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Happy Birthday! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About John H. Johnson

by Melissa Kimble

EBONY celebrates the iconic John H. Johnson with a few fun facts that you may not know! Read More

Coretta Scott King Memoir

Coretta Scott King Was More Than Just A Wife, She Was A Warrior

by Melissa Kimble

“If I had not had a wife with the fortitude, strength, and calmness of Coretta, I could have not stood up amid the ordeals... Read More

[Listen] Martin Luther King, 50 Years Ago, on Vietnam

[Listen] Martin Luther King, 50 Years Ago, on Vietnam

by #teamEBONY

By 1967, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had become more frustrated with the number of soldiers dying in Vietnam, feeling that the effort to... Read More

Harriet Tubman's gravestone is seen at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, N.Y.

National Park Dedicated to Life and Work of Harriet Tubman

by #teamEBONY

Federal parks officials have declared the burial place of abolitionist Harriet Tubman and sites in upstate New York where she lived and worked, a... Read More

Mahalia Jackson Feature

Soul Speak: Mahalia Jackson Recordings Discovered!

by Melissa Kimble

When Mahalia Jackson passed in 1972, we put everyone on notice that the “world’s greatest gospel singer” was no longer with us.  In the April... Read More


Documents Show FBI Focused on Muhammad Ali in Mid-60s

by Madison J. Gray

The FBI, which monitored several figures during the 50s and 60s they considered to be “subversive” including Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis,... Read More

Doris Miller

A Pearl Harbor Hero, Still Waiting for the Proper Recognition

by Elizabeth Aguirre

Doris “Dorie” Miller didn’t think about heroism on Dec. 7, 1941, when he grabbed an anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS West Virginia and fired... Read More

Merry Melanin: Black Santa to Make History

Merry Melanin: Black Santa to Make History

by #TeamEBONY

In the news-that-shouldn’t-really-be-news category, the Mall of America will feature a Black Santa Claus this winter. Why is this a headline of any kind,... Read More

Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

by Melissa Kimble

Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for racial and gender equality. But when you think of the work of leaders such as Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Boynton... Read More

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A Bold Injustice: A Betrayed Black Pioneer Still Fighting to Clear His Name

by R.L. Nave

During the 1960s—while the nation was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement—many African-Americans were part of a class of firsts: Ruby Bridges... Read More