Unsung Heroes

Marcus Books Oakland

Preserving the Soul of Black San Francisco

by Lynn Brown   Jun 13, 2016

Marcus Books, one of the country’s first bookstores dedicated to the work of African American writers, opened in 1960 in the Fillmore district of... Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

by Wendy L. Wilson   Mar 30, 2016

It’s hard to stand out when you’re the oldest of five talented siblings, one of whom is internationally recognized superstar Diana Ross, but Dr.... Read More

Henry Dumas Why This Forgotten Author Murdered by the Police in 1968 Matters Right Now, Victoria Bond

Why This Author Murdered by the Police in 1968 Matters Right Now

by Victoria Bond   May 26, 2015

On May 23,1968, seven weeks after the assassination of Dr. King, thirty-three year old Henry Dumas entered the subway station at 135th Street in... Read More

Julian Bond black leaders on leadership book

Julian Bond on the State of Black Leadership

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

Unsung American Heroes [VIDEO]

Unsung American Heroes [VIDEO]

by #teamEBONY   Dec 01, 2014

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We Who So Loved Him

We Who So Loved Him

by asha bandele   Mar 07, 2014

Like Malcolm before him, the full measure of the lessons of Chokwe Lumumba’s life and the weight of his unexpected death on Tuesday, February... Read More

black wall street

Black Wall Street: A Legacy of Success

by Fred Williams   Feb 24, 2014

Black America’s most eminent historian Dr. John Hope Franklin often told his students that the past is prologue to the future. His message was... Read More

Sylvia Woods


by Robin D. Stone   Jul 01, 2013

It’s a typical Tuesday morning at Sylvia’s, the beloved soul food emporium in the heart of Harlem. Regulars line  I the ancient pale green... Read More

Black Women in Rock [PHOTOS]

Black Women in Rock [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY   May 16, 2013

Forget what it sounds like for a minute, let’s consider the spirit of rock and roll: Rebellious. Energetic. Vocal. Independent. Driven. Unapologetic. Powerful. They’re... Read More