After two decades of pimping misogyny and disrespect to its readers, including our women and children, The Source magazine has finally found its moral fortitude.
According to an article in today’s NY Times, Source publisher Londell McMillan states:
“It’s time the Hip-Hop industry stop advertising junk and be more responsible about what we sell to our readers. The Source has been much more selective about what we put in our magazine and created higher standards since we’ve changed ownership. We owe it to our readers and the parents who don’t want their children reading about the latest porn sites and seeing booty ads in the back of the magazine.”
While Mr. McMillan’s gesture is a noble one, not for one minute do we believe his decision was not driven by the state of the economy and the fact that black women have had enough.
White kids, once the #1 consumers of rap, have long since moved on to other musical genres once they learned that most of rap’s braggadocio is fake or manufactured.
Magazines and newspapers simply can’t compete with the Internet’s real time information pipeline. It’s just a matter of time before The Source is history.