That Obama Issue Of Ebony And Other 2016 Highlights From Adriennewrites


2016 was a great year. I gave birth to my second son, I worked as the senior editor of Newcity (a Chicago-based arts magazine), I started an entertainment column at Forbes and I was the special managing editor of Ebony’s special commemorative Obama issue. The Obama issue came together in a beautiful way, and I’m grateful to all the celebs and politicians who responded to my call and came through with quotes and essays and photos. Magnifique!

Other editorial highlights include:

  • A fun chat with Joseph Sikora, star of Power, for Chicago magazine. Sikora, who is from Chicago, swears to me that he didn’t really throw up a pitchfork gang sign in a photo. Of course, after I wrote this article, plenty of people contacted me to say they still don’t believe him. Ah well. Power returns in the summer of 2017.
  • I wrote about one of Chicago magazine’s most influential Chicagoans, Tamar Manasseh, for this extra special issue celebrating the denizens of the Windy City. It’s not everyday that I get to be a featured writer for such a special issue.
  • My Forbes column is fun. You will read about everything from binge-watching hot television shows to understanding why some stars make a ton of cash hawking wigs. 

Author: Adriennewrites

Adrienne Gibbs is an award-winning writer, journalist and editor. Need some help writing? Just ask.