Johnson

Historic Johnson Publishing Building Being Considered for Chicago Landmark Status

by Lee Bey

The former Johnson Publishing Co. building, an 11-story tower that was an icon in architecture, publishing and black achievement for more than a generation,... Read More

Harvard Business School Shines A Spotlight On EBONY’s Black History Legacy

Harvard Business School Shines A Spotlight On EBONY’s Black History Legacy

by Melissa Kimble

When John H. Johnson founded EBONY in 1945, he didn’t just create a magazine. He created an empire that would go on to set the stage... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Louis Gossett, Jr. Remembers His Big Oscar Win

[In My Lifetime] Louis Gossett, Jr. Remembers His Big Oscar Win

by #teamEBONY

In 1983, I was sitting next to my son and my agent who had been [representing me] for 17 years. I was in the front... Read More

Mandela

[In My Lifetime] Terrie Williams Remembers the Day Mandela Came to America

by #teamEBONY

We started in 1988 and our first two clients were Eddie Murphy and Miles Davis. One day I got a call from David Dinkins,... Read More

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

by Demetria Irwin

There ain’t no crystal stair in the late Langston Hughes’ historic Harlem abode, but there is a narrow wooden one–the delicate steps of which... Read More

Jackson

[In My Lifetime] Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers the First National Black Political Convention

by #teamEBONY

After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement had to decide which direction to take. Organizations like CORE and... Read More

John H. Johnson Birthday Feature Image

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