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Editors’ Holiday Shopping Guide: 5 Must-Reads

by Miles Marshall Lewis

When it comes to literature and pop culture, some great memoirs dropped in 2015, especially from the world of music. Grace Jones once vowed... Read More

Raqiyah Mays Unravels ‘The Man Curse’ [INTERVIEW]

Raqiyah Mays Unravels ‘The Man Curse’ [INTERVIEW]

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

When author, journalist, radio personality and activist Raqiyah Mays was growing up, she’d often hear women in her family whisper about a curse that... Read More

Shonda Rhimes and the “Year of Yes”

Shonda Rhimes and the “Year of Yes”

by Kyra Kyles

Shonda Rhimes is #bae.  She owns an entire network night.  An ENTIRE night.  Don’t try to act like you don’t run home (DVR for what?) to... Read More

Kevin Powell Shares His ‘Education’ [INTERVIEW]

Kevin Powell Shares His ‘Education’ [INTERVIEW]

by Michael A. Gonzales

“I had a lot of nightmares writing this book,” 49-year-old author Kevin Powell says of his recently released memoir, The Education of Kevin Powell:... Read More

[Interview] Sister Souljah Talks ‘A Moment of Silence: Midnight III”

[Interview] Sister Souljah Talks ‘A Moment of Silence: Midnight III”

by LaToya Cross

Sister Souljah writes with a pulsating rhythm that entertains while educating. She teaches, not preaches, and her streetwise style has been captivating readers since... Read More

Bobby Brown Releases Statement Following Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization

Bobby Brown to Release Memoir

by #teamEBONY

Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown. The platinum-selling singer, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston and father of the... Read More

Black Geeks Unite at the 2015 NYC Comic Con! [PHOTOS]

Black Geeks Unite at the 2015 NYC Comic Con! [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY

When the doors to the Javitz Center opened last Thursday (October 8) in New York City, thousands of avid comic book readers, superhero stans... Read More

The Black Family in Comics: Marvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet”

The Black Family in Comics: Marvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet”

by Joshua Adams

The Bakian family: Anwen; her father, Menzin; little sister Fayne; and her grandfather live in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by gigantic alien bugs and... Read More

Saul Williams Waxes Poetic with EBONY.com! [WATCH]

Saul Williams Waxes Poetic with EBONY.com! [WATCH]

by #teamEBONY

In US (a.), his greatly anticipated new full-length book of poetry, “poet laureate of hip-hop” Saul Williams presents his ideas, observations, realizations, dreams and questions... Read More

[MANIFEST]
Who Were Our Fathers Before They Were Fathers?

[MANIFEST]
Who Were Our Fathers Before They Were Fathers?

by Yolo Akili

“We each need to go on an exploration of exactly who our fathers were before we were born. In many cases, we almost act... Read More