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Arts & Entertainment

‘The Mod Squad’ and ‘Purple Rain’ Actor Clarence Williams III Dies at 81

It is with a heavy heart that the EBONY family must say goodbye to an acting and cultural force, Clarence Williams III. The New York-born performer, who starred as the brooding undercover cop Lincoln “Linc” Hayes on ABC’s The Mod Squad, has died. He was 81. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Williams’

Arts & Entertainment

Trailblazing Comedian Paul Mooney Dead at Age 79

Paul Mooney, the pioneering comedian and actor who worked with some of the industry’s greatest names, has died at the age of 79. The news was broken by Roland Martin and confirmed through his official twitter account. The family confirmed to TMZ he passed in his Oakland home Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack. 

Black History

Lena Waithe Takes a Look Back at Some of Our Most Iconic Ebony Covers

EBONY has been a portal of Black history, serving as a time capsule that has captured the essence of Black people, chronicling our stories, and bearing witness to our collective excellence, documenting not just our struggles, but also saluting our many triumphs, for 75 years and counting. Greatness was embedded in the EBONY DNA by

Arts & Entertainment

Celeb Mothers and Daughters: A Visual Love Story

In Maya Angelou’s book Mom & Me & Mom, she summarizes the undying dedication her mother felt for her with these words, “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I

94-Year-Old Cicely Tyson Says She Won't Retire
Arts & Entertainment

94-Year-Old Cicely Tyson Says She Won’t Retire

Happy birthday to the extraordinary actress, born on December 19. In celebration of Ms. Tyson, who made her film debut in 1956 and says she has no plans on stopping while she’s still here, we are reposting this February 2019 article.

Icons & Legends

Exclusive: Allyson Felix, the Best to Ever Do It

Happy birthday to Felix, born Nov. 18, 1985. We’re celebrating the track and field superstar–who has now added another accomplishment, breaking Usain Bolt’s reecord for world championship titles–by reposting this exclusive September 2016 article.