Why Colin Kaepernick’s First Game as Starting Quarterback Matters

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

On September 12, 2016, 7.1 million households watched the San Francisco 49ers battle the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams on the debut evening of Monday... Read More

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Master P on Solange, Tupac, the Music Business, and Respect

by Ronda Racha Penrice

For many of us, Percy Miller, better known as Master P, needs no introduction. As the founder, president and a platinum-selling rapper at No... Read More

Drake’s American Music Awards Noms Are Record Breaking

Drake’s American Music Awards Noms Are Record Breaking

by LaToya Cross

Champagne Papi just beat Michael Jackson's 32-year record with most American Music Award nominations in one year Read More


Yes, Black Photographers Still Matter

by William Bryant Rozier

Starlight Photography has not budged from its spot in Fort Wayne, Indiana since ‘95, but owner William D. Miller, 57, still has to tell... Read More

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Issa Rae’s Social Do’s for the Awkward and ‘Insecure’

by LaToya Cross

EBONY caught up with our favorite awkward chick for a lighting round conversation Read More

Here Are a Few More Flavors Ben and Jerry’s Can Add to Its List

Here Are a Few More Flavors Ben and Jerry’s Can Add to Its List

by #teamEBONY

Ben and Jerry’s proves that representation matters, even if it’s ice cream. This week, the company’s founders made a powerful political statement about systematic and... Read More

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Exclusive: Aunjanue Ellis on Nate Parker & the ‘Birth of a Nation’ Controversy

by Aunjanue Ellis

Then came August. First there was the late night text from a journalist friend who asked for my off the record opinion. Then, another other... Read More

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#ShareBlackJoy: Meadows Festival and More Music Fun

by #teamEBONY

Not one, but two blockbuster music events, Roots Festival and the Meadows Festival, brought smiles to brown faces over the past few week. Watch... Read More

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Van Jones on Mass Incarceration, Black Lives Matter, and Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’

by Chris Williams

On December 6, 1865, the thirteenth amendment officially became part of the United States Constitution. The amendment abolished slavery in the South, with one... Read More

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Jay Z Takes On the Criminal Justice System With ‘The Kalief Browder Story’

by Diahann Williams

The man who famously said he “wrote his way out the hood” is turning toward a new medium to tell important stories–film. Shawn “Jay... Read More