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Romney, Obama Should Not Celebrate Debate, Immigrant And Civil Rights Advocates Say

Janell Ross | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Two technocrats, dressed in dark suits and armed with their own versions of the truth, walked into a Denver auditorium for a presidential debate. Then, both men forgot all about the people whose votes they want to win. That description might sound like the start of the world's...

Worst-Dressed List: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian And More Fashion Blunders This Week (PHOTOS)

Christina Anderson | April 5, 2013 | Style
We really hope glam janitor isn't her next style phase.

Best-Dressed List: Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift And More Style Wins This Week (PHOTOS)

Christina Anderson | December 6, 2012 | Style
J.Lo pulls off a dangerously short hemline (in Chanel, of course).

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary Of State, Faces Recall Attempt

John Celock | October 5, 2012 | Politics
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who famously drafted Arizona and Alabama's controversial immigration laws, is facing a recall attempt over those efforts and his support for a new voter photo ID law in the state. Two anti-Kobach activists, Sonny Scroggins and Frank Smith, told the...

Richard Cebull, Montana Judge, Steps Down After Sending Racist Obama Email

Mollie Reilly | October 5, 2012 | Politics
HELENA, Mont. -- The chief federal judge for Montana plans to step down from the post and take a reduced caseload next year after forwarding a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. Courts spokeswoman Karen Redmond said Thursday U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull of Billings will take senior status...

Robert Champion's Parents Hear From Son's FAMU Band Mates Before Trial On 'Katie' (VIDEO)

Tyler Kingkade | October 9, 2012 | College
NEW YORK -- Days before 12 former members of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 go on trial in connection with the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, two of them sent a message to Champion's parents during a taping of the TV talk show "Katie." In recorded statements,...

LGBT History Month: 21 Influential Black LGBT Icons

Michelle Marques | October 10, 2012 | Black Voices
The struggle for equality in the LGBT black community has a long history with roots stemming back to the Harlem Renaissance and The Civil Rights Movement. Historical figures such as Bayard Rustin, Langston Hughes, and James Baldwin battled against both racial and sexual discrimination in an attempt to rise above...

Walmart Strike: Dozens Of LA Workers Walk Off The Job In First-Ever Strike Against Retailer (PHOTOS)

Kathleen Miles | October 6, 2012 | Los Angeles
For the first time in Walmart's 50-year history, workers at multiple stores have gone on strike, even though their jobs are not protected by a labor union. More than 70 Los Angeles Walmart workers from nine stores walked off the job Thursday, workers and labor organizers told The Huffington Post....

D.L. Hughley Takes Aim At Mitt Romney On 'Notes...From The G.E.D. Section' (VIDEO)

Brennan Williams | October 10, 2012 | Black Voices
A wide range of news has made media headlines over the course of the past week, and with that said D.L. Hughley has decided to take aim at some of the nation’s most topical stories for the latest episode in his YouTube series, “Notes...From The G.E.D....

5 Reasons To Love Tracee Ellis Ross' New Site

Julee Wilson | December 4, 2012 | Black Voices
We were first introduced to Tracee Ellis Ross on the hit show "Girlfriends," and immediately, became fans of her beautiful natural hair, quirky charm and vibrant personality. Social media gave Tracee's fans even more access to her sunny disposition, stylish whims and deep and provocative thoughts. Now, Tracee's opening up...

Skin Bleaching Creams Linked To Diabetes: Study

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 4, 2012 | Black Voices
Use of skin bleaching creams may increase the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases, according to a study in Canadian Family Physician. When walking into many pharmacies or beauty supply stores, particularly in urban communities, the sale of skin lightening products is quite rampant. Brands such as Ambi and...

Teen Punches Bus Driver In Kansas City, Missouri: Police (VIDEOS)

Andres Jauregui | October 4, 2012 | Crime
Surveillance video from a Kansas City Metro bus captured a shocking incident on Oct. 1, in which a young man appears to sucker punch a driver for no apparent reason. Police in Missouri are now searching for the suspect and are urging anyone with information to contact...

Presidential Debates: President Obama Needs An Energy Drink (CARTOON)

Danielle Cadet | October 4, 2012 | Black Voices
Now that the smoke has cleared from last night's debates, it's pretty safe to say that viewers were shocked, confused and left asking one question about President Obama's performance--who was that guy? As soon as the 90-minute face-off between the candidates was over, the president immediately faced criticism from a...

'Steel Magnolias' Premiere: Queen Latifah, Jill Scott And Alfre Woodard Step Out In Style For Red Carpet Event (PHOTOS)

Julee Wilson | October 9, 2012 | Black Voices
Lifetime network's highly anticipated premiere of the new "Steel Magnolias" is a few days away, but the dazzling all African-American cast gathered in New York City Wednesday night to fete the made-for-TV remake of the iconic 1989 film. Queen Latifah, who produced the movie and stars in the...

Keke Palmer Talks Twitter Hate, Why She's Joining Self-Esteem Rally In New York's Times Square

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 6, 2012 | Black Voices
Even small-screen starlets aren't exempt from bullying. That's the message actress Keke Palmer plans to take to New York's Times Square Friday as she leads hundreds of girls and their mothers in kicking off the 3rd Annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend, a rally to raise awareness about the issues...

Kanye West Deletes Tweets, Signals Twitter Hiatus

Erin Clements | October 5, 2012 | Celebrity
"If I don't say something in a rap or on Twitter, it's not true," Kanye West told Us Weekly back in April, thus giving his Twitter musings an added stamp of credibility. So when West tweets, we listen up. And the "Watch the Throne" rapper invariably has a...

'Scandal' Season 2: 'The Other Woman' Reveals Who Olivia Pope Called To Fix Quinn's Trial

Maggie Furlong | October 4, 2012 | TV
"Scandal" (Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC) got off to a pretty action-packed start for Season 2, and the next couple of episodes are full-speed ahead for Olivia Pope & Associates. This week, the theme is forgiveness, but don't let the powerful messages fool you:...

Obama Details Early Impressions Of Chicago In 1985 Letter

Joseph Erbentraut | October 4, 2012 | Chicago
We have heard a lot about President Obama's early days in Chicago in recent months. Whether recalling his first date with wife Michelle Obama at the Art Institute or the First Couple's first kiss outside of a Hyde Park Baskin-Robbins, the stories have largely been of...

Jason Russell, Kony 2012 Director, To Explain Naked Breakdown On Oprah's Next Chapter (VIDEO)

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 4, 2012 | Impact
"Kony 2012" director Jason Russell is set to finally break his silence regarding his very public breakdown in San Diego, Calif., during an upcoming interview with Oprah. The co-founder of Invisible Children, the group behind the extremely viral "Kony 2012" video, was detained by police and eventually...

Presidential Debate Highlights Unanswered Questions About Moderator Diversity And Domestic Policy (SLIDESHOW)

Roque Planas | October 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
Critics had blasted the Commission on Presidential Debates for picking a notably undiverse pack of moderators this year. Wednesday night’s kickoff seemed to confirm those concerns. An aging Jim Lehrer let the candidates interrupt him and trample time limits, while neglecting to ask...
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