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Smithsonian’s Black History Museum Debuts, Placing a Lens on Our Heritage

by #TeamEBONY

President Obama shined a beacon on the opening of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture with an impassioned speech that... Read More

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The NMAAHC: Images of Who We Are

by #teamEBONY

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture opened Saturday and gave visitors a new, technologically sophisticated and interactive way to view the... Read More

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The Smithsonian’s New Black History Museum and the Riches Within

by Greg Carr

Jefferson Davis, a U.S. senator from Mississippi and subsequent president of the Confederate States of America, was a founding member of the Smithsonian Institution’s... Read More

Exclusive: Allyson Felix, The Best to Ever Do It

Exclusive: Allyson Felix, The Best to Ever Do It

by Sylvia Snowden

Her numbers are earth-shattering.  In three Olympic appearances, she’s won nine medals; six gold & three silver, and following the 2016 Rio Olympics, she’s... Read More

At Georgetown, Opening a Door to History, Truth and Engagement

At Georgetown, Opening a Door to History, Truth and Engagement

by Marcia Chatelain

During the peak days of the heat and humidity of August in Washington, D.C, my colleagues and I don our academic regalia to mark... Read More

Georgetown University Attempts to Attone for Role in Slave Trade

Georgetown University Attempts to Attone for Role in Slave Trade

by #teamEBONY

Georgetown University has announced that it will give admissions preference to the descendants of 272 slaves that it sold in an attempt at reconciliation for profiting... Read More

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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