Ebony

Founded in 1945, Ebony is a monthly magazine published by Johnson Publishing Company Inc. It is a general interest magazine geared toward an African-American audience. John H. Johnson is Publisher and Chairman.

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 4, February

10 Ways to Keep Love Alive
By following these simple tips, you can make your romance last THERE is more than sufficient hard evidence for the notion that falling in love is easy. Judging by the frequency of its occurrence, especially--but not exclusively--among the young,...
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Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History
"If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated." ONE of the most inspiring and instructive stories in Black history is the story...
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Ebony Update: Debbye Turner
Former Miss America fulfills her dream of becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine When former Miss America Debbye Turner removed her crown and placed it atop the head of the nation's new beauty queen in September 1990, it signaled the end of an...
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Enough Already! Stop the Male-Bashing and Infighting
Black men and Black women must learn to respect each other in order to save the endangered Black family I RECENTLY attended a campus meeting on Black male-female relations triggered by Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale, which some readers felt...
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From Oscar Micheaux to Spike Lee: Black America's Rich Film History
FROM Oscar Micheaux to Spike Lee, Black Americans have been deeply involved in the film industry. Even before the silver screen learned to talk, Black actors and filmmakers were producing, directing and acting in their own movies. And within recent...
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Introducing: Derek Walcott
Black Poet Wins Literature Prize For Writings Evoking Caribbean Life WHEN rumors swirled two years ago that West Indian poet Derek Walcott was certain to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, premature celebrants began popping corks on champagne bottles....
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Like Father, like Son: Following in the Footsteps of Fame
He will never forget the night. Not ever. After weeks of campaigning, weeks of pounding the pavement to take his case to the people, election night had finally arrived. At his campaign headquarters in downtown Richmond, all eyes were glued to the...
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Make Reading a Family Affair
READING TOGETHER FOR A CHANGE Can a child in the second grade read two books a day for a year? Doubters, meet Melissa Aders, the best-read fourth-grader in Huntsville, Alabama. When Melissa was a first-grader, she and her classmates were challenged...
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Marc Hannah: Special Effects Wiz
Computer entrepreneur makes his mark with 3-D graphics THE robot-like creature moving through walls in Terminator 2 as well as the massive hole in Goldie Hawn's stomach in Death Becomes Her were only two of the special effects that Marc Hannah and...
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Mother of Six Loses 130 Pounds and Finishes Marathon
Diet and exercise boost stamina and reduce weight of Atlanta woman BEADS of sweat rushed down her forehead. Muffled phrases of support faded in the stilled air as her feet beat rhythmically on the dry pavement. But there was no stopping Ramona...
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Mystery of Malcolm X
Shortly before his death, enigmatic leader revealed his changed views on race and the liberation struggle A HEAVY, dark-blue sedan stops at the curb on Seventh Avenue where a small group of men, women and children stands in sullen silence around...
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Professionals Who Moonlight as Entertainers
When the office doors close, some people take to the stage to define personal success By day, they are doctors, lawyers, teachers and marketing specialists. But by night, a handful of adventuresome Black professionals find true happiness on the...
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Shattering Stereotypes: Classical Music's Bodybuilding Pianist
Leon Bates divides time between concert hall, gymnasium On the surface, Leon Bates is pursuing what appear to be two completely incongruous interests: a career as a concert pianist and a hobby as a bodybuilder. It seems that no one has bothered...
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Tanqueray Salutes the DuSable Museum
CHICAGO'S DuSable Museum of African-American History is only 32 years old, but it has its roots in centuries-old African and African-American traditions. As the nation's oldest independent repository of Black history and culture, the museum is a window...
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Three's a Crowd - and a Hit: Rising Young Stars Score in 'Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.' (Television Program)
In a season when most new television series have been major ratings disappointments, the ABC sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper has emerged as a winner, occasionally finishing in the Top 10. The series, sort of a 1990s version of the 1970s hit Three's...
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Why Dangerous Fugitives Turn Themselves in to Russ Ewing
A record number of suspects--101 and still counting--surrender to Chicago TV reporter At first glance, Chicago's Russ Ewing doesn't look like a person who made his reputation on the mean streets of urban America. For starters, he plays the piano,...
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