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America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | December 18, 2014 | Black Voices
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday. Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-thirds, to about 1,000,...

39 Of The Country's Greatest Dancers Explain Why They Dance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | December 18, 2014 | Arts
"To dance is to be out of yourself," Agnes de Mille famously proclaimed. "Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." Although the iconic 20th century dancer and choreographer makes it look easy, it can be difficult to...

12 Gifts For Dad, The Most Impossible Person On Your Holiday Shopping List

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | December 18, 2014 | Technology
Here's something you didn't know: The holidays are here, and that means finding gifts for everyone on your list. Mom, siblings, significant other and the cousin's husband's child from a previous marriage whom you drew in the extended family's Secret Santa exchange. And dear old Dad. According to...

Two Women Hilariously Remind Us What Feminists Really Want For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | December 18, 2014 | Women
We just found the song of the holiday season -- and it's got the perfect mix of Christmas cheer and patriarchy-smashing. The Doubleclicks, described as a "nerd-pop-folk sister duo from Portland, Oregon" on their YouTube page, wrote "Sexist Bullshit (Christmas Song)" to remind everyone...

How Giving Cameras To Formerly Homeless Detroiters Also Gave Them A Voice

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | December 18, 2014 | Impact
While several business executives were preparing to sleep outside on a cold Detroit night to raise money for a youth homelessness organization, two miles away at a downtown gallery opening, the mood was festive and warm. But the artists mingling with the crowd would understand the execs'...

The 26 Best Performances This Year

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Offstage, 2014 has been a messy year. Onstage (and onscreen), it will have been 365 days of passion. That's the theme that runs through HuffPost Entertainment's list of the year's best performances across pop-culture genres. From the ladies of "Saturday Night Live" and "Bang...

The 15 Most Underrated Albums Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
A few requirements went into defining "underrated." The artist couldn't have more than 150,000 Facebook likes, no song on the album could have 1 million or more plays on Spotify, the album couldn't have received a "Best New Music" designation on Pitchfork and the album couldn't have appeared on Rolling...

23 Beyoncé-Inspired Gifts To Make Your Home Look Flawless This Season

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | December 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
You rarely see us fawning over celebrities on HuffPost Home -- okay, maybe just a little bit -- but we all know that Beyoncé transcends your average celebrity. She IS royalty, after all. Therein lies our secret longing for all the Beyoncé-inspired fan art, wall decals, wall...

Jon Stewart Hits Back After Sean Hannity Refers To Jay Z As A 'Crack Dealer'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | December 18, 2014 | Comedy
To millions, Jay Z is an American success story -- a wildly popular artist and a self-made businessman from humble roots. But to Sean Hannity, Jay Z is just a "former crack dealer.” "Fuck, man," Jon Stewart said on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, after playing a...

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Powerful Step To Discuss Race With Employees

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. Schultz last week called an impromptu employee meeting at the company’s headquarters...

Lawyers Stage 'Die-Ins' To Call Out Broken Legal System

Lydia O'Connor | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Hundreds of lawyers and members of the legal community are staging “die-ins” outside courthouses around the country in a mass effort to speak out against the legal system that employs them. More than 250 lawyers, law students, law professors and others lay outside Los Angeles’ Stanley Mosk Courthouse in the...

Family Says North Carolina Teen's Hanging Death Was A Lynching

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
The family of North Carolina high school student Lennon Lacy, whose death this summer was ruled a suicide by a state medical examiner, is now saying they believe the 17-year-old was murdered. Lennon Lacy's body was found hanging from a wooden swing set in a mobile home park near his...

UPenn Fraternity Suspended For Using Beyonce Blow Up Doll In Photo

AP | Tyler Kingkade | December 17, 2014 | College
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll. Phi Delta Theta's national leadership halted its Penn chapter this week amid concerns the image - criticized...

Bobby Shmurda Arrested In New York City Drug Case

AP | Brennan Williams | December 18, 2014 | Black Voices
NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in the city. Ackquille Pollard, who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda, was taken into custody shortly after he left a recording studio near Radio...

This Is What Tampon Commercials Would Look Like If Clueless Men Made Them

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | December 17, 2014 | Women
"Tampax: so the inside of women's bodies don't get cold!" Um, incorrect. Tampon commercials are pretty awkward no matter who makes them. But sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU imagined how feminine hygiene products might be advertised if only clueless men were involved in the creative process, left...

14 Nerdy Gift Ideas For The Star Wars Fanatic In Your Life

Damon Beres | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Now's the perfect time to buy your Star Wars items.

49ers Release Ray McDonald Amid Sexual Assault Allegation

Chris Greenberg | December 17, 2014 | Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and his agent by phone around 11:30...

U.S. Wealth Gap Hits Record High

Maxwell Strachan | December 18, 2014 | Business
Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone else been so large, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. The wealth gap in the U.S. last year was the...

Vivica A. Fox Brings Hollywood Glam To The 'World's Leading Luxury Island Destination'

Brennan Williams | December 17, 2014 | Black Voices
With winter in full effect and the desire to escape to warmer destinations grows, what better way to wrap up the year than with celebrating various sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Earlier this month the Eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla hosted the 21st Annual...

HuffPost Teams Show Off Their Holiday Pajamas

Dana Oliver | December 17, 2014 | Style
Each December, HuffPost editors eagerly await the cozy sweaters that Arianna Huffington gives her employees for the holidays. The tradition dates back to the site's launch in 2005, so some editors have developed quite the sweater collections over the past nine years. But this season, Arianna decided to...
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