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Earl Ofari Hutchinson


'We Love You, Bill Cosby!'

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | November 23, 2014 | Black Voices
A recent Cosby audience love fest was not simply an aberration of groupie fan mania. Legions passionately believe Cosby is being wrongly crucified on the cross of raw public opinion by a pack of greedy, publicity-seeking, career-wrecking liars and schemers.

I'm a Black Woman Who Dressed As a Nerd, a Video Girl, and Myself on OKCupid, and Here's What Happened

Bustle | November 23, 2014 | Women
I changed the pictures on my profile once a week, allowing enough time for new people to register the change. The information on my profile always remained the same; the only thing that changed was the pictures. I didn't respond to any message during the duration of this experiment.
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.


The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | November 22, 2014 | Media
The world of short blogs and 140 characters is symbolic of the all too prevalent overly simplified analyses, and sensational headlines that might generation "likes" and "retweets," but do not bring us to a better understanding of people, communities or our history.
Algernon Austin


With Mia Love's Election We're Still Not Post-Racial

Algernon Austin | November 23, 2014 | Black Voices
Just as many people took the election of Barack Obama as a sign of a new post-racial America, some might take Love's election to mean that post-racialism has reached Utah. But the truth of the matter is that the election of a racial-minority candidate tells us very little about racial relations.
A. B. Wilkinson


'Did Somebody Say "Mulatto"?' Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

A. B. Wilkinson | November 23, 2014 | Black Voices
As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear White People accomplish the goal of furthering dialogues around race that we can engage in with friends, family, and those in our communities.
Everett Glenn


The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'

Everett Glenn | November 21, 2014 | Black Voices
In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or should have known. In light of these well established principles, I am at a loss to understand how an...


How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K in Debt | November 21, 2014 | Money
As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he'd be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people's measure, he is. He's been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And at this point in his life, he considers himself "retired."
Cheryl Dorsey


Can Ferguson Residents Wait on Commission Report?

Cheryl Dorsey | November 21, 2014 | Black Voices
Is the recently convened Ferguson Commission merely an attempt to placate the Brown family and lull the black community into a false sense of "we're working to fix the problems?"
Tavis Smiley


My Conversation With Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gina Prince-Bythewood

Tavis Smiley | November 21, 2014 | Entertainment
My conversation with Gugu and Gina covered a wide range of issues facing women in the entertainment industry. I asked Gina specifically why she wanted to tell this story, which at its core is a love story, and why it seems so difficult to get movies made about two black people falling in love.
Jeremy Helligar


Why I Hope One Direction's Harry Styles Is Really Straight

Jeremy Helligar | November 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
If Styles ends up being straight, the implications of his recent statements would be practically revolutionary. At his age, following the "bro" code typically means acting as straight and narrow as possible. How many straight guys are comfortable with being mistaken for gay or bisexual?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Juror Bias the Biggest Barrier to Indicting Wilson and Cops That Kill

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | November 21, 2014 | Black Voices
Wilson will likely skip away scot-free and if he does it won't be because of police clamor for him or a biased prosecutor. It will be because of the bias of the jurors that make up a deeply flawed grand jury system.
Jill Di Donato


Notable Women On This Thing Called Feminism

Jill Di Donato | November 21, 2014 | Women
Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?
Broderick Greer


The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | November 21, 2014 | Religion
In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.
Lorena Parrish

Another Survey Tells Us What We Already Know: Women, Especially Women Of Color, Are Not Selected to Lead Religious Organizations

Lorena Parrish | November 20, 2014 | Religion
Black, Asian and Latina women combined barely make up 1 percent of the total number of persons in top positions. White women comprise 14 percent.
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International


St. Louis Teen Revisits Father's Advice While Anticipating Verdict

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | November 20, 2014 | Black Voices
By Ryan Henderson Last summer, every day after baseball practice, I'd buy a slush from the same Quik Trip convenience store in downtown Ferguson where Michael Brown also bought his drinks. Now that burned-down corner store has become ground zero for protests...
Robert Koehler


Ferguson and the 'Us vs. Them' Illusion

Robert Koehler | November 20, 2014 | Politics
What matters here is not the fixing of personal blame (or lack thereof), but the acknowledgment of systemic and historic wrong of monumental proportions and -- at long, long last -- a momentum of social healing that doesn't end prematurely.
Kemi Nekvapil


6 Tips for Raising Daughters

Kemi Nekvapil | November 20, 2014 | Women
Our daughters will learn from us how to value themselves. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what they are exposed to and what they hold up as values while they are young.
Brad Hammer


15 Questions: TS Madison

Brad Hammer | November 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
TS Madison has become really popular over the past year. She is a YouTube sensation who recently got her own show on YouTube via World of Wonder. Madison just dropped her first album, so I thought it would be a perfect time for her to be asked "15 Questions."


You Can Train Your Brain to Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | November 20, 2014 | Money
The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.
Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Ferguson in Context

Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell | November 20, 2014 | Politics
Whether or not Darren Wilson is indicted for his behavior in those 90 seconds, American society as a whole bears indictment for those four hours and thirty-two minutes. That level of disregard for black life cannot be attributed to the actions of one police officer.
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