How Pop Culture Moved from ‘Respectable’ to ‘Unapologetically Black’

How Pop Culture Moved from ‘Respectable’ to ‘Unapologetically Black’

by Michael Harriot

I knew it the moment it happened. Had I written this a month ago, I would have found it difficult to pinpoint the time of death. Maybe it… Read More

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

by Miles Marshall Lewis

What did the women in Prince’s life bring to him? What was it about the sacred feminine principle that moved and defined him in a way distinct… Read More

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

by Mark Anthony Neal

When an icon such as Prince Rogers Nelson transitions, he becomes a torch for both nostalgia and the power of music to unite, proving an artist… Read More

Why Prince? Why Now?

Why Prince? Why Now?

by Kierna Mayo

That’s not how any of this works. When we began the planning of this June issue—our annual celebration of Black Music Month… Read More

[Video] ‘Roots’ Star Emayatzy Corinealdi Talks Reboot

[Video] ‘Roots’ Star Emayatzy Corinealdi Talks Reboot

by Kyra Kyles

Like so many of us, you likely fell in love with Emayatzy Corinealdi in Ava DuVernay’s understated masterpiece, “Middle of Nowhere.”… Read More

Joe Morton in a scene from TURN ME LOOSE by Gretchen Law, Directed by John Gould Rubin.

Joe Morton Takes on Dick Gregory

by Matthew Allen

Joe Morton is a household name, thanks in part to his amazing portrayal of the villainous Rowan Pope on ABC's Scandal. However, before… Read More

Tower of Power's Rick Stevens: Still a Young Man

Tower of Power's Rick Stevens: Still a Young Man

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On Friday, Rick Stevens, the original lead singer of 70s R&B/soul band Tower of Power, will perform at a California prison, four years after his… Read More

'Tangerine' Among Winners at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!<br />

'Tangerine' Among Winners at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!

by #teamEBONY

Celebrities and guests gathered in New York City on Saturday night to honor and celebrate media for creating content that represents the lives and… Read More

Azealia Banks Only Has Herself to Blame

Azealia Banks Only Has Herself to Blame

by Michael Arceneaux

There’s nothing that frustrates me more than a vile, disrespectful, argumentative troll who refuses to take responsibility for their actions… Read More

Beards For The Win!<br />
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Beards For The Win!

by LaToya Cross

Beards add an edge and an upgraded element of grown man swag.   Whether you like your man candy fresh-faced, or with thin stubble… Read More

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