Ebony Readers Ain’t Happy With NeNe Leakes On The Cover. Period!

Courtesy of EURweb

It was bound to happen.

Any way you spin it, black folk was never gonna be cool with reality TV star, NeNe Leakes on the cover of an iconic publication; that for decades has celebrated black power, black beauty, and black pride.

Hell to the no, they holla!

Why Ebony? Why? Is the question that seems to be on the lips of many.

And (as the lyric goes), “It don’t stop!” And it hasn’t. Ebony is still getting backlash for its “Money and Power” issue; which shows Leakes on the cover, holding a glass of champagne, in a tub full of diamonds. The issue hit news stands recently; and you know how anonymity works, people are going to say exactly what’s on their mind. One post from the comments section of Young, Black & Fabulous reads,

“Ebony magazine has lost any credibility that it once had,” while another asks, “Ebony couldn’t get ANYONE else on the cover???”

Continue at EURweb…



  1. I expected to be more up in arms about this. But this is how I put it into perspective – reality TV has definitely made some new money millionaires. NeNe among them. And if the angle is money from Hollywood, no doubt she’s the face of that new grind. If this were about corporate moguls, or traditional Hollywood or some other faction of power, NeNe wouldn’t be the best representation. As much as I hate to say it, because personally I dislike this new breed of “actor” reality TV has created, Ebony is simply acknowledging the wealth that this type of TV has generated for some African Americans. It’s a legitimate angle for a power story.

  2. Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

  3. Lavender Queen Liz says:

    Reblogged this on Social Therapy Magazine.

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