howard university

[THE YARD REPORT]
The Week's HBCU Headlines

by The Yard Insider

Howard University began an “enterprise-wide” cut last Thursday. The University plans to cut its workforce by 4 percent… Read More

the real housewives of atlanta

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear 'Housewives'- Gay Men Aren't Purses

by Michael Arceneaux

For a show that likes to parade itself as gay friendly, this entire season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been an… Read More

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

by Michael H. Cottman

For President Barack Obama, a father with two daughters, preparing African-American students for the academic future is one of his top priorities—and… Read More

lansing michigan state capitol building

Michigan Residents Need to Vote Now More Than Ever

by Dennis Archer

Detroit has always been known for its sound: from our classic cars to our classic songs. These sounds define a city and a generation. I still remember… Read More

Janet mock

Cis-to-Sis:
An Open Letter to Janet Mock

by Preston Mitchum

“I was scared” continues to reverberate in my mind. All too often the LGBT community is not allowed to feel safe in spaces… Read More

african american man

Gay Men Are Not "a Waste"

by Alexander Hardy

I didn’t see the mass wedding of 33 straight and same-sex couples at the 56th GRAMMY Awards ceremony as it played… Read More

George Zimmerman Is Not A Celebrity

George Zimmerman Is Not a Celebrity
[And, Thus, We Will Not Treat Him as Such]

by Jamilah Lemieux

Today, word hit the internet that there are plans for a possible "celebrity" boxing match between George Zimmerman, who… Read More

Soon-Yi Previn; Woody Allen

[THE WEEKLY READ]
To the Woody Allen Defenders

by Michael Arceneaux

In an essay entitled “Don't… Read More

biraciral baby

[AFRICAN CONNECTION]
Ghana Spawns HalfCasteBabies.com

by Bolanle Omisore

Last summer, I was told unequivocally that I should bleach my skin. It was a well-intentioned suggestion from a neighbor, a woman… Read More

Most viewed

Entertainment & Culture / By Sun Singleton
Vernon Reid Talks 30 Yrs of the Black Rock Coalition

Vernon Reid Talks 30 Yrs of the Black Rock Coalition

Entertainment & Culture
Justin Adu Explains African Amedia

Justin Adu Explains African Amedia

Style / By Tyrus Townsend
Beautifully Brown Grace Jones

Beautifully Brown Grace Jones

News & Views / By Damon Young
Why Did Ben Carson Mock Police Brutality

Why Did Ben Carson Mock Police Brutality

News & Views / By Kristian Davis Bailey
Detroit's New Activist Generation

Detroit's New Activist Generation

Stay in the Know
Sign up for the Ebony Newsletter