Condé Nast Makes History by Naming Keija Minor, First Black Woman, as Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine

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Condé Nast Makes History by Naming Keija Minor, First Black Woman, as Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine

Kudos to Condé Nast for making history by naming Keija Minor, a black woman, as editor-in-chief of Brides magazine, one of its 18 magazines, for the first time in its history. Media Bistro reports the promotion is effective immediately.

Amy DuBois Barnett, current editor of Ebony, was the first African-American woman to head up a mainstream consumer magazine during her time at Teen People. 

Blacks are virtually unseen in leadership roles at most mainstream magazines but it is refreshing to see Condé Nast buck the trend. Keija Minor established herself at a smaller magazine, Uptown, which is a lifestyle glossy aimed at rich blacks. She then  It was at one such smaller magazine that Minor began, establishing herself at Uptown, a lifestyle glossy aimed at affluent African Americans. She went on to get a position on the editorial desk at Brides, before landing the top spot.

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