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Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Palin's Slavery Analogy Par for Her and the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | January 25, 2014 | Black Voices
As long as Obama sits in the White House, the slavery comparison to anything the right wants to attack and everything that it connotes will always be a serviceable term to toss out with the secure knowledge that it will jangle the desired chord among Palin's GOP fan club and sadly many beyond.
Ernest Owens


Enough of the Lily Allen Privilege With a Kanye Complex

Ernest Owens | January 23, 2014 | Black Voices
Racism and sexism are very sensitive matters that include a history and heritage that neither should be forgotten or reclaimed. By trying to reshape these problems, you are in essence selfishly attempting to liberate yourself by disgracing the very people who actually experience it.
Rev. Al Sharpton


Website Glitches Are No Katrina

Rev. Al Sharpton | January 25, 2014 | Politics
Is it okay to highlight website problems? Yes. Is it okay to push the president to get these tech issues resolved quickly? Absolutely. But when did having website problems become the same thing as not sending enough help to those dying and suffering in the midst of a devastating hurricane?
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron


JFK: A Death in the Family

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | January 23, 2014 | Black Voices
In my 11-year-old mind, it seemed the absolute end of not just my dream, but everyone's. The black community mourned in a way I had never seen before. The light went out of our eyes.
Michael A. Hardy


American Promise

Michael A. Hardy | January 25, 2014 | Politics
As President Kennedy suggested 50 years ago, we know that this will not be easy, but will be hard. America can and will win on this issue of providing its citizens quality and affordable health care.
Olivia Cole

Why The Best Man Holiday Isn't 'Race-Themed'

Olivia Cole | January 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Every day we are bombarded with movies and television shows in which white families are plugged as the "default" experience... and no one would say that these films are about race. What USAToday's tweet reveals is that white audiences are unable to see black people as beings separate from their blackness.
Rep. Frederica Wilson


The Full Employment Generation

Rep. Frederica Wilson | January 23, 2014 | Politics
Every American has a stake in stopping unemployment. So it's time to kindle a new movement built on a simple vision: Every American who wants to work should have the right to either employment or training.
Nsenga Burton


Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks The Best Man Holiday

Nsenga Burton | January 23, 2014 | Black Voices
Nearly 15 years later, Malcolm D. Lee is back with The Best Man Holiday, the much-anticipated sequel to a film that is as important to the canon of black film as it is to audiences that love the film and what it represents.