Truths From a Black Mother

Truths From a Black Mother

by Ylonda Gault

It’s that time of year: April showers give way to May flowers, many of which are hastily purchased to celebrate mothers, the hardworking women... Read More

Coolest Black Family Reunion: Must-Have Checklist

Coolest Black Family Reunion: Must-Have Checklist

by #teamEBONY

Get ready to take selfies with your second cousin and hear Big Mama tell stories about what your dad was like as a kid. It’s officially... Read More

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5 Reasons African Americans Should Learn Spanish

by France François

“You’d be perfect for this position, but do you speak Spanish.” I heard the question again and again after graduating with my masters degree... Read More

[The Upload] Superproducer Ryan Leslie Dials Up Diversity With His SuperPhone

[The Upload] Superproducer Ryan Leslie Dials Up Diversity With His SuperPhone

by Lynne d Johnson

You might know Ryan Leslie as the musician and producer who discovered Cassie Ventura and the singer behind the hits “Diamond Girl” and “Addicted.”... Read More

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Here’s What Happened When Racist Trolls Attacked Old Navy

by #teamEBONY

Over the weekend, clothing giant Old Navy shared an ad on Twitter announcing a sale. While the tweet was pretty innocuous, the hate that... Read More

[Passport Goals] 5 Reasons to Put Cambodia On Your Must-See List

[Passport Goals] 5 Reasons to Put Cambodia On Your Must-See List

by Lisa Bonner

After being wowed by the ancient pagodas across the plains of Bagan, Myanmar, I headed back to Southeast Asia, this time to Siem Reap,... Read More

Lil Kim Was Always Beautiful, But No One EVER Told Her

Lil Kim Was Always Beautiful, But No One EVER Told Her

by Greg Simms Jr.

The promotional poster for Lil’ Kim’s 1996 album, Hardcore, was, and is, legendary. It was one of the hottest, sexiest posters of all time.... Read More

Trading Gang Life for Food: Trap Kitchen Serves Up Good in the Hood

Trading Gang Life for Food: Trap Kitchen Serves Up Good in the Hood

by #teamEBONY

It’s the type of story that sounds perfect for the big screen. Two L.A. gang members— one a Blood and the other a Crip—... Read More

The Dangerous, Life-Changing Effects of Diabetes

The Dangerous, Life-Changing Effects of Diabetes

by Urban Housecall Doctors

Urban radio legend Doug Banks' untimely death shocked the nation. While his battle with diabetes wasn't private, the illness claiming his life was still... Read More

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[EDITOR’S LETTER] Ying and Yang: The Ups & Downs of Mothering

by Kierna Mayo

My first born, due on Christmas Eve, arrived a full three days late—an ounce shy of 10 pounds. I had an emergency cesarean section... Read More