Ebony magazine apologizes to black conservatives

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Ebony magazine issued an apology Friday to black conservatives -- and Republican National Committee spokesman Raffi Williams specifically -- for comments made by one of the magazine's senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux.

Citing Ebony founder John H. Johnson's vision that all blacks count, the editors of the magazine condemned Lemieux's comments.

"Ebony strongly believes in the marketplace of ideas,” the editors said. “As the magazine of record for the African American community, Lemieux's tweets in question do not represent our journalistic standard, tradition or practice of celebrating diverse Black thought.”

The magazine then issued a more direct apology to Williams and all black conservatives.

“Ebony acknowledges Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux's lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account and apologizes to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community,” the editors said.

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