‘Ebony’ magazine apologizes to black conservatives

‘Ebony’ magazine apologizes to black conservatives

Ebony magazine issued an apology Friday to black conservatives — and Republican National Committee spokesman Raffi Williams specifically — for comments made by one of the magazine’s senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux.

Citing Ebony founder John H. Johnson’s vision that all blacks count, the editors of the magazine condemned Lemieux’s comments.

“Ebony strongly believes in the marketplace of ideas,” the editors said. “As the magazine of record for the African American community, Lemieux’s tweets in question do not represent our journalistic standard, tradition or practice of celebrating diverse Black thought.”

The magazine then issued a more direct apology to Williams and all black conservatives.

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.