Marcus Books Oakland

Preserving the Soul of Black San Francisco

by Lynn Brown

Marcus Books, one of the country’s first bookstores dedicated to the work of African American writers, opened in 1960 in the Fillmore district of... Read More

Saying Goodbye to ‘The Greatest’

Saying Goodbye to ‘The Greatest’

by #teamEBONY

Thousands upon thousands of people came to Louisville, Ky., to hear stories, pray, remember and love the man who “shook up the world,” and... 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

Muhammad Ali on EBONY Covers

Muhammad Ali on EBONY Covers

by #teamEBONY

See more exclusive images of the amazing Muhammad Ali HERE.   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, float like a... Read More

‘Roots’ Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

‘Roots’ Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

by Deborah Douglas

The Memorial Day airing of the History Channel's reimagined slavery epic Roots ain’t your mama’s Roots from back in the day. While many kids in 1977 stayed... Read More

Malcolm X ebony collection

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

Dr. Frank Smith African American Civil War Museum

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 had been... Read More