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Lorna Simpson Creates Haunting Meditations On State Of Blackness In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts

In 2016, it’s not unusual to open a newspaper and fall into an uneasy trance reading the horrors that have transpired around the world. A grim headl...

Johnson Publishing Sells Ebony, Jet Magazines To Texas Firm

Chicago Tribune | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices

After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The company said Tuesday it has sold Ebony, its iconic African-Americ...

Loving Yourself Enough Not to Lie

Tomika Anderson | Posted 04.12.2017 | Black Voices
Tomika Anderson

You absolutely should love and affirm yourself at any weight and size. It's just that positively affirming yourself just as you are can't stand in the way of the truth: if you know you can or must get healthier that's gotta be a goal, too, and that goes for anyone, regardless of size.

3 Reasons Ebony Magazine's 'Body Brigade' Cover Is Oh So Necessary

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 03.11.2017 | Style
Beyond Classically Beautiful

Body positive movements are in, but plus size black women aren't receiving equal representation in the typical mainstream conversation surrounding the phenomenon.

Here's How HuffPost Live Covered Bill Cosby's Fall From Grace In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Allegations that Bill Cosby is a rapist are nothing new. Women have been accusing the comedy icon of sexually abusing them for years, and the story re...

The Biracial Backlash: Zendaya, Alicia Keys and Other Activists Targeted Over Mixed Race Heritage

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

Backlash is rolling in again over Ebony Magazine's 70th Anniversary Cover. Still wondering if it's possible to highlight biracial/black activists promoting black social justice causes without immediate backlash - from whites and blacks. Who gets to decide? Better yet, who is calling it out?

These Bold Beauty Collages Are An Unexpected Style Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

Our hair has affectionately been referred to as our crowning glory -- and for good reason. No matter its color, length or texture, our tresses sit ato...

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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.16.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 08.04.2016 | 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 07.28.2016 | 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...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...