Good Girl Gone Bad! Jada Pinkett Smith on Why She Loves Playing a Villain

by Marissa Charles

Let’s get one thing clear. Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t a badass, but she plays one on TV. Since 2014, the actress has been sizzling... Read More


Entire Seattle HS Football Team Follows Kaepernick Protest

by #teamEBONY

Seattle’s Garfield High School Bulldogs won’t stand for injustice any longer. Instead, they’ll take a knee. The football team, in one of the more... Read More

Blackest Moments At The Emmy Awards Feature

The Blackest Moments From The 2016 Emmy Awards

by Melissa Kimble and Dee Williams

“At last.” Those were the first words Isabel Sanford spoke on stage at the 1981 Emmy Awards. The actress had just won the award for... Read More

Tracee Ellis Ross Makes Emmy History

Tracee Ellis Ross Makes Emmy History

by Melissa Kimble

We loved her in Girlfriends.  She slays us on social. And now, we’re having a #BlackGirlMagic moment for Tracee Ellis Ross, the first black actress... Read More

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Despite NYT Scribe’s Scolding, ‘Kaepernicking’ Is Very Patriotic

by Madison J. Gray

High school football players have always had their role models. Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Doug Williams, John Elway, Emmitt Smith, Eli Manning, Brett Favre. The... Read More


A Part of the Hive: How Beyoncé Made Me a Believer

by Britni Danielle

I am not a member of the BeyHive—that rabid group of fans that feel deep down in their bones that Beyonce, the reigning Goddess... Read More

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Sterling K. Brown on His Emmy Nomination and New Show “This Is Us”

by Marissa Charles

Sterling K. Brown is a happy man – and it shows. He bounces onto the set of his new series, NBC’s This Is Us, with a... Read More

Finding God in Ourselves: For Colored Girls at 40

Finding God in Ourselves: For Colored Girls at 40

by Kim F. Hall

Without Ntozake Shange, we would not have Beyoncé’s #LEMONADE or Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar. Shange’s play for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the... Read More


‘Underground’ to Screen at New National Museum on Black History

by Britni Danielle

Earlier this year, millions of viewers tuned into WGN America’s breakout series Underground and fell in love with its portrayal of the brave enslaved Black Americans who... Read More

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Queen Sugar Recap: You Look Like a Fighter

by Brooke Obie

Editor’s Note: This recap contains spoilers “That’s what they do to us, they make us scared to fight.” When Nova Bordelon utters these words... Read More