EBONY Magazine August 2016 Muhammad Ali

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 biggest celebrity in my world… 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… 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

'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

by Christopher Harris

Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion who coined the slogan “Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see… Read More

'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

by Deborah Douglas

The Memorial Day airing of the History Channel's reimagined slavery epic Roots ain’t your mama’s Roots… Read More

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5 Malcolm X Quotes That Are More Relevant Than Ever

by Britni Danielle

Like a lot ‘80s babies, my first real introduction to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known to the world as Malcolm X, came from Spike Lee’s… Read More

Dr. Frank Smith African American Civil War Museum

Frank Smith's Journey from Civil Rights Activist to Civil War Curator

by Avis Thomas-Lester / Urban News Service

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker… Read More

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

by Britni Danielle

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s… Read More

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

by Greg Simms Jr.

Let’s be clear. Jackie Robinson wasn’t the first man. He wasn’t the first Black athlete to play in a professional… Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

by Wendy L. Wilson

It’s hard to stand out when you’re the oldest of five talented siblings, one of whom is internationally recognized superstar Diana Ross… Read More

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