iOS app Android app More

Anna Peterson

Black Lives Matter. So Does Power. Following The Rules? Not So Much.

Anna Peterson | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Police violence is not about obeying the police or respecting the law. It's about power: who has it, and whose lives it can end.
Isaac Rouse

Why Luke Cage Is The Hero The African American Community Needs

Isaac Rouse | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
Luke Cage is a 13-episode Marvel Netflix series releasing late September. The show is based off Marvel Comics' African American superhero Power Man (played by Mike Colter), marking the first black superhero film or series to date from Marvel Studios....
Joshua Adams

We Need To Stop Saying 'We Are All Immigrants'

Joshua Adams | July 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
Let's be careful not erase the histories and contributions of those Americans whose passport was a bill of sale, and those who didn't need a passport in the first place.
Josh Levs

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.
Sarah Beech

Viral Images Of Police Violence Have Numbed Us Into Silence

Sarah Beech | July 26, 2016 | Canada Politics
Another depiction of police brutality against a black man caught on tape, sparks outrage among black Canadians and the cycle of violence begins anew: a black person murdered by police is captured on video, the video goes viral and no changes are made to policing strategies or tactics. More importantly, no one is held accountable. Rather, the cycle of violence continues on an administrative level: SIU documents are concealed, police officers go unnamed; are seldom reprimanded and the victim's family and the black community never get justice.
Khawla Nakua

What We Need To Know About Police Brutally And How To Stop It

Khawla Nakua | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
There are many ways to end police brutality. Police do a lot of good in our communities and not all police are the same and we shouldn't paint all police by the same brush. But denying that there is police violence in the States, is going to have major consequences in the future.
Makiah Green

20 Lessons I've Learned Since Leaving The Church

Makiah Green | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
Due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body.
Anthony Conwright

We, America?

Anthony Conwright | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
Calls for compulsory love and oneness as a cure to white supremacy imply that both black Americans and white Americans share culpability when it comes to injustice in America, and that a magic wand of love will neutralize all instances of inequality.
Terryn Hall

Michelle Obama And The Auntie Contingent

Terryn Hall | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
You showed that a brilliant, bold, unapologetically black woman that stands in her truth can be the most powerful endorsement that a candidate can have. Most of all, you remind us that black women are the secret ingredient
Clarence B. Jones

Storm Clouds Loom Over Hillary Clinton's Election

Clarence B. Jones | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders' speeches may or may not have been sufficient to restore and redeem the soul and political integrity of the Democratic Party.
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

An Open Letter To Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | July 26, 2016 | Black Voices
I want to share with you 10 attributes which I believe define American greatness. It is my hope that you, as a very smart candidate, and I, as a very astute voter and patriot, can find common ground on American Greatness and recommit ourselves to making it a reality, and not simply rhetoric.
Brianna Patterson

For 15 Minutes, Michelle Obama Brought Peace To A Chaotic Convention

Brianna Patterson | July 26, 2016 | Politics
Like the eye of the storm, she brought peace to a crowd divided. Her speech, elegant but sharp, channeled her hope for the Clinton presidency to the tune of "I believe the children are the future."
Stephanie R. Caudle

Flint's Water Still Isn't Clean and Probably Never Will Be

Stephanie R. Caudle | July 25, 2016 | Black Voices
Imagine waking up to to go to work: you need to take a shower, you need to cook, make coffee, bathe your children and even wash clothes. You need to accomplish the same tasks most Americans do on a daily basis but there is only one problem, your water isn't clean.
William Spriggs

Trying to Explain Black Lives Matter

William Spriggs | July 25, 2016 | Black Voices
The report makes clear that some lives do matter. Because it shows the level of detail involved in complex matters that can take place. Yes, HSBC employee lives matter. Yes, British citizens lives matter. But, obviously, it can't be that Black Lives Matter when comparing treatment of the powerful.
Veronica Laster

Why Dayton Autoworkers Are Joining The UAW

Veronica Laster | July 25, 2016 | Business
Today, one out of every four manufacturing workers in Ohio is paid less than $12.43 an hour. And as a result, nearly one-in-four manufacturing workers in the state now relies on public assistance programs.
Jason Fuller

Race Relations: Has America Evolved At All Since The 1960s?

Jason Fuller | July 25, 2016 | Black Voices
Trump has managed to tap into the animosity and anger felt by most of the white population in America, fueling and nurturing it to his political advantage so that he is now within striking distance of being able to actually pursue an agenda of banning Muslims from the U.S. and retrogressing all the progress we had supposedly made over the last several decades.
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

This Great America

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | July 22, 2016 | Politics
"Make America Great Again" is a call of action to return to white-male dominated rule, to normalize the terror which already stretches as far as the system will allow, and to empower women through misogynistic falsehoods. America has never been a great country.
Eric Cooper

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Eric Cooper | July 22, 2016 | Black Voices
Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But the position Will laid out in a recent column in The Washington Post was surely not one of those moments. In the commentary, The Sobering...
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
Dean Obeidallah

Trump Can Scare You, but He Can't Keep You and Your Family Safe

Dean Obeidallah | July 25, 2016 | World
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
All posts from 07.26.2016 < 07.25.2016