Magazine publishing in general is struggling, but black magazines in particular are having a tough time surviving. Publishers are constantly challenged to change in many ways that include content relevance and technology, and many black magazines have done an excellent job doing both.
Successful black magazines such as Ebony, Jet, Essence, Black Enterprise, and Rolling Out have survived due to their resilience. But these 7 black magazines in particular have also survived and are still publishing content, not just online, but also still in print:
#1 – The Network Journal – The Network Journal, headquartered in New York City, is both an online and quarterly print magazine that publishes information for black professionals and business owners. The magazine was founded in 1993.
#2 – Heart & Soul Magazine – Headquartered in Bowie, Maryland, this magazine was founded in 1993. It publishes information that promotes physical, spiritual and mental well-being specifically for women of color and their families.
#3 – HBCU Connect Magazine – This Ohio-based magazine was founded in 1999 and is the first magazine targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) audiences. It provides a social network for HBCU graduates as well as information on professional and educational opportunities.
#4 – Atlanta Tribune – Atlanta Tribune has been around since 1987 and is considered Atlanta’s No. 1 business lifestyle publication. The magazine features the latest information on technology, wealth building, careers, and other business-related information for executives, professionals and entrepreneurs.
#5 – Black Business News – Black Business News is published by the Black Business Association (BBA), a non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The magazine strongly supports black business by publishing information of interest to black business owners, corporate buyers, contractors, community organizations and elected officials across the nation.
#6 – Savoy Magazine – Savoy Magazine is a culterally-focused magazine that appeals to progressive, modern and sophisticated African-American consumers. Content includes news, entertainment, business, culture, sports, arts, and education for the African-American community.
#7 – Cuisine Noir Magazine – Founded in 2007, Cuisine Noir is the first food and wine lifestyle magazine for African-Americans. The magazine features the talents of African-American culinary and wine professionals across the country.
#8 – Upscale Magazine – This magazine, produced by Atlanta’s very own Bronner Brothers, is the ultimate lifestyle magazine addressing the needs of stylish, informed and progressive African- Americans. It has been brought to our attention, that they too are still in print, and going strong!