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Creator behind lifestyle magazine celebrates 17 years in business

Posted: 5:55 AM, Feb 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-20 12:47:28-05

MILWAUKEE — This Black History Month, we are celebrating those from our past and also forge our future.

One of those leaders is the author of a magazine for black women who are 50+ years old.

For 17 years, Linda Jackson Cocroft has been the voice, editor and photographer of Black Women 50+ Health & Lifestyle Magazine.

"What I've been able to do is chronicle the history makers," said Cocroft.

The latest cover shows some faces you may recognize to get out the vote.

Cocroft says, "I know that if a woman votes, her partner votes, if a woman votes, generally, her household votes."

In every issue, she arms women with resources to make their own decisions. In this case, it was what you need to know before you head to the polls.

"By age 50, a woman is a leader in her community, a leader on her job, a leader in her church. We are a direct connection to the entire black community," said Cocroft.

Copies of Cocroft's quarterly magazine are free. Click here to learn more on where to find her quarterly magazine.

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