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Did I Really Just Buy EBONY?

“In the back of my mind I always knew I was going to be part of the family business,” Eden Bridgeman Sklenar says.

That family business—restaurant franchises and beverage holdings—has now expanded to include the fabled EBONY and Jet brands that this 34-year-old is determined to put her own mark on. The sense of family, legacy and history that is so much a hallmark of the EBONY and Jet origin story is at the heart of Eden’s story as well. Her parents drove home the importance of building something to pass down to future generations. And that’s exactly what she feels makes her the right person to lead the nameplate into its next incarnation, which in her estimation means building on its media roots and expanding into new industries, too.

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31 Days of Black Women & Femme Photographers

In honor of Women’s History Month, EBONY kicks off our Epic Black Image curation series with 31 days of stellar women photographers. They say a good photographer knows where to stand. She also knows how to take a stand by creating self-defining, self-loving work.—Joicelyn Dingle

ADAMA DELPHINE FAWUNDU

Adama Delphine Fawundu photography and multimedia installations have been exhibited coast-to-coast from the Studio Museum in Harlem to the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. “Black Like Blue,” a 2018 self-portrait, was shot while traveling in Argentina. Although African descendants have had a presence there dating back to the slave trade, Fawundu, born in Sierra Leone, found little evidence of that history. “I travel to experience and learn about Black people in different parts of the world. I was disappointed. I created this photo in honor and respect of Afro-Argentines—past, present and future.” Follow her on IG @adamadelphine

photographer: Adama Delphine Fawundu

31 Days of Black Women & Femme Photographers

In honor of Women’s History Month, EBONY kicks off our Epic Black Image curation series with 31 days of stellar women photographers. They say a good photographer knows where to stand. She also knows how to take a stand by creating self-defining, self-loving work.—Joicelyn Dingle

ADAMA DELPHINE FAWUNDU

Adama Delphine Fawundu photography and multimedia installations have been exhibited coast-to-coast from the Studio Museum in Harlem to the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. “Black Like Blue,” a 2018 self-portrait, was shot while traveling in Argentina. Although African descendants have had a presence there dating back to the slave trade, Fawundu, born in Sierra Leone, found little evidence of that history. “I travel to experience and learn about Black people in different parts of the world. I was disappointed. I created this photo in honor and respect of Afro-Argentines—past, present and future.” Follow her on IG @adamadelphine

photographer: Adama Delphine Fawundu  

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