EBONY Magazine July 2016 Common

EBONY’s July 2016 Cover: Everybody Loves Common

by Jamilah Lemieux

There are few universal truths that relate to hip-hop. Ask 10 people to name the top five rappers, and be prepared to get 10... Read More

King James and His Game of Thrones

King James and His Game of Thrones

by Marcus Lamar

It’s amazing how the narrative of a story can change in just one week. How many of you reading this had the Cleveland Cavaliers... Read More

J.R. Smith NBA Finals 2016

J.R. Smith’s NBA Finals Interview Is Proof You Can Bounce Back From Adversity

by Team Ebony

Like the rest of his teammates, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was overcome with emotion after his team’s historic championship win. But for Smith,... Read More

Behind the Scenes of EBONY’s July 2016 Cover Shoot

Behind the Scenes of EBONY’s July 2016 Cover Shoot

by Team Ebony

As we prepare to honor our dads, granddads and other father figures this Sunday, EBONY is excited to announce that our July cover star... Read More

Beyonce Jay Z Basketball Game finals NBA 2016

According to Twitter, Beyoncé Has a Thing For King James

by Team Ebony

If you're not on Twitter, you definitely miss out some seriously hilarious moments. So far, folks on the social networking platform have turned everything from... Read More

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[FastForward] Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of Big and Small Screens

by EBONY.com and AAFCA

We are still on a high from the melanin mandate that was this year’s Tony Awards. We live for brown-hued Hermione.  Do NOT get us... Read More

Mike Epps Breaks the Mold with ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’

Mike Epps Breaks the Mold with ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’

by Ericka N. Goodman

In his first foray into network television, comedian Mike Epps plays the lead character, Buck, a wayward but charismatic hustler, who has managed to skate by... Read More

Teyonah Parris Brings the 80s, and Miki Howard’s Story, to Life

Teyonah Parris Brings the 80s, and Miki Howard’s Story, to Life

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

Biopics are tricky. The family or the artist or the estate of a deceased person usually has to agree on the finer points. Sometimes... Read More

Walking Through ‘O.J. Simpson: Made in America’

Walking Through ‘O.J. Simpson: Made in America’

by William E. Ketchum III

To many younger people who watch ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary “O.J.: Made In America”, Simpson is primarily known as the man in the... Read More

Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

by Michael A. Gonzales

In the 1970s, what most Blaxploitation films had in common were their scorching soundtracks that sounded great in the grindhouse blaring through ancient speakers.... Read More