Harriet Tubman

Legacy of Harriet Tubman Preserved at New Center in Maryland

by Donna Owens

Nearly two centuries after the famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born on a Maryland plantation, a new historical site bearing her name has opened to... Read More

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

by Princess Gabbara

Khalid el-Hakim started frequenting antique shops, garage sales and flea markets and collecting rare artifacts pertaining to Black history in the early 1990s. Among... Read More

Malcolm X

5 Rare Clips of Malcolm X Speaking Truth to Power

by #teamEBONY

The 52 years that have passed since the winter’s day in which Malcolm X was cut down by an assassin’s bullet have not diminished... Read More


The History of Cornrows

by Princess Gabbara

“Boxer braids,” “KKW braids,” and “Birthday braids” are the cutesy terms used to describe cornrows whenever they’re worn by Kim Kardashian or Kylie Jenner... Read More

Obama Trump Transition of Power

History Channel To Air “Transition of Power: The Presidency”

by Chan C. Smith

As we near the end of President Barack Obama’s administration in the United States of America, people across the country are anxious as they... Read More

black hair

The History of the Fade

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a haircut that exemplified coolness, it has to be none other than the fade. The hairstyle originated in the U.S.... Read More

To Tell The Truth…About Racism in Education

To Tell The Truth…About Racism in Education

by James E. Ford / Education Post

“If we would start telling the truth in schools, we would not have racism. We could cure racism in this country” —Jane Elliott These... Read More

bantu knots

The History of Bantu Knots

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a contest for the family who has crossed the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation one too many times, the... Read More

EBONY Magazine Covers Annivesary Feature

Celebrating 71 Years of EBONY Magazine: Then and Now

by #TeamEBONY

It’s our anniversary! On November 1, 1945, the very first issue of EBONY Magazine was published. Also on this day in 1951, JET Magazine... Read More


The History of Dreadlocks

by Princess Gabbara

When many folks think of dreadlocks, the drama that unfolded between Zendaya and Giuliana Rancic probably comes to mind. For those who need a... Read More