Posts Tagged: ebony

Ava DuVernay To Receive Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award

Ava DuVernay is set to receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer award at Critics’ Choice Associations’ Celebration of Black Cinema and TV. Mario Van Peebles will present the award to the actress.  She has earned the honor because she is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and film distributor. The event, which Niecy Nash will host,… Read more »

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Serena Williams Rookie Card Sells for $44,280

An autographed Serena Williams rookie card has sold for a record-setting $44,280 at an auction in New Jersey last weekend, according to ESPN.  The previous record for a female athlete was a Mai Hamm rookie card which sold for $34,440.  The executive chairman of Goldin Auctions said there are a lot of people putting together… Read more »

Ebony/Jet May Fires Digital Staff; May Have Shut Down for Good

The iconic Ebony/Jet magazines which have documented the goings-on of African-Americans since 1945 and 1951 respectively, may have signaled that it has closed its doors for good. That, after Ebony’s digital team took to Twitter #EbonyOwes, to say they’ve been fired and haven’t received their final paychecks. In an email sent to USA TODAY,  the… Read more »