Posts Tagged ‘Ebony’

Mitzi Miller: ‘I’ll Continue to Uplift and Enhance the EBONY Brand to the Best of my Ability’

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo mitzi-miller-the-industry-cosign_zps1e719d94.jpgOnce again proving that your passion can lead to a rewarding career, Ebony Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Mitzi Miller, utilized her passion for reading into a fulfilling and lasting commitment to help determine the type of content we see. She shows that knowing what your audience wants can place you in position to be successful and recognized for it.

Taking the time to talk to The Industry Cosign, Miller speaks with us about what led her to journalism, what she has planned for the future and what her favorite holiday is.

Congrats on your recent position. You were recently Editor-In-Chief of JET, now that you are the EIC of Ebony, what will be different in terms of how you approach this position as compared to your last one? Read more…


‘Promises Kept’ Offers a Gold Mine of Tips on Raising a Successful Black Child

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

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Promises KeptIf you have any interest in understanding how to raise brilliant and successful African-American children, particularly boys, you have to grab a copy of “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.”

Written by married couple Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michele Stephenson—the filmmakers behind the masterful documentary “American Promise”—with the considerable assistance of writer Hilary Beard, this book is a profoundly important work presenting the latest research and innovations that can nearly guarantee improvement in the outcomes for Black children.

Thanks to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative—and, unfortunately due to the disturbing murders of Black boys like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis— the challenges surrounding Black boys in America have suddenly found a place on the front pages of the nation’s newspapers and websites. But as you know, it’s an issue that we’ve been writing about for years here at MyBrownBaby.

When I was working on my series for Ebony magazine on the state of Black boys in America, which Ebony called “Saving Our Sons,” one of the first people I turned to was my good friend, writer Hilary Beard. Hilary is a three-time New York Times bestselling author who is a master collaborator, working over the years with such big names as Venus and Serena Williams and Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance to bring their stories to life in books such as Venus and Serena: Serving From the Hip: 10 Rules for Living, Loving, and Winning and Friends: A Love Story. In other words, Hilary does the same thing that my wife Denene and I do—helping celebrities and other successful folk tell important stories that advance our understanding of the human condition, particularly that brand of the human condition lived by African Americans. Read more…


September 25, 2013 Leave a comment


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(ATLANTA, GA – September 16, 2013) – Desirable Magazine has decided to change things up a bit and revamp their entire magazine layout and who better than to have on the Cover to introduce this amazing change for the better than the beautiful and talented actress, LisaRaye McCoy.  The Luxury Fashion Magazine’s Brand Manager, Lydia Pierre, who is based in Atlanta, had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. LisaRaye who recently covered Ebony Magazine alongside Chaka Khan and Jurnee-Smollett Bell. “I haven’t done this since my last cover with Ebony, so this is big for me!” said LisaRaye when speaking on the Desirable Covershoot.  Having the honor of having LisaRaye team up with Desirable Magazine to launch this very new and eye-catching layout is something that the magazine hopes will help take it to a whole new level. “LisaRaye effortlessly stunned everyone on set with her god-bearing talents, her beauty and her energy”, says Lydia. The concept behind Desirable Magazine is to showcase a side of individuals that no one has ever seen before by taking them outside of their comfort zone, and once again, they nailed it and this time, with LisaRaye!
Desirable Magazine’s interview with the beautiful star focuses on LisaRaye past, present and future in fashion. The Issue is scheduled to be released in November 2013. Read more…

“Love and War” is the #1 R&B Album!

September 12, 2013 3 comments



Lands at #2 on Billboard 200; Announces Christmas Album

(NEW YORK, NY) – September 12, 2013 – Tamartians rejoice! Tamar Braxton’s Love and War debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts this week and #2 on the Billboard 200 Charts, selling over 114,000 units in the first week. Although this is Tamar’s sophomore effort, she calls Love and War her baby — second to baby Logan , of course — and her best album to date.

Additionally, Tamar has announced that her very first Christmas album will drop on Oct. 22, just as the “Made to Love” tour with John Legend gets underway. Read more…

EBONY Love: Nia Long, Common and MyBrownBaby Bare It All!

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Post image for EBONY Love: Nia Long, Common and MyBrownBaby Bare It All!My God, I loved being pregnant. Swollen feet, morning sickness, constipation and Mac truck-sized pre-natal vitamins aside, feeling that little body flutter against my belly, knowing that I was carrying God’s miracle—flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood—was truly one of the most incomparably incredible things I’ve ever done in my 42 years of breathing. Plus, for the first time in my life, I had boobs. And long, thick, shiny hair. And flawless skin that glowed. And nobody questioned my affinity for popsicles and Haagen Dazs and broccoli—or my penchant for mixing them all together at one sitting. And I got to walk around with a big ol’ pot belly and oversized clothes and everybody thought it was beautiful. No, seriously: I loved maternity clothes. Loved them. They fit my belly and my booty and my boobies—something that never seemed to happen, like, ever, when I had the super-curvy, flat-chested, Coke-bottle body that just refused to fit into outfits sans tailoring or rigging. That was pre-J-Lo, Buffy the Body, stretch material and PZI jeans.

I digress.

I’m reminiscing about how beautiful and super-powery and Wonder Girl  I felt pregnant because of the November 2011 issue of EBONY magazine, which features the 42-year-old, very pregnant, very nude superstar beauty Nia Long. I’m just sayin’. Take a look at the picture. Right. ‘Nuff said.

According to EBONY, the cover story on the Boyz ‘N the Hood, love jones, and The Best Man star gives readers “an inside look into her pregnancy diary, the shocking news that made her knees buckle, and how she and her partner, Ime Udoka, are handling the changes and bracing for a new chapter in life. She also opens up to EBONY for the first time ever about her humble roots, reconnecting with family in the West Indies, raising her son, finding her life mate—and about the pregnancy that wasn’t suppose to happen. Read more…

The 5Ws: Denene Millner

October 3, 2011 3 comments

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Who: Denene Millner


Why: is an online destination for thought-provoking,
insightful, wickedly funny commentary on motherhood, for and by moms of color.
Through posts penned by a collection of best-selling authors, award-winning
poets, national parenting experts and moms and dads passionate about raising
great kids, lifts the voices of African-American moms (and
dads!) looking for the 411 / advice / a high-five on everything from pregnancy
and childrearing to sex, work and relationships—all filtered through the lens
of the African American experience. was founded by longtime
Parenting magazine columnist Denene Millner, the New York Times best-selling
author of 19 books and a frequent contributor for Essence, Ebony and Jet
magazines. Read more…

Chicago Author Winkk Debuts Third Novel

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment


— Acclaimed “Tour Secrets” series author teaches a lesson in karma through new, shady characters —

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Nationwide ( — After successfully addicting readers with the twists, turns and mysterious characters in her wildly popular and critically acclaimed “Tour Secrets” series, Chicago-based model and dancer-turned-author Winkk is back with “Misleading.”

Winkk’s third foray into fiction draws us into the glittery, but gritty realm of Jarvis Denttin a self-absorbed club owner who gets on a first-name basis with betrayal while expanding his successful business in Chicago. Read more…

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