Kyra Kyles taking JET MAGAZINE to the Next Level

written: by jim allen






Jet Magazine was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. Initially the magazine was called "The Weekly Negro News Magazine" that chronicled the Civil Rights Movement including the murder and funeral of Emmet Till, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the works of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Jet Magazine is more then a news magazine, its an American institution of higher learning. Jet Magazine spoke the stories of a people who had no voice. Jet Magazine gave pride to a people who didn't see themselves in magazines cast in a positive light. Jet Magazine with the honorable late John H. Johnson at the helm fought thwarts racism relative to receiving Advertising Contracts - Mr. Johnson would hop on one plane after another during the struggles of Jim Crow waiting hours to speak with CEO's in the 1950's, 60's and 70's concerning the importance of them advertising in a News Magazine that spoke directly to the heart of every stratosphere in Black America (Rich, Middle Class, and Poor).

We fast forward to 2011 and Jet Magazine has added a fresh, exciting Senior Editor in the person of Kyra Kyles to the addition of Senior Editors they presently have. Kyra Kyles is one of the Senior Editors at Jet Magazine who brings a much needed youthfulness yet mature guidance to Jet Magazine... what can I say? The girl is BAD in a GOOD way! Check her bio:

The Kyles Files 
Writer, Journalist specializing in Pop Culture and Hip Hop Music,
TV Personality and Event Host.

Adjunct Faculty (Starting in 2012)
Co-instructing a professional linkage course
on Hip Hop origins for Winter Trimester at
Northwestern University.

HR The Series 
Co-producer / Director / Writer
Web series that is a mash-up of sci fi, puppetry,
and workplace comedy. Think the intersection of
"X Files", "The Office", and "Sesame Street".

Tribune RedEye
Served as Reporter, Columnist, Broadcast Correspondent.
Covered Pop Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment,
also wrote stories on-line. TV Personality of the Kyles Files Live.

Through her columns and blogs Kyra Kyles has tackled tough issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and media elitism, as seen through the prism of Pop Culture. Kyra - winner of the coveted Jones Beck editorial award is an innovator in digital space, Kyra developed and launched an original talent contest, the Kyra Files track-off, to place the spotlight on Chicago rappers, rockers, and singers.

Kyra is a regular speaker for the Community Media Workshop, Columbia College of Chicago, as well as Northwestern University's Integrated Marketing and Medill programs. She has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, Rap Sheet, and Vibe.com she's also a regular featured pundit on WBEZ-FM, WVON1690AM, WFLD-TV, and CLTV to name a few.

A longtime proponent of diversity in media, Kyra is the twice-elected President of the National Association of Black Journalists-Chicago Chapter, and has served on the award winning organization board for five years. Among her accomplishments for NABJ-Chicago she revamped its digital strategy, launched a minute-to-win-it power networking series involving local entrepreneurs, and pioneered the NABJ-Chicago program, one of its most popular member benefits.

Kyra Kyles is a Chicagoan (South Side) girl who attended St. Ignatius College Prep and Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism where she holds an Accelerated Masters. She has taken her experiences, skills and talents to Jet Magazine working along side other Senior Editors, including Jet Magazine's Executive Editor the one and only Mitzi Miler a very talented author and journalist.

I'm asking the over 70,000 viewers of Tha Movement University to support Jet Magazine. With Kyra Kyles at the helm of Jet Magazine's Lifestyle content and Celebrity Coverage to the Entertainment section run by S. Tia Brown prepare to see online and read in Jet Magazine hard-copy great stories relative to Pop Culture, Business, Music, Entertainment, and yes even Family.... oh and least I forget the "Love and Beauty of the Week" features now that's whatsup!

Show some LOVE y'all... the next time you're at the magazine stand be sure to buy Jet Magazine its only $1.99 we all can afford to contribute a $1.99 investment in an institution that has done so much for us. You can also take it a step further by subscribing to:

Jet Magazine
PO BOX 37820
Boone, Iowa 50037 

or simply call 800-999-5954 (A Year Subscription is only $34.00 you get Jet Magazine coming to your doorstep 39 times within the year of your Subscription). WoW!!!

Now how cool is that? Let your children race to the door to get Jet Magazine like you use to do as a child. Give your family and friends the benefits of reading Jet Magazine when they're over for coffee, tea, and/or the holidays.


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