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Ebony Magazine

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...

LOOK: Stars Dazzle At The Ebony 100 Gala

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

The Ebony 100 Gala took place Monday night in New York City, and as you can imagine the red carpet was filled with tons of bold and beautiful black fo...

Major Motown Honor In The Works

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Ebony magazine's celebration of its "Power 100" list will have a Motown vibe — Berry Gordy is being honored with a lif...

PHOTOS: It's Beautiful Black Folks Galore!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

How many beautiful black people can you fit on a magazine cover? Plenty. That's just what Ebony accomplished for its November issue featuring the ...

One Final Lesson: Bottom-Line Advice Every Business Person Should Know

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D.

It has been nearly seven years since the death of Ebony magazine founder John H. Johnson and nearly three decades since I sat in his exquisitely paneled office as he quizzed me on the rudiments of operating a successful business as well as the inner secrets of wealth creation.

WHO KILLED KENDRICK JOHNSON?

www.ebony.com | FRED ROSEN | Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices

Kendrick Johnson was a 17-year-old student at Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Georgia, where he was last seen in his fourth-period class on th...

WATCH: Ebony Editor-In-Chief Talks Controversial Trayvon Martin Cover

Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices

For its September issue, Ebony magazine chose not one, but four covers to open the conversation about race in America. HuffPost Live talks with the ma...

LOOK: Ebony Responds To 'Trayvon' Cover Backlash

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices

While we're fans of Ebony's powerful "We Are Trayvon" covers for its September issue, you can always count on the chorus of haters ready, willing and ...

Ebony's 'We Are Trayvon' Covers

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine is doing its part to honor the life of Trayvon Martin; to keep the conversation about race in America alive; and to explore “Stand Yo...