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Right On! Digital Releases Exclusive Coverage Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Holiday
By: RIGHT ON! MAGAZINE
Beginning January 19, 2019, readers who visit the site will be able to scroll through more than a dozen quotes and heartfelt testimonials from a variety of tastemakers and celebrities who recall the tremendous influence the slain Civil Rights leader had on their lives. In addition, the site will feature an exclusive interview with Kurtis Blow, Chairman of the Universal Hip Hop Museum (uhhm.org). Blow, one of the pioneers of the rap music movement, shares a special connection with Right On! as he holds the honor of being the first rapper to appear on a cover of a nationally circulated newsstand magazine, which was Right On!.
This idea of celebrating Dr. King in this way was conceived by Right On! Digital's CEO/Editor-In-
"The purpose of our tribute to Dr. King is to highlight his accomplishments and spread awareness to the remarkable achievements of this great leader. Kurtis Blow, one of the first hip hop superstars, actually produced a record back in 1985 which was called 'King Holiday' and executive-produced by Dexter King (Dr. Martin Luther King's son) which featured Run-DMC, Stacy Lattisaw, Whitney Houston, New Edition, El DeBarge and many others. Its accompanying video was paid for by the late recording artist Prince and we take readers behind the scenes of this occasion which was an amazing fete in the 80's," she concludes.
To view the quotes and watch the throwback video "King Holiday" starring Kurtis Blow and his celebrity friends, please visit www.rightondigital.com and stay connected via Facebook and Instagram @RightOnDigital.
About Right On! Digital
Circa 1971, Right On! Magazine launched as the first teen magazine for the African-American youth audience. By the mid-70's, under the editorial leadership of Cynthia Horner, Right On! Magazine became known as an official voice of the entertainment community. At one time the publication was the go-to source for relevant coverage on Motown phenomenon Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 brothers. As the years progressed, Right On!, whose title derived from the iconic expression of positivity, was an important vehicle that assisted in popularizing such celebrities as Prince, Janet Jackson, New Edition, New Kids On The Block, Nicki Minaj, Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Right On! Magazine's iconic covers have appeared in numerous films, television segments and videos. The publication is the forerunner of urban music magazines and concentrates on bringing exclusive news and rare insight on topical issues to its readers. In 2017, Right On! Media Holdings, LLC. (a Horner-Harris family-owned company), launched its digital platform www.rightondigital.com. A commemorative print issue is slated for release in June 2019.