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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…

Dick Gregory, Social Satirist and Activist, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory’s lifetime of accomplishments such as marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala., being the first Black comedian to sit on the “Tonight Show” couch and even attempting a mayoral run represents a unique and groundbreaking intersection of comedy and politics. The Black satirist, who used…

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….