Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

by Britni Danielle

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s victory over... Read More

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

by Greg Simms Jr.

Let’s be clear. Jackie Robinson wasn’t the first man. He wasn’t the first Black athlete to play in a professional American sports league. There... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

by #teamEBONY

On the evening April 4, 1968 a shot rang out aimed at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., striking him in the chin and neck,... Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

by Wendy L. Wilson

It’s hard to stand out when you’re the oldest of five talented siblings, one of whom is internationally recognized superstar Diana Ross, but Dr.... Read More

Annie Turnbo Malone

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Beauty Pioneer Annie Turnbo Malone Opens Doors for Others

by Demetria Irwin

The name Madam CJ Walker is synonymous with Black hair care and Black wealth. Walker built a beauty empire and amassed a fortune in... Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Visionary

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Visionary

by Shantell E. Jamison

More than 40 years ago, Simpson-Miller, now 70, stepped onto the Jamaican political scene in hopes of changing her homeland. The working-class native had... Read More

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[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons — Taking Freedom Back

by Demetria Irwin

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually the first... Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Donna Brazile on the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Donna Brazile on the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

by Donna Brazile

A few years ago, I was walking inside the U.S. Capitol when I saw a boy stop to look up at the portrait of... Read More

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s ‘Iron Lady’

[FREEDOM FIGHTERS] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s ‘Iron Lady’

by Shantell E. Jamison

In her 2009 memoir This Child Will Be Great, Republic of Liberia president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said: "The size of your dreams must always exceed your... Read More