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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A Hot Mess: Magazine Drama & Blog Bashing

What the hell is going on at The Source now? First the sexual harassment charges and then a couple of weeks ago two members of their staff were arrested for attempted murder. Now I just found out that their newly appointed editor in chief, Fahiym Ratcliffe, has just submitted his resignation papers. Jeesh! It seems that publisher Mays is still tampering with artists’ ratings and going against the staff’s consensus. Of course during my very brief stint at the Source in ’95 folks were quitting and literally walking out at The Source for those very same reasons. Well it’s good to see ain’t a damn thing changed!

First it was escalating the whole east-west hate and now Vibe is back at it again creating blog wars. In this month’s “Juice” issue they list their Top 6 Hip-hop Bloggers. Too bad folks online aren’t in agreement and a web-backlash is in total effect. So much hatin in all this heat. Everyone needs to simmer down and cop that Leela James CD, read XXL and cool the frack off.

There’s a lot more pressing issues to discuss like when will young Black women get a mag to call their very own. This story sheds some light on why Suede, Honey and Heart & Soul failed and why Essence still remains. Well there’s always theHotness and that’s real y'all!


Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Just passing through, I'm digging the blog by the way.

8/20/2005 7:53 PM

Blogger aplomb said...

I totally agree with you about the Suede and Honey issue. When those magazines came out, I was too excited, they talked about everything I was going through and identified with, and when they were yanked, I was totally upset.

Thanks for the link to the article and your interesting insights.

8/22/2005 10:13 AM

Blogger Hot Grrrl said...

Thanks Aplomb and THC for thelove. So do you read Essence? What do you think of Elle?

8/24/2005 10:05 AM

Blogger Berry said...

I'm claiming my apartment now!

8/24/2005 11:55 AM

Blogger aplomb said...

Hey Gurrl,

Yes I read Essence, its good, but there are times when I want to focus on Fashion and less on the tough issues, I look to essence for that. And as for Elle, its cool, but i dont really identify with it knowhatimean!! :)

8/31/2005 2:44 PM


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