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. 57, No. 9, July

5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day for Better Health. (Annual Black Health & Fitness Section)
EATING five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day will improve your health and reduce the risk of certain cancers and illnesses. The National Cancer Institute recommends eating five to nine servings of colorful fruits and vegetables...
Are You a Player-Hater? (for Brothers Only)
IT'S been a term used to describe the dislike of a Brother's conquest of women. But as of late it has taken on a new meaning. Player-hatin'. We're all guilty of it at some point in our lives, some of us more than others. If there's one thing...
Beyonce Heats Up Hollywood! (Cover Story)
DRAMA seems to follow Beyonce Knowles just as summer follows spring and success goes hand-in-hand with Destiny's Child, the top-selling girl group she helped propel to stardom. Rumors, controversy and lawsuits area constant part of her young life....
Breast Cancer. (Health Hot Line)
BEATING a professional thief like breast cancer requires all of a woman's intuition, savvy and knowledge. The disease comes to Black women like a thief in the night. How do you catch a thief? By being ever vigilant, watchful and persistent. Breast...
Chronicles of Black Courage: Robert R. Moton Risked Life in Fight for Black Doctors at Tuskegee Veterans Hospital
MEN are defined by acts and walls. They are defined by what they find by what they do when they find themselves, alone and unprotected, with their backs to the wall. At that point, at the point of the wall, where it is no longer possible to cheat...
Colon Cancer. (Health Hot Line)
COLORECTAL cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, largely, experts say, because of our unwillingness to talk about the disease. Although most commonly found in people age 50 or over, it's important to note...
Death Threats, Hate Mail & Personal Losses: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Barry Bonds' Record-Breaking Home Run Chase
IT came (as they say) right out of left field, with no warning, with no hint of being a hoax and with a message that someone meant business--deadly business! And as Barry Bonds stood in the brightest spotlight of his career, it all left him stunned,...
Diabetes. (Health Hot Line)
MORE people die from complications of diabetes each year than from AIDS and breast cancer combined. Since 1990, there has been a mind-boggling 49 percent increase in the number of people with diabetes. Last year alone, more than 800,000 new cases...
Expert Advice on Love and Relationships. (the Ebony Advisor)
`Should my friend tell all her business and sleep with man on first date?' Q My best friend hasn't had much luck in establishing a long-term relationship with a decent guy. She is a very attractive professional woman; she is also bold, brazen...
Growing Up with a Famous Dad
Malcolm X By Ilyasah Shabazz I was 2 years old when my father was assassinated. I was at the Audubon with my family--my sisters and my mother. I was too young to comprehend exactly what was happening to my father, but I'm certain the pandemonium...
Heart Disease: Dealing with the Biggest Killer. (Annual Black Health & Fitness Section)
ONE is the No. 1 single cause of death to Blacks in the United States. The other is No. 3. Together, the twin assassins of heart disease and stroke kill 9,000 Blacks every month--more deaths to African-Americans than all other diseases combined....
How Newsmakers Chill out. (Annual Black Health & Fitness Section)
NEWSMAKERS, just like the rest of us, need downtime. They need to get away from the spotlight and take moments for themselves, whether it is to case stress, increase their energy level, spend time with family and friends, or just spend some quiet...
How to Get a Record Contract
ACCORDING to a famous story that has been told in different accents in different cities, a tourist in Harlem asked a stranger, "How do I get to the Apollo?" The stranger responded: "Practice, man, practice." There's a lot of truth in this famous...
How to Keep Your Family Healthy
KEEPING your family spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically healthy is a year-round, often lifelong proposition. But it takes on even more meaning during the months when the children are out of school, the weather heats up and the...
How to Work out without Working out. (Body Talk: Black Health and Fitness)
Working out doesn't necessarily mean spending endless hours in the gym. If you're smart, you can work out without really working out. Here are four surefire (albeit sneaky) ways to burn some extra calories. Walk the walk. We've all done it...
Independence Day. (Sisterspeak)
SISTERS, it's our Independence Day. This July 4 is not only the country's holiday, but it's also a good day to declare your freedom from despair, defeat and depression. July 4, 2002, will probably be the biggest since the bicentennial with much...
Introduction. (Annual Black Health & Fitness Section)
THE state of health in the African-American community is, unfortunately, not good. If I were a teacher filling out a report card, I would give an overall grade of C-minus--with some areas receiving D's or F's, and few, if any A's. Why the dismal...
Prostate Cancer. (Health Hot Line)
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer among African-American men and the second biggest cancer killer of African-American men. African-American men are 70 percent more likely to develop the disease and twice as likely to die from it than their...
Rappers Go Hollywood: Big-Time Musicmakers Take Their Skills to the Big Screen and Stage
RED-hot rappers are using their rhyming skills in acting rehearsals as much as in the recording studio as a bevy of rap stars reach for stage and film success. And they are succeeding. Pioneer rappers Ice Cube and LL Cool J have appeared in more...
Red, Hot & July. (Travel Guide)
WHAT is July aside from celebrations and festivals, amusement parks and church picnics, cool lemonade in the shade and homemade ice cream? It's the stuff of dreams--no school and long, hot days of fun. Pull up a lawn chair and watch the parade pass...
Sizzling Summer Sensations. (Ebony Fashion Fair)
Warm weather has arrived, so catch up with the fashion happenings and plan your party wardrobe so you will be sensational at the summer soirees. With inspiration from world-renowned designers, you have much from which to choose. Shimmering chiffon...
Sounding off. (the Best in Recorded Music)
HARMONIZING maestros BOYZ II MEN are back with a sixth studio recording, Full Circle (Arista), on which Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris continue their well-tuned tradition of delivering great music. Among the standout...
Speaking Out: Why So Many Black Women Are Overweight. (Annual Black Health & Fitness Section)
PHRASES like "big-boned," "fat momma" and "queen-sized" are often attributed to African-American women who are overweight. But these descriptions don't reveal the serious medical problem that lurks beneath--obesity, which contributes to higher ...
Summer Vacation on a Budget. (Money Talk$)
We all know how vital rest and relaxation are to our bodies, minds and souls. It's no wonder then that when the weather gets nice and the children (or college students) are out of school we get the urge to travel. We want to visit places in exotic...
Super Single Sisters of 2002
FROM a psychiatrist to a soccer player to Rudy Huxtable, these 24 sensational Sisters are making Brothers' heads turn in all directions. They are the cream of the crop, and Brothers better come correct if they hope to have a chance. They are...
Top Black High School Seniors
IN a word, they're awesome. With acceptances to prestigious historically Black colleges and universities and Ivy League institutions alike, hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and hundreds of hours of volunteer work under their belts,...
Why Gospel Music Is So Hot
THE fastest-growing music segment is not rap; it's not R&B--the fastest-growing musical genre in America is the stirring, pulse-pounding, foot-stomping music that came out of the African-American church and changed American music forever. ...
Women in White. (Beauty and Style for the New Black Woman)
IT'S crisp, it's clean, and it shouts summer. When the weather changes from cool to warm to hot, the color white mesmerizes, inspires and gives you a look that will make you stand out in the crowd of summer beauties. It brings to mind beautiful...