Icons & Legends


Literary Legacy Is One Way Rev. Jesse Jackson Plans to Keep Hope Alive

The civil rights titan has a new book that includes six of his most soul-stirring sermons and 19 fiery speeches delivered in countries across the globe.

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

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.

Berry Gordy Square Dedicated in Los Angeles

The founder of Motown Records was honored by the city near the site of his legendary record label’s last headquarters.

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.

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. John Conyers on Why the 1967 Detroit Riot Happened

We salute trailblazing former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, who served in Congress for more than 50 years and died at the age of 90 today, October 27, 2019, as we repost this headline recounting the Detroit Riot of 1967.

Martin Luther King Jr.

On This Day: Martin Luther King Jr. Is Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Today, on the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize bestowal, we remember and celebrate him and revisit this informative October 2018 article.

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

We are revisiting this article about the first Black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, on the 36th anniversary of the day the first African-American astronaut, Guion S. Bluford Jr., traveled into space, Aug. 30, 1983.

August Cover: Muhammad Ali–My Black Superman

In this August 2016 article, Hill, now the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University, explains what the the greatest boxer of all time meant to him.

The Cast of ‘A Different World’ Discuss the Show’s Cultural Impact

Last weekend, EBONY was on the campus of Southwestern Christian College (SWCC) in Terrell, Texas,…

9 Ways We Are Living (and Not Living) the Martin Luther King “American Dream”

Long story short: There is still a lot of work to be done. On this…