The last print edition of Jet magazine is published today, June 9, 2014. 
It’s going to continue as an app and on various digital platforms.
Source: Chicago Business Journal

The last print edition of Jet magazine is published today, June 9, 2014.

It’s going to continue as an app and on various digital platforms.

Source: Chicago Business Journal

R.I.P. Jet magazine. Keith Kelly at the New York Post reports that Jet will cease publishing its print edition and go to website-only. See a collection of 15 classic 1960s Jet covers here.

Sepia, August 1959

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Sepia, August 1959

Most of these magazine covers came from 16 Stone Vintage, the essential site for scans of vintage black magazines from the 1950s-70s.

Black History Month Magazine Covers

We’ve been collecting a series of African American (and one South African) magazine covers to celebrate Black History Month. Here are some the galleries of magazine covers that have been posted on the Newmanology website:

The Baddest Covers of All Time: The Black Panther Newspaper

The Covers of Jet Magazine, 1960s

100 Years of Powerful Covers from The Crisis Magazine

1950s Covers of Drum: “Africa’s Leading Magazine”

Duke: The First Black Men’s Pinup Magazine

Duke: The First Black Men’s Pinup Magazine (1957)

Duke was the first black men’s pinup magazine, launched in 1957. It was based on the editorial format pioneered by Playboy, and like that magazine was also published in Chicago. It featured fiction, interviews, fashion, racy cartoons, and of course, a pin-up centerfold. Notable writers published in Duke included Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, and George S. Schuyler. Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury had a story in the first issue called “The Last White Man.” Like Playboy and other men’s magazines of the time, Duke featured lots of illustration, and its interior design owed much to early issues of Hugh Hefner’s publication.

The editor of Duke was Dan Burley, a well-known African American journalist and jazz pianist who also worked at the Amsterdam News, Jet, and Ebony. The art director was Leroy Winbush. Sadly, Duke lasted only six issues before folding.

Here are five of the original Duke covers. Visit the Newmanology website to see a bonus “Duchess of the Month” centerfold from the first issue!

Thanks to Darwination Scans and 16 Stone Vintage for the covers.

Cool comic reminiscence by John Wilcock, Ethan Persoff, and Scott Marshall: Langston Hughes reading his poem "Harlem Sweeties" in 1960.

"Parade," by Jacob Lawrence. This illustration was originally created to accompany a poem by Langston Hughes in 1948.
Source: Langston Hughes Papers

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"Parade," by Jacob Lawrence. This illustration was originally created to accompany a poem by Langston Hughes in 1948.

Source: Langston Hughes Papers

Duke was the first African American men’s pinup magazine, published in Chicago in 1957. Here’s a gallery of all six Duke covers, plus the first Duchess of the Month centerfold photo!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH MAGAZINES: BLACK ENTERPRISE

Black Enterprise was founded in 1970 as a magazine for business and investment news for the African-American community. For much of the 1970s, under the art direction of Edward L. Towles, Black Enterprise featured a series of noted black artists and illustrators on the cover. This collection includes illustrated covers by Romare Bearden, P-Funk LP cover artist Overton Lloyd and many more.