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Dr. Donna Dannenfelser


Second Chances

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser | September 30, 2014 | Sports
There needs to be a cultural change with the league's front office. It can no longer be the dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about. We're talking about it and we're talking loudly about it.
C. Virginia Fields


From Righteous Indignation to Collective Mobilization: This Can Be Our 'Ferguson Fall'

C. Virginia Fields | September 30, 2014 | Black Voices
Let us look back at that transformative, defining moment of the historic Mississippi Summer to guide us toward a better future. Let there be a "Ferguson Fall," where we put a plan in place to ensure that every eligible person is registered to vote and educated on the importance of doing so.
Jordan Carlos

Do You Speak Gentrification?

Jordan Carlos | September 30, 2014 | Comedy
I've remarked at how many people I overhear at open houses doing linguistic backflips in order to gather the crucial demographic info they need from a real estate agent while trying not to sound like a total xenophobic monster. It's a pretty amusing thing to behold, especially when I'm also in the room -- presumably judging them.
David J. Smith

Ferguson, Social Justice, and the Role of Community Colleges

David J. Smith | September 30, 2014 | Black Voices
ll recognized that Brown's death, though significant, exposed deep-seated problems. To many I met, using education as a means of advancing racial equality, peaceful responses to conflict, and overall social justice had now become critical priorities.

How to Avoid the Payday Loan Debt Cycle | September 30, 2014 | Money
The premise is simple: borrow the amount you need plus a fee per $100 borrowed now, pay it back when your next paycheck arrives. Unfortunately, what often ends up happening is that the borrower can't pay back the amount borrowed within 14 days.
Tavis Smiley


My Conversation With George Benson

Tavis Smiley | September 30, 2014 | Entertainment
He's played with the greats, from Frank Sinatra to Stevie Wonder, and has a slew of number one hits to his credit, including his version of "On Broadway."
Migizi Pensoneau

Behind the Scenes of Our Tense Segment on The Daily Show

Migizi Pensoneau | September 30, 2014 | Politics
"Is that shirt supposed to be funny?" she asked motioning to my satirical "Caucasians" T-shirt. And then she said, "I'll f*cking cut you." This is the part you don't really see in its full glory on the segment.
Robert Ross


Makes Me Wanna Holler (Or, When the Music Is the Message)

Robert Ross | September 30, 2014 | Black Voices
In the aftermath of the Ferguson tragedy, the messages of Marvin Gaye's music, the youthful spoken word poets, and the shooting demise of young Michael Brown yielded a powerful mix of music and a gut-wrenching reminder of how far our society must go.
Harriet McDonald


You're Young, You're Black, And You've Got No Future

Harriet McDonald | September 30, 2014 | Impact
You're young, you're black, and you've got no future. Why? Because you were arrested on drug charges. You've been arrested before, just like more than half of the other young black men in your neighborhood. But this time, you'll receive a mandatory 'war on drugs' sentence.
Jordan Carlos

No One Laugh at Kanye West, Please

Jordan Carlos | September 30, 2014 | Comedy
Kanye West has opened my eyes and there is no going back. The two experiences are exactly, exactly the same. In Hollywood you have gifting sweets, million dollar deals, access, social capital, hedonism, wealth and more -- AKA the same thing Blacks dealt with in the '60s. Agreed, Mr. West! Agreed!
Ama Yawson


Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | September 30, 2014 | Impact
It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.
Robert T. Carter, Ph.D.

The Difference We Haven't Overcome: Why the Color Line Endures in America

Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. | September 30, 2014 | Education
Before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, recedes in the rear-view mirror, let's be straight with ourselves about what the events surrounding his death tell us about race in America.
Lebaron Sims


Summer Madness: A Eulogy for John Crawford

Lebaron Sims | September 30, 2014 | Black Voices
Wednesday's announcement of no indictment in the shooting death of John Crawford III, and the subsequent release of the video and audio detailing his last moments, relay a sequence as old as any, one with which we have become all too familiar.
Paul Kawata


Come Out Against Stigma, Live Out Proud

Paul Kawata | September 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
Come out against the stigma facing everyone who is LGBT and living with HIV.
Ana Garcia-Ashley


Mr. President, Here's How to Help Ferguson Today: Give Youth Access to Federally Funded Jobs

Ana Garcia-Ashley | September 29, 2014 | Politics
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Sept. 24 was the 49th anniversary of an important federal policy ensuring access to taxpayer-funded work for all Americans. Faith leaders are holding actions to highlight the fact that, if we want to have something to celebrate when the policy turns 50 next year, the Obama administration has some serious catching up to do.


3 Types of Insurance You May Not Have--But Should Consider | September 30, 2014 | Money
If you are looking to increase your coverage and your employer provides benefits, start there. Many companies will have different options and perks as part of their benefits package.
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi


Holder's Civil Rights Legacy Will Endure

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | September 29, 2014 | Black Voices
In this turbulent time, Holder's physical presence in African American neighborhoods, worship centers, and meetings with African American faith leaders provided a necessary connection to the White House.
Judith Ward

What Was Your Back-to-School Shopping List Missing? Chances Are You Forgot the College Savings Plan

Judith Ward | September 29, 2014 | College
The best way for parents to bypass the stress about paying for college is to save for it in advance. Our research shows that every dollar saved ahead of time can equate to almost $2 that won't have to be paid in debt later.
Rev. Al Sharpton


Replacing Eric Holder Without Displacing Voting Rights and Civil Rights

Rev. Al Sharpton | September 29, 2014 | Politics
Our job is to ensure that his efforts continue on with the next AG, whoever he or she may be. We in the civil rights community must strongly advocate maintenance and continuance of a Justice Department that will fight aggressively in these areas.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.


Black Boys in Crisis: Are They Outside the Mainstream?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | September 29, 2014 | Black Voices
Americans take a lot of pride in being members of a diverse society - one of opportunity for every citizen. When matters of racial disparity are raised, we point to our current President and pat ourselves on the back for how far we've come as a nation. While there has...
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