About Us

Noire is the premier cultured entertainment publication which profiles African American taste-makers and influencers in Film, Television, Music and the Arts.

Attracting African American consumers across its print, digital, and video brands, Noire is a cultural beacon that shines its light on all things entertainment through a refined lens for the African American audience.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief
Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships | Noire Magazine

Glenda Swain

Editor-in-Chief
Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships | Noire Magazine

Glenda Swain is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships for Noire Magazine.

Noire Magazine is the premier cultured entertainment publication which profiles African American taste makers and influencers in Film, Television, Music and The Arts.

Noire is a cultural beacon which shines its light on entertainment through an affluent lens for its African American audience. From exquisite photography to compelling editorial, Noire gives a voice to cultured entertainment for those who want to hear it.

 

As Editor-In-Chief and Senior VicePresident, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Glenda is responsible for the editorial direction of the magazine.

 

She is also responsible for forging mutually beneficial relationships with entertainment industry influencers, talent, public relations professionals, and entertainment companies.

 

Prior to launching Noire, Glenda published PIVOT, a career development and corporate lifestyle magazine for African American corporate professionals. Both Noire and PIVOT are published through Glenda’s media company, Infinity Media, LLC.

 

Glenda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Grambling State University and a Master’s degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from Michigan State University. She is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Vice-President, Public Relations

Yolanda Rodgers Howsie

Vice-President, Public Relations

Yolanda Rodgers Howsie’s passion for the arts and entertainment could easily be credited to her recent role as National Co-Chair of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Arts and Letters Commissions.

Rodgers-Howsie has been the driving force behind connecting film industry executives with African American Greek letter organizations. Her dedication to serving as the National Co-Chair has led her to work on projects with Sony, Fox Searchlight, Universal, T.D. Jakes Enterprise and Disney. She now serves as Consultant to Delta’s National Strategic Partnership Task Force.

Passionate about the image of African Americans on television and silver screen, Rodgers-Howsie believes in the concept of cultured entertainment.

As Vice-President of Public Relations, Yolanda is responsible the overall branding, messaging and community footprint for Noire Magazine.
Contributing Writer

Mark Pitts

Contributing Writer

Mark Pitts

Mark is a New York based writer with roots in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Graduating from the University of Southern California, Mark is pursuing his passion for film and television with a career in the entertainment industry with work experience at some of the best companies in the industry such as NBCUniversal, William Morris Endeavor (WME), and HBO