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. 50, No. 11, September

$45 Million Jackpot!
Arthur and Julia Britton are like a million other hardworking Americans. They go to church on Sunday and work the remainder of the week. They're devoted to their only child and a host of relatives that include grandparents, parents and siblings. And...
50 Years of Black Education
In the face of insurmountable odds, at a time when America boldly flaunted its Jim Crow roots, a generation of students, parents and masterful instructors - evidenced by such pioneers as Mary McLeod Bethune, Benjamin E Mays and Carter G. Woodson - widened...
At Home with Holly and Rodney
Last fall, NFL quarterback Rodney Peete took one of the biggest gambles of his life. And it wasn't on the football field. Rather, Peete was on a Hollywood soundstage making a surprise proposal to TV star Holly Robinson in front of a studio audience on...
Beauty Tips for Career Women
Dealing with the day-to-day stress that is a part of the job and lifestyle of the working woman is hard enough in itself. Making sure that you look your best while performing at your peak level takes additional effort and time. And some women, especially...
Blacks in World War II
Fifty years after the end of World War II, Black Veteran Frank J. Toland's combat wounds continue to nag him. The injuries are not visible, but the internal sears hurt so much that he went on a rampage some 30 years ago, burning anything and everything...
Children and Careers: The Best of Both Worlds
There's nothing mystical about being a career mother, says Marilyn Leverson, director of occupational therapy at a Chicago hospital. She should know. Over the past 11 years, Leverson and her husband, Ralph, have juggled two careers, three children and...
Ebony Interview with Mike Tyson
Robert E. Johnson, who interviewed Mike Tyson several times in the Indiana prison, was the only journalist invited to accompany the former champion on his much-ballyhooed return to Harlem. After a tumultuous press conference and a bitter controversy...
Great Bodies: Secrets of the Stars
Every time you turn on your television set or flip open a magazine, you see and read about stars, fashion models and health food junkies flaunting their great bodies and good looks. How do then, do it? How do shapely starlets, muscle-bound leading men...
Introducing: Ron Kirk; First Black Mayor of Dallas
When on May 6, 1995, 40-year-old Democrat Ron Kirk, an affable attorney and son of a postal clerk, was swept to victory by an uncharacteristically large turnout of Black voters and the active support of the local White business establishment, he became...
Peace of Mind and a Piece of Furniture
A few weeks ago, I violated what, for working women everywhere, is known as the 11th commandment: Thou shall not cry in the office. This is no small confession for me since, from the time I landed my first job, my mother made it clear to me that the...
The Second Time Around: Will History Repeat Itself and Rob Blacks of the Gains of the 1960s?
OVER. It was, at long last, over and done with. How could anyone doubt it? How could anyone fail to see that the race problem in the United States had been solved forever? One man who had no doubt said, "All distinctions founded upon race or color...
What's Wrong (and Right) about Black Music
You can't get away from it. Pull up to a red light beside a carload of head-boppers blasting one of those new rap songs, and before the light turns green, you've heard talk of five sex acts, four murders, three rapes, two drug sales and one slap across...
Who's Who in the New Hollywood
Along row of sleek stretch limousines and other high-end cars begins dropping off elegantly dressed passengers at the chic Hollywood eatery Georgia. The Academy Awards telecast has just ended and celebrities, both Black and White, are flocking here...