When 12 major magazines first put black people on their covers
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They are creating, building and leading some of the most dynamic enterprises in Africa. Against the odds, they are shattering entrenched stereotypes and redefining the meaning of leadership and success.
Their numbers speak of an emerging, powerful constituency with increasing political and economic muscle that is integral in shaping a brighter future for Africa. At this stage we are focused on highlighting women entrepreneurs from East Africa.
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Both my parents were civil servants who encouraged my siblings and myself to work hard so that we can get good grades and a good job later in life. I started off as a freelance writer in out of my passion for reading and writing.The Challenges Of Dating As A Black Woman
Two years later I dabbled in network marketing, a stint that opened my mind to the immense opportunities that entrepreneurship offers. I also learned how to 'download' my dreams onto a piece of paper and put a date on them to turn them into achievable goals. InI quit network marketing to set up Arkad World Limited with my husband, a professional conference interpreter.
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The internet was nascent and starting a blog wasn't an option. I put the idea of the magazine on the back burner and with a friend, I started a company for training and placement of domestic managers.
We set up a website, a Facebook page, a blog, a twitter handle and a LinkedIn account. The experience exposed me to social media, blogging and website management; and taught me a lot about marketing.
Unfortunately the business wasn't sustainable and folded after 6 years of existence. Two years ago, the growth of the internet gave me the opportunity to revive the idea of Mkazi Magazine which finally came to life as an online magazine. This year to celebrate our 2nd anniversary, we have launched a business events guide that is published monthly and enables women entrepreneurs in Kenya to improve the way they schedule their networking activities.
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Though some might denounce this as a problem from the past, a rundown of fashion magazines shows how prevalent it still is. A lengthy report from the Fashion Spot of 44 major fashion magazines worldwide showed that out of covers, people of color overall only made appearances.
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As powerful as their impact has been, it's a big fight in a larger war. Let's put that into perspective. Magazines like Vanity Fair only had two solo black women on the cover in the past decade: Jay Z nabbed a cover soon after Washington.
InHalle Berry became only the fifth black woman ever to cover Cosmopolitan, a magazine that's been around since And it took all the way until for GQ to feature a black woman on the cover supermodel on the rise, Tyra Banks. You don't have to look far in the past to see the magazine industry's spotty history with diversity.
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We found the first time many major magazines put black people their covers. While this list is not exhaustive, we selected some of the most iconic covers, the moments that dropped jaws, sold millions of copies and landed a spot in history. Black magazine cover stars Time — InEthiopian leader Haile Selassie became the first black man on the cover of Time.