FunTimes is Registered Trademark FunTimes ISSN 2163-7806
FunTimes Magazine, LLC business services, DBA Biznami Global Services, is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified HUBZone firm, located in Philadelphia's historically underdeveloped zone. FunTimes is a Philadelphia Local Business Entity that is in the OEO registry and accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an "A" rating. FunTimes is a member of several local media professional associations like Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), Pen and Pencil Club in Philadelphia, and NAACP.
FunTimes was established in 1992 (30 years ago) in Monrovia, Liberia and began operations in Philadelphia, PA over ten years. The magazine is the trusted information source for the African Diaspora. FunTimes has an established base of community support which accounts for some of its 2.5 million to 3 million reach across its social media and website.
Testimonials and Endorsements
"When I want to know what is happening in the African and Caribbean Community in Philadelphia, I read FunTimes!"
"Congrats FunTimes for being a positive and necessary platform for
the African Diaspora community. Your representation is powerful, authentic, graphically awesome and most informative. You have a caring and quality driven team working with you. FunTimes is one of the limited resources where we can go to tell and/or hear our stories. Continue to help unify and strengthen our community using such positive tools of expression." Sandy Lawrence
"I have personally, and my business Brown's ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers, have worked with Eric and Fun Times Magazine from its early days. We have absolutely love our African and Caribbean customers and associates and the Fun Times Magazine is the very best way to communicate with this very significant and important market."
"Impactful! Relevant! Refreshing! This is how I describe FunTimes Magazine. This incredible resource is the cornerstone of connecting Black leaders, professionals and influencers globally. We are who we are because Funtimes Magazine consistently champions our work. The owner and editing team are notoriously compassionate serving the community with excellent quality care. We are immensely proud of your work!"
"FunTimes magazine provides insight into the compelling everyday stories that a lot of magazines miss. FunTimes captures the authentic diversity of our stories from the diaspora in a way that is informative, empowering, and inspiring."
"FunTimes Magazine is an important member of a very limited Black Media family in Philadelphia. As Black owned and operated media platforms, we must work together to support and serve our communities, to ensure that Black media has a presence, and a voice, let alone a seat at the table."
Publisher of Scoop USA Media
Phoebe Coles "Fun Times is the only publication in the Delaware Valley region that ties people of color to their heritage and current events. Fun Times gives a voice to the fullness of the diaspora thriving in our communities across the region by helping to unite us around important issues, people and celebrations."
President, Community Marketing Concepts
"As a recipient of the Funtimes Magazine 2019 Women of Influence Award, I am thrilled to endorse Funtimes Magazine as a premier magazine that personifies the pure essence of the African Diaspora. The passion in which they tell our stories; seen through the lenses of people that truly identify with the black culture and live the struggles of black people are key to cultivating the next generation of Kings and Queens. Many thanks to Eric and his team for creating a platform where people of color can be recognized for the remarkable and essential work that we do in our communities."
Chris Brown Director, Community Services, Beech Companies
"FunTimes Magazine is the go to source for "Who's Who" of the diaspora for the region. Like a great recipe, it's content is the perfect mixture of up and coming trends, current trends and history of our culture."
"Funtimes Magazine is by far one of the greatest publications in the Philadelphia area! It provides a platform for black and brown communities to share their stories and gives a voice to the unheard. I personally appreciate Funtimes for giving me the opportunity to share my journey — I am forever grateful!"
Advertisers and Business Partners/Sponsors
FunTimes Magazine Reporting Supported By
Carol H. Williams / Cardenas Grant / MI Integrated Media / Harmelin Media / Tierney / TML Communication / Community Marketing Concepts
Philadelphia City Hall / Cabrini University / Lincoln University / Temple University/ Jefferson University / Mercy Hospital
Community College of Philadelphia / Trinidad and Tobago Embassy / Botswana Embassy / Philadelphia Union / Independence Blue Cross / PECO