This list features my “Top 10 Favorite Black Magazines”. The list was compiled and ranked based on popularity, longevity, content, and the ability to reach its target audience. Some of the magazines listed will appeal more to males than females, and vice versa. However, all the magazines have a certain appeal to them. Whether its news, music, sports, entertainment, business, etc., these magazines are to be commended for their outstanding job of serving African Americans of all ages, gender, and lifestyles.
Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones. The publication predominantly features R&B and hip-hop music artists, actors and other entertainers. The magazine’s target demographic is predominantly young, urban followers of hip-hop culture. To subscribe: www.vibe.com
9. Sister 2 Sister
Sister 2 Sister is a black entertainment magazine that covers celebrity events, interviews with interesting people, and personal achievement features. The magazine also provides news on beauty products, fashion, and music reviews. To subscribe: www.s2smagazine.com
8. Right On!
Right On! Magazine is the voice of the hip-hop generation. Each monthly issue delivers the best in black entertainment, fashion and beauty, plus the latest information on your favorite celebrities and the hottest interviews and profiles of today’s biggest stars. To subscribe: www.rightonmag.com
7. Black Women
Today’s Black Women is a lifestyle magazine for African American Women that speaks to her unique lifestyle. Whether its love, sex, relationships, career, health, money, fashion and beauty or other timely information about her and her world, Today’s Black Woman is there! To subscribe: www.todaysblackwoman.com
6. Black Men
Black Men Magazine is a publication for the African American male ranging from age 25 to 49. Each issue includes interesting profiles of leaders in the African-American community, features and editorials from the top African-American journalists and relevant articles about black society in general. This magazine also includes a mixture of sex and relationship articles, sports news, business & finance, grooming, community news, and trivia that combine to make Black Men Magazine all that it is. To susbcribe: www.blackmenpub.com
Upscale is a magazine for sophisticated and successful African-Americans. The magazine celebrates black culture while informing and entertaining its readers with compelling profiles and articles about travel, health and fitness, beauty and fashion, business, relationships, and more. To subscribe: www.upscalemagazine.com
Essence Magazine delivers the latest information on fashion and beauty, career and educational opportunities, investing and money management, health and fitness, home decorating, parenting, food and travel as well as cultural reviews. Each issue is dedicated to delivering the inspiration and information a black woman needs to live a healthy and meaningful life. Essence is the magazine for today’s African American woman. To subscribe: www.essence.com
3. Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise examines personal finance, as well as money and career management. This magazine serves to seek out, analyze and disseminate information that is helpful, and provides a forum for the ideas, ambitions and expressions of African American business people. Black Enterprise Magazine is a business publication for African-American professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives. To subscribe: www.blackenterprise.com
Jet Magazine deals with news, sports, fashion, education, black history, entertainment, business, society, religion and African affairs. Founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson, Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the early days of the American Civil Rights movement from its earliest years including coverage of the Emmett Till murder, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr. To subscribe: www.jetmag.com
Ebony Magazine reaches more black women, men, professionals, teenagers and consumers than any other magazine. Each issue includes topics on education, history, politics, business, art, literature, sports, civil rights, personalities, entertainment, music and social events. Some of the featured sections inside Ebony are fashion fair, date with a dish, speaking of people, sounding off, ebony book shelf, photo-editorial and house call. Ebony is the ultimate magazine for sophisticated black men and women. To subscribe: www.ebony.com