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Diahann Carroll Embodied Glamour and Substance

Diahann Carroll Embodied Glamour and Substance

Early in her career the “Dynasty” star was criticized for being oblivious to issues facing everyday black Americans. This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

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

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.
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...
The Man Who ‘Integrated an Industry’

The Man Who ‘Integrated an Industry’

Those Who Followed Honor Jet’s Simeon BookerRead more...
Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of Simeon Booker, a Pioneer of Civil Rights Journalism

Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of Simeon Booker, a Pioneer of Civil Rights Journalism

Journalist Simeon Booker, center, was presented with an award by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, in 2010.
Ebony’s Owner Michael Gibson: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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