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Introducing the 2021 EBONY Power 100 List

Spanning 10 categories, this year’s list highlights outstanding leaders across a variety of fields and disciplines from business, sports, media, activism and music to entertainment and more. On October 23rd, we’ll celebate these honorees at a star-studded gala supported by Procter & Gamble, Coke Zero Sugar, Dove, Cadillac and Baccarat.

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Lashana Lynch Gives James Bond A Run For His Money In ‘No Time To Die’

From Gloria Hendry to Grace Jones and Halle Berry, Black women have been able to see themselves on screen as love-interests in the Bond franchise before buzz words like diversity and inclusion were mainstays. However, Lashana Lynch will tell you that her character Nomi is no one’s Bond girl. The MI6 00 agent has more in common with the Aston Martin-loving spy than he could ever imagine. Ahead of the long-anticipated premiere, EBONY chatted with Lynch about the mystery surrounding her character and where the franchise is headed next. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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Actor Granville Adams, Star of HBO’s ‘Oz,’ Passes Away at 58

Actor Granville Adams, best known for playing Zahir Arif on HBO’s acclaimed prison drama Oz, passed away at 58 after a long battle with cancer, USA Today reports. On Monday, an official update was shared to Adams’ Instagram account by his family.  “After a long hard-fought battle with Cancer, Granny has ascended to the heavens.,”


Jules Allen: The Art of Afro-Normalism

In photographer and college professor Jules Allen‘s artful projections, subjects include a woman on a payphone in Brooklyn, another waiting on a train in Penn Station or two afro’d brothers looking out, perhaps, at something good. Capturing his subjects from behind, he contains the mystery of their story, gracefully leaving the narrative to the viewer’s imagination.

That's a Word

I'm making black music. That's the only outline for me, really. It's soul music. I'm going all out in those terms.

D’Angelo, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist

That's a Word

If you don’t have respect for yourself, you’re not gonna get it from anyone else.

Joe Clark, educator and motivator

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The comedian and Smart Funny & Black Productions founder speaks truth to change.

Award-winning actor, best-selling author, and founder of TheBlackWallStreet.com.

The content queen serves up viral moments and hilarious commentary. 

The author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America hosts the Being Seen podcast.

The Bronx-bred storyteller provides weekly inspiration in his column, Sunday Manifest.

Read Damn, He’s Got a Point for Black male perspective and opinion.

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‘Chicken and Biscuits’ Brings All the Black Joy to Broadway

Playwright Douglas Lyons’ Chicken and Biscuits made its long-awaited debut on Sunday, Variety reports. The synopsis of the play follows the Jenkins family as they come together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other. But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral.”

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This Non-Profit Founder Is Changing the Narrative for Indigenous Women and Girls

While the United States designates just one day each year, the second Monday in October, to celebrate the undeniable impact of Indigenous people throughout history, Angelique Broussard does so daily. A member of the federally recognized Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Broussard recently founded a non-profit organization, the Clementine Pierite-Broussard (Tunica Nation) Foundation, Inc., in honor

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HBCU Homecomings Bring Out the Best in Tailgate Fashions

HBCU homecoming games are a yearly happening where everybody shows up and shows out. The weekend can be categorized as a mini family reunion attended by current students. alumni and general fans. For many, it’s a celebration and gathering where you catch up with old friends and puff up in HBCU pride. It’s not uncommon

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Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Make Inroads in Tech

Michelle Ferguson did not enter the tech world through a traditional path. “I was at a crossroad,” the National Community Initiatives Director of Dream Corps TECH says of the chapter in her life preceding her current role. Today she fittingly shows people, many at a crossroads themselves, that tech isn’t just for the trained professionals

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Buy This: Joseph Cheatham’s Yasaf Lit Candles Are the Perfect Smell Good Accessory for Your Home

Howard University alum Joseph Cheatham eco-conscious candle collection—Yasaf, Lit— is, well, kind of lit.  The word Yasaf, which means “he will add,” is derived from the Hebrew origin of Cheatham’s first name, Joseph. The sustainable candles are composed of cruelty-free fragrances, eco-friendly wooden wicks, and vegan ingredients. Having had an affinity for fragranced items, Cheatham had

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