Lil Jon in Ghana

Lil Jon Opens Second School in Ghana

by Zahara Hill   Jan 26, 2018

UPDATE: Rapper Lil Jon has given $70,000 to fund a new school in Ghana through non-profit organization Pencils of Promise. Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School is... Read More

michael jordan

Michael Jordan to Invest $500,000 in Literacy Programs in Charlotte, N.C.

by #teamEBONY   Jun 21, 2016

Since hanging up his signature sneakers, basketball legend Michael Jordan has been focusing his attention on conquering the business world. And it’s worked. Back... Read More

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

When a Race Man’s Color is Purple

by Mark Anthony Neal   May 23, 2016

When an icon such as Prince Rogers Nelson transitions, he becomes a torch for both nostalgia and the power of music to unite, proving... Read More

[GOAL ORIENTED] Emmitt Smith’s New Passions

[GOAL ORIENTED] Emmitt Smith’s New Passions

by Christopher Harris   Mar 29, 2016

It took Emmitt Smith 164 games in his professional career to set the NFL’s rushing record. He led the Dallas Cowboys to three Super... Read More

[GOAL ORIENTED] Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings’ Fast Break Into Giving

[GOAL ORIENTED] Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings’ Fast Break Into Giving

by Christopher Harris   Mar 21, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the first in EBONY.com's series entitled "Goal Oriented," which celebrates and uplifts current and former athletes who are creating meaningful... Read More

Former NBA Star Builds Affordable Housing Complex for Community

Former NBA Star Builds Affordable Housing Complex for Community

by #teamEBONY   Sep 24, 2015

Former NBA star Devean George knows what it's like to grow up in a deprived community. That's why the ex-pro athlete is giving back... Read More

Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer

Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer

by Chie Davis   Dec 24, 2012

Fresh in designer denim and crisp footwear with his signature diamond dog tag chains gleaming, three-time Grammy Award winer Ne-Yo places his hands in... Read More

[OPINION]
Belafonte Misses the Mark on Bey-Z

[OPINION]
Belafonte Misses the Mark on Bey-Z

by Michael Arceneaux   Aug 13, 2012

It’s hard to defend my generation against accusations that many of us stubbornly swim in the shallow end of the pool of thoughts. The... Read More

Bryan Michael Cox Challenges to Celebrities to Give Back More

Bryan Michael Cox Challenges to Celebrities to Give Back More

by Souleo   Jun 05, 2012

It takes only a few seconds for a celebrity to write a check in the amount of hundreds, thousands or even millions for a... Read More

BUPPIE LOVE:
Can You Truly Have It All?

BUPPIE LOVE:
Can You Truly Have It All?

by Ebonie Johnson Cooper   May 21, 2012

At 24, I was convinced that I would have it all with a man. You could not convince me otherwise—and I thought the man in my... Read More