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The #EbonyOwes Saga Continues: Former Employees File Class Action Lawsuit Against Ebony Magazine

The #EbonyOwes Saga Continues: Former Employees File Class Action Lawsuit Against Ebony Magazine

In what could be the final chapter in the tragic #EbonyOwes saga, The Root has learned that seven former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ebony Magazine and its parent company,

The Radical Blackness of Ebony Magazine

The publication was revolutionary for its depiction of middle-class African-American life.
Ebony’s Historic Photo Archive Sells for $30 Million to Group Led by J. Paul Getty Trust

Ebony’s Historic Photo Archive Sells for $30 Million to Group Led by J. Paul Getty Trust

Seven decades’ worth of historic Ebony magazine photos documenting black life, both the everyday and the extraordinary, sold for $30 million at auction to a group of philanthropic organizations led by
Ebony’s Photo Archives Were on the Verge of Being Hidden Away Forever. Now They Will Be Made Public.

Ebony’s Photo Archives Were on the Verge of Being Hidden Away Forever. Now They Will Be Made Public.

The collection, auctioned to a group of foundations, includes more than 4 million prints and negatives. They will be accessible to researchers and the public.

A Last Look at Ebony’s Archives, Before They’re Sold

The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up hidden away.

A Last Look at Ebony’s Archives, Before They’re Sold

The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up hidden away.
Historic Ebony Photos Set to Be Auctioned Off for at Least $13,000,000

Historic Ebony Photos Set to Be Auctioned Off for at Least $13,000,000

Photos from the Ebony magazine archives detailing some 70 years of African American life and history, including images of Emmett Till, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and so many more, are
So Ebony Magazine Took Us to Court

So Ebony Magazine Took Us to Court

OK, so remember that whole #EbonyOwes thing? Of course, you do. Read more...
Star Power: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Vie for Control of Ebony, Jet Photo Archives

Star Power: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Vie for Control of Ebony, Jet Photo Archives

Financier Mellody Hobson and her husband, Star Wars movie mogul George Lucas, are taking steps to take control of Ebony and Jet’s massive archive of historic photos, chronicling African-American life
Iconic Johnson Publishing, the Company That Was Once Behind Ebony and Jet Magazines, Files for Bankruptcy

Iconic Johnson Publishing, the Company That Was Once Behind Ebony and Jet Magazines, Files for Bankruptcy

Johnson Publishing Company, the historic African-American media powerhouse responsible for the start of Ebony and Jet magazines, has filed for bankruptcy. Read more...

Ebony’s Test Kitchen Is for Sale

A preservation group is seeking a home for the orange wall coverings and olive-green counters from the Chicago headquarters of Johnson Publishing.
Dear Ebony Magazine: FU, Pay Your Writers!

Dear Ebony Magazine: FU, Pay Your Writers!

“I write things for money.” Read more...
Ebony Still Owes. Damn

Ebony Still Owes. Damn

I spent a good amount of the Saturdays of my formative years sitting in beauty salons with my mother, thumbing through issues of Ebony and Jet magazines while I waited in between services. Those
We Have September Issues: Black Women Are Covering Magazines, But Who's Behind the Lens?

We Have September Issues: Black Women Are Covering Magazines, But Who's Behind the Lens?

A funny thing happened while we were basking in the glow of cover after cover of fashion magazines featuring black faces this September: We came across an absolutely gorgeous cover of Issa Rae on
Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race

Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, center, celebrating a goal with his teammates during Brazil’s World Cup match against Serbia on Wednesday.
Mourning the Living: On Finally Winning the Lawsuit Against Ebony Magazine

Mourning the Living: On Finally Winning the Lawsuit Against Ebony Magazine

Have you ever had a feeling like you were mourning the death of something that was still alive? Read more...
Reporters Uncover ‘Real Story’ Behind Chicago’s Gun-Death Stats, Black Flight From the City

Reporters Uncover ‘Real Story’ Behind Chicago’s Gun-Death Stats, Black Flight From the City

Heroic Medics Keep Toll From Rising Even Higher; School Closings Drove Many Blacks to Leave City’Read more...
#EbonyOwes Series Finale: Ebony Magazine Settles With Unpaid Writers

#EbonyOwes Series Finale: Ebony Magazine Settles With Unpaid Writers

After stiffing dozens of the country’s best and most popular black journalists for years, the iconic Ebony magazine entered into a settlement agreement with a group of writers who had gone unpaid for
Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr. in Chicago in 2009. “Since I was a child, I was just fascinated by the printed word,” he once said.