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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35 Years After the AIDS Epidemic Began, It’s Devastating the South

by Linda Villarosa

This month the AIDS epidemic turns 35. Though things have changed dramatically, turning an HIV diagnosis from a death sentence to a manageable illness,... Read More

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As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital

by Dr. Rheeda Walker

The researchers who found that suicide rates have doubled for Black children while declining for White children were surprised by their own results. These... Read More

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Phill Wilson Is Fighting to End the AIDS Epidemic in the Black Community

by Phill Wilson

Thirty-five years ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first report of the disease that would later be known... Read More

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Juan Valentine Ain’t Your Average Yogi

by Josie Pickens

Juan Valentine loves fly fashion, dope haircuts, and transforming lives through teaching yoga.  He’s not your average yogi–a Black man with cropped locs and... Read More


GirlTrek Is Inspiring Healthy Black Womanhood, One Step at a Time

by Zainab Karim

With the hashtag #BlackGirlHealing, GirlTrek is drawing much-needed attention to the root causes of health issues and social ills among Black women. This national... Read More

Black Teen Suicide: More Reality Than Myth

Black Teen Suicide: More Reality Than Myth

by Dr. Summer Matheson

Last November, after reading “Preventing Suicides in the Black Community” by Gaynor Hall and Pam Grimes, a quote that echoed in my head was,... Read More

Black Women Turn to Internet to Battle Mystifying Illness

Black Women Turn to Internet to Battle Mystifying Illness

by Driadonna Roland

When singer Chrisette Michele was featured in EBONY’s “Body Brigade” issue in March, she and her fellow full-figured bombshells dished intimate details of their... Read More

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Shattering the Myth of the “Mad” Black Woman

by Josie Pickens

In 1981, Black, radical, feminist poet and activist Audre Lorde addressed a crowd at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. She focused her entire... Read More

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Holly Robinson Peete Welcomes You To The “Autism Express”

by Najja Parker

Holly Robinson Peete has her hands full. She's the star of a new reality series on OWN entitled For Peete's Sake, she's getting the word out about... Read More