Being underestimated has always been a problem and a gift for Tyler Perry. Today, the 50-year-old director-producer-writer-playwright-actor has silenced the naysayers by making history after becoming the first African-American to independently own his own film studio.
Happy birthday to Ms. Banks, born Dec. 4, 1973. We are celebrating the model-truned-entrepreneur by reposting this exlusive January 2018 article.
Today marks EBONY magazine’s 74th anniversary. In celebration, we are reposting this exclusive November 2016 article that showcases our cover subjects through the years.
Actor and comedian John WItherspoon, who passed away earlier this week, stole the show in the hit film. He told EBONY magazine in a March 2012 exclusive interview how he happened to get—and perfect—his role.
Happy birthday, Toni Braxton! The singer and reality-TV star, born Oct. 7, 1967, is celebrating today, and we’re celebrating her by reposting this exclusive March 2018 interview.
Happy birthday to Jada Pinkett Smith, born Sept. 18, 1971! We’re celebrating the actress, singer/songwriter, producer, talk show host–and EBONY June 2009 cover subject–by revisiting this October 2018 post.
Pensacola was the perfect backdrop to shoot the stunning EBONY Top 10 HBCU Campus Queens.
“This is a person who has an education, a high one at that, asking this question.”
“When you have such a strong leader for the community, for Black culture specifically…that has such a heavy affect because we don’t get many of them.”
“Why are you thinking about my money and not my well-being?”