It’s the end of an Era, JET magazine has ended their 63 year run as the #1 newsweekly print publication that covered African American life.
Since 1951 JET magazine has been a staple in providing a platform of news, entertainment, current events and political issues that speaks to the African American community. Some of the publications most influential coverage came during the height of the civil rights movement, the Montgomery Bus boycott and the detailed chronicles of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.
According to Juicy magazine the last print issue will hit newsstands June 9 titled “An American Icon” it will detail the publication’s historic coverage of African-American news over the last 63-years and feature some of their most famous covers.
Since 1952 JET has given African American women a platform to stand tall and celebrate their beauty in one of the magazines most popular features called “Beauty of the Week”. These women were not models but everyday women who would submit their photos for a chance to be featured in JET.
JET magazine provided the African American community with a weekly publication that featured people from all walks of life and profession on the cover that looked like they did, all while empowering African Americans to strive to be better in all things.
JET may no longer be on newsstands but they are set to launch a digital app for your smartphones and tablets by June 30.