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Actor Niecy Nash Covers Ebony Magazine. Here’s an excerpt of what will be in the article:

Niecy Nash Balances Her Way Through Hollywood (TV star dishes on life after Dancing With The Stars)

Niecy Nash could very well be one of the hardest working Black women on TV these days. The sassy actress and television personality strutted her stuff for our cameras in an exclusive June EBONY photo shoot in Los Angeles with her new beau, Jay Tucker on the set. With so many things on her plate, like being the host on The Insider and the Style Network’s No. 1 show, Clean House, along with reflecting on her Dancing With The Stars stint, Nash has found balance and continues to surround herself with those who have a positive impact on her life. “My daddy told me, ‘Baby girl, nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream. If you want to do something, just do it,’” she said. “It really resonated with me. I hope my life will be an inspiration to people who want to pursue something.”

In an exclusive EBONY interview, entertainer and activist Wyclef Jean sounds off regarding the continued need for Haitian relief efforts and the future of Yéle Haiti. “I never created Yéle Haiti for it to be where it is right now. We were always doing the work, and we were always trying to raise the money. And no one was really paying attention to us because Haiti was just not cool to everybody,” he said.

With a large settlement for Black farmers being decided in Congress, John W. Boyd Jr., farmer and founder of the National Black Farmers Association, continues his 25-year fight to compensate thousands of other farmers who have faced discrimination at the hands of the federal government.

What is a food desert? EBONY investigates the impact of the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in urban cities in a compelling piece, “Watering the Food Desert.” Readers find out what they can do to make changes in their neighborhoods.

With a focus on dads talking up the real issues, BET’s veteran journalist Ed Gordon leads a riveting discussion in this month’s “EBONY Roundtable: Who’s Your Daddy?” Panelists Byron Garrett, president of the National Parent- Teacher Association; George Garrow, executive director of Concerned Black Men; and Gabriel Brenn, an educator and founder of the Hip-Hop Educational Literacy Program discuss topics ranging from the Black man as a father and family man to the Black man as “missing in action.”

Speaking of the Black family, there is still a need for adoption in the African-American community. EBONY offers an insightful story that highlights the new systems that are available to place more children in loving families. PLUS, three families share their unique stories of how they opened their hearts and homes to adoption.

EBONY magazine, the No. 1 magazine for African-Americans, is published monthly and reaches over 10 million readers with each issue. Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., the largest Black-owned publishing company in the world, EBONY magazine was founded in 1945 by the late Publisher and Chairman John H. Johnson. Linda Johnson Rice is chairman and CEO and Anne Sempowski Ward is president and COO.

This June issue is on newsstands nationwide Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

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