Right On!

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Right On!
Editor Judy Wieder
Categories African American pop culture, music
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Sterling-Macfadden, Dorchester Media
First issue 1971
Final issue c. 2011
Company . Laufer Publications
Country United States
Language English

Right On! was an American teen magazine first published by the Laufer Company in 1971 with editor/creator Judy Wieder and art director William Cragun. It continued publishing to c. 2011 and focused on African-American celebrities. It was later published by Dorchester Media.

The magazine was born in 1971, out of the desire to have a teen idol type magazine for African Americans. Like Tiger Beat did with White American and Hispanic celebrities, Right On! covered everything and everyone African-American and involved in the entertainment business. It also offered female readers make-up tips, and had a pen pals section as well.

During its early years, Right On! focused primarily on the lives and careers of The Jackson 5, featuring numerous interviews with each Jackson family member by editor Judy Wieder, as well as Motown labelmates The Temptations and Diana Ross. In the 1980s Right On! was instrumental in the popularity of R&B teen group New Edition.[citation needed]

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