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John Johnson: A Pioneer's Passing

John Johnson overcame racial barriers in U.S. publishing to make a fortune on the magazines Ebony and Jet. He was the first black American to make Forbes' list of the world's wealthiest people. He died Monday of heart failure at 87.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.
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