Gymnastics

[In My Lifetime] Wendy Hilliard Remembers Pushing the Doors Open for Black Gymnasts

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I was the first Black rhythmic gymnast on a U.S. national team. I made many friends and was fortunate to have great mentors, but... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Nadia Lopez on Obama’s Legacy

[In My Lifetime] Nadia Lopez on Obama’s Legacy

by Terrence Chappell

I was at my girlfriend Thembisa’s house with her and her husband. I was sitting in their living room. It was around midnight and... Read More

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Johnson Publishing Building in Chicago Up for Landmark Designation

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The former headquarters of Johnson Publishing Co., where founder John H. Johnson produced EBONY, JET and several other publications for decades in downtown Chicago... Read More

Johnson

Historic Johnson Publishing Building Being Considered for Chicago Landmark Status

by Lee Bey

The former Johnson Publishing Co. building, an 11-story tower that was an icon in architecture, publishing and black achievement for more than a generation,... Read More

Harvard Business School Shines A Spotlight On EBONY’s Black History Legacy

Harvard Business School Shines A Spotlight On EBONY’s Black History Legacy

by Melissa Kimble

When John H. Johnson founded EBONY in 1945, he didn’t just create a magazine. He created an empire that would go on to set the stage... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Louis Gossett, Jr. Remembers His Big Oscar Win

[In My Lifetime] Louis Gossett, Jr. Remembers His Big Oscar Win

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In 1983, I was sitting next to my son and my agent who had been [representing me] for 17 years. I was in the front... Read More

Mandela

[In My Lifetime] Terrie Williams Remembers the Day Mandela Came to America

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We started in 1988 and our first two clients were Eddie Murphy and Miles Davis. One day I got a call from David Dinkins,... Read More

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

Honoring the People’s Poet: Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home Gets New Life

by Demetria Irwin

There ain’t no crystal stair in the late Langston Hughes’ historic Harlem abode, but there is a narrow wooden one–the delicate steps of which... Read More

Jackson

[In My Lifetime] Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers the First National Black Political Convention

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After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement had to decide which direction to take. Organizations like CORE and... Read More

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Happy Birthday! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About John H. Johnson

by Melissa Kimble

EBONY celebrates the iconic John H. Johnson with a few fun facts that you may not know! Read More