News & Views / by Madison J. Gray

5 Things We Learned By Watching the Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took sharp jabs at each other, but there are a few things we can see if we look closely


News & Views / By Madison J. Gray

5 Things We Learned By Watching the Presidential Debate

Careers & Finance / By Kara I. Stevens

Cheryl Wood on Building A Successful Speaking Engagement Career


LeBron James Speaks On Colin Kaepernick and Raising Black Kids Amid Police Violence

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On this day in 1912, W.C. Handy publishes ‘Memphis Blues,’ the first blues song.

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News & Views / What's Happening Now

Black Georgia Man Shot with Taser, But For What?

BY Shantell E. Jamison

A Black Georgia man was shot with a Taser by deputies while in the Richmond County Jail despite appearing to pose no threat. According... [read more]

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Entertainment & Culture / TV & Film

Urbanworld First Look: New Edition & the Cast Talk Upcoming BET Miniseries

BY Aramide Tinubu

New Edition is one of the most revered singing groups of all time. With a career that has spanned well over thirty years, Ricky... [read more]


News & Views

Killer Mike Goes OFF About Lack of Black Self-Sufficiency

by #teamEBONY

You’ve gotta hand it to him, if anybody’s kept hip hop relevant in the conversation about Black economic and political empowerment this year, it’s... [read more]

Why the New Smithsonian is More than a Museum


Why the New Smithsonian is More than a Museum

by Shantell E. Jamison

“We are not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re American. Our... [read more]


Lifestyle / Travel

Luxury African Escapes That Go Beyond South Africa

BY Danielle Pointdujour

Despite what the media shows you, Africa is more than poverty, struggle and South Africa. With 53 other countries making up the continent, there... [read more]


News & Views

Derrick Rose Under Criminal Investigation for Alleged Rape


As the beginning of the 2016-17 NBA season draws near, one of its star players is facing legal trouble, and possible criminal charges over... [read more]

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Entertainment & Culture / TV & Film

Stop Trying to Shame Black People Into Seeing ‘Birth of a Nation’

by Britni Danielle

Let me be clear. I don’t think there are too many films about slavery–in fact, there aren’t enough. And like actress and activist Aunjanue... [read more]

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News & Views

What to Do When You’re Woke and Your Parents Are Not

by Bee Quammie

Mom was in town, and had me serving as her chauffeur to run errands across the city. As we drove, we engaged in a... [read more]


Black History

Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Debuts, Placing a Lens on Our Heritage

by #TeamEBONY

President Obama shined a beacon on the opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture with an impassioned speech that... [read more]

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