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. 58, No. 2, December

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Dinner with a Twist. (Date with a Dish)
During this holiday season, change will be the order of the day for many who decide not to prepare the traditional turkey and ham. Instead, they can choose from a wide variety of options to make this year's Christmas dinner as special and memorable...
Bishop Gregory: Powerful Black Bishop Helps Catholic Church Confront Sexual Abuse Problems and a New World
DESTINY -- a man and his moment--met in Dallas and the results are still reverberating in cities around the world. When the Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, who is one of the most powerful bishops in the Catholic Church, took the helm of the nation's...
Black Male Authors: Smart, Sexy & Successful
A new group of Black male authors, armed with style, confidence, and sex appeal, has exploded onto the publishing scene, creating a wave of excitement in the book community and an allegiance of loyal followers. With book-signings that rival those...
Black Women Doctors Take Center Stage: Dramatic Rise in Physicians and Dentists Reflect Societal Changes
SPURRED on by the Freedom Movement and the Women's Liberation Movement, Black women are assuming a bold new presence in medical offices, hospitals and medical schools. Within the last 30 years, the number of Black women doctors has risen to over...
Celebrities and Their Babies
SOME are superstars, others are simply famous and well-known to millions of fans. When they are not strutting their stuff in front of cameras, performing onstage or making their mark in the sports arena, these men and women from the world of entertainment...
Ebony Bookshelf. (Books for the Holiday Season)
During Christmases and Kwanzaas past, African-American parents couldn't often find positive images in books for their children. That has changed in a wonderful way. This holiday season offers one of the widest selections of Afrocentric books in...
Ebony Fashion Fair: Journey to India. (Holiday Fashions from New Dehli, India)
The dazzling creations that were shown during Indian Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, inspire looks that are perfect for the holiday social season. The annual show was an extravaganza of color and fine fabrics embroidered with gold and other metallic...
Expert Advice on Love and Relationships. `My Husband and I Have Great Sex, So Why Am I Fantasizing about Women?' (the Ebony Advisor)
Q I have a great sex life. Foreplay excites me. My only complaint is we don't have sex as often as we used to, but that is not due to lack of passion but because of our demanding jobs and active children. (We still make love three to four times...
From Career Woman to Holiday Hostess. (Beauty and Style for the New Black Woman)
YOU'RE a professional Sister, a go-getter who knows exactly what to wear and how to wear it when you're climbing the corporate ladder or when you're schmoozing with coworkers at the annual office party. But what do you wear when your home--condo,...
Give the Gift of Love and Pampering. (Holiday Romance)
THIS is the time of year when most couples are inundated with relatives and regalia and last-minute shopping for gifts. But experts say that perhaps the best gift to give is the gift of love and pampering--to yourself and to your significant other....
Have a Merry, Debt-Free Christmas. (Money Talk$)
YOU can have a merry, debt-free Christmas by following a few common-sense rules. The first thing to do is set a limit on how much you plan to spend overall for the holiday, says Cheryl Broussard, CEO of Cheryl Broussard & Co., Inc., an Oakland,...
Holly & Rodney Peete: On Family, Fame and Holidays
ON any given holiday, actress Holly Robinson Peete is on the road. With 5year-old twins, a newborn baby and two nannies in tow, she again will hit the road this season to take the family--and holiday spirit--to her husband, NFL quarterback Rodney...
How Black Parents Are Dealing with the Asthma Epidemic
IT'S a call that sends chills down a parent's spine: The day care center says the baby is sick, come quickly. When Kristina and Shannon Smith-Ross reached their then 2-yehr-old daughter, Karmyn, she was in the middle of a massive asthma attack....
How to Deal with the Holiday Blues
THE Thanksgiving to New Year season is supposed to be a time of good cheer. But for many, the holiday season is a time of sadness, tears and mounting stress. This year, with the international crisis and the continuing 9/11 fallout, as well as...
'It's the Thought That Counts'. (for Brothers Only)
IT'S asked around this time every year. And until now, I've never really had a difficult time answering the "What do you want for Christmas?" question. I would usually reply in quick order: Gimme that. I can use this. I could use that." It was always...
Kwame Kilpatrick: Mayor with Diamond Earrings Changes Gears in Detroit
SPORTING a diamond earring, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick often greets men with a chest-bump, embraces women with a hug, land tells those looking to talk business to "hit" him up on his cell phone or two-way pager. But don't hate on the 32-year-old...
Losing Weight for Holiday Pleasure
CARLITA Collins has the perfect outfit to wear to a Christmas party and she wants to lose 10 more pounds for an even better fit. She's not interested in using a fad diet that could take the weight off quickly, but might not keep it off. So she's...
Ricky Williams New Man, New Attitude New Beginning: After Casting His Demons Aside, Miami Dolphins Star Turns His Life Around
RICKY Williams--Heisman Trophy winner, first-round draft pick, symbol of power and strength--is one of the most bruising and punishing running backs in the National Football League, but for most of his 25 years, all 5-foot-10 and 228 pounds of him...
Taking Your Workout Inside (Body Talk: Black Health and Fitness)
JONTA French isn't going to freeze her eight-year exercising regimen because the temperatures dropped. The Chicagoan decided to move her workout inside, like others who live in areas where the winter weather can be uncomfortable or unsafe to walk,...
The New Holiday Spirit: Churches Reach out to Their Communities during the Holiday Season
SOMETIMES the greatest gifts aren't the ones that cost a pretty penny. Sometimes they're the ones made up of a few dollars' worth of turkey and dressing, macaroni and cheese, winter coats and scarves. To the homeless, the poverty-stricken, and even...
'Tis the Season for Giving. (Sisterspeak)
THE holiday season is upon us, and thoughts wander to shopping and eating and partying, among other festive preoccupations. It would be wonderful if more of our minds and hearts would wander in the direction of giving. Giving. Giving. GIVING. This...
Toys for Adults
THIS Christmas adults are looking to escape the real world, and while shopping for loved ones they are likely to put themselves at the top of their shopping list. Technology items top the "toys for adults" list, with the new Apple iMac Desktop...
Why the Motivation Business Is Booming: Charismatic Speakers Create New Industry
IN Washington, D.C., Les Brown flashes his megawatt smile and slows the pace to convey his sincerity, telling a capacity crowd, "You were born to win. You survived 40 million sperm." In Atlanta, Patricia Russell-McCloud picks up the tempo to ...