Diana Ross, legendary Motown lead singer-turned-superstar, conquered the ’60s music charts and later the silver screen with her amazing voice, acting talent, beauty and style. As she celebrates her longevity in entertainment and 75th birthday, the phenomenal Ms. Ross reflects on fame, family and finding true self-fulfillment.
by Miles Marshall Lewis
Since EBONY began publishing in 1945, we have created hundreds of stunning covers that depict Black culture, issues, politics and the overall African-American experience. When it came down to the EBONY team choosing the most iconic covers to celebrate EBONY's 65th anniversary, we made some tough decisions. In the end, these 10 were selected and meticulously re-created with some of the most dynamic talent around. We think — and hope you agree — they are nice.
See more in the Spring issue of EBONY
By Christina Santi
When I was asked in March whether I wanted to go to Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of a self-love-geared trip for moms, I was ecstatic. Who wouldn’t want to spend four days in the desert after dealing with New York’s harsh winter? I began to anticipate the time away, but like most days being a mom, there’s always an impending crisis. We had discovered that my nearly 11-month-old son suffers from severe food allergies and a weight-gaining issue.
I was apprehensive and distraught, which is nothing new for a mom. It can be hard to go from being your child’s first home to having him experience an often-negative society. As a first-generation Black mother, every fret was doubled knowing that I had to raise a Black boy who America wouldn’t see as the blessing that I do. Through my pregnancy, birthing and raising him, doctors and others consistently did not take me seriously or brushed off my doubts as a first-time mom. I soon began to understand my privilege of living life outside the 9 to 5 corporate structure and how that intersected with my mother’s career as a teacher, and why she rarely went on vacation without our family throughout my childhood.
Calling all royal watchers! The annual EBONY HBCU Campus Queens photo feature is one of our longest running and most popular editorial features, and for good reason! These outstanding women are just the role models we need and we are in aqe of their beauty - both inside and out.
Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from the recent Pensacola photoshoot:
12 Team EBONY Letter
15 Ebony.com 16 Power 100 GALA
Our Issues: Ava DuVernay’s New Netflix Series When They See Us Separates Fact from Fiction; #Goals: Nicholine Tifuh Azirh Is the First African Woman Bridge Officer to Man a Cruise Ship
Trends: A Touch of Neon for the Summer; Lifestyle: Must-Haves for Surviving Long Trips; Beauty: New Natural Hair Products and the New Uoma Beauty Cosmetics Line; Beauty Shoot TK
Travel: St. Lucia Offers Organic Activities and Tranquil Scenery; EBONY Attitudes Surveys Reveal How African- Americans View the State of the Country; Parenting: The Role of Food in a Child’s Physical and Mental Health
46 Supreme Icon
By Miles Marshall Lewis. Legendary singer Diana Ross, who ruled the R&B music charts in the '60s as part of the Supremes and as a solo artist in the ’70s, has survived the entertainment industry with dignity and class. The artist celebrates her 75th birthday and discusses fame, family and staying fabulous through it all.
56 After The Smoke Clears
By Andre F. Bourque. The legalization of cannabis is part of an ongoing national debate that is calling for reparations for African-Americans by activists and expungement of minor convictions by some politicians.
60 Crowned Achievers
The EBONY HBCU Campus Queens are back. Check for your favorite school.
Spotlight on black-ish’s Marsai Martin; Spotlight on Lance Reddick in John Wick: Chapter 3; BET Stalwart and Former CEO Debra Lee; EBONY Staff Picks the 25 Best Covers; 10 Re-Created EBONY Covers That Are Twice as Nice