Chicago’s own Jeremih came through for an interview. This was YEARS ago. And the image to the right is of the 8th floor, which traditionally was home to the Ebony staff and archives.
My pre-marriage cubicle. Peep the brass clock on the wall and the framed John H. Johnson cover in back of my chair. And that’s me on the right. Must’ve been winter, per the wool sweater.
The Ebony/8th floor seating area is to the left and the conference room is to the right. That orange cast isn’t a filter; the floor is basically orange and brown. A very cool vibe actually. And those magazines on the table? I persuaded the cover stars to be on two of those covers, plus I set up the shoot dates and all that jazz. Essentially, outside of writing and editing stories, I was a professional negotiator.

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Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.

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Adrienne Gibbs

Adrienne Gibbs

Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.