Ruby Dee

Black Love is Always a Beautiful Thing

We are celebrating some of our favorite couples who are at various stages of their relationships. From Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ everlasting love, to the ebullience of the new love of Cardi B and Offset, we appreciate their commitments to each other and their relationships.

Happy Valentine’s Day: 7 Celebrity Men Praise Their Black Queens

See what Denzel, JAY-Z, Magic Johnson and others have said about the beautiful Black women in their lives.

Sip Diva-Inspired Cocktails with Mixology Mavens

Ordering at the bar can be intimidating, especially when you don’t have a go-to cocktail.…

Ruby Dee

[In My Lifetime] On Life With Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, two of our most beloved performers, have long been known as…

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

The arts should serve the people. Art and struggle brought them together. Love and dedication…

Final Goodbye: AP’s Unabridged Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

Saying “Goodbye” in 2014

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady,…

Why the Celebrity Silence on Ferguson?

“What about your recording artists who are ‘everything’?,” asks English literature scholar Ruth Ellen Kocher…

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Ernest Dickerson Talks ‘Do the Right Thing,’ 25 Years Later

Although Ernest Dickerson has been directing since his unforgettable 1992 debut Juice, he started his…

About Ruby and Ossie’s Unique Marriage…

Tuesday, the light of one of the African-American community’s brightest stars was dimmed, leaving behind…

Remembering Ruby Dee

Having brought immense talent, fire, and above all love to this world and to each…