While sitting around and feeling somewhat nostalgic a few days ago, I decided to do a search of my favorite magazine from back in the day.That magazine was of course Honey, and to my surprise I saw that the site and the mag will both be re-launching soon.
Just 10 years ago, I believe Honey was probably one of the hottest magazines around for African American Sistas.Unfortunately, after having a glorious start with Angela Burt-Murray ((I think she was the original Editor, I could be wrong though.)) as their editor, the owners of Honey decided to replace her with a woman who would effectively ruin Honey by replacing the images of Black men and women, with images of white looking women and gay looking Hispanic men.
One of the things that made Honey a success was the imagery.When you opened the magazine you felt as though you were seeing a true representation of yourself.Once images of Brown Sistas and Brown Brothas was replaced with images of women who were of color, but definitely not Black, what made Honey a success was lost, readership dropped, and the mag went out of business.
What will make the new Honey different from the old version that went out of business remains to be seen.Hopefully Honey’s new owners will take a cue from the managers of Vibe who brought back the original Editor in Chief ((Danyel Smith)) who took their mag to the heights of success so many years ago.