Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson: Images of One of Baseball’s Finest

by #teamEBONY

On April 15, 1947, a Black man stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field to reverse a wrong in pro sports that had lasted 63 years... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here’s Why the FBI’s Tweet About MLK’s Assassination Was Problematic

by George Johnson

Tuesday marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As thousands flocked to social media to pay homage to... Read More

Martin Luther King

The Shocked Reaction to Martin Luther King’s Assassination

by #teamEBONY

It was a moment of dismay for the entire country. A moment people felt insurmountable loss and bewilderment, and whose shock can still be felt today.... Read More


Clayborn Temple, a Crucial Civil Rights Site, Being Resurrected

by #TeamEBONY with AP

The historic Memphis church that served as a central point in the civil rights movement and in the resistance action that marked Rev. Martin... Read More

Nikki Giovanni Honored with Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award

Nikki Giovanni Honored with Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award

by #TeamEBONY

When Nikki Giovanni visited our Chicago offices last July, the icon was full of an array of stories. As we followed her around our... Read More


Are NCAA Rules on Its Athletes Creating an Uneven Playing Field?

by Morgan Campbell

John Calipari won’t earn any win bonuses this season, no matter how far his University of Kentucky Wildcats advance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball... Read More

Ruby Dee

[In My Lifetime] On Life With Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

by Marissa Charles

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, two of our most beloved performers, have long been known as brilliant actors and staunch activists for African-American human rights... Read More

Harriet Tubman

Legacy of Harriet Tubman Preserved at New Center in Maryland

by Donna Owens

Nearly two centuries after the famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born on a Maryland plantation, a new historical site bearing her name has opened to... Read More

Herb Douglas

Olympian Herb Douglas Remembers the Legacy He Built in Sports and Business

by Christopher Harris

In Herb Douglas’ hometown of Pittsburgh, in the Hazelwood section, there’s a mural – painted in a dotted pattern – on 2nd Avenue, of him leaping... Read More

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography

NMAAHC to Celebrate Black Women During Women’s History Month

by #teamEBONY

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced it will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Black women through a series... Read More