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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Other Mr. Cub I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | January 25, 2015 | Black Voices
Banks lived on Chicago's South Side. He often commuted to Cubs home games on the L train. He had no choice. Though he was the biggest name and biggest draw the Cubs had, he could not buy a home or rent an apartment in the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field.
Chanel Parks

I Decluttered My Closet With The KonMari Method And Here's What Happened

Chanel Parks | January 24, 2015 | HuffPost Home
My name is Chanel and I collect a lot of stuff.

30 Different Ways to Tie a Tie That Every Man Should Know

ShirtsMyWay | January 25, 2015 | Style
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
Ernest Owens

5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses

Ernest Owens | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?
Mike Alvear

Why Are Whites Always the Bottom in Interracial Porn?

Mike Alvear | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Ever notice how hard it is to find blacks bottoming for whites in interracial porn? With few exceptions, porn studios seem to think there is only one acceptable way to show interracial sex: The hyperaggressive African-American top and the submissive white bottom. Is gay porn racist?
David Bedrick

MLK Today: Taking the Blinders Off White Privilege

David Bedrick | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
How far have we really come since Dr. King's passing in 1968? Could those who argue that we now live in a truly post-racial society be wearing the blinders of white privilege? Consider the following.
Chad Williams

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Dwight Brown


Dwight Brown | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.
Marian Wright Edelman

Is America a Sheep or a Goat?

Marian Wright Edelman | January 23, 2015 | Politics
The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

10 Things I Learned About Ruby Bridges

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even More Housing Segregation on Tap If the Supreme Court Has Its Way

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
Every census report in the post-Civil Rights Movement era, and the countless Urban League's State of Black America reports show that the inner cities continue to get blacker and browner and poorer, while the suburbs got whiter and wealthier. That trend isn't likely to change.
Cassy Stubbs

This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene

Cassy Stubbs | January 23, 2015 | Politics
We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now.
Brandice N. Daniel

10 Lessons I've Learned About Entrepreneurship

Brandice N. Daniel | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.
Jim Downs

'Do You See What I See': The Debate Over Black Confederates

Jim Downs | January 23, 2015 | College
Doing black history means more than just finding black people in the archives and stating whether they did or did not do something.
Eric Cooper

Desegregation and the Highway of Justice: How Segregated, Under-resourced Schools Are Failing Children

Eric Cooper | January 23, 2015 | Education
New York City has extraordinarily segregated neighborhoods and radically unequal educational opportunities for its black children. Segregated housing patterns ensure that most black students attend poorly resourced public schools, while schools in predominantly white, wealthy neighborhoods have the resources to help children succeed.
David Dent

Strong Fourth Quarter Obama Highlights Weak Democratic Future

David Dent | January 23, 2015 | Politics
Do Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush have the Reagan-Obama swag that can waltz through the party of those multiple responses to SOTU last night? Or do they look more like the former Massachusetts Governor -- Dukakis?
Diriye Osman

Of LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Diriye Osman | January 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
No one who has ever come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to their family, particularly their parents, will ever forget that life-altering moment. Sometimes the connective thread will be cut; other times that bond will be deepened, enriched by this new reality.
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | January 22, 2015 | Black Voices
Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.
Vanessa Mártir

Writers of Color Need Something More

Vanessa Mártir | January 22, 2015 | Books
You learn that in order to succeed, you have to assimilate to a culture that is not your own and does not welcome you, no matter what you do.
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

More Than Half of U.S. Public School Students Live in Poverty

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | January 22, 2015 | Education
The surge in the number of disadvantaged children in the nation's public classrooms is a recent phenomenon that has triggered awareness among researchers, public officials and educators. As a result of the shift to a majority-poor student population, more children than ever now start kindergarten noticeably lagging behind their privileged public school peers.
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