Right On!

Right On! is an American magazine first established in the early 1970s. Image:right-on-sample-cover


The magazine primarily targets African American teenagers and young adults, with a primary focus on popular African American musicians and actors. Content featured in Right On! includes in-depth celebrity interviews, music album reviews, behind-the-scenes reports, and candid photographs.

Publication History

Right On! was first published by Dorchester Media, marking its position in the print media as a pioneering platform for Black teenage culture in the United States. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the magazine was the leading and most influential publication in acknowledging and celebrating the successes of African American artists and actors.

Primarily focusing on music genres such as soul, funk, and R&B, Right On! quickly gained popularity for its inclusivity, providing Black teenagers with relatable and culturally resonate content that was largely absent from mainstream teen magazines of the time.

Over the years, Right On! developed a devoted readership and became iconic for its posters of popular musicians and actors, which often adorned the bedroom walls of its dedicated readers.

As of the 2000s, the magazine has broadened its editorial scope to incorporate profiles of up-and-coming talent from diverse cultural backgrounds, reflecting the dynamic and multicultural demographic of modern American youth.{{Categories}}

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