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Eric Roberson & Phonte Coleman Bring Back Grownup Love Songs<br />

Eric Roberson & Phonte Coleman Bring Back Grownup Love Songs

by Chris Williams   Aug 12, 2016

After ten years of friendship, rapper/singer Phonte Coleman from well-known hip hop and R&B groups, Little Brother and Foreign Exchange, and R&B artist Eric... Read More

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Alex Haley's Grandson Still Exploring His 'Roots'
[INTERVIEW]

by Chris Williams   Jun 08, 2015

Over the last few years, there have been a handful of films dedicated to one of America's greatest sins: slavery. The first one to... Read More

B.B. King EBONY Magazine Collection

Remembering B.B. King
1925-2015

by Chris Williams   May 18, 2015

As the last state in the United States to officially abolish slavery in 2013, Mississippi maintains occupies a complicated place in American history. In... Read More

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Julian Bond on the State of Black Leadership
[INTERVIEW]

by Chris Williams   Mar 02, 2015

For the past half century, Julian Bond has been a legendary force on the frontlines fighting for the rights of the underserved and marginalized... Read More

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Larry Smith:
Unsung Legend of Hip-Hop Gets His Props

by Chris Williams   Nov 26, 2014

Over the past four decades, hip-hop music has transformed popular culture and touched every inch of the globe. Its origins have been explored through... Read More

The History of R&B Music

Upcoming Documentary Explores ‘The History of R&B Music’

by Chris Williams   Jul 21, 2014

Legendary musician and producer turned filmmaker Kashif Saleem has embarked on a cinematic journey to tell the rich history of rhythm and blues music... Read More

Examining the “American Promise” to Black Children

Examining the “American Promise” to Black Children

by Chris Williams   Nov 27, 2013

Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson have joined forces in producing a compelling documentary called American Promise chronicling their son, Idris and his friend... Read More

New Museums Tackle Mississippi’s Complex History

New Museums Tackle Mississippi’s Complex History

by Chris Williams   Nov 08, 2013

Jackson, Mississippi will serve as a haven to conjoined museums dedicated to telling the truth about the Southern state's darkest days and promising future.... Read More

Phillip Agnew, Dream Defender
[INTERVIEW]

Phillip Agnew, Dream Defender
[INTERVIEW]

by Chris Williams   Jul 31, 2013

By now you've likely seen the Dream Defenders on MSNBC with Harry Belafonte, leading teach-ins with Jesse Jackson and being profiled on EBONY.com just... Read More

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON:
Dream Defenders Take the Lead

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON:
Dream Defenders Take the Lead

by Chris Williams   Jul 29, 2013

  The story of the Dream Defenders begins in April of 2006. Florida A&M’s then-Student Body President Ramon Alexander and Vice President Phillip Agnew*... Read More