How James Baldwin Helps Yara Shahidi Cope with Failure

How James Baldwin Helps Yara Shahidi Cope with Failure

by Shantell E. Jamison

Yara Shahidi has a lot to be thankful for. She’s enjoying a very fruitful career in the entertainment industry and is well on her... Read More

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Reaches the $6.6M Mark

by #TeamEBONY

Black film and TV are off to a great start in 2017. As we continue to ride the wave of last year’s successes, we... Read More

How to Love a Man Who Didn’t Love Your Mama

How to Love a Man Who Didn’t Love Your Mama

by Kiese Laymon

I never believed a word you said because you hit my mama. I started this letter to you at 19 years old on a... Read More

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NY Festival Celebrates 90 Years of James Baldwin

by Kristin Braswell

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is... Read More

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James Baldwin, America’s Greatest Writer?

by The Atlantic

Much of Baldwin's writing is roughly contemporaneous with the Civil Rights movement, but he seems to share none of its hope, none of its... Read More

The Fire This Time:
James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

The Fire This Time:
James Baldwin on George Zimmerman

by Joshua Adams

On the outrage that many of us feel about the verdict and those responsible:"…this is a crime of which neither I, nor them, nor... Read More

Celebrating Black LGBT Pioneers [PHOTOS]

Celebrating Black LGBT Pioneers [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY

As we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month this June, Ebony.com wants to give props to African-American pioneers, who not only... Read More

BLACK HISTORY:
10 Writers Everyone Must Read

BLACK HISTORY:
10 Writers Everyone Must Read

by #teamEBONY

Over the 400-year course of African-American history, there have been many inspirational, irreplaceable voices speaking to the hearts and minds of our people through... Read More

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BLACKS IN PARIS

by Jared Michael Lowe

"Ball so hard, I’m shocked too, I’m supposed to be locked up too / you escaped what I’ve escaped / You’d be in Paris... Read More

5 Stages of Black Manhood

5 Stages of Black Manhood

by Mychal Denzel Smith

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a Black man in America. As circumstance would have it, I am... Read More