Congratulations are in order for Keija Minor–the first black Editor-In-Chief at Condé Nast. Minor has cracked open that proverbial glass ceiling by accepting the position as E-I-C of Brides Magazine. Minor announced this position shortly after former E-I-C Anne Fulenwider accepted the same position for Marie Claire.
Black Twitter is buzzing with excitement over Minor’s new position. Check out some of the happy tweets:
Even Bridal Whisperer, David Tutera had to Tweet his excitement:
Condé Nast is a privately owned company that produces 18 magazines like Vanity Fair, Glamour, Vogue, GQ & more–basically all your favorite magazines if you’re a fashion lover. It’s been 103 years since this company started cranking out some of the hottest fashion magazines on the stands. 103 years and NO people of color heading up any of these magazines.
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I am so proud of Minor and the ground she’s breaking in media. Black women represent a huge chunk of fashion consumerism and now we can be proud of seeing ourselves represented in mainstream media in a positive way. I’ve got my eye on Minor and you should too!
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Check Out This Gallery Of Black Women Firsts!
1. Vanessa Williams
She became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983 (then had to give the title up due to some steamy pictures of her that surfaced).
2. Halle Berry
In 2002, she became the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress.
3. Toni Morrison
She became the first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
4. Vonetta Flowers
In 2002 the first Black woman won a gold medal in the winter Olympics.
5. Tyra Banks
In 1997 she became the first Black model to appear on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition'
6. Condoleeza Rice
She became the first Black female appointed Secretary Of State in 2005 after becoming first Black woman to serve as the National Security adviser.
7. Beverly Johnson
The first Black supermodel was the first to Black woman the grace the covers of 'Elle' and American 'Vogue' magazines in the 1970s.