On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

by Maya K. Francis

The story goes that they couldn’t agree on what they were going to name their baby girl. If I were to be a boy, it… Read More

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Maya Speaks

by Jamilah Lemieux

In February of 2012, just after the relaunch of EBONY.com, I was given the opportunity to speak briefly with Maya Angelou… Read More

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Dad Beats Teen Daughter...for Dancing with Black Friend

by #teamEBONY

Houston man beats daughter because she planned on dancing with a Black kid at her birthday party. Aaron Aranza… Read More

Why It’s So Hard for Men to See Misogyny

Why Men are Blind to Misogyny

by Slate

Many men are blind to the aggression and misogyny women encounter because they just don't see it.  These… Read More

For Black Kids in America, a Degree Is No Guarantee

Black, Degreed...and Unemployed

by The Atlantic

Black recent college grads twice as likely to be unemployed as those with the same education.  In 2013, the… Read More

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There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 5/28… Read More

U.S. cannot confirm Nigerian claim to have located kidnapped girls

America Unable to Confirm Nigeria's Claim about Missing Girls

by #teamEBONY

U.S., Europe skeptical about Nigerian government's claim that they know where the missing girls are being held.  The… Read More

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

by Raven Rakia

In recent months, the criminal cases of Monica Jones, Shanesha Taylor and Marissa Alexander have made headlines The fate of these… Read More

Boko Haram attack kills at least 24 Nigerian security personnel

Dozens Killed in Latest Boko Haram Attack

by #teamEBONY

Dozens killed in latest Boko Haram attack.  Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent… Read More

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Kidnapped Schoolgirls Reportedly Found

by #teamEBONY

Kidnapped schoolgirls reportedly found. Nigeria's top military officer said he knew where the girls abducted… Read More

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