Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Miranda Jane on The Source

Former Source staffer and hip-hop activist Miranda Jane talks about the mag’s 99 problems:

They built it by walking across our collective backs. When I was at the source, Women ran shit literally and figuratively. We led the editorial meetings, we held down the fort, we provided the research, development, fact-checking, writing, planning and scheduling it took to print the most popular rap magazine on the planet. But we also provided the ass…

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One Response to “Miranda Jane on The Source”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s interesting that XXL — the magazine that pioneered the “dime pieces” layout and rarely prints any socio-political writing — hasn’t gotten as much criticism as the Source. Obviously, the latter’s intraoffice problems and rampant sexism shouldn’t be ignored, and it’s great that the truth is finally coming out. But one wonders if XXL will escape scrutiny simply because it does a better and more “professional” job of making the same fast food.

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