Two months after #EbonyOwes began trending on social media following outcries from freelancers and writers who never received payment for their work from Ebony magazine, #EbonyStillOwes has come to life.
Not only has Ebony still not paid its people — but whoever’s behind the @EBONYmag Twitter account has been blocking those speaking out about it.
— Zerline Hughes Spruill (@zerlinehughes) May 28, 2017
— Baratunde (@baratunde) May 31, 2017
— Benét J. WIlson (@Benet4NABJ) May 30, 2017
— AdrienneSamuelsGibbs (@AdrienneWrites) May 30, 2017
Nope. Also waiting on payment from the work I did as special Managing editor of the Diva commemorative issue
— AdrienneSamuelsGibbs (@AdrienneWrites) May 31, 2017
— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) May 30, 2017
— AdrienneSamuelsGibbs (@AdrienneWrites) May 28, 2017
Larry Goldbetter, the president of the National Writers Union, said in an interview with Journal-isms that the union is representing 14 writers who are owed $30,000.
Pay your people, Ebony.