New magazine reflects Orlando as destination for young black professionals

July 15, 2011, 5:06 am

J. Jackson Sr. thinks that there are enough young black professionals like himself in Central Florida to justify organizing a magazine aimed specifically at them. Soon he will find out how deep the growing pool of black business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, doctors, lawyers, accountants and educators really is.

On Saturday, Jackson will hold a party at the Amway Center to launch RYSE magazine, a bimonthly publication with features on networking, arts, entertainment, sports, personality profiles, politics and finance. The name of the magazine is an acronym for Recognizing Young Successful Executives.

“There is nothing out there like this for the young professional,” said Jackson, 34, president of Pure Platinum real-estate agency in Winter Park. “I wanted a platform to recognize successful entrepreneurs and business executives.”


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