For Immediate Release
April 19, 2012
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Jackie Saril

(BPRW) Paula Patton Graces UPTOWN April/May 2012 Travel Issue

- Largest Issue Ever Contains 105 Ad Pages -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Actress Paula Patton (Jumping the Broom; Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) covers the April/May 2012 issue of Uptown Magazine (on newsstands April 19th), the only luxury lifestyle magazine for the affluent African American consumer. Uptown’s largest issue ever since its 2004 inception boasts over 105 pages and features advertisements from advertisers such as Lexus, Grey Goose, Lincoln and Verizon. It also includes a variety of travel partners including Anguilla Tourism Board, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Virginia, Visit Florida and Cayman Island Department of Tourism.

Patton opens up about her fear of monotony, rumors about her personal life, her inevitable life in film, having grown up across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles and shows us why she’s not just another pretty face.

From South Africa, to Turks and Caicos to the Bahamas, UPTOWN captures the essence of each travel destination, urging its’ readers to come along for the ride. Additionally, there are special features including a spotlight on eco-friendly beauty products for all your summer travel needs and a behind the scenes look at one woman’s green-luxe safari in South Africa.

“We are very proud of our largest issue ever, which serves as an indicator of the importance of our affluent African American audience, as well as the continued success of UPTOWN Media Group and our cross platform approach,” said Len Burnett, Chief Revenue Officer/Group Publisher.

“We are thrilled by the support of many new advertising partners from the worlds of travel & leisure, wines and spirits and luxury automotive who realize the value of the affluent African American consumer,” said Henry Watkins, Publisher and Senior Director of Integrated Sales.

About Uptown Media Group

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte and National editions), interactive website, Uptown Social event updates and Uptown’s signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.

About Vibe Media | Access Network

Vibe Media | Access Network is the parent company of Vibe magazine,,, Uptown magazine, Vibe Media is a vertical content and advertising network which represents over 25 websites, several publications, direct mail, TV shows and media platforms reaching over 19 million consumers per month. As the premier destination for urban entertainment and media, Vibe Media creates solutions for advertisers looking to engage consumers via music, entertainment, culture and lifestyle 18-54.  

Ron Burkle's The Yucaipa Companies, Magic Johnson Enterprises and InterMedia Partners announced in January of this year that they merged their Vibe and Uptown businesses with the BlackBook Media business and The Access Network Company. The merger of these premier assets was part of their media and technology consolidation strategy and follows an investment from the Yucaipa/Johnson partnership in January 2011 when it joined InterMedia Partners as the owners of Vibe Holdings, the entities' parent company.

Uptown Magazine is published by Vibe Media/Access Network of which Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. is the Chairman.

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