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Day In The Life: Cindy Bruna Takes Us Inside New York Fashion Week

Modelinia | September 16, 2014 | Style
Ever wondered what it's really like to be a part of New York Fashion Week? Or better yet, to be a model at New York Fashion Week?
Danielle Moss Lee


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Danielle Moss Lee | September 15, 2014 | Education
This school year, don't leave out the pep talk about grades and their futures and blah, blah, blah. But, make sure they understand that your love and pride aren't contingent on anything other than the fact that raising them is the greatest privilege you'll ever have.
Kali Nicole Gross

Black Women Are Already Dead in America

Kali Nicole Gross | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
Even if we ignore black women's grinding poverty, the sky-high rates of HIV infection, and the disproportionate incarceration, the fact is nearly half of all black women have been sexually coerced by the age of 18.
Elwood D. Watson

Ferguson Crisis Is Symptomatic of Many Other Injustices

Elwood D. Watson | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
The stark and wildly diverse perceptions that white and black Americans have of the crisis in Ferguson (and on race in general) is crucial evidence that the racial divide in our nation is still considerable.
Yvonna Russell


Decadently Zane

Yvonna Russell | September 15, 2014 | Books
With sensual tales that would make the author of the Kamasutra blush, not only does Zane pen her own books, but she publishes other authors under her own banner, Strebor Books.
Dwight Brown


Black Films and Artists Shine at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
Black films and artists were an integral part of the lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival along with other world premieres. Dramas, genre movies, comedies, romantic films and documentaries positioned themselves early for this year's annual Oscar race.
Rev. Al Sharpton


Limiting Voter Participation in the Middle of Crisis

Rev. Al Sharpton | September 15, 2014 | Politics
When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.
Renaldo Pearson


The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 4 of 5)

Renaldo Pearson | September 15, 2014 | Politics
As we witness the drug and criminal justice policies of the "greatest democracy in the world" lag behind those of an ever expanding list of other countries around the world, more and more are coming down on the right side of history.
Ernest Owens


5 People Who Aren't Helping Race Relations in 2014

Ernest Owens | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
This year, no one is safe when it comes to the ridiculous onslaught of ignorance about to people of color. Whether it was the media, celebrities, or members of our own community, the backwards advice and excuses for the degrading of our people was annoying.
Valerie Wilson


5 Life Skills to Teach Black Boys: A Parent's Addendum to the Common Core

Valerie Wilson | September 15, 2014 | Parents
Know the balance between deference toward authority and personal dignity. At times, you will have to exercise restraint in the face of humiliating circumstances. At other times, you will be compelled to take a stand. Both options require courage, but the outcome is unpredictable.
Tony Delerme


20th Anniversary Review of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die,' by a 2Pac Fan

Tony Delerme | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
After listening to Ready to Die from beginning to end, I realized how much of a fool I was to have been blind to this album for so many years. To simply call it a classic and leave it at that would be an understatement.
Bill McKibben


Why We March

Bill McKibben | September 15, 2014 | Green
We march because we know that climate change affects everyone, but its impacts are not equally felt: those who have contributed the least to causing the crisis are hit hardest, here and around the world.
Shane Claiborne


Ferguson, Dr. King And The Non-Violent Uprising

Shane Claiborne | September 15, 2014 | Religion
We need to learn from Ferguson so that we will be prepared for the Fergusons of the future. We can prepare ourselves and our communities to respond to violence without letting it overtake us. We can fight evil without becoming evil. We can find the third way that is neither fight nor flight.
Navarrow Wright


Don't Exploit Ferguson for a Net Gain

Navarrow Wright | September 15, 2014 | Black Voices
Ferguson is one of those situations that forces us to reevaluate where we are as a people, as a culture, as a society and what things need to be improved.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 14, 2014 | Black Voices
The reason for Robert McCullough's foot drag on or outright refusal to prosecute Darren Wilson strikes to the heart of why he and other prosecutors either won't prosecute officers or invariably blow the case against them the rare times they do.
Peter Dreier


How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action

Peter Dreier | September 13, 2014 | Politics
The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.
Melissa T. Shultz


Two Little Girls, One Recurring Dream: How A Race Riot Changed Me

Melissa T. Shultz | September 13, 2014 | Fifty
My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


President Obama's Golf Rejection Much More Than Poor Timing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 12, 2014 | Politics
It doesn't much matter whether Donald Trump had a hand in blowing off Obama from his golf outing or not. The pattern of disrespect and denigration of Obama has been long set in stone. The golf snub is just the latest incident to fit the pattern.
Jeff Fermin

3 Leadership Mistakes Roger Goodell Made That You Shouldn't

Jeff Fermin | September 12, 2014 | Business
What is the company culture around Roger Goodell's NFL? It's profiting out of glamorizing lawbreakers.
Dale Hansen

Blacks and Whites Aren't Having the Same Conversation on Race

Dale Hansen | September 12, 2014 | Politics
On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.
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