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Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, CEO and Publisher of “The Hype Magazine”, continues to make a name for herself as one of the leading women in the entertainment industry. The Indiana Native was most recently honored at “The Trailblazer Awards” December 4, 2016, at the Madame Walker Theatre.

Though she is the CEO of her own company, Jameelah prefers to be very “hands-on”, when it comes to the tasks necessary to keep the magazine running smoothly. She showcases her many talents on the back end of the magazine including web designing, consulting, and graphic designing.

She launched the magazine in 2002, at the young age of 24. Not only was she considered “young” to start a company, but it was apparent that she was one of the few women trying to accelerate her career in the midst of a predominately male-run industry. Though it wasn’t always easy, and she wasn’t always taken seriously because of her gender, this never stopped her form excelling in her field.

Why “The Hype”? What does the name stand for?

Jameelah: It stands for How You Perceive Everything. It basically was originated to be more of a literary magazine at first, but then it kinda turned into more of a hip-hop magazine over the years.

Source: Interview with Jameelah Wilkerson, Publisher and CEO of The Hype Magazine – TheHypeMagazine

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The Hype Magazine is proud to announce that our Publisher and CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson will be honored at “The Trailblazer Awards” December 4, 2016, at the historic Madame Walker Theatre. Everything Underground’ s annual corporate Award show is being held this year in Indianapolis, IN.

For it’s inaugural event in 2015, the initial class of honorees included many distinguished people. Among those honored were Dr. Bobby Jones, Dr. Sybril Bennett, John Heidelberg, Nella Pearl Frierson, Hazel Joyner Smith, Connie Denell, Sharon Kay, Rosetta Miller Perry, Young Buck, Charles Howe, Jesse Johnson, Janiro Hawkins and Ron Wynn. A sign of how well the inaugural event went and the respect it already has earned was the fact almost all the honorees attended in person to receive their awards including Dr. Jones.

Source: » The Hype Magazine Publisher and CEO Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson receives ‘Trailblazing’ honors