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. 45, No. 11, September

10 Highest-Paid Black Public Officials: Select Group Includes 4 School Superintendents and 3 Health-Care Executives
10 HIGHEST-PAID BLACK PUBLIC OFFICIALS Select group includes 4 school superintendents and 3 health-care executives There are more than 2.6 million Blacks working in the public sector in the United States. At the top of this pool are 10 local,...
$125,000 JPC Sweepstakes Winners; a Working Mother, a Widow and a Homemaker Hit the Jackpot
$125,000 JPC Sweepstakes Winners A working mother, a widow and a homemaker hit the jackpot OWNING her own home and paying off debts was all Josephine Simien, 51, of Welsh, La., ever wanted. Her prayers were answered when she won the $100,000...
An Honest Look at Black Gays and Lesbians; Lately, They Have "Come out of the Closet" in Increasing Numbers
An Honest Look At BLACK GAYS AND LESBIANS Lately, they have "come out of the closet" in increasing numbers SOME people fear and scorn, others tolerate homosexuals, but few understand and welcome them as equal partners in African-American society....
Atlanta's 100 Black Men: Prominent Civic Leaders Sponsor Major Football Classic to Give Youngsters a Chance at a Better Life
ATLANTA'S 100 BLACK MEN Prominent civic leaders sponsor major football classic to give youngsters a chance at a better life IT sounded too good to be true--even if the news was the answer to Fionne Austin's prayers. A group of Black men had just...
Black Beauty Is In: From Beauty Queens to Fashion Magazines, Women of Color Reign Supreme
BLACK Beauty IS IN From beauty queens to fashion magazines, women of color reign supreme Black beauty is in. Not too long ago, it was impossible to find a Black woman on the cover of a major White publication, and very few were found on the...
Electronic Rec Rooms: Custom-Designed Entertainment Centers Are the New Wave
Electronic Rec Rooms Custom-designed entertainment centers are the new wave The family room has gone electronic. Many Black homeowners are no longer willing to trip over speaker wires and worry if the TV is too close to the sofa. More and more...
'Field to Factory' to Alaska: Citizens in the 49th State Celebrate the Black Experience
`Field to Factory' to Alaska Citizens in the 49th state celebrate the Black Experience THEY came north to a strange land, leaving their comfortable surroundings for a better way of life. It was an all too familiar story for the Black patrons...
Girl Groups Are Back! '90S Style
GIRL GROUPS ARE BACK! '90s Style Talented female vocalists are once again adding glamour and soul to the music scene MORE than three decades ago, a quartet of cooing female vocalists, known as the Marvelettes, put soulful girl groups on the...
Great Catches for the Over-40 Crowd: Some of the Nation's Most Eligible Singles Are Mature Men and Women with Charisma and Charm to Spare
GREAT CATCHES For The Over-40 Crowd Some of the nation's most eligible singles are mature men and women with charisma and charm to spare JUST because you are unmarried and in your 40s or beyond, don't assume that you are destined to be single forever,...
Inside Gracie Mansion with New York's First Black Mayor; Tough, Savvy Politician Takes on the Challenge of America's Biggest City
Inside Gracie Mansion With New York's First Black Mayor Tough, savvy politician takes on the challenge of America's biggest city IN 1945 the nation's capital, like most cities in America, was the kind of place where Whites would look a Black...
'Mo' Better Blues': Backstage with Spike Lee and the Cast
`MO' BETTER BLUES' BACKSTAGE WITH SPIKE LEE AND THE CAST Multitalented filmmaker is back on the silver screen with his fourth summer hit WITH all his classic signature components--good music, steamy love scenes, a great script and talented...
Nelson Mandela Live! A Super Welcome for a Super Hero
NELSON MANDELA LIVE! A SUPER WELCOME FOR A SUPER HERO NOT in recent memory has a visiting dignitary captured the hearts and minds of the American public as did South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela during his whirlwind tour of the United...
Strong, Solid & Steady: A Celebration of the Real Black Man
Strong, Solid & Steady A Celebration Of The Real Black Man Don't believe the myths. Dream mates are everywhere! AS we enter the `90s, the image of Black men in America can only be described as horrific. The collective portrait--in...
Survival Tips for Working Mothers: Young Professionals Say Planning Ahead Helps to Juggle Careers and Family Commitments
Survival Tips For Working Mothers Young professionals say planning helps to juggle careers and family commitments It was a classic dilemma for a working mother. Brooksie Williams, 33, was being considered for a high-powered engineering job,...
The Glory Days of Denzel Washington; Academy Award Winner Hits His Stride after Decade of Hard Work
The Glory Days of Denzel Washington Academy Award winner hits his stride after decade of hard work DENZEL WASHINGTON enters the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and in seconds an unnatural silence washes over the room. As he strides across...