magazine
The official magazine of the professional organization National Black MBA Association, which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for Blacks.

Black Men Magazine
Semi-exotic magazine for African American men. Showcases female models and women for entertainment purposes.

Crisis Magazine
Dedicated to being an open and honest forum for discussing critical issues confronting people of color, American society and the world in addition to highlighting the historical and cultural achievements of these diverse peoples.

Cuisine Noir Magazine
As the first food and wine lifestyle magazine for African-Americans, Cuisine Noir is a unique and entertaining monthly online publication that combines culinary traditions with new cultural experiences.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Formerly known as "Black Issues in Higher Education", this magazine is America's premier news source for information concerning these vitally important issues.

DiversityInc Magazine
The leading publication on diversity and business, this magazine offers exclusive articles and columns about the African American experience with racism and discrimination.

Ebony and Jet Magazines
Offers commentary, perspective and analysis on politics, culture and the arts. Our goals is to provide a unique and engaging forum to explore the impact of the world on African Americans and the impact of African Americans on the world.

Essence Magazine
The preeminent lifestyle magazine for today’s African-American woman, reaching nearly 8 million readers every month.

Giant Magazine
Now owned by Radio One, this urban lifestyle magazine focuses on hip-hop news and culture. It also features exclusive celebrity photos and interviews.

Gospel Truth Magazine
Premier lifestyle magazine for African Americans who have a passion for church and gospel music.

Grace Today Magazine
This magazine speaks to the spirit of women, and encourages readers to confront misconceptions about themselves. It holds women accountable for wise management of all their resources, and promotes leadership in business and in the community.

Harlem World Magazine
Chronicles Harlem celebrities, culture, fashion, lifestyle, health, sports, news, business and philanthropy. It serves as a portal to a growing, young, trend-setting, multicultural audience.

HBCU Connect - The Magazine
Free magazine that targets alumni who attended historically black colleges and universities. Discusses entertainment and social issues.

Heart and Soul Magazine
The pre-eminent brand to promote the physical, mental, spiritual and financial well-being of black women and their families.

Hip Hop Weekly
This African American magazine is the first-ever weekly publication featuring news about the hip-hop industry. Readers are engaged in celebrity gossip, news, and music reviews.

Homes of Color Magazine
This magazine was created to capture the spirit and vitality of African American homes and their owners. It's a leading resource for ethnic home decor and design.

Hope Today Magazine
As the standard gospel publication that tackles life situations on an inspirational level, this magazine is the official magazine of the 23rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

Journey To Wellness Magazine
An online health magazine for African Americans. Visitors can read intriguing articles, and listen to audio clips about health care information targeted to ethnic minorities.

King Magazine
Lifestyle and entertainment for Black men with interests in video games, sports, women, and hip-hop music.

Monarch Magazine
Dedicated to reflecting affluent African American professionals and their lifestyles. Presents information each month about Black culture, taste, values and interests expressed.

New Vision (NV) Magazine
A national, bi-monthly, business magazine for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and forward thinkers. NV magazine has been created as more than a business magazine for urban professionals.

Real Health Magazine
This quarterly magazine is a leading online and offline resource for African American health. Readers enjoy unique content about fitness, nutrition, and a broad range of health issues affecting black families.

Right On Magazine
Weekly magazine for urban teenagers that features exclusive pictures and articles about young celebrity singers and actors. Also, features fold-out posters and interviews.

Sister 2 Sister Magazine
An entertainment and lifestyle magazine aimed at emerging black female executives in the music industry.

Shereese Magazine
This magazine for African American women features exclusive editorial content on home hair maintenance, new trends, current topics, stylist updates and education.

Target Market News Magazine
The only trade magazine devoted exclusively to African-American marketing and media news and issues. Each issue includes news, and the latest research/trends on African-American consumers.

The Green Magazine
A unique lifestyle magazine for African Americans who love to play golf. The magazine is privately owned, has an international audience, and is planning a television program to complement the concept.

The Network Journal
Provides news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace.

The Source Magazine
Branded as the Bible of Hip-Hop culture and politics. Features music reviews, exclusive interviews, and commentary about artists and the independent music industry.

Today's Black Woman Magazine
Resource for African American with interests in sexuality, fashion, beauty, and relationships. The magazine often features interviews by women who are celebrities and workplace leaders.

Upscale Magazine
Lifestyle publication for affluent African American interested in entertainment, family values, and recreation.

Vibe Magazine
This popular and veteran hip-hop magazine is the preeminent brand in urban and music culture, which was founded by Quincy Jones in 1993.

Virtue Today Magazine
A unique and inspirational magazine that empowers and redefines women with strength, honor, beauty and class.

XXL Magazine
Popular resource for Hip-Hop culture, music, and lifestyles. Offers news and exclusive pictures of celebrities, their cars, and their homes.

Young Urban Viewz
Published quarterly, this magazine was created for African American teens and young adults in mind.

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What Is A Black Magazine?
A Black magazine is a publication with articles and commentary that appeal to African Americans. The content is usually written in a way that most appeals to individuals that understand Black culture. In addition to relevant content, the magazines feature extensive images and photos to appropriately represent the audience being served.

Why Do They Exist?
Black magazines exist because many mainstream magazines do not discuss issues that are important to African Americans. Mainstream magazines rarely feature pictures of African Americans - something very important to any minority group. Many of the magazines were created in a time when discrimination and racism in the United States was prevalent.

African American Magazines are great tools to use by advertisers to better target their marketing campaigns. Knowing that all the readers of a magazine are Black, enables a marketer to develop a campaign that solely speaks to this audience - which, in turn, enhances the effectiveness of the ad. This type of marketing, often referred to as targeted marketing, is used by major corporations to target different groups of people based on ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographics.

How and When Did the First Ones Get Started?
The first Black magazine was the Negro Digest started by John Johnson in the 1940's. He later change the name to Jet Magazine, which is still in publication today. Johnson also started Ebony Magazine, and is credited for establishing the industry and for encouraging advertisers to support Black media. In the 1970's, Earl G. Graves started Black Enterprise Magazine which also continues to be published. In the 1980's, Essence Magazine was launched - and then hundreds of others followed.

How Many of Them Are There?
Many Black magazines come and go, but at any given time - there are about 200 different ones in circulation. Many are local and small, but there are quite a few that are nationally-distributed. They exist in the United States and Canada, and its not uncommon to hip-hop magazines in countries such as Russia and Japan. Also, in a recent documentary by Aron Ranen about the black hair care industry - it was revealed that black hair magazines are popular in Korea.