Harry Potter’s Hermione:
Black Magic Woman?

Harry Potter’s Hermione:
Black Magic Woman?

by Demetria Irwin   Dec 25, 2015

In 2005, when Octavia Butler’s novel Fledgling came out, I gave it to all of my nieces and “little” girl cousins. I wanted them to... Read More

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 9:
Bobbi MacKenzie

The Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 9:
Bobbi MacKenzie

by #teamEBONY   Nov 30, 2015

When 11-year-old singer-actress Bobbi MacKenzie says over the phone, “Ever since I could talk, I’ve been singing,” she’s not exaggerating. Just ask her father... Read More

Kyle Jean-Baptiste: Remembering a friend. Caliaf St. Aubyn

Kyle Jean-Baptiste:
Remembering a Friend

by Jervelle Frederick   Sep 01, 2015

Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history as the first African-American and youngest actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical Les... Read More

Burlesque Queen Essence Revealed on Beauty, Body and Feminism

Burlesque Queen Essence Revealed on Beauty, Body and Feminism

by Dakota Kim   Mar 26, 2015

Essence Revealed, approaching her five-year mark as a burlesque performer, has become a prolific entertainer and producer who infuses the magic and sizzle of... Read More

7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks

#7LastWords Examines State Sanctioned Killings Through the Lens of Religion

by #teamEBONY   Oct 24, 2014

The Center of Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Black Lives Matter, Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc., and Shiloh Baptist Church are hosting a powerful day... Read More

Confessions of ‘A Sucker Emcee’

Confessions of ‘A Sucker Emcee’

by Matthew Allen   Sep 24, 2014

Craig “muMs” Grant has been an unofficial ambassador for American poetry for nearly two decades. Whether you’ve seen him play Poet Jackson on Oz,... Read More

 Broadway's Getting Its First Black Cinderella

Keke Palmer to be Broadway’s First Black Cinderella

by #teamEBONY   Aug 05, 2014

In addition to casting the first Black Phantom of the Opera, it was announced yesterday that that Keke Palmer will be Broadway's first Black... Read More

‘Devil in a Blue Dress’ is Coming to Broadway

Broadway Next Destination for Devil in a Blue Dress

by JET   Aug 01, 2014

Devil in a Blue Dress, the book-turned-movie starring Denzel Washington, could be hitting Broadway in the near future. According to the New York Post’s... Read More

holla if you hear me play

Was Broadway Not Ready for a 2Pac Play?

by Karu F. Daniels   Jul 15, 2014

If theatergoers were looking for Showboat or Ragtime, they were surely barking up the wrong tree when it came to Holler if Ya Hear... Read More