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General Interest & Sports

Ebony - Monthly
"EBONY is a black-oriented, general, picture magazine dealing primarily with contemporary topics. Feature articles deal with education, history, politics, literature, art, business, personalities, civil rights, sports, entertainment, music and social events. Regular monthly departments include Speaking of People, Fashion Fair, Photo-Editorial, Sounding Off (record review), Ebony Book Shelf, Date With a Dish (culinary art), House Call (Health and Fitness).
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Jet - Weekly
"This is a national news and general editorial magazine oriented to the Black Community. Articles deal with hard news and features, sports, fashion, education, Black history, entertainment, business, society, religion and African affairs. In addition to publishing most notable photographs weekly, each issue also includes a listing of Black performers appearing on network TV during that week. "
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O: The Oprah Magazine - Monthly
"A personal growth guide that will give women the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams. Aiming to give smart women confidence to express their individual style and to make choices that will lead to a happier more fulfilling life. Follows a no stress approach." (Not black oriented, but content supports diversity.)
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The Crisis Magazine - Every other month
"Founded in 1910 as the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The Crisis is a bimonthly journal of civil rights, politics, history, and culture. The Crisis seeks to educate its readers about issues plaguing African Americans and other communities of color ."
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African American Observer - Weekly News Magazine

African American Chronicle - Quarterly
"Quarterly publication featuring stories about the contributions to America by American Black people. It also publishes rare stories about African Explorers and Hispanics."

Family Digest Magazine- Quarterly
"Family Digest Magazine is written for African-American women who are juggling marriage, family, work and dreams. Each issue of Family Digest is packed with ideas and information to help readers and their families be smarter, healthier and happier. "

Soul of Virginia http://soulofvirginia.com "Soul of Virginia is published six times a year and covers a diversity of topics ranging from travel to cultural heritage, entertainment to attractions, and history and happenings in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are the essential source for the African American cultural experience in Virginia." Many articles have national interest, with a local slant; for example, the Spring 2004 issue includes articles about Booker T. Washington, and Brown v. Board.

Black American Celebrations Newsletter "Black American Celebrations Newsletter is a resource reference for calendar dates, how to find events, recipes, foods, cultural inventions and more." Annual

Black Tennis Magazine Monthly

Dime - Every other month
"From the NBA hardwood to the playground asphalt to life off the court, Dime is a new basketball magazine from the creators of HoopsTV.com... dedicated to uncovering the untold stories about the game you love. "

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Lifestyle / Fashion

Essence - Monthly
"Essence Magazine is the magazine for today's African-American woman, edited for career-minded, sophisticated and independent achievers. Essence covers career and educational opportunities, fashion and beauty, health and fitness, parenting, food and travel."

Upscale "This magazine combines celebrity profiles with articles exploring issues affecting the empowerment of the Black community. It provides in-depth information in the areas of business/finance, fashion, hair care, health care, home improvement and personal and professional development." 9 issues/12 months

Today's Black Woman - 9 issues/12 months
"Targeting modern African-American women, this lifestyle publication covers love, relationships, sex, health, careers, fashion, beauty, and other issues relevant to daily living."

Sister 2 Sister Monthly
"Sister 2 Sister Magazine covers celebrity events, interviews with interesting people, personal achievement features and more all written in a bold, sassy style without apologies. Each issue features pointed opinions, news on beauty products, fashion, and music reviews."

O: The Oprah Magazine - Monthly
"A personal growth guide that will give women the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams. Aiming to give smart women confidence to express their individual style and to make choices that will lead to a happier more fulfilling life. Follows a no stress approach." (Not black oriented, but content supports diversity.)

Black Men "A lifestyle publication for today's African American male. 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." 6 issues/12 months

Hype Hair - 9 issues annually
"Hype Hair Magazine features up to date, innovative hair styles for African-American women and features advice on care and styling hair for women of color, as well as cosmetics tips, information on new beauty products, relaxation techniques, color, weaving and braiding."

Black Passion Covers African-American hair fashion. 2 issues/12 months

Black Beauty and Hair "Black Beauty & Hair is generally regarded as one of the leading magazines in the world on Black hair and beauty. It is in interesting mix cutting edge styles and informative articles on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. It is glossy "coffee table" magazine and must-read for any women of colour. " 6 issues/12 months

Black Hair 6 issues/12 months

Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia Society publication that promotes vegetarianism and the health benefits of a plant-based eating plan. Features a member-owned business in each issue. Newsletter 6 issues/12 months

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History & Genealogy

American Legacy: The Magazine of African-American History and Culture. Check Amazon's price

This is my Number 1 favorite magazine...even the advertising sections are informative! Articles are diverse and engaging, in-depth yet highly readable; in Fall 2005 alone they covered "The Highwaymen" (a group of self-taught Florida artists who created lush landscapes and sold them along the roadside), James Reese Europe, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Charlotte Hawkins/Palmer Memorial Institute, the soldiers who build the Alaska Highway, "Top Ten Influential Books & Films in Black History"...among other things. I'm particularly delighted to see women equally represented in each issue. Celebrating their 10th year in 2005, planning to expand to 6 issues annually. Visit their website for more information.
4 issues/12 months

Footsteps: African American Heritage Grades 4 and up "Each issue explores a new topic from Blacks and the Military to the Harlem Renaissance. Designed for kids ages 9 to above (grades 4 and up), it is vibrant with interviews, primary sources, first-person accounts, and more." 5 issues/12 months (From the publishers of Cobblestone, the award-winning American history magazine.)

The Crisis Magazine - Every other month
"Founded in 1910 as the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The Crisis is a bimonthly journal of civil rights, politics, history, and culture. The Crisis seeks to educate its readers about issues plaguing African Americans and other communities of color ."

Afro-Americans in New York Life and History "Interdisciplinary journal on Afro-Americans in New York state life and history. 2 issues/12 months

Journal of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society . 2 issues/12 months Journal and newsletter Available with membership.

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Education & Guides

Black Issues Book Review 6 issues annually.
"Black Issues Book Review showcases the burgeoning world of African American Literature. Each thought provoking, entertaining issue expresses the joy of reading with a unique blend of provocative reviews, author interviews, and insightful commentary."

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education "The nation's only news magazine dedicated exclusively to minority issues in higher education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the diverse education community with information that is of particular interest to African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Hispanic Americans, Americans with disabilities, and women. " (Formerly called Black Issues in Higher Education.) 26 issues/12 months

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education "Dedicated to the conscientious investigation of the status and prospects for African Americans in higher education." Quarterly

Journal of Black Studies Subscribe directly at Sage Publications
"For the last third of a century, the Journal of Black Studies has been the leading source for dynamic, innovative, and creative research on the Black experience. Poised to remain at the forefront of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field of Black studies, the Journal of Black Studies is published six times per year. This means a greater number of important and intellectually provocative articles exploring key issues facing African Americans and Blacks can now be given voice."
6 issues/12 months .

QBR: The Black Book Review "Dedicated to books about the African American experience. Contains fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, and health and lifestyle management." 6 issues/12 months

Black College Today Bi-monthly. Covers newsmakers, scholarships, issues and more.

Black Collegian "Articles aimed at African-American college students offering the information, guidance and assistance needed to survive and succeed in a complex and demanding society. " Semi-annual

Interdisciplinary Guide to Black Studies "A handy, one-volume sourcebook, the G.K. Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies lists current publications cataloged during the past year by The New York Public Library." Annual

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Business & Government

African American Career World - 2 issues/12 months
Free subscription for qualified African American students and professionals
"... the recruitment link between students and professionals who are African American and the major corporations that seek to hire them. Each edition includes columns, departments, and feature articles that target the African-American sector of the U.S. population."

Black Enterprise - Monthly
"A monthly business magazine for African-American professionals and entrepreneurs that provides essential business information including personal finance, investment strategies, and entrepreneurship."

Black Congressional Monitor "Unedited reporting of the legislative initiatives of all African Americans Members of the US Congress. In addition, U.S. Federal Government policies, programs, other initiatives of particular interest/benefit to the African American community, including: grants, scholarships, and public policies.' 24 issues/12 months

State of Black America. Urban League. "A detailed record of significant trends and events in black America. Educators, public officials, and community leaders analyze recent developments in economics, education, housing, legislation, politics, and race relations as they affect and are affected by blacks. " Annual

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Culture: Art, Music, Literature, Entertainment

Blues Review - Every 2 months
"Blues Revue Magazine covers the root of all American music--the blues. The magazine features the best interviews and CD reviews, and the most diverse coverage of any blues magazine available."

Right On! - Monthly
"Right On! Magazine contains the latest gossip, photos and interviews with the hottest screen, television and recording stars. It is the leading African-American youth entertainment magazine bringing readers the stars they want to see and the news they need to know. It is a virtual bible of the Black entertainment industry for young adults."
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The Crisis Magazine - Every other month
"Founded in 1910 as the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The Crisis is a bimonthly journal of civil rights, politics, history, and culture. The Crisis seeks to educate its readers about issues plaguing African Americans and other communities of color ."

Black Warrior Review Features poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by both established and developing writers. 2 issues/12 months

Obsidian Iii : Literature In The African Diaspora North Carolina State University Department of English. 2 issues/12 months

Warpland : A Journal Of Black Literature And Ideas. Published Annually by the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Conference of Chicago State University.

Black Camera The newsletter of the Black Film Center/Archives Indiana University Department of Afro-America Studies. 2 issues/12 months


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