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November 30, 2003

This Honey You Gave Me Has Turned To Tears

Keith Clinkscales, who came to visit us at the show when he was with Vibe, had to shut down his company this week, and three well-known Black magazines are going down with it:

Vanguarde troubles cost 80 their jobs

The morning newspapers lay at the entrance to Vanguarde Media yesterday in an unread stack - a grim reminder that the staffers won't return.
The 80 journalists and salespeople faced a cold Thanksgiving after being cut loose on Tuesday, when Vanguarde said it would file for bankruptcy.

Its three black-oriented magazines - heart & soul, Honey and Savoy - were shut down, the victims of a tight ad market and tighter investor dollars.

Keith Clinkscales, the former Vibe executive who founded Vanguarde in 1999, slumped in a conference room as he expressed his disappointment...

FOOTNOTE: That header was a quote from the poem "Asali" by Henry Dumas.

Posted by jsmooth995 at November 30, 2003 11:50 PM

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