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Jamie Foster Brown    

Jamie Foster Brown is the publisher and solo owner of Sister 2 Sister magazine. She is also the celebrity news personality on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

She has won numerous accolades as a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. Her talent, tenacity and toughness have made her one of the most prominent African-American women in entertainment journalism and her monthly publication a staple for entertainment industry insiders.

Since Launching in September 1988, Sister 2 Sister magazine has grown exponentially. In the second half of 2000, the Audit Bureau of Circulation rates Sister 2 Sister as the seventeenth fastest growing magazine in the nation with a 27% growth. Brown has significantly influenced not only the entertainment industry itself, but also the entertainment audience. She has proven herself to be more than just another female journalist with a quick wit. Her open moral outrage over the excessive violence in gangsta rap lyrics and its increasing negative influence on young people served as the catalyst that began the dialogue between members of the African American leadership and music industry moguls.

Because of her high visibility in the entertainment world, the 15-year veteran is frequently quoted by major news organizations. Newsweek magazine, lauding Brown's influence, recently listed her among the nation's top "buzzmakers" along with such notables as talk show hostesses Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell.

As an extension of her magazine, Brown founded the syndicated radio show, "The Sister 2 Sister Celebrity Update," which aired on 46 radio stations including the BBC in London, and reached over a million listeners. Similar in content to her popular "Meow" column in Sister 2 Sister magazine, her radio show was structured in a unique format wherein she passed on "the scoop" about celebrities during the course of a telephone conversation with an insatiably curious girlfriend. Today, Brown airs every Tuesday and Thursday in an entertainment segment of the popular Tom Joyner Morning Show reaching an audience of over 9 million on over 100 radio stations across the nation.

Simon & Schuster recently released Brown's first book, Betty Shabazz: A Sisterfriends' Tribute in Words and Pictures. In the book, Brown amassed some of America's most prominent women, including Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Whitney Houston, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Dr. Dorothy Height. Who, in their very personal essays commemorate the life and accomplishments of the late Dr. Shabazz.

Brown has also made the crossover from pop to politics. She was selected to speak at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics as its keynote speaker on the effect of popular music on the American culture.

Having appeared on national television outlets such as 48 hours, The Leeza Show, Sally Jesse Raphael, Entertainment Tonight, The Mauri Povich Show, CNN and BET. Brown is held in the highest esteem by her peers in recognition of her work, she has received honors at the Midwest Radio & Music Association for her lifelong commitment to enriching the lives of others through her work. The Support Network also honored her for her contribution in educating young people through her magazine and radio network. She also received the Amheuser Busch Eagle Award, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award for Outstanding African-American Women in the '90's and the IMPACT Super Summit Award, which is one of the most prestigious music industry awards in the country.

Brown's career in the entertainment business began in 1979 when she founded the Washington Theater Group (an entertainment service group focusing on theater group sales.) Later, she worked for Black Entertainment Television (BET) where she produced their flagship shows, Video Soul and Video LP. Brown is a graduate of the University of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden.


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