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by #teamEBONY

A year ago, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement ignited a civil-rights revolution for a new generation in the wake of Michael Brown's… Read More

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I’m 42, fully into my get-off-my-lawn phase. As the Entertainment Editor over on the print side of EBONY, it’s my job… Read More



Young Marco’s video for “Gone Long Gone” hauntingly unpacks the story of a guy trying to convince the young woman… Read More

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J. Cole’s presence hits with a stream of consciousness that evokes subtle humor and loads of truth. To relish in his brilliance… Read More

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Maybe Meek Mill Should’ve Stayed in His Lane…?

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For a two-week period in the spring of my sixth grade year, the stars somehow aligned to allow me to “go with” Carmen… Read More


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Over a decade ago, Kelis’ milkshake brought all the boys to the yard. Today, it’s her line of sauces, Bounty & Full… Read More

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Back in 1967, when funky trumpeter Cynthia Robinson joined forces with musical visionary Sly Stone, most “girls” in band… Read More

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I realized I wasn't that young anymore when my oldest niece innocently asked me, “Is Aaliyah that singer who died… Read More

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