Ebony Magazine, Vol. 48, No. 2.

Journalist. Scholar. Game changer. The media world is reeling over the loss of legendary journalist and biographer Lerone Bennett, Jr. Bennett is known as a definitive chronicler of black life and events through his work for iconic publications like Ebony Magazine, where he served as Executive Editor. The Morehouse graduate also served as editor of Jet Magazine. Many remembered the media giant on social media.

Bennett authored the book Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America. He was 89.

Follow The Burton Wire on Instagram and Twitter @TheBurtonWire.

Previous articleJacquie Jones: Black Film and Media Champion Dies
Next articleSouth Africa: Jacob Zuma Resigns from Presidency
TheBurtonWire.com is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, TheBurtonWire.com is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. TheBurtonWire.com is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.