Mahalia Jackson Feature

Soul Speak: Mahalia Jackson Recordings Discovered!

by Melissa Kimble

When Mahalia Jackson passed in 1972, we put everyone on notice that the “world’s greatest gospel singer” was no longer with us.  In the April... Read More

Ali

Documents Show FBI Focused on Muhammad Ali in Mid-60s

by Madison J. Gray

The FBI, which monitored several figures during the 50s and 60s they considered to be “subversive” including Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis,... Read More

Doris Miller

A Pearl Harbor Hero, Still Waiting for the Proper Recognition

by Elizabeth Aguirre

Doris “Dorie” Miller didn’t think about heroism on Dec. 7, 1941, when he grabbed an anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS West Virginia and fired... Read More

Merry Melanin: Black Santa to Make History

Merry Melanin: Black Santa to Make History

by #TeamEBONY

In the news-that-shouldn’t-really-be-news category, the Mall of America will feature a Black Santa Claus this winter. Why is this a headline of any kind,... Read More

Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

by Melissa Kimble

Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for racial and gender equality. But when you think of the work of leaders such as Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Boynton... Read More

abraham bolden ebony magazine

A Bold Injustice: A Betrayed Black Pioneer Still Fighting to Clear His Name

by R.L. Nave

During the 1960s—while the nation was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement—many African-Americans were part of a class of firsts: Ruby Bridges... Read More

EBONY Magazine Covers Annivesary Feature

Celebrating 71 Years of EBONY Magazine: Then and Now

by #TeamEBONY

It’s our anniversary! On November 1, 1945, the very first issue of EBONY Magazine was published. Also on this day in 1951, JET Magazine... Read More

Gates

New PBS Documentary Talks Black Path Since MLK Days

by #teamEBONY

Five decades after the tumult of the 1960s, the founding of the Black Panther Party, the Voting Rights Act, and assassinations of Malcolm X,... Read More

Jamaica Honors Reggae Icon Peter Tosh With New Museum

Jamaica Honors Reggae Icon Peter Tosh With New Museum

by Britni Danielle

Known as one of the greatest reggae artists to ever grab the mic, Peter Tosh is finally getting his just due. Today, the Peter... Read More

dreadlocks

The History of Dreadlocks

by Princess Gabbara

When many folks think of dreadlocks, the drama that unfolded between Zendaya and Giuliana Rancic probably comes to mind. For those who need a... Read More