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. 62, No. 7, May

5 Questions for ... Nick Cannon
Actor Nick Cannon, 26, is adding the newly minted MTV sketch comedy Short Circuitz to his list of production credits. This self-proclaimed "entrepretainer" is a busy man, designing clothes for his PNB Nation clothing label and working with Will Smith...
All about Mom: Teaching Children to Treasure Mom
On Mother's Day and most other days, children want to please their parents. However, some coaching on just how to show appreciation for mom may be required. Experts agree that the most lasting examples of how to do this are often set by parents themselves,...
A Spotlight on Individuals Who Are Moving Onward & Upward. (SPEAKING OF PEOPLE)
Darlene Green Comptroller of St. Louis Darlene Green, who describes herself as a "young 50-something," is the comptroller for the city of St. Louis. She ran unopposed in her last election, and has held the position for 11 years, despite, she...
A Sunday Kind of Love: Of God, of Family, of Community (... of Romance)
lead by example ... each one, teach one' On Kimberly: dress, $310, and jacket, $330, Rickie Freeman Teri Jon: cocktail hat. $82. Blueberi: earnnos, dorianwebb.com gloves, Carolina Amato; embroidered shoes $170, Betsey Johnson. On Sala Blu: floral...
A Tribute to Mothers: A Message from the President & CEO
Depending on those you talk to (and you won't get a lot of argument), there's perhaps nothing more precious than a mother's love. That's why Mother's Day is one of the most sacred and celebrated days of the year. It is often said that life is nothing...
Couples & Money
Whether newlyweds, starting a family or celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary, couples should prioritize their money goals and come up with a plan that will take them from one season of their financial lives to the next. Each stage can be stressful....
Expert Advice on Love & Relationship: Doctor Joyce Answers Your Questions about Love, Weight Gain and Adultery
Q I have been with the same female for the past four years. I love her and I am in love with her. The only issue that bothers me is her weight. She really doesn't seem to care that she gains weight. Since we met, she has gained up to 60 pounds. She...
For Family Vacation Fun: Add Kids, Sun & Water
Everyone needs some play time--time to refresh, relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy some family time together. Summertime is that time--prime time for family fun! Here are some locations that offer exceptional family escapes for families to just pack and...
Hail to the New Chief of 24
Just as TV viewers of the popular series 24 became accustomed to a forceful and charismat ic Black president C Dennis Havsbert). in a shocking turn of events, he was assassinated. And at the beginning of this season, he had been replaced by another...
Has Baseball Turned Its Back on Blacks? MLB Efforts in the Inner Cities Extend to All Aspects of Community'
Major League Baseball is the sport of Jackie Robinson. Because of his valor and Branch Rickey's dating example, throughout the 1950s and '60s, the best African-American athletes were playing baseball. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case, and...
In It to Win: Getting Ready for a Marathon
What do Oprah, Diddy and Lance Armstrong have in common? All three and countless other novice runners have pounded the pavement for 26.2 miles to complete a marathon. And with a little preparation, you, too, can cross the finish line. Getting started...
In the Name of Motherhood: Moms Share Tender Testimonies on the Intimate Joys of Parenting
From Tupac's "Dear Mama" to Boyz II Men's "A Song for Mama" the tributes to mom, especially around Mother's Day, never stop. Nor should they. Ebony joins in on the lauding of motherhood by spotlighting famous moms as well as the moms of famous individuals....
Lesson I Learned from My Mom
"Stoic" is how my mother has been described. She has confronted life head-on and has never given up the fight. But in mom's case, her strength has always been layered with grace and dignity. Even when my mother allows a glimpse of her fragility...
Lorraino C. Miller: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
Early conference calls, countless meetings, calling the congressional session to order, after-hour commitments with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and choir rehearsal at Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington. D.C....
Mamas and Baby-Mamas
A disturbing trend has gripped Black America: Young Black males love their mamas, but often loathe their "baby-mamas?' Of course past generations of Black males lauded their mothers while enduring tensions with their girlfriends and wives. It's natural...
May: What's Happening Where?
ATLANTA Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2007. One of the largest family reunions and street festivals. Auburn Avenue. May 11-13. For more info contact: www.sweetauburn.com 30th Atlanta Jazz Festival. Features top entertainers, an artist market and children's...
Or Have Blacks Lost Interest in the Game? 'There's Enough Blame on Both Sides of the Equation'
It's a bit like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg. That's how complex the answers are to the question of what triggered the disconnection between the African-American community and the game of baseball. And there's enough blame on both...
Queen B
Walking into B. Smith's Manhattan apartment feels like stepping into the ultimate "AFTER" photo of a sky's-the-limit makeover. The elegance of the 2,500-square-foot, two-bedroom spread is magnified by the thrilling, unobstructed views of Central Park...
Raising Kanye: The Hip-Hop Superstars's Mother Offers Her Recipe for Success
What does it take to raise a hip-hop superstar? Especially when you're also a single morn with a fall-time job and a night-school student. Donda West, mother of Kanye West. one of hip-hop music's biggest stars, shares her story in her new book, Raising...
Sen. Barack Obama: On the outside Looking in, or Part of the Civil Rights Legacy? as the Campaign Heats Up, the Presidential Candidate Fires Back at Critics
For Rebecca M. Jackson, Barack Obama is the genuine article. That's why the 72-year old retired schoolteacher got up at 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning, drove more than 60 miles from her Montgomery, Ala., home to Selma and then stood in line for nearly...
Stroke & Hyperhidrosis: Two Distinctively Different Conditions Present Their Own Set of Problems
Q: I'm a 26-year-old single Black male. I suffered a mild stroke some time ago, and now I have to have surgery to repair some of my heart valves. At the time of my stroke, I had hemorrhoids. Could that possibly have contributed to my having a stroke?...
Summer Car Care Tips: Keep Your Cool, Your Cash and Possibly Save Gas If You Follow These Suggestions
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SERVICE EXPERTS THAT WORK OIL AND FILTER Engine oil and oil filter should be changed regularly and especially before a long trip. The service technician should also check the coolant, brakes, automatic transmission, windshield...
The Ebony Power 150
SINCE 1963, EBONY'S presentation of the "100+ Most Influential Black Americans" has been one of the most anticipated and most talked-about features in the magazine. It has been a Who's Who In Black America, highlighting those who have the capacity...
The 'Ebony Pre-Oscar Celebration: Take 3'
The "EBONY Pre-Oscar Celebration: Take 3" further established the magazine's annual recognition of Hollywood's best as one of the premier events surrounding the Academy Awards. At the Jim Henson Studios, the affair honored Academy Awardwinners Halle...
To Shack or Not to Shack: Is Living Together Still Taboo?
She was nervous. He was divorced. They loved each other, but was right now the right time to move in together? Could God overlook the sex issue? Would the relationship last? Ericka King had no answers to those questions, but she watched weekday...
Where Are the African-American Baseball Players? the Numbers Continue to Decline
From T-ball fields to Major League parks, African-Americans are becoming increasingly rare on baseball diamonds nationwide. Since 1975 professional baseball's African-American population has declined from 28 percent to 8 percent. That figure represents...