Print Media Is Underserved by Not Including Black-Owned Media in Ad Buys

Too many magazines focus on diversity because it’s trendy to do so now

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Last September, my Instagram feed was filled with this collage of beautiful black women on the covers of various print media outlets. However, I immediately noticed a clear and apparent flaw: Only one of the magazines were actually owned and run by a person of color (Essence). The rest, contrary to the unsolicited praise and worship they received, have historically not embraced black women’s beauty and influence on fashion.