Alexandra Phanor-Faury

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Coolest Black Kid in America, No. 10: Marley Dias

Happy birthday to Dias–a 2018 EBONY Power 100 honoree–who turns 15 on January 3. In celebration of the remarkable young activist, we are reposting this March 2016 article.

Henry Louis Gates

Black Ancestry Matters on ‘Finding Your Roots’

We are resposting this January 2016 article in celebration of professor, author, filmmaker and television host Gates on September 16, 2019, his 69th birthday.

The Coolest Black Family in America No. 70: The Subers

A study published in the Journal of Personal Relationships finds that couples who laugh together…

The Coolest Black Family in America,No. 68: The Rices

“This never, ever happens,” says 33-year-old Jessica Rice. “Who meets someone for the first time…

Rapsody

Rapsody in Blue [INTERVIEW]

It’s the Sunday before the 58th annual Grammy Awards, and Rapsody is beaming with excitement.…

‘AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’ Airs Season Finale

Is being African defined only by the tragedies that have befallen the continent? The African…

Raqiyah Mays Unravels ‘The Man Curse’ [INTERVIEW]

When author, journalist, radio personality and activist Raqiyah Mays was growing up, she’d often hear…

Quddus

Quddus Clears the Way for Clean Water in Haiti [INTERVIEW]

Quddus Philippe is best known for his past work on MTV as one of the…

Erykah Badu: Nothing Neo About Her Soul [INTERVIEW]

Erykah Badu returned to her performing roots last Thursday (October 29). The Dallas-born songstress graced…

Misty Copeland Triumphs in ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ [INTERVIEW]

Misty Copeland’s meteoric rise in the world of ballet has catapulted the dancer to pop…