I saw this cover when I was in Target this morning. It’s their annual 10 hottest couples issue and who’s front and center? Donkey and ex-Mrs. Babyface, Eddie Murphy and Tracie Edmonds. A duo who had a show wedding then broke up over their two week honeymoon.
But as bad as this is, what’s worse on the cover is a tease to a story about whether light skinned blacks have it better than dark skinned blacks. How many times is Ebony going to re-write this tired article? See? This is why me and Ebony had to break up. The light versus dark article along with interracial dating, black college beauty queens and that whack Whitney Houston article they ran about eight years back where they didn’t ask her any hard questions piss me off. Ebony never evolves. It never changes. It never challenges. It’s never critical, except of black men dating white women. It’s just annoying. It’s vapid. It’s lame.
Anyone know a better black magazine? I’ve tried a few others to replace Ebony in my life (I still read the occasional Jet Magazine though), but so far I’m still frustrated. I used to read Essence, but even it’s lacking nowadays. I loved reading my mother’s Essence, not the one that was revamped to court a younger, hipper set. This all makes me want to start my own political/fashion/celebrity/society/investigative journalism glossy mag, a la Vanity Fair, but with a more comprehensive coverage of black, Asian, Latino and biracial stars, in conjunction with their white counterparts. I don’t know. Someday maybe.