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Jet Magazine and the #oldschool merge

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As of the end of June 2014, Jet Magazine is going digital. Some things you wish would just stay old school. There’s nothing like going to the beauty shop, picking through the magazines to read while you are sitting under the dryer and combing through Jet Magazine.

Whenever I would read Jet, I would go immediately to the back to see the top 10 TV shows (featuring African Americans) of the week, then the top albums and top songs of the week. Then I would go over to the society section to see if I knew anyone who was celebrating an anniversary or proclaimed their love as a newlywed couple. I would then make my way to the Jet Beauty of the Week and getting motivated to not eat that chocolate cake. Once that was out of the way, I would read the relevant articles of the day. Presented in language that was easy enough for my Grandmother with a 9th grade education to understand, yet not insult her intelligence.

That’s the part I am going to miss. That’s the old school factor. The majority of Black homes and businesses in America have a subscription to Jet magazine. While I understand the move to digital, sometimes you wish Old School would just stick around just a little while longer.

 

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2 comments
Val
Val

Was at the barber shop with my guys and picked up the Jet with a big sigh as well.

The Cubicle Chick
The Cubicle Chick

Ah, yes, JET. When I saw the announcement online about them stopping their printed version, I let out a collective gasp. The end or an era, surely. And I am sure other publications will be following suit. Lesigh...

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