The Destruction of Black Wall Street

The Destruction of Black Wall Street

by Josie Pickens

Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim… Read More

Dorothy Forever

Dorothy Forever

by Princess Gabbara

Dorothy Dandridge is often described as “our Marilyn Monroe.” I’ve never agreed with that statement. Dorothy… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:<br />
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[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:
Brazil’s Black Heroine

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Brazil is the largest African nation on Earth in population, with the exception of Nigeria, and more Africans were brought there… Read More

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her writing and performing have always been a little ahead...her music maintains… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES]<br />
The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

[UNSUNG HEROES]
The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

One of the ancestral imperatives of the New Negro Movement of the early twentieth century was for African-Americans to investigate… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES]<br />
Stokely Carmichael

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Stokely Carmichael

by Stephon Wynn

Stokely Carmichael’s defiance and opposition during "The Movement" made him one of the most influential leaders of… Read More

Who Will Revere The Black Woman?

Who Will Revere The Black Woman?

by Abbey Lincoln

Mark Twain said, in effect, that when a country enslaves a people, the first necessary job is to make the world feel that the people… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES]<br />
Wallace Thurmond, Writer

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Wallace Thurmond, Writer

by Stephon Wynn

Wallace Thurman is revered as one of the most significant writers during the Harlem Renaissance, though he is often forgotten amongst… Read More

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Jackson 5: the Complete Animated Series

THAT THING:
Jackson 5: the Complete Animated Series

by Jamilah Lemieux

I stanned for Michael Jackson long before "stanning" was a thing. My childhood is rich with memories of jamming to "Bad"… Read More

Dr. King’s ‘Advice for Living’<br />

Dr. King’s ‘Advice for Living’

by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From September of 1957 through December of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. penned an advice column for EBONY. We hand picked… Read More

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