28 Days of Fashion : in Celebration of Black History Month
First African American Editor- In -Chief at a Condé Nast Publications (CNP) magazine. (Brides).
In 2013, Keija Minor became editor-in-chief of Brides, one of 18 glossy magazines produced by the company, alongside the likes of Vogue, Glamour and Vanity Fair.
Ms. Minor was Brides’ executive editor, and her appointment comes after the former editor in chief, Anne Fulenwider, moved to Marie Claire. Ms. Minor, a Howard University School of Law graduate, says she stepped out on a leap of faith and ended her four-year career in corporate law before becoming editor in chief of Gotham magazine in 2005, and then editor in chief of Uptown magazine in 2008. “I’m thankful I had enough courage in my 20s to take an 85 percent pay cut,” Ms. Minor said.
Today, Minor continues as Brides Editor In Chief as her journey from a black publication to the pinnacle of a mainstream title is one that is commendable and will no doubt be looked at as a shining example that black editors can ascend in publishing–and particularly after spending time at a niche publication.
Stay tuned throughout the month as we educate, inspire and explore during “28 days of Fashion” here and on Dru Christine: Hustle & Sew (www.druchristine.wordpress.com).
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