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What Was The Goal Of Ebony's Provocative Cosby Cover?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

EmbedContent(56295bfae4b0ec0a3893e85a,,Embed,html,Some({})) Ebony made a striking statement with its November cover, dividing the masses over its shat...

Cosby Show Dreams and African American Financial Realities

Antonio Moore | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

The typical African American reality was far different than the Cosby dream. With the Cosby show's meteoric rise Americans of all hues slowly forgot this truth hidden behind the decadent veil of their multi-million dollar Brooklyn brownstone.

The November Issue of Ebony Magazine: We Can't Ignore This Conversation About The Cosby Show

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

As tempting as it is to be upset with the story, perhaps we should explore the feelings and address the questions they are triggering. Ebony magazine didn't manufacture the rape allegations. They are real. The damage is real. The pain is real and the legacy is already tainted.

Raven-Symoné Rips Black Names, But Forgot About Her Own | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

How dare you, Raven hyphen alternate spelling of "Simone?" Sitting there with a head full of colorful weave, the same sort of hair that was "ghetto," "tacky," "low-class" and "unacceptable" until it made it's way until the pages of mainstream fashion magazines?

Meet Bernie Sanders: Where the Black Voter Fits Into His Ambitious Plan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

On the surface, Sanders looks like a concerned 74-year old grandfather who has spent his political career serving a state that is 95 percent White. But go a little deeper and you will find that there is much more to the man who some believe has what it takes to pulverize the political machine.

This Magazine Is Poised To Fill A Huge Void For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

For black women, the magazine newsstand is yet another sad representation of the blatant lack of diversity that plagues the fashion and beauty industr...

Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers on, Despite Threats from Trolls | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking Free Breakfast for Children Program in San Francisco. The "Survival Program" flourished and spread nationwide, feeding thousands of hungry children and inspiring school lunch programs across the country.

Fade to White: Examining the "Cultural Smudging" Effect On Black Music | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.

Tina Knowles Lawson's Ebony Cover Is Fit For A Queen

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment

It's only fitting that the woman who gave birth to Queen Bey be crowned Queen T. Tina Knowles Lawson appears on the cover of Ebony magazine's July...

EBONY Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller Leaves Johnson Publishing Company

Chicago Tribune | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices

Mitzi Miller said Friday she is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine. Chicago-based Johnson Publishing named Miller as editor-in-chie...

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Publisher Of Ebony Shrinks In Search Of Growth

Chicago Business | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

Johnson Publishing, parent company of Ebony magazine, has the weighty title of “curator of the African-American experience.” But the corporate bas...

Ebony Selling Photo Archive, The 'African American Getty,' Worth $40 Million

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A climate-controlled archive in Chicago holds 5 million images of what could be called the ...

Artists Explore The Many Influences Of Ebony And Jet Magazines

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

"Think about the fact that since the 1940s, Ebony has been published, every month, and continues to be," explained Lauren Haynes, curator at the Studi...

LL Cool J, Chaka Khan Honor Quincy Jones At Ebony Gala

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life. ...

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in...

10 Things I Learned #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order of importance here are 10 things I learned during the 39th Annual National Association Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

The One Thing That Almost Cost Magic Johnson His Marriage

Posted 06.15.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine has tapped Magic & Cookie Johnson for the cover of their July issue, and the couple gave an exclusive interview covering an array of to...

LOOK: JET Magazine's Final Printed Issue Is Here

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices

Black hair salons everywhere are now mourning the end of a staple publication's run in print. JET Magazine has come a long way from its founding as...

JET Shuts Down Print Magazine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

After 63 years, Johnson Publishing Company will no longer be printing JET magazine. The newsweekly is officially transitioning over to digital at t...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Ebony Editor-In-Chief Talks Departure

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine is celebrating Black Music Month (aka June) by paying homage to the industry’s top leaders, pioneers and game changers. With that sai...

Major Shakeup At Ebony Magazine

Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine has announced a major change to its staff, naming Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of the publication. Desiree Rogers, CEO o...

Rachel Jeantel Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

After becoming the center of one of the year's most high-profile cases, Rachel Jeantel became both the target of stinging criticism and the beneficiar...

Gordy Remembers The Jackson 5 When They Were Just 'Rowdy Kids'

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Motown founder Berry Gordy recalls that when he first signed The Jackson 5, he sent them to live in a house in Californi...