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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

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Marie Maynard Daly, a Trailblazer in Medical Research

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Marie Maynard Daly, a Trailblazer in Medical Research

by Demetria Irwin

During the Harlem Renaissance, work by creatives like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jacob Lawrence captivated the public, but for Marie Maynard Daly... Read More

Elizabeth Jennings Graham

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Elizabeth Jennings Graham: A 19th Century Rosa Parks

by Demetria Irwin

Elizabeth Jennings Graham was simply trying to get to her father’s church where she was an organist. She didn’t likely wake up that summer’s... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

[IN MY LIFETIME] "The Witness" Recalls Martin Luther King's Last Day

by #teamEBONY

During the final 24 hours of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life he was surrounded by his closest aides who were with him in... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Angela Bassett and Blair Underwood and an Historic Oscar Night

[IN MY LIFETIME] Angela Bassett and Blair Underwood and an Historic Oscar Night

by #teamEBONY

Angela Bassett and Blair Underwood, two film and television stars who are known and well respected in Hollywood spoke to EBONY.com about a night... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Trevor Jackson on Gun Violence and Black Youth

[IN MY LIFETIME] Trevor Jackson on Gun Violence and Black Youth

by #teamEBONY

Trayvon (Martin), Freddie (Gray), Michael Brown and in my lifetime, unfortunately, the list keeps going on. I've had the opportunity to perform for the... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. John Conyers on Why the 1967 Detroit Riot Happened

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. John Conyers on Why the 1967 Detroit Riot Happened

by #teamEBONY

July 23, 1967 was a hot summer day that remains etched in my memory as the start of one of Detroit’s darkest periods. Over... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

by #teamEBONY

It was when he fought Sonny Liston. He was saying he was the greatest and everybody predicted that Liston would kick his butt and... Read More