Though it’s been 103 years since Condé Nast was formed, the company only recently named the first-ever black editor-in-chief to one of its 18 publications. Keija Minor, who has the top position at Brides Magazine, is the first African-American to hold the title.

Minor was previously the Editor-in-Chief at Uptown Magazine. Her move to head up a mainstream magazine is a great landmark in an industry that is still very much plagued by racial division.

It is also a sign of hope and progress to the many black writers and editors, who feel there’s no place for them outside of niche publications.

Minor, who previously was the Executive Editor at Brides, is opening the door for what many hope to be a bigger commitment to diversity behind-the-scenes at mainstream magazines.

What do you think of Minor’s groundbreaking achievement, Clutchettes and Gents? Is it a sign of more progress to come in the publishing industry?

  • http://gravatar.com/crod86 Chris Tobar Rodriguez

    This sounds great, I wish Congrats Keija Minor the best of luck with new postion. Even though im not a reader of your magazine, I think this a great opportunity.

  • Cee Cee

    Awesome! I wish her the best. When I was getting ready for my wedding I loved reading Brides!

  • LaNubiana

    You go sister!

  • Apple

    This is great !!

  • lauryn

    This is awesome. I don’t have a need for bridal magazines at this point, but either way it’s good news.

  • nona

    Wonderful news :)

  • http://www.AccessoryAffair.com Leslie

    Good news to hear, hopefully this will lead to more appointments in an otherwise dwindling medium.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Exactly! This is great news big ups to her and other sistahs doing their thing.

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  • Lex

    Yayy represent! She is paving the way for others down the road

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