Sip Diva-Inspired Cocktails with Mixology Mavens

Sip Diva-Inspired Cocktails with Mixology Mavens

by Nina Hemphill Reeder

Ordering at the bar can be intimidating, especially when you don’t have a go-to cocktail. And you might wonder what would be the preferred... Read More

Ruby Dee

[In My Lifetime] On Life With Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

by Marissa Charles

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, two of our most beloved performers, have long been known as brilliant actors and staunch activists for African-American human rights... Read More

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

by LaToya Cross

The arts should serve the people. Art and struggle brought them together. Love and dedication kept them united. For decades, Ossie Davis (1917-2005) and... Read More

Final Goodbye: AP’s Unabridged Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

Saying “Goodbye” in 2014

by #teamEBONY

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded... Read More

Why the Celebrity Silence on Ferguson?

Why the Celebrity Silence on Ferguson?

by Kyle G. Dargan

“What about your recording artists who are ‘everything’?,” asks English literature scholar Ruth Ellen Kocher after a week of following protests and marches in... Read More

ernest dickerson

Ernest Dickerson Talks ‘Do the Right Thing,’ 25 Years Later

by Michael A. Gonzales

Although Ernest Dickerson has been directing since his unforgettable 1992 debut Juice, he started his film career as a cinematographer. “My first love was... Read More

About Ruby and Ossie’s Unique Marriage…

About Ruby and Ossie’s Unique Marriage…

by Glamazon Tyomi

Tuesday, the light of one of the African-American community’s brightest stars was dimmed, leaving behind accomplishments and marks on history that will never be... Read More

Remembering Ruby Dee

Remembering Ruby Dee

by Josie Pickens

Having brought immense talent, fire, and above all love to this world and to each of us, our beloved Mother Sister, Ruby Dee, has... Read More

Ruby Dee:
An EBONY Collection Look Back [PHOTOS]

Ruby Dee:
An EBONY Collection Look Back [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY

Combing the EBONY Collection for historical images of the late Ruby Dee was a labor of love. Our admiration for the actress-activist has no... Read More

‘Life’s Essentials’ Documentary Honors Ruby Dee [VIDEO]

‘Life’s Essentials’ Documentary Honors Ruby Dee [VIDEO]

by #teamEBONY

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, a documentary about the iconic Ossie Davis (1917-2005) and Ruby Dee (1922-2014) by their grandson Muta’Ali, will have its world premiere at Film... Read More