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Andy Hoglund


Richard Pryor Haunts Top Five

Andy Hoglund | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Pryor's legacy -- his brilliance, his contradictions and ultimate tragedy -- lingers in the shadows of Chris Rock's Top Five. He is referenced outright by Rock's character Andre Allen during a conversation about comedy's greats. But the allusions to Pryor go deeper.
Ernest Owens


An Open Letter to Penn's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity for Their 'Beyonce' Blow-Up Doll Holiday Card

Ernest Owens | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Sorry doesn't excuse ignorance. Sorry doesn't change rape culture, racist imagery, and misogyny on a campus that represents otherwise.
Steven Rea

Berkeley Protests

Steven Rea | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
I went to the first three nights of the protests in Berkeley, and it's much more peaceful than the local news has covered it. Yes, there have been broken store windows, fires in trash...
Marc H. Morial


This Is Why We March

Marc H. Morial | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.
Kara Stevens


4 Reasons Why You Are Still Broke

Kara Stevens | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
As women destined for greatness, we have to manage our finances in a way that empowers our lives, brings us joy, and enriches our souls. The first step on this journey to greatness begins with self-reflection and a decision to no longer be broke.
Lisa B. Thompson

When the Daily News Weighs My Spirit Down, I Turn to Art

Lisa B. Thompson | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
While taking it to the streets-style activism is certainly viable, I want to make a case for another form: Art.
Arjan Schütte


How Capitalist Visionaries Will Change the World

Arjan Schütte | December 17, 2014 | Business
The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.
Dwight Brown


The Best Films of 2014

Dwight Brown | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.
Giuseppe Crosti


Twitter Was Crucial in Making Ferguson a National Story

Giuseppe Crosti | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Ferguson is a very small town, and given the media's reluctance to properly cover the story, the recent unrest could not have received national attention without people sharing their stories on Twitter.
Dominic Carter


For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.
Kwame Raoul

You Can Record Police in Illinois

Kwame Raoul | December 17, 2014 | Chicago
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. And in Illinois, you have the right to record police officers. By all means, exercise your right to record. Keep the cameras rolling. Our democracy depends on it.
Robert E. Johnson


Let's All Breathe Again

Robert E. Johnson | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
As a father, a son, an uncle, a nephew, a brother, and a college president, I must ask myself, "How do I protect my son in a society where there is something structurally wrong with how young black men are treated by the criminal justice system?
Jonny von Wallström

When Love Overcomes Fear (VIDEO)

Jonny von Wallström | December 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
In the second episode of The Pearl of Africa, I take you deeper into Cleo and Nelson's life, showing something that's rarely highlighted when talking about transgender people in Uganda: their love, their hope and their dreams.
Rebecca Kukla


Eric Garner and the Value of Black Obese Bodies

Rebecca Kukla | December 16, 2014 | Politics
The imagery of the giant, brutish, King-Kong-like black man threatening our cities is far from new. Currently it seems to be intersecting dangerously with another popular rhetorical image: the obese person who is responsible for his own frail, unworthy body. This intersection was especially on display in Eric Garner's case.
Sheena C. Howard


Sony Exec's Apology Following Prejudicial Emails Is Just Not Enough, and Here's Why

Sheena C. Howard | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Pascal's defense, which essentially amounts to a pivot away from the significance of what those emails symbolize, is simply not enough. It does not excuse the magnitude of the prejudice on display in those emails, prejudice coming from a person who sits in a position of power in Hollywood, no less.
Simple. Thrifty. Living.


How Working Past Age 65 Can Hurt Your Finances

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | December 16, 2014 | Money
Continuing to work past age 65 might initially appear to be a no-brainer, but it's important to know all the facts and how these will impact your individual situation before you make this important decision.
Rev. Joel Montgomery

Pushing Past the Hashtag: Why We Need to Understand That #BlackLivesMatter and MORE

Rev. Joel Montgomery | December 16, 2014 | Religion
Black lives matter, yes -- but pushing past the hashtag, we have to understand not just that black lives matter, but that ALL lives matter. All. Lives. Matter. Because people matter.
Jarrett Hill


Sorry (Not Sorry) for the Inconvenience, We're Trying to Change the World

Jarrett Hill | December 16, 2014 | Black Voices
I've long been sick of how every time we have an event happen in this country that makes us uncomfortable we love to get on our soapboxes and use the phrase "it's time we had a conversation about (insert presumed issue here) in this country."
Brandon L. Greene


Why I Took My Baby to #MillionsMarchSF

Brandon L. Greene | December 16, 2014 | Black Voices
Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.
Louisiana Channel


James McBride: That's the America I Live In

Louisiana Channel | December 16, 2014 | Arts
"When you glorify violence, then it comes back to bite you." In this short video, writer James McBride reflects on the riots in the city of Ferguson and America's refusal to take a long critical look at itself.
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