box braids

The History of Box Braids

by Princess Gabbara

Do you remember when syndicated radio host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes” back in 2007? Sure, this... Read More

The Black Olympians: Class of 1936

The Black Olympians: Class of 1936

by Ronda Racha Penrice / Urban News Service

Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer Simone Manuel. Shot putter Michelle Carter. All three won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in sports not typically... Read More

Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King

MLK’s Children Finally End Legal Fight Over Artifacts

by #TeamEBONY

Despite a lengthy legal battle that ensued for years between the surviving children of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, the... Read More

Celebrating John H. Johnson on #NationalBookLoversDay

Celebrating John H. Johnson on #NationalBookLoversDay

by Melissa Kimble

It's National Book Lover's Day, and if there's any book we'd recommend it's the autobiography of Johnson Publishing founder, John H. Johnson: Succeeding Against the... Read More

August Cover: Muhammad Ali – My Black Superman

August Cover: Muhammad Ali – My Black Superman

by Marc Lamont Hill

Muhammad Ali was my first idol. Although he retired from boxing in 1981 when I was only 3 years old, he was still the... Read More

Marcus Books Oakland

Preserving the Soul of Black San Francisco

by Lynn Brown

Marcus Books, one of the country’s first bookstores dedicated to the work of African American writers, opened in 1960 in the Fillmore district of... Read More

Saying Goodbye to ‘The Greatest’

Saying Goodbye to ‘The Greatest’

by Team Ebony

Thousands upon thousands of people came to Louisville, Ky., to hear stories, pray, remember and love the man who “shook up the world,” and... Read More

Malcolm X Muhammad Ali

No, Muhammad Ali Did NOT Transcend Race, He Was Unapologetically BLACK

by Michael Harriot

I hate thieves. My grandmother was a stern woman who leaned on Bible verses and old school aphorisms. Instead of dispensing wisdom in warm,... Read More

Muhammad Ali on EBONY Covers

Muhammad Ali on EBONY Covers

by Team Ebony

See more exclusive images of the amazing Muhammad Ali HERE.   Read More