In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

by Mariel Turner

Patrisse Cullors knows firsthand how the prison-industrial complex can affect families in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old’s brother and father were in and out of... Read More

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In Our Cities: Watts Residents Find Food, Family at Hawkins House of Burgers

by Mariel Turner

With the arrival of cooking apps, food blogs and meal delivery services it can be difficult to make a lasting impact in today’s food... Read More

California African American Museum

In Our Cities: The California African American Museum Redefines Black History in Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

The Black experience in Los Angeles has been defined by misunderstood stereotypes for years—gang wars, drive-by shootings, broken families—but curators at the California African... Read More

Eso Won Books

In Our Cities: Eso Won Books Ignites a Love of Reading in LA

by Mariel Turner

James Fugate knows the importance of knowledge in the Black community. The Detroit native has been selling books in South Los Angeles neighborhoods for... Read More

South Central Los Angeles

In Our Cities: Photographer Tiffany Hobbs Finds Beauty in South Central LA

by Britni Danielle

Ice cube. Issa Rae. Crenshaw. Russell Westbrook. Boyz in the Hood. Each of these has one thing in common, and it’s not just that they’ve... Read More

biddy mason

In Our Cities: From Slavery to Real Estate Mogul, Biddy Mason Leaves Her Mark on Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

For nearly 100 years, one of Los Angeles’ first Black real estate moguls sat in an unmarked grave forgotten and unacknowledged. Bridget “Biddy” Mason,... Read More

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In Our Cities: Los Angeles—Exploring the City of Angels

by Britni Danielle

The cinematic shootouts and gang wars of the 1990s are a thing of the past. Today, Los Angeles is considered one of the safest... Read More

Chicago

In Our Cities: Chicago Entrepreneur Finds Food Fix for African, Caribbean People

by Andrea V. Watson

EBONY recently launched a new multimedia series called “In Our Cities.” This series will combat the negative images the mainstream media highlights in Black... Read More

Chance

In Our Cities: The Chicago Designer Behind Chance’s Overalls

by Andrea V. Watson

EBONY recently launched a new multimedia series called “In Our Cities.” This series will combat the negative images the mainstream media highlights in Black... Read More

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Meet the Chicago Woman Behind Brown Sugar Bakery

by Andrea V. Watson

EBONY recently launched a new multimedia series called “In Our Cities.” This series will combat the negative images the mainstream media highlights in African... Read More