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

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

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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

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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

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

Annie Turnbo Malone

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Beauty Pioneer Annie Turnbo Malone Opens Doors for Others

by Demetria Irwin

The name Madam CJ Walker is synonymous with Black hair care and Black wealth. Walker built a beauty empire and amassed a fortune in the early 20th… Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's Visionary

by Shantell E. Jamison

More than 40 years ago, Simpson-Miller, now 70, stepped onto the Jamaican political scene in hopes of changing her homeland. The working-class native… Read More

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[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons -- Taking Freedom Back

by Demetria Irwin

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually… Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Donna Brazile on the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Donna Brazile on the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

by Donna Brazile

A few years ago, I was walking inside the U.S. Capitol when I saw a boy stop to look up at the portrait of Shirley Chisholm. I went over to tell him… Read More

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