During our exclusive interview, the award-winning singer shares some of her fondest memories, including her famous Central Park concert of 1983. The Motown diva also discusses her style evolution, motherhood and embracing life as a grandmother. Her five children – Rhonda, 47, Tracee, 46, Chudney, 43, Ross, 31 and Evan, 30 – also pay tribute to the Oscar-nominated icon who raised them.
EBONY also speaks with former BET CEO Debra Lee about her storied tenure with the network, legacy in entertainment, gender equality and more. Those bitten by the travel bug are sure to enjoy our list of lover-friendly getaways and staff beauty picks for guys and gals on the run. We also debut our new parenting column with an in-depth look at the connection between children’s diets and their ability to manage anxiety and depression.
“I’m thoroughly thrilled about our Spring 2019 issue. Diana Ross is more than a famous name; she’s an iconic brand of her own. Like EBONY, Diana is gearing up for her big 75th birthday, and I couldn’t be happier about celebrating both of these milestones,” says EBONY Media Operations CEO Michael Gibson. “We have plenty in store as we prepare to celebrate EBONY’s diamond anniversary, and I can’t wait to bring our readers on our retrospective journey through the past 75 years.”
EBONY is also excited to join with Fathom Events, Ross & Spencer Proffer and Meteor 17 to celebrate the star’s 75th Diamond Diana Birthday Celebration with a two-night screening of Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy featuring Diana Ross Live in Central Park. The cinema event will include special never-before-seen footage and messages from the Ross Family, premiering on her 75th birthday, March 26.
Get a sneak peek of the Spring 2019 issue featuring Diana Ross and her family at http://www.ebony.com/InsideEbony.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.