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Stacey Tisdale


Navigating Your Career Through Breast Cancer

Stacey Tisdale | October 25, 2014 | Business
The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.
Diriye Osman

The Maverick Genius of John R. Gordon

Diriye Osman | October 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
The last few years have been fruitful ones for Gordon, who, with powerhouse filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, has set up the critically acclaimed Team Angelica Press, a publishing firm in London dedicated to outsider artists and writers, especially LGBT voices of color.
Marian Wright Edelman


Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | October 24, 2014 | Politics
For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.
Yohuru Williams


Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

Yohuru Williams | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.
David Paul Appell


The Pivotal Black History of St. Augustine, Florida

David Paul Appell | October 24, 2014 | Travel
It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.
Julia Wasson


Learning Los Angeles: Ron Finley on Grounding the City

Julia Wasson | October 24, 2014 | Los Angeles
"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."
Rep. Hank Johnson


The Failed 'War on Drugs' Is Militarizing Law Enforcement, Fueling Police Violence

Rep. Hank Johnson | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.
Rep. Hank Johnson


Study: I'm the Most Effective Member of GA Delegation in 112th Congress

Rep. Hank Johnson | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International


Black Women Less Biased Against 'Masculine' STEM Fields

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | October 24, 2014 | Education
The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.
Jonathan Kim


ReThink Review: Dear White People -- Lessons for Republicans and the "Post-Racial" Generation

Jonathan Kim | October 24, 2014 | Entertainment
Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
Courtney Carter

Responses to 'Black Men Don't Like Black Women'

Courtney Carter | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
I wrote a blog post, a personal reflection, if you will. I am a journalist, so by nature I am curious, always wanting to know other people's stories and always wanting to tell a story. This time I chose to share an opinion based on life through my...
R. Kyle Alagood


Breaking the Code of Silence on Race in Law School

R. Kyle Alagood | October 23, 2014 | Black Voices
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
Kaneisha Grayson

Why Turning 31 Is More Meaningful Than I Thought

Kaneisha Grayson | October 24, 2014 | Women
In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.


10 Money Things You Must Know After 50

LearnVest | October 23, 2014 | Money
By 50, you may already feel like you've got it figured out. You make a good salary, you've reached many of your life goals and your kids are on their way to independence. But there are still a lot of money truths left to learn, especially as you're approaching your retirement years.
Renaldo Pearson


Why We Marched

Renaldo Pearson | October 24, 2014 | Politics
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
Chris Paul

My Brother's Keeper

Chris Paul | October 23, 2014 | Impact
When I have an opportunity to mentor someone, I find the most important thing is to listen to them when they tell you about themselves. That will always give you an idea of what type of support they need.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

13 Ghastly Money Mistakes That Could Come Back to Haunt You

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | October 22, 2014 | Money
The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
Janessa E. Robinson


Open Letter to Kanye West: Ferguson Is Happening. Where Are You?

Janessa E. Robinson | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
I am deeply troubled by your sudden quietness in the midst of such powerful youth activism against police brutality and state violence. The killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has awakened a movement, yet you are silent. Other members of the black entertainment industry have contributed in various ways, yet you are ghost.
Dwight Brown


St. Vincent

Dwight Brown | October 22, 2014 | Black Voices
When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.
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