Right On! Magazine Goes Digital

Right On!, the first full-fledged entertainment magazine for the youth market, has relaunched as a digital platform.  The magazine, which was first published in 1971 as a vehicle to promote the Jackson 5 (the late Michael Jackson and his brothers Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, and Marlon) who were the first African-American teen idol group.  Right On! Magazine, originally owned by Laufer Publishing, was ground-breaking as it was a publication catering to the youth market.  In the years that followed, the publication featured such celebrities as the Soul Train Dancers, the Sylvers (“Boogie Fever”), New Edition, Janet Jackson, TLC, the late superstar Prince and hundreds of other artists.  In the 80’s, Right On! Became the first publication to cover a new music genre which would become known as hip-hop, and published stories on such rappers as The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, and The Furious Five. Sequence, Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, Roxanne Shante, UTFO, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Marley Marl and The Juice Crew and many more. In later years, Right On! Continued in its efforts to promote teen idols, including pop superstars like B2K (Omarion), Destiny’s Child (Beyonce), Mindless Behavior, Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Lil Twist.  A legend in its own time, Right On! Magazine developed special content on Michael Jackson and other fallen stars including the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Aaliyah and Left Eye (TLC).  During the magazine’s new phase, there will be an emphasis on social justice as well. Right On!, an expression of positivity, is an iconic brand that artists still admire.  When LL Cool J heard that the magazine was in the process of relaunching, he told publisher Cynthia Horner, “You knocked  it out of the box before, and you’ll do it again.” We live by our motto, “Job well done, but the job is not done.”  Right On! Magazine:  blending today’s entertainment with a blast from the past. For more information, please contact [email protected].