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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.
Diversity’s Greatest Hits, 2017: Where Will They Take Us in the Year Ahead?
1. Donald Trump’s Tumultuous First Year in Office 2. Sexual Harassment Charges Bring Down Powerful 3. ‘Suspension’ of Roland Martin’s ‘NewsOne Now’ 4. FCC Aligns Itself With Big Media 5. The
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins MacArthur Fellowship
N.Y. Times Writer on Race Receives Prestigious AwardRead more...
Thoughts on #EbonyOwes From a Man Who Owes His Career to Ebony
It was October 2011. I was in New York City for an Essence magazine photo shoot and feature on relationship bloggers—a collective that included Demetria Lucas (A Belle in Brooklyn), Jozen Cummings
#EbonyOwes: Freelancers Sue Historic Black Magazine for $70,000 in Unpaid Invoices
A little over two months after Ebony magazine missed its self-imposed deadline for paying the thousands of dollars it owes its writers, a group of 38 freelancers filed a lawsuit in Illinois’ Cook
Journalists, Musicians ‘Co-Signed’ R. Kelly
Reporter Alleges More Exploitation of Black WomenRead more...
#EbonyOwes: Ebony Magazine Gets the Thumbs-Down From the National Association of Black Journalists
Shots fired! The National Association of Black Journalists on Thursday named Ebony magazine (along with Fox News) as its choice for its annual Thumbs Down Award, which puts on blast anyone or any
National Writers Union Prepares to Take Ebony to Court
It’s been a couple of months since #EbonyOwes became a trending hashtag after several freelancers complained about not getting paid, and now the National Writers Union is preparing to take Ebony
Ebony Misses Deadline to Pay Freelancers
Union to Writers: You’re Having a Ripple EffectRead more...
Writers Union to Ebony Magazine: Pay Like You Weigh #EbonyOwes
What happens when Ebony magazine promises over and over again that it’s going to pay its freelance writers “soon,” but reportedly throws an expensive Super Bowl party in Houston and hosts a lavish
#EbonyStillOwes: Writers Union Intervenes
Magazine ‘Treats Folks Like Sharecroppers’Read more...
#EbonyOwes: Ebony Magazine Is Blocking Writers It Still Hasn’t Paid
Look at Chance the Rapper looking all dapper on the cover of June’s Ebony issue. You’d think that with a cover story that gives an in-depth look at Chance’s career and rise to fame, the person who’d
Ebony’s Owner Michael Gibson: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
The owner of Ebony magazine sought to reasssure doubters Sunday that despite recent upheaval, “We are absolutely going to survive. This is a profitable business. We’re 100 percent committed.”Read
Desiree Rogers to Leave Johnson Publishing Co. Along With Most of Ebony’s Masthead
Jet Editor To Lead Both PublicationsRead more...
Ebony Magazine Cuts a Third of Its Staff and Moves Editorial Operations to Los Angeles
A major shake-up happened at Ebony magazine this week as the historic black publication laid off nearly a third of its staff and made plans to consolidate editorial operations with sister publication
Ebony Responds to #EbonyOwes as Writers Reveal Their Stories
Ebony has responded to the growing criticism that it doesn’t pay the mostly black freelance writers whose works actually make the magazine. On Wednesday, Jagger Blaec penned an article for The Root
As #EbonyOwes Trends, Writers Wonder if Ebony Magazine Will Ever Pay Up
Ebony magazine is a legend, a legacy brand that many grew up reading. It’s respected, it’s loved. But unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be paying its writers, and Ebony’s current owners appear to have