EBONY AND JET MAGAZINES TO CLOSE FOR GOOD

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Ebony Magazine and its sister publication Jet Magazine have potentially closed its doors for good. Members of Ebony magazine’s digital team say they’ve been fired and haven’t received their final paychecks in the latest controversy to hit the struggling publication and they took to Twitter last week using the hashtag #EbonyOwes to air out their frustrations with the company according to USA Today.

The magazine’s previous owner, Johnson Publishing Co., filed for bankruptcy liquidation in April and the co-chairman and founder of Austin, Texas-based Clear View Group Michael Gibson refused to comment on the digital team’s dismissal, citing a “policy of not commenting on any employment practices or issues.”

Hubert Brown Jr