Conde’ Nast Hires First African American Editor to Helm ‘Brides’ Magazine

Keija Minor is the new Editor-in-Chief at Brides Magazine...and the first African American EIC in the Conde Nast family of publications.

The unbelievable, near impossible, happens nearly every day.  We see it as a small miracle, but the hearts of those that may not see a reason to hire minorities in key positions are breaking open more and more every day to make room for us.

In case you’re not aware, Conde’ Nast is the publisher of nearly all things magazine in America.  They publish “18 magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps” to distinguish them as a premiere frontrunner in fashion, consumer and business publications.  Some of America’s favorite publications are under their umbrella of publications like “The New Yorker”, “GQ”, “Vanity Fair”, and “Vogue.”  Another publication they publish is Brides Magazine and lo and behold, the empire has opened its doors to its first African American Editor-in-Chief, Keija Minor, according to the Huffington Post.

In the magazine world, Minor’s ascension to the top spot is akin to President Obama’s taking the helm of the country. It is a remarkable achievement on behalf of Conde’ Nast that they finally saw the benefit of someone of color guiding one of their publications into the future.  The former EIC of the magazine, Anne Fulenwider, moved on to take over Marie Clare.

Minor comes to Brides after holding the EIC position for Uptown magazine from 2008 to 2011.  Uptown is a magazine targeting affluent African Americans and her transition from Uptown to Brides is no small undertaking or accomplishment.  She is being trusted with the vision of America’s brides.  Feel the weight of her position now?  Yeah.

Read more about her here.

-J.C. Brooks

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