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Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Melvin Van Peebles, Creative Genius

By Julianne Malveaux, TriceEdneyWire.com One of the first Broadway plays I ever saw was Melvin Van Peeble’s Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. A....

EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History

EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude...

Beyoncé Dominates NAACP Image Awards; Eddie Murphy Inducted into Hall of Fame

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Beyoncé took home four trophies, Eddie Murphy received the Hall of Fame award, and Viola Davis...

Eddie Murphy to be Inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this...