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EBONY MARCH 2020: TYLER PERRY Master of His Message

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Tyra Banks Details How ‘ANTM’ Has Changed the Modeling Industry Since Its Debut

Happy birthday to Ms. Banks, born Dec. 4, 1973. We are celebrating the model-truned-entrepreneur by reposting this exlusive January 2018 article.

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Celebrating EBONY Magazine, Which Turns 75 in 2020: Then and Now

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.

How the Best Scene in ‘Boomerang’ Almost Didn’t Happen

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.

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Toni Braxton Talks ‘Sex & Cigarettes,’ Influential Women & the Health Scare That Almost Stole Her Gift

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.

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Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Red Table Talk,’ #MeToo & Finding Happiness

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.

The 2018-2019 EBONY Top 10 HBCU Campus Queens Take Pensacola

Pensacola was the perfect backdrop to shoot the stunning EBONY Top 10 HBCU Campus Queens.

Uzo Aduba Recalls Grad Student Asking if All Africans Live in Huts

“This is a person who has an education, a high one at that, asking this question.”

Sarunas Jackson Remembers Nipsey Hussle: ‘We Don’t Get Many Like Him’

Sarunas Jackson Remembers Nipsey Hussle: ‘We Don’t Get Many Like Him’

“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.”

Waka Flocka Cut Off Friends Insisting On a Prenup With Tammy Rivera

Waka Flocka Cut Off Friends Insisting On a Prenup With Tammy Rivera

“Why are you thinking about my money and not my well-being?”