Generational Wealth and the Legacy of Ebony Magazine

October 28, 2021 3PM CST

Season 1 - Episode 1
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On this inaugural episode, host Jerome D. Love has a conversation with Eden Bridgeman-Sklenar, the only daughter of former NBA star Junior Brigeman, on what it’s like be the newest owners of two of the most iconic media institutions in the Black Community – EBONY and JET magazines.

During the conversation, Eden discusses why it’s still important for Black people to see themselves in publications, if the JET Beauty of the Week feature will make a comeback, plus her view on helping the community prioritize economics over image. Eden Bridgeman-Sklenar serves as owner of Ebony and JET magazines and is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Manna Inc. She is also a new mother and discusses her new drive, in hopes to continue establishing legacy through wealth building and philanthropy.

Part 1

Part 2

VALUE BOMBS:
  1. The family business must complement the individual for them to find their purpose and serve the business well. Find your place in the family business – what is each individual member’s strengths and weaknesses and how does it adapt to the business?
  2. Wealth is making your money work for you vs. you working for your money and positioning your family with opportunities.
  3. Switching mindset: The idea of a just getting a paycheck vs. understanding how money is made, moved around and handled by big businesses like J.P. Morgan Chase.
EP.1 – EDEN Pt. 1
  1. My Father didn’t build his empire alone, It took my parents as a joint unit. [3:29]
  2. My Father was quite successful during his time as a NBA player. While he didn’t make the money that Lebron [James] and a Magic Johnson made he came before them and paved the way; through humility.  [5:25]
  3. A lot of people will flash money or chains or houses and cars, but we don’t own any of it. We have to show we are not only about the image, but also the substance. We understand we to equip that generation to be about something more than the latest shoes. How do you make the money around it. [12:15]
EP.1 – EDEN Pt. 2
  1. Finding your place in the family business – what is each individual members strengths and weaknesses and how does it adapt to the business. The business has to compliment the individual in order for them to find their purpose and serve the business well. [5:40]
  2. Wealth is being able to position your family so that they will have opportunities to go and experience; so that your money works for you and you don’t work for your money. [9:59]
  3. You have to first understand how money is made; Not the idea of a paycheck, but how did the J.P. Morgan Chases of the world make, move around and handled money. [14:44]
EP.1 – EDEN Pt. 1
  1. My Father didn’t build his empire alone, It took my parents as a joint unit. [3:29]
  2. My Father was quite successful during his time as a NBA player. While he didn’t make the money that Lebron [James] and a Magic Johnson made he came before them and paved the way; through humility. [5:25]
  3. A lot of people will flash money or chains or houses and cars, but we don’t own any of it. We have to show we are not only about the image, but also the substance. We understand we to equip that generation to be about something more than the latest shoes. How do you make the money around it. [12:15]
EP.1 – EDEN Pt. 2
  1. Finding your place in the family business - what is each individual members strengths and weaknesses and how does it adapt to the business. The business has to compliment the individual in order for them to find their purpose and serve the business well. [5:40]
  2. Wealth is being able to position your family so that they will have opportunities to go and experience; so that your money works for you and you don’t work for your money. [9:59]
  3. You have to first understand how money is made; Not the idea of a paycheck, but how did the J.P. Morgan Chases of the world make, move around and handled money.