“From The Black Wood”

Being a person heavily into fashion, music, social media, and celebrities, my favorite mass media is EBONY magazine. Ebony magazine is reared by Johnson Publishing Company which is “committed to celebrating the rich Black American experience by creating products that inform, entertain, engage, and inspire” (Johnson Publishing Company).  Johnson Publishing Company is the preeminent publisher of EBONY magazine, which was founded in 1942 to by the late John H. Johnson.  

By operating trusted brands and delivering products of the highest quality that celebrate, inform, engage, entertain, inspire, and enhance the lives of people, (JPC) is committed to the vibrancy of Black culture. Johnson Publishing Company has a rich history and strong mass media entities that can take cross-promotion to the next level.

Another mass media that Johnson Publishing Company owns is Fashion Fair. Fashioned for women of color, by the late Eunice W. Johnson, Fashion Fair, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Publishing Company, took the risk that most cosmetics companies don’t by producing makeup for women with deeper skin tones. Fashion fair was instituted in 1973, being named after the EBONY Fashion Fair fashion show that inspired it. Ebony fashion fair is the world’s largest traveling fashion show.

My cross-promotional campaign will be to promote a radio show called “From the Black Wood”. “From the Black Wood” will cross promote EBONY magazine and Fashion Fair, both owned by Johnson Publishing Company.   From the Black Wood radio show will discuss topics such as: fashion, cosmetics, and insight into Black culture dialoging with its current black celebrities and the everyday Black entrepreneur.  The show will feature people who are featured in each months EBONY magazine, and various models and spokes person for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The “From the Black Wood” radio show launching starting in Chicago, Illinois where EBONY and Fashion Fair are founded through Johnson Publishing Company will go into various Chicago communities promoting black cultural awareness and skin care.                      

The radio show will be an in-house operated radio station that continues to embody and promote the values and principles that its founders the late John & Eunice Johnson established many years ago. All radio donations and proceeds will be donated by Ebony & Fashion Fair to the John H. Johnson elementary charter school in Chicago.

By pierjacobsen

” Fashion Blogs 3 x the Charm”

Throughout my entire life, from the time I was born,
I have always had a passion for “fashion“.

I decided to take that passion to next level and start my clothing line called TYE which stands for “Talented Young Entrepreneur”. However, from time to time, I like to keep up with current fashions on various blog sites. Today’s blog will elaborate on three of many blogs that I view to gain insight and keep up with society’s point of view on the fashion industry.

The Fashion Bomb   daily blog site really catches my eye when it comes to fashion from an urban
perspective. The purpose of the Fashion Bomb blog site, which was written by fashion
journalist Claire Sulmers in 2006, is to” provide daily doses of chic to stylistas of color” (The Fashion Bomb).


The web’s number one destination or urban fashion is “The Fashion Bomb”.  With Claire having an interest for style and writing, she decided to create a fashion blog for sassy, making it the number one destination. Claire’s idea was carefully crafted after recognizing a lack of online sources and few in print for urban fashion.  Claire has been interviewed as a style expert and trendsetter for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and  Time Magazine, just to name a few; Ms. Sulmers has even been a contributor for Essence and Italian Vogue. The Fashion bomb is news, with a combination of personal diary. For those connoisseurs of contemporary style, the Fashion Bomb seeks to be a global online destination for them now incorporating several contributors. The fashion bombs audience caters to those people who are connoisseurs of the urban fashion style.

The second eye-catching blog that captures my essence of style in fashion is that of Couture in
the City
. Couture in the City is a blog site, focusing on the latest in fashion designers, beauty, celebrity style, trends, what to wear and how-to solutions. The editor and chief of Couture in the City is Angelique.  

Having a style classified as casual, classic, and rocker chic, and lately adapting to color, Angelique’s style revolves around the mood she’s in. The purpose of Couture in the City blog is for women like Angelique to be able to find some of the latest must have items of the season or steal a look of a celebrity and get it for a whole lot less.  This blogging site is definitely personal diary with inserts of news on fashion reaching an audience of everyday
women looking for a reasonable way to be fashionable.

Last but not least, my third eye-catching blog is “KLS” by Kimora Lee Simmons.

Mrs. Simmons and the entire Simmons family are major moguls, and pioneers of the fashion and hip hop industry. They are my all-time top favorite celebrity family! Kimora Lee Simmons is one of “the top hardest working” mothers in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. KLS give insight on the life of Kimora Lee Simmons, and her “Life in the Fab Lane” and perspective on fashion. I would say that this blog is a combination of her personal diary and celebrity news. KLS audience is majorly fans of Mrs. Simmons in the teen, young adult and adult women age groups.                                                            

How do the three bloggers differ? The three bloggers, which I have chosen differ in age, profession, and
celebrity stature to the everyday person.  I have chosen a blogger who is a fashion journalist, one is an everyday person with a passion for fashion like myself, and then a celebrity fashion designer, model, and fashion icon. I would have to say that out of the three, I prefer the celebrity! Reading her blogs and keeping up with her shows and family just gives you so much insight into the fashion industry and aspirations to mold your family into a dynamic family of entrepreneurs as the Simmons are.

If I were to continue blogging beyond this point, my content would consist of fashion, music, celebrities, and
everyday struggles of college student aspiring to better themselves through their education. The style would be very classic yet chic, with and urban casual feel, allowing interactivity with followers, and seeking contributions
from other fellow bloggers.

By pierjacobsen

I’m Expecting a Utopian Society; What do you Expect?

Have you ever imagined how our world will evolve in the next five years, ten years, or even fifteen years? Try the next twenty-four years. I know it’s hard to sit and ponder on where you will be in five years, but twenty-four year; that’s epic! As a result of already living in a world and societies reared by information technologies, the world will increase better living through technology. http://blog.bltt.org/ .

The year 2035 brings excitement and curiosity to how the world will continue to evolve through technology. Our world will be reared in a society known as “utopian”. A utopian world is concisely a world of better living. We already social networks like Facebook, and Twitter which allows networking and contact from anywhere in the world. 2035 will bring the advancement of social networking merging with major search engines, and allowing the Internet browsing process to be more concise and even swifter.

As our world will continue to evolve, will see more science and technology advances than we experienced during the entire 20th century. The other aspect of technology evolving for the better is the advancement and establishment of more efficient robots. With the way technology is advancing rapidly, by the year 2035, we will be able to see more things brought to life through science and technology. Robots will increasingly take the place and roles of certain jobs and functions in society. Also, science will be so enhanced that people will try to escape death and live and be healthy as long as possible. Science will result in advanced cloning for people of major stature to be able to try to cheat death by cloning themselves. An example of this is depicted in the move “The Island”. In the Island the life is depicted in a Utopian facility.
It would be nice to have a Utopian society in 24 years, but it’s a scary thought to think about the possibility of a “dystopian” society as well. In a world with an overwhelming presence of technology, society may become depressed and feel like it are less valuable to the world than pieces of equipment which have to be charged every single night to work. Trust me; it’s a very sad thing to think about. How can, and how one who cannot afford these luxurious technologies will provide for their family. In the event one cannot support, how will society cope with these people? Just the thought of that leaves you anxious and optimistic.
In the year 2035, I will most likely be an honorable United States Air Force Officer veteran, motivational philanthropist, more successful entrepreneur enjoying retirement and the enjoyment of these same values and aspirations being exemplified through my children, and youth of the next generations to come. I can also see myself being some sort of teacher because I’ve always had a soft spot for teaching and working with children.

By pierjacobsen