[Spirit Quest] Ty Alexander on Missing Her Mother on Mother’s Day

[Spirit Quest] Ty Alexander on Missing Her Mother on Mother’s Day

by Shanita Hubbard

I never imagined that learning to cope with the death of my mother would be so transformative. After she died of cancer, I had... Read More

Rise Up: A Story of Faith, Fighting, Family and Healing

Rise Up: A Story of Faith, Fighting, Family and Healing

by Shanita Hubbard

“Im going to be very honest. This doesn’t look good.” “Doesn’t look good as in I can die?” I asked half shocked but fully... Read More

Dianne Smith

Artist Dianne Smith’s Powerful Tribute To Ntozake Shange’s Poem

by Erickka Sy Savané

If one were applying for a ‘Black woman’s card,’ familiarity with Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow... Read More

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[Spirit Quest] Holly Robinson Peete Gets Real About Reality TV

by Tomika Anderson

Actress and longtime autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete has money, fame and a hit TV show, but there’s something the married mom of four... Read More

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

by Jazz Keyes

By happenstance, I found myself in a rather peculiar position. I could feel her little hands shaking. I kneeled down, stared my distressed child... Read More

Kwanzaa

On 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Why the Journey Continues

by Dr. Maulana Karenga

The 50th anniversary of the Pan-African holiday, Kwanzaa, of necessity brings added focus and emphasis on its customary call for remembrance, reflection and recommitment.... Read More

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

by Brooke Obie

“All they said was 6’8” he stood / and people thought the music that he made was good …” It was July 2012, and... Read More

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

by rev-traci-blackmon

As told to Lori L. Tharps At its core, ministry is about service, and I’ve always been in some form of ministry, even before... Read More

EBONY Magazine July 2016 Let’s Talk About #BLACKCHURCHSEX

Addressing Sexuality, Faith and Identity Through #BlackChurchSex

by Brooke Obie

In May 2015, Ahmad Greene-Hayes challenged people on Twitter to think critically about sexuality, abuse and the Black church using the hashtag #BlackChurchSex. It... Read More

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Jesus Was Not American:
How Politicizing Christianity Fuels Hatred

by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts


The hostile words that Franklin Graham recently posted on his Facebook page, encouraging the banishment of all Muslims from the country because of their... Read More