Tag: Black-History

Opening Bids for Ebony Photo Archives to Start At $13 Million

Chicago-based Johnson Publishing sold its magazine portfolio Ebony and Jet three years ago and has been trying to sell its photo archives since 2015. That year, the expansive collection was appraised at $46 million. The archives have everything from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sammy Davis Jr. in more than…

Archived: Racial-Terror Lynching More Widespread in South Than Thought

The report is focused on the 12 most active lynching states in the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The researchers, who participated in five years of research, distinguished “racial-terror lynchings” from hangings and mob violence that followed some…

Archived: Zoe Saldana: Too Light-Skinned to Play Nina Simone

Directors of the upcoming biopic of Black jazz singer Nina Simone created a stir in the Black online community when they cast biracial actress Zoe Saldana. There are people who are offended about this choice. While some would argue that “Black is Black,” many more are raising aprotestagainst “whitewashing,” a…

Archived: What Rock and Roll Really Means

Did you know that the term “rock and roll” was slang for sex in the African-American community in the early 1900s You’ll find that outand moreif you are lucky enough to talk to Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, vice president of planning and external affairs for the Rock and Roll Hall of…