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AKWAABA! A Journey of Welcome in Ghana as EBONY Travels Back to Africa

We are revisiting this December 2018/January 2019 EBONY magazine Travel feature. “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” commemorates 400 years since the first documented enslaved Africans left the continent on a Portuguese slave ship and landed in Jamestown, Virginia.

Diana Ross: Supreme Icon

Diana Ross, legendary Motown lead singer-turned-superstar, conquered the ’60s music charts and later the silver screen with her amazing voice, acting talent, beauty and style. As she celebrates her longevity in entertainment and her 75th birthday, the phenomenal Ms. Ross reflects on fame, family and finding true self-fulfillment.

By Miles Marshall Lewis
Photo: Randee St. Nicholas

Being Debra Lee

The longtime BET stalwart looks back at her illustrious career and forward to changes in the entertainment industry

by Miles Marshall Lewis

On Becoming Michelle

The road to self-discovery has led Michelle Obama from the tough Chicago streets to the storied halls of Princeton and on to the White House, where she emerged as one of the most elegant and accomplished first ladies ever. In her new memoir, she explains why she won’t run for president but will stay committed to public service, her family and—luckily for us—being a role model we can bank on.

By Miles Marshall Lewis

Chadwick Boseman Ups His Game

Star of Black Panther, Marshall is an ideal A-list prospect Story by Benjamin Schmidt As…

The Future Is So Bright

A new wave of Democrats is standing firm in its opposition to the worst of Trump’s America. In an EBONY exclusive, on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, three popular African-American elected officials—U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris of New Jersey and California, respectively, and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta—share personal stories about their unique paths to politics and open up about what they hope their own legacies will be.

by Melissa Knowles

Beauty Spotlight: Zoe Saldana

When you’re a busy mother of three—not to a mention a bona fide movie star who’s burned up the screen in box office blockbusters such as Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity Wars—life can get hectic, to say the least. So we were pleasantly surprised that Saldana was very down-to-earth and chill when we caught up with her at the American Express Cash Magnet Card launch event in New York City. While there, the Dominican/Puerto Rican stunner regaled us with her favorite Afro-Latina beauty tips and schooled us on why sometimes you have to be flexible with your skin care routine.

by Joane Amay

Grooming Spotlight: Family Affair

With industry legends Sean Combs and Al B. Sure!—both renowned for their styles and looks—as your dads, your grooming game is bound to be strong.

by Joane Amay

Beauty Spotlight: Ride or Dye

Pro tips for preserving your hair color

by Joane Amay

Issa Rae: Woman In The Mirror

Issa Rae uses wit and self-reflection to tell stories of the Black experience, sisterhood and racial issues, and she makes it her business to empower a new generation of creatives.

by Mel Hopkins

Danai Gurira: That Magic Moment

Danai Gurira Embraces Her Black Girl Mojo and Uses Her Power to Boost Those Who Follow

Mountain High

Head to Utah’s Park City this season to hone your slope skills—and to indulge in other exciting offerings from local cuisine to the arts

Man Who Was Almost Lynched

James Cameron was nearly the third victim of a huge lynch mob of Ku Klux Klansmen and their sympathizers.


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