The Combination (1963 – 1978?) was an African American magazine published monthly in Oakland by editor and publisher Brackeen McCarty (1920 – 2000), owner of the Bay Area Studio Printing Company. The magazine featured photographs and short articles on African American social organizations, entertainment, local politics and advertisements of African American-owned businesses such as Jenkins Original Bar-B-Q, Ray’s Club, and local barbershops. 1

AAMLO has digitized copies of a number of editions from 1964 to 1978 available online. 1

1967 masthead


Links and References

  1. Guide to The Combination Magazine Collection African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)