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On Mo'ne, SAE, & The Burden of Black Forgiveness

Tyree A. Boyd-Pates | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Tyree A. Boyd-Pates

Contrary to popular belief, Black people are not responsible for carrying the burden of white remorse. We are no one's moral mules and neither are we anyone's ethical scapegoats. We are more than that. Much more.

Black Leadership for Sale in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The African American vote plays a crucial role in electoral politics, especially in a big city like Chicago. Many candidates have to gain approval from the African American community in order to secure the mayor's office.

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

Appraisals: A Missing Link in Fair Housing/Fair Lending Debates

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.

Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

Kevin Beckford | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Beckford

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

African American Churches and the Neglected Public Minister

Billy Honor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Billy Honor

Today, given the myriad of social issues that plague African-American communities we are desperately in need of more pastors who are committed to the public theological and intellectual tradition.

'I Don't Think Homophobia Is Something That Has A Color'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Author Rob Smith spoke at length about homophobia in the African-American community in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. Of the perception...

Don Lemon Reminds Me of Sad Similarity Between Black, Gay Communities

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Don Lemon dehumanized the African-American community by reducing it to stereotypes, much like the religious right does to the LGBT community. Certainly this is not what Lemon was trying to do, but it was something that he maybe should have realized, given that he is a black gay man.

A Mother's Day Message to Michelle Obama

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

You have a powerful voice. Speak up about climate change. You can speak up about how those healthy grains and vegetables are going to cost us a whole lot more as droughts become more severe with climate change.

African-American Males Facing Serious Challenges

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Leaders in the United States should take a serious look at trying to help young African-American males overcome adversity without falling victim to the many ills of society.

A Clear-Eyed Assessment Of Climate Disruption

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

With dozens of states recovering from Sandy, Nemo, tornadoes, and other extreme weather, a new report out last month provides a clear-eyed assessment of what our nation has in store if it doesn't address climate disruption now.

Two Narratives the Black Community Needs to Give Up in the New Year

Yolo Akili | Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

This is not about delusion. It is not about pretending that problems do not exist. This is about re-adjusting our gaze. This is about getting excited and celebrating what we have going for ourselves as a community.

Time Is Running Out to Set Stronger Limits on Soot Pollution

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Limiting soot pollution helps avert climate chaos, ensuring a healthier future for our children, our children's children, and beyond.

Fighting With Purpose

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

Before leaving Drexel, I asked one last question: "Why do you do this?" "Because I have to live a life of service," he answered. Enough said.

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

The Power Of "I'm Sorry"

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

There is something powerful about saying "I'm sorry." Lent forces us to come to grips with the need to both give and receive apologies.

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David Banner Warns Rising Stars To Spend Money Wisely | Jo Piazza | Posted 12.19.2011 | Celebrity

Rapper and entrepreneur David Banner is no stranger to the fame game, but instead of flaunting his fortune, he's trying to help other rising stars kee...

Commission Will Investigate Social, Economic Disparities Among Illinois' Black Community

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday will create a commission to research the disparities facing African-Americans in the areas of...

WATCH: Arianna Speaks At NABJ 2011

Huff TV | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices
Huff TV

Arianna appeared as a keynote speaker at NABJ 2011 on Thursday, highlighting issues currently faced by African Americans. "I love the conference's ...

Notes on Getting Out of the Partisan Trap

Harry Kresky | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

It's time to push the envelope on the nature of the political process itself and the ways in which, in its current form, it reinforces pre-existing economic, racial and social divisions and competition, all of which foster partisanship.

'Post Black: How A New Generation is Redefining African American Identity'

Ytasha L. Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ytasha L. Womack

Meet the "invisibles" aka a Gen X and Y assemblage of young professionals, black immigrants, the GLBT community, spiritualists, those of multicultural identity, and non hip-hop artists.