EBONY / by Kyra Kyles

Director Tim Burton Makes a “Peculiar” Statement on Diversity

Sigh. The director's comments on his decidedly White casts to date are saddening in a post #OscarsSoWhite world

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EBONY / By Kyra Kyles

Director Tim Burton Makes a “Peculiar” Statement on Diversity

Entertainment & Culture / By William Ketchum III

Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ is Bold, Entertaining, and Unapologetically Black

Wellness & Empowerment / By #teamEBONY

The Faces of Prostate Cancer: Four Black Men, Four Survivors

On this day

...1966

On this day in 1966, the Republic of Botswana gained their Independence.

Exclusive Trailer: Common Breaks Down Jail System for Epix DocuSeries

News & Views / Social Justice & Activism

Exclusive Trailer: Common Breaks Down Jail System for Epix DocuSeries

BY #teamEBONY

Sheriff Thomas Dart pulled no punches when he spoke with hip-hop superstar Common who takes it to the street for the new Epix documentary... [read more]

West York Mayor Under Fire for Posting Racist Obama Memes

News & Views

West York Mayor Under Fire for Posting Racist Obama Memes

BY Shantell E. Jamison

Residents of a small Pennsylvania borough are urging the district’s mayor to quit after he posted a series of inflammatory and racist Facebook posts,... [read more]

Here’s How Harry Belafonte is Using Art to Fight Injustice

Entertainment & Culture / Celebrities & Notables

Here’s How Harry Belafonte is Using Art to Fight Injustice

by LaToya Cross

The iconic artist and activist fuses music and art in upcoming festival to address social issues [read more]

Breaking: Man Charged in Connection to Death of Tyshawn Lee

News & Views / What's Happening Now

Breaking: Man Charged in Connection to Death of Tyshawn Lee

by Shantell E. Jamison

A reputed Chicago gang member has been charged in a deadly gang-related shooting that led to the execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, WFLD-TV... [read more]

Yaya DaCosta

Entertainment & Culture / TV & Film

From Reality TV to Primetime, Yaya DaCosta on Starring in ‘Chicago Med’

BY Marissa Charles

It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since we first met Yaya DaCosta on season three of America’s Next Top Model. Since then,... [read more]

Why I Refuse to Date Someone Who Isn’t Unapologetically Black

Love & Sex / Dating

Why I Refuse to Date Someone Who Isn’t Unapologetically Black

BY Lincoln Anthony Blades

As social awareness of all the various iterations of systemic discrimination garner more mainstream attention, how Black people talk about race, prejudice and survival... [read more]

El Cajon Shooting Victim Died With Vape Pen in His Hands

News & Views

El Cajon Shooting Victim Died With Vape Pen in His Hands

by #teamEBONY

Peaceful protests continued through the day in El Cajon, Calif., after the police involved shooting death of a Black man who was said to... [read more]

Weed Advocating Reporter Who Quit On Air Facing Jail Time

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Weed Advocating Reporter Who Quit On Air Facing Jail Time

by #teamEBONY

An Alaska-based news reporter who quit her job on live television to advocate for cannabis could face 24 years behind bars. Charlo Greene, then... [read more]

Kevin Hart

Entertainment & Culture / Celebrities & Notables

Editor’s Letter: Man Up

by Kyra Kyles

One of my fondest memories as an undergrad at Northwestern University centers on a time-honored tradition called “Tribute to Black Men.” Once a year,... [read more]

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