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Doyin Richards

5 Ways Being a Good Dad Is Damn Sexy

Doyin Richards | September 2, 2014 | Parents
Sadly, there are men who've been married for decades and still have no clue about what it takes to be a good dad or husband. Don't be like them.

What Do You Know About Your Credit Card? | September 2, 2014 | Money surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.
Gyasi Ross


For Natives in 2014, the Struggle Continues

Gyasi Ross | September 2, 2014 | Politics
The principle that a young Native kid could be denied his right to education -- in 2014 -- because of his hair... well, it seems anachronistic. A throwback. But in a bad way. We gotta do better than that.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Fast Food Workers Need a Real Break Today

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 2, 2014 | Business
A couple of generations of school kids have grown up on the catchy McDonald's advertising jingle, "You deserve a break today." But during every working moment of those years McDonald's workers have gotten anything but a break when it comes to working hours and worse, their wages for those hours.
Rev. Al Sharpton


Demonstration, Legislation: Hand-in-Hand Towards Progress

Rev. Al Sharpton | September 2, 2014 | Black Voices
Whether it's Ferguson, Staten Island, New Orleans, Oakland, or anywhere in the United States, we know that change will only occur when national standards are implemented and enforced.
A. B. Wilkinson


What Would MLK Say About Ferguson?

A. B. Wilkinson | September 2, 2014 | Black Voices
It is unfortunate that the media overplays "looting and rioting" much more than it covers the thousands who peacefully protest everyday for justice.
Peter 'Souleo' Wright


On the "A" w/Souleo: Groundbreaking Choreo-poem for colored girls... Turns 40

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | September 2, 2014 | Black Voices
As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf with the launch of a multigallery exhibition, she can't help but sadly acknowledge that the issues facing women which first compelled her to write the work...
Rio Helmi


Breakfast With the Archbishop -- A Q&A With Desmond Tutu

Rio Helmi | September 2, 2014 | Politics
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was recently in Bali on a stopover. I had breakfast with him shortly after Jokowi's status as Indonesia's president elect was upheld by the constitutional court.
Eternity E Martis


What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | September 2, 2014 | Black Voices
In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.
Leo W. Gerard


On Labor Day: The Tale of Generational Struggle for Middle Class Wages

Leo W. Gerard | September 1, 2014 | Black Voices
Because of the injustice he saw inflicted on his grandparents, Fred Redmond has sought to ensure through collective bargaining that workers receive fair compensation for their labor and that every worker gain entrance to the middle class.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | August 31, 2014 | Black Voices
It was worth the wait for Hillary Clinton to speak out. Clinton skipped the platitudes and echoed the uncomfortable truths that black men are routinely profiled, disproportionately pack America's jails and prisons, and get longer sentences than white males.
Jarid Manos


Dearly Beloved: 100 Years Ago the Last Passenger Pigeon Died

Jarid Manos | August 31, 2014 | Black Voices
A hundred years ago, Martha died. At 1 p.m. on September 1, 1914, the last individual of a wild blue dove whose flocks once numbered billions and blackened the American skies for days fell over dead in her Cincinnati zoo cage.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.


Year-Round Schooling: How It Would Help Minority Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | September 2, 2014 | Black Voices
Closing the achievement gap for minority students is always the topic of discussion and it seems to me that we have at least a partial solution right in front of us. Implementing year-round schooling will lead to minority students who are more engaged with their academics.
Sanford Jay Rosen


Police Tactics Again Under the Spotlight in Racially Charged Demonstrations: When Will They Ever Learn?

Sanford Jay Rosen | August 29, 2014 | Black Voices
Let's get real, America. Only by acknowledging and dealing with the continued importance of race as a principal underlying cause of our deficiencies can we ever hope to deal with and resolve those defects in our nation.
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

Past Performance Teaches Us Plenty About Saving For Future Retirement

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | August 29, 2014 | Money
Investment types often trot out the cautionary phrase, "past performance does not necessarily predict future results." And for good reason. Clients must understand that their financial tomorrow is no guarantee. Yet when it comes to the question of whether we are doing enough to ensure that we won't outlive our resources in retirement, we can learn a lot from history.
Rhonesha Byng


Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Rhonesha Byng | August 29, 2014 | Black Voices
Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.
Basil Kincaid

St. Louis Unites: A Dream of Freedom Songs

Basil Kincaid | August 29, 2014 | Black Voices
While music and art are entertaining, this is not entertainment. This is the residue of what I feel to be a spiritual and physical quest for a freedom that we can all share.
B.J. Garrison


Miles Morales: Why the Small Things Have Never Mattered More

B.J. Garrison | August 29, 2014 | Black Voices
While this was a controversy over a comic book character, it really played to a larger discussion on race-relations that continues to take place throughout most, if not all, of America. Why shouldn't a talented actor be considered to play a fictional character regardless of race?
Sean McElwee


Five Signs We're Not a 'Post-Racial' Society

Sean McElwee | August 29, 2014 | Politics
It's impossible to delineate every way race affects us every day, but a cursory examination of major structural racial problems can give us a feeling for how far we still have to go.
Marian Wright Edelman


The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black in America

Marian Wright Edelman | August 29, 2014 | Politics
The cumulative and convergent toll of subtle, but discouraging, adult actions in schools and other child-serving systems they come into contact with too often impedes the success of children of color, especially those who are poor, and burdens them with an emotional toll they don't deserve.
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