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

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

by #TeamEbony

The Harriet Tubman Home is on a mission to preserve the legacy of its namesake, abolitionist and Civil War spy Harriet Tubman, after a newly discovered... Read More

Danny Glover

A Lifetime of Activism: Actor Danny Glover Speaks

by Shantell E. Jamison

Before Danny Glover became a famous actor, he was an activist. In fact, he wasn’t simply born to be an activist, he was born... Read More

Harvard

Harvard Conference on Slavery Bringing Out Ugly Truths

by #teamEBONY

Harvard University, an institution directly involved in the institution of slavery at its beginnings in the 17th century, is opening up the conversation on... Read More

Yes! Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Book Deals

Yes! Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Book Deals

by #teamEBONY

The 44th president and first lady of the United States have book deals, ABC News reports. The two reportedly have signed with Penguin Random House, the... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

by Shantell E. Jamison

Flying solo in a U-2 in 2004 was not the first solo flight for me. As a student pilot, you do your first solo... Read More

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

by Princess Gabbara

Khalid el-Hakim started frequenting antique shops, garage sales and flea markets and collecting rare artifacts pertaining to Black history in the early 1990s. Among... Read More