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Substantial welcomes Kimberly Knight as new Editor-in-Chief

Substantial welcomes Kimberly Knight as new Editor-in-Chief

Substantial Media LLC to grow content offerings through strategic partnership with The Lux Blog NC—naming Kimberly Knight new Editor-in-Chief

Kimberly M. Knight is originally from Eastern North Carolina and identifies as Afro Indigenous. She graduated with a Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina Central University in May 2020. She is a 2020 North Carolina Central University 40 Under 40 Honoree. She is the Founder and Editor of The Lux Blog NC. A lifestyle cultural blog that covers art, culture, style, and entertainment in North Carolina. She is the Co-Founder of HIV Cure Research Day for the State of NC and Co-Founder of National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day for Wilson, NC.

Raleigh, NC—Substantial Media LLC, the publisher of Substantial Magazine, a Black-owned and operated award winning multimedia platform dedicated to purposefully and consistently sharing local Black news and information is teaming up with Kimberly Knight and The Lux Blog NC to further amplify positive stories within the Black community.   

Substantial is pleased to announce that we have entered into a strategic partnership with The Lux Blog NC to enhance our storytelling capabilities and brand reach. This partnership is an example of the growth opportunities that can be achieved through Black media collaboration. 

“It’s time we started working together for the common good of our communities and for the longevity of Black media,” said Greg Hedgepeth, President and CEO of Substantial Media LLC. “Substantial has been a long time fan of the great work Kimberly has done within the media industry and as the Founder of The Lux Blog NC. We’re grateful to have her join us as we work together to scale both brands”. 

As part of this partnership, Kimberly Knight will join Substantial Magazine as it’s new Editor-in-Chief, and Evelyne Del will now serve as the Director Business Strategy & Partnerships.

“This is an exciting time for collaboration and I’m honored to join the Substantial Team. I’ve admired the work Greg and Evelyne have done over the years,” said Kimberly Knight, Founder of The Lux Blog and Black Indians NC. In this new role, it is an opportunity to show the empowerment of collaboration across Black media platforms. I look forward to the expansion of storytelling and engagement for both Substantial Magazine and The Lux Blog NC. 

As part of this new partnership, The Lux Blog NC will power Substantials culture and community content pillars and work to promote diverse content, featuring creators and authors across a number of sectors with a specific focus on NC arts, culture, style and entertainment. The upcoming issue set to launch at the end of October “Rediscovering the Economic Power of the Arts,” shows first hand the importance of highlighting our voices and our stories.  


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Substantial Media LLC is a Black-owned and operated online subscription-based multimedia company that produces and publishes a wide range of digital media that educates, informs and empowers Black and Brown communities. We are substantial and the next generation of content creators. 

About The Lux Blog 

The Lux Blog NC is an Afro Indigenous-owned lifestyle blog that covers art, culture, style, and entertainment for North Carolina. The blog features creative and innovative storytelling that is known to cover from the “Crystal Coast to the Mountains of NC”. The blog consists of influencers, bloggers, and photographers with diverse backgrounds in tech, social media, and the arts.

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