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J. Luke Wood

How to Teach Men of Color: Four Critical Conditions

J. Luke Wood | April 17, 2015 | College
As scholars of the male of color experience in college, we are often asked whether all faculty can effectively teach men of color. Most often, what is really being asked is whether White faculty can teach these men.
Marian Wright Edelman

Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Marian Wright Edelman | April 17, 2015 | Politics
In a nation where millions of working families still can't earn enough to pay rent, pay the bills, and put food on the table at the same time -- and where in fiscal year 2013 there were 4.9 million households with no income but SNAP, including 1.3 million households with children -- relying on the charity of PB and J Day is not a substitute for justice.
Marybeth Gasman

Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

Marybeth Gasman | April 17, 2015 | Black Voices
I wanted to dig a bit deeper and find out what Morgan did to have such an impressive alumni giving increase. Here is what I found.
Jessica Jackson

Seizing the Moment to Reform a Criminal Justice System that Hurts Families and Communities

Jessica Jackson | April 17, 2015 | Impact
My husband was taken out of the courtroom that day and sent to a diagnostic facility, where we would be unable to have any contact with him for the first six weeks of his incarceration. Not knowing anything about prisons besides what I'd seen on television, I imagined the worst. I lay in bed terrified at night, kept awake with worry, wondering if I would get a call telling me he'd been hurt or possibly worse.
Sophia Buchanan

How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

Sophia Buchanan | April 17, 2015 | Black Voices
The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.
Tireak C. Tulloch

Adapt and Overcome

Tireak C. Tulloch | April 17, 2015 | Impact
By current estimates, 22 veterans every day are choosing to end their own lives. I can't help but wonder about my own experiences and how fortunate I've been thus far hanging on to this roller coaster called post-military life.
Tavis Smiley

My Conversation With Freida Pinto on Breaking Cultural Stereotypes

Tavis Smiley | April 17, 2015 | Entertainment
In this clip, Freida shares what drew her to her latest film, Desert Dancer, and how her experience making the film has educated her on the beauty of the often-stereotyped Iranian people.
Alan P. Sherouse

The Problem With Broken Taillights

Alan P. Sherouse | April 17, 2015 | Religion
A broken taillight can also be a life-altering offense for some brown-skinned motorists. Among immigrants, fear persists that a minor traffic violation could lead to deportation and the splintering of family.
Robert Koehler

Should the Police Be Armed?

Robert Koehler | April 16, 2015 | Crime
The cellphone video "reality footage" just doesn't stop. Black men are shot, killed, handcuffed. The shortcomings of their prematurely terminated lives soon become public knowledge, vaguely justifying the shocking wrongness of the officer's action -- always poisoning the grief.
Nathan Manske

'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
Mila decided to sacrifice all she had worked so hard to achieve -- she deleted her YouTube channel, lost all her subscribers, and gave up her fame -- so that she could focus on finally becoming the woman she had been hiding.
Nicole Jankowski

A Note to My Ex-Husband

Nicole Jankowski | April 17, 2015 | Divorce
It's been three years since the divorce, but it occurred to me this morning that I had something I needed to tell my ex-husband. And it's only this: there were nice times too.
Heidi Boghosian

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Heidi Boghosian | April 16, 2015 | Crime
What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in the United States when the world's most famous prisoner faces possible death from medical neglect in a Pennsylvania prison?
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Hillary Clinton: Presidential Campaign Advice From the Stars

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | April 15, 2015 | Black Voices
If Hillary Clinton needs any pointers on her 2016 presidential campaign, she can always turn to Gloria Steinem, Mary Wilson, and Bevy Smith. During the Figure Skating in Harlem annual gala, these women shared their thoughts on what issues Clinton needs to make a priority.
Byron Williams

Lincoln, Lynching, and the Long Way Home

Byron Williams | April 15, 2015 | Black Voices
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago this month was the precursor to the domestic terrorism that would be unleashed on black Americans for the next century.
Melissa Bollow Tempel

Our Mother's Day Wish: Stop Killing Our Children

Melissa Bollow Tempel | April 15, 2015 | Black Voices
Among their requests is that the victims' cases be reviewed for civil rights violations, that the involved police departments undergo patterns and practices investigations, and that those found to be consistently in violation be subject to monitoring and necessary restructuring.
Cory Booker

Our Criminal-Legal System: Justice Doesn't Have to Be Missing from Equation

Cory Booker | April 16, 2015 | Impact
In the United States, African Americans are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs, even though studies have shown that African Americans and whites use drugs at the same rate, and whites are actually more likely to sell drugs.
Summer Noblé

What Do the 'World's Most Beautiful People' Have in Common? They're All White

Summer Noblé | April 15, 2015 | Black Voices
Experiments like Dr. Solomon's aim to create a visual representation of what beauty means, but instead it just reinforces Eurocentric beauty standards that have long been valued over other traits.
Michelle Combs

13 Things I've Learned From Being Married 3 Times

Michelle Combs | April 17, 2015 | Divorce
In the end, we are all who we are. You own your life and you have no control over other people's opinions of your life. What you can control is how you allow that to affect you.
Miki Turner

The Importance of Knowing Your Worth

Miki Turner | April 16, 2015 | Black Voices
When I was younger the search for this mythical creature was tedious, comical, painful, bemusing, exhausting, frustrating, confusing and disconcerting. Now that I'm in my late 50s and look back on the guys I kicked to the curb as well as the ones I let get away, I feel mostly empowered. And this is why.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Return of the Vanishing Worker

Richard (RJ) Eskow | April 15, 2015 | Politics
The "fight for $15" matters -- because the lives of working people matter, and because the success of this effort will help strengthen the American economy for everyone. But the significance of April 15's action runs even deeper than that.
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