I had to laugh yesterday because our Desiree alarm went off in a big way as our readers sent in the links to the latest news from Slabbeds favorite self promoter of all times, former White House social secretary/New Orleans party girl Desiree Rogers. In today’s installment of All My Glapion Children we find that Desiree has accomplished her mission of helping friend Linda Johnson Rice begin the process of righting the ship at Johnson Publishing, which has evidently struggled due to the economic slowdown at Ebony and Jet magazines. Now Desiree takes over as CEO.
I had a great time reading between the lines from my last post to yesterday’s press release from Johnson. Change came to Johnson just days before Desireee was hired as a consultant as this press release trumpeting the hiring of Amy DuBois Barnett as the new editor at Ebony indicates. Then our girl Desiree evidently became Desiree the Knife as the axe fell on President/COO Anne Sempowski Ward. With the dirty work done that left the coast clear for Desiree’s coronation as CEO, a title previously held by Ms. Johnson Rice herself. Desiree then immediately announced the hiring of a token male at Johnson, Rodrigo A. Sierra who looks to me to be the person who will be doing the actual work to salvage Johnson. Continue reading “D”