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. 61, No. 4, February

10 Hottest Couples
With the jaw-dropping celebrity breakups and shakeups that go on in showbiz, some naysayers may speculate that these are indeed trying times for the institution of Black love. But not so fast. Here, we celebrate 10 superstar couples who represent...
5 Questions For: Will Downing
His silky voice glides over audiences like fine chocolate melted over plump fruit. Will Downing--the man whose smooth vocals can ease your loneliness or inspire romance--has released a delicious new CD called Soul Symphony. Like his idol, Luther Vandross,...
Behind the Seams: The Pride, the Passion of Black Fashion
Behind every label there's a story, and behind every Black designer there's a passion. Barbara Bates designs for upscale clients who want to stand out; Tina and Beyonce Knowles design for everyday women who deserve a taste of elegant couture; Henry...
Celebrating Black Culture & Traditions
Black History Month celebrates the achievements of a people whose very hopes and dreams are embodied in their parents, grandparents and ancestors, and in their future hopes and dreams for their children. Looking back while looking forward helps...
CIAA 2006: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Basketball Tournament
When the 61st annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament begins on February 27, it will represent a new start for the tournament, one that, officials say, will ensure that the conference, its events and its members"...
Cognac: The Seductive Spirit
Cognac, which, is intended to interact with all the senses, is often described as the world s most seductive spirit, and is the most decadent spirit because of its complex taste and aroma. It is made only from grapes grown in a small region in the...
Don't Take Love, or Your Loved One, for Granted
I'm as guilty as anyone, perhaps more than most. At times, we all take those we love, and those who love us the most, for granted. This Valentine's Day, let's mend our nonchalant ways. It's true that a good man is hard to find, but many of us value...
February: What's Happening Where!
ATLANTA * Alvin Alley Dance Theatre. Fox Theatre. Feb. 2-5. * Mahalia, A Gospel Musical Play. Balzer Theater at Herren's. Feb. 1-26. * Universoul Circus. Turner Field. Feb. 15-March 5. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. * Fifth Annual Mardi Gras Celebration....
Football, Faith & Fulfillment: Top NFL Stars Combine God and the Gridiron
With all the glitz, glamour and fame that come along with being a professional athlete in the National Football League (NFL), it is easy to become consumed by the numerous benefits associated with stardom. Fancy cars decked out in the trendiest rims...
Is Your Love Bank Closed? by the Time You Are in Trouble, by the Time You Are Overdrawn, It's Too Late to Make a Deposit. the Bank Is Closed
I watched intently as two boys--both no more than 10--played a video game, one of those spaceship shoot-'em-up diversions that kids seem to love so much. In the midst of the game, one of the boys yelled," bank more fuel, bank more fuel, if you want...
Lighten Up! Control Your Weight by Eating Healthy and Exercising Regularly
Looking for ways to shed those extra pounds, or are you simply struggling to maintain that new and hard-won svelte figure? If so, you are not alone. Scores of Americans continue to struggle with their weight. An estimated 77 percent of Black women...
Luxurious Lingerie: Romantic Styles for Every Figure
Recapture the romance of bedtime and the splendor of bath time with fine lingerie. At one time, lace teddies, garter belts, silk robes and satin baby dolls were reserved for supermodels and mannequins, but today, any Sister with the right attitude...
Memorable Moments in Black History (1945-2005 *)
OCTOBER 23, 1945--Brooklyn Dodgers sign Jackie Robinson and send him to the team's Montreal farm team. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his debut at Ebbetts Field and became the first Black in the Major Leagues in modern times. NOVEMBER 1, 1945--Founding...
New CPR Guidelines
Q Some years ago, I decided to take a course at the American Red Cross to learn the proper way to do CPR (cardiopulmonary rescusitation). I didn't want to find myself in a situation where I couldn't help someone who needed help. Now I hear that the...
Ralph Green: Paralympic Skier
Ralph Green, 28, is on a journey of a lifetime to become the first African-American man to ski an alpine event at the Paralymic Winter Games this February in Turin, Italy. As daunting as it sounds, the feat takes on another incredible layer when...
Remembering the Genius of Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor made pain funny. His was a life of unique irony, creating side-splitting comedy out of blatant racism, sex and his bizarre upbringing in a whorehouse in Peoria, Ill. Pryor's unique and revolutionary comedy tamed four-letter words and...
Rx for Romance: Surefire Steps to Keep the Romantic Fires Burning
Your love life could be as intense as a raging volcano; or it could be as lackluster as a smoldering hole in the ground. Experts say the level of passion that you get from your mate could very well depend on the romance that you give. For some lovers,...
Speaking of People
SHARON D. WILLIAMS SENIOR VP OF COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCES, DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP Sharon D. Williams is senior vice president of communications resources at Disney-ABC Television Group in Los Angeles. In her position, she coordinates...
Sweating with Your Spouse: Working out with Your Significant Other Can Benefit Both of You-Body, Mind and Spirit
Bright and early on a Saturday morning, couples clad in workout attire file into a church where their leader awaits them. Kai Bandy isn't the group's spiritual leader--at least not officially. She's a personal trainer who conducts an exercise class...
The ABC's of Estate Planning
Whether you are rich or poor, estate planning is a must for everyone. Failure to plan your estate before you die adds to delays, legal problems and emotional turmoil for your family. It could also be the biggest mistake of your life. "Many of us...
The Ebony Advisor: Expert Advice on Love and Relationships
Q Am I a sex addict? I just can't seem to get enough. I had a wonderful wife and lost her due to my infidelity. I've dated and slept with a number of women and have met another wonderful woman. However, I just can't seem to be faithful. Am I an addict?...
The Ebony Pathfinder Awards: A Tribute to Excellence
The first annual Ebony Pathfinder Awards, awarded by the editors of Ebony magazine, were presented to three extraordinary individuals whose accomplishments illustrate the pioneering spirit upon which Ebony magazine was founded. The Award Recipients...
The Ebony Pathfinder Awards Sponsors
General Motors Corp. General Motors Corp., the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. That leadership has helped to strengthen GM's reputation of community support and outreach. For instance, GM's legal...
The Insider
For 19 consecutive Black History Months, Ebony has produced a Black History/Black Love issue, focusing on memorable moments and personalities of the past while, at the same time, highlighting the special relationship between Black men and Black women....
The Legendary Katherine Dunham: Still Dancing to Her Own Tune
During Katherine Dunham's heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, the sexy long legs of the dancer-choreographer-cultural icon were insured for $1 million. She held Hollywood and the world spellbound with her seductive beauty and pulsating dance style that...
The NFL's Helping Hand: Thanks to NFL Charities, Thousands Benefits through a Variety of Community Outreach Programs
The NFL is much more than punting, passing, kicking and touchdowns; it's also about helping the community. Over the years, the League has gained the reputation as a model organization in the sports world for decades of giving back--and giving back...
Top Weddings of the Year 2005
It was love, international style, with brides and grooms exchanging vows in exotic locales, including panoramic views from the beaches of Maui to the top of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Africa, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. WNBA...
'We Are Family': A Working Parents' Guide to Successful Child-Rearing
There comes a time when every parent must lay down the law. For James and Cristi Walker, who are lawyers and parents of four children--Jordan, 12, James, 10, Kristian, 8, and Zion, 3--that involves pulling together as a family in their daily routine....
Young Leaders: 30 for 2006
They are talented, educated, young Black men and women, who are soaring to tremendous heights and making accomplishments in the areas of law, politics, religion, communications, academia, music, arts and entertainment. On these pages you will find...