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Aretha Franklin, Tom Joyner

EBONY Remembers Aretha Franklin: Intimate Sit-Down with Tom Joyner from ‘EBONY/JET Showcase’ Archive

by Team Ebony   Aug 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin sat down with Tom Joyner in the 1980s for an interview on EBONY/JET Celebrity Showcase, a spinoff television show derived from both magazines. The... Read More

Aretha Franklin, Performing, EBONY Magazine

Maxine Waters, Anita Baker & Others Remember Aretha Franklin After Her Passing

by Christina Santi   Aug 16, 2018

On Thursday morning, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Several longtime friends of the Queen of Soul, musicians and... Read More

Happy Birthday! 8 Scene-Stealing Moments From the Iconic Angela Bassett

Happy Birthday! 8 Scene-Stealing Moments From the Iconic Angela Bassett

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 16, 2018

Angela Bassett is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most talented actors. The captivating Yale Drama School grad has blessed the masses with her gift for... Read More

Aretha Franklin, EBONY Magazine, 1988, Portrait

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Passes Away at 76

by Teddy Grant   Aug 16, 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died in Detroit on Thursday surrounded by family and friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer, The... Read More

Shapr Helping Break the Networking Glass Ceiling

Shapr Helping Break the Networking Glass Ceiling

by Joshua Foster   Aug 13, 2018

  Networking has changed from the 80’s, the age of the Buppie, where connections were made over glasses of chardonnay and crackers and cheese.... Read More

Spike Lee hit his goal on the website Kickstarter to fund his next movie.

Spike Lee on ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Kwame Ture & David Duke’s Last-Minute Phone Call

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 10, 2018

Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, already being heralded as one of his finest, details the story of the first Black Colorado Springs Police Department... Read More

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Issa Rae and Others Make History with September Magazine Covers

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Issa Rae and Others Make History with September Magazine Covers

by Quia Querisma   Aug 10, 2018

By now, it’s no secret that Beyoncé was given creative control over the cover for the September issue of Vogue. In doing so, she... Read More

Mike Brown, Michael Brown

A Look Back on the Death of Mike Brown in Ferguson

by Teddy Grant   Aug 09, 2018

Thursday marks the four-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death at the hands of... Read More

Happy Birthday! These Are the Best Celebrity Whitney Houston Covers

Happy Birthday! These Are the Best Celebrity Whitney Houston Covers

by Christina Santi   Aug 09, 2018

Whitney Houston has an undeniable legacy and had one of the best voices in music.  She holds the record as the most awarded female... Read More

Harry Lennix Talks Desire to Become a Priest Before Pursuing Career in Acting

Harry Lennix Talks Desire to Become a Priest Before Pursuing Career in Acting

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 08, 2018

Veteran actor Harry Lennix sat down with EBONY to discuss his extensive career, influences and his Chi-town upbringing. Lennix shares he was raised in... Read More