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When White People Profit Off Of Black Pain

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices

What exactly are the implications of white artists creating (and profiting) off of work that depicts black trauma and black pain? That question is at ...

Black History Every Day 24/7/365: Chuck Berry

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.18.2017 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry sunrise 10/18/26, sunset 3/18/17 St. Louis, Missouri. Convicted of armed robbery in high school and served t...

The Democratization Of Health Care: Beyond Health Disparities

Gary Puckrein | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

February is Black History Month—an opportunity to reflect on our past, but more important, an opportunity to contemplate our future. The disparities...

What I Learned During Black History Month

Alex McKelvey | Posted 02.27.2017 | Black Voices
Alex McKelvey

The people who like arguing whether or not Black History Month should be a thing can continue having that debate every February until our descendants ...

Keep Learning About Black History With These 23 Vital Books

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts

The shortest month of the year is coming to a close, and with it, the country’s yearly celebration of Black History Month. The presidential speeches...

Learning Black History Is Learning American History

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 02.27.2017 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington For the past 10 years during Black History Month, I have written an article on why studying Black history ― and other h...

Students Are Decorating Their Dorm Room Doors To Celebrate Black History

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices

Viral hashtag challenges are the internet’s thing. They usually involve people dancing or freestyling, but a new challenge urges folks to pay homage...

Reimagining Black History To Create A Personal Experience For Students

Tom Davidson | Posted 02.14.2017 | Education
Tom Davidson

On the eve of Black History Month, a teacher and her 70 high school seniors traveled from Baltimore city to visit the recently opened National Museum ...

5 Culture Tips: Honoring Black History As American History

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Sharon Schweitzer

Originally named Negro Week in 1926, and founded by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month is a time to recognize and acknowledge the numerous contrib...

6 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

Joshua Walker | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices
Joshua Walker

Black folks are pretty amazing! Since 1976, the United States of America has been acknowledging February as Black History Month as a means to celebrat...

White Children Need To Know More Black History

Justin Cohen | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Justin Cohen

At a Wednesday breakfast in honor of Black History Month, Donald Trump made some truly bizarre comments about nineteenth century abolitionist Frederic...

Mike Pence Recognized Black History Month By Honoring A White Man

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.03.2017 | Black Voices

Vice-President Mike Pence posted a tweet on Wednesday in which he recognized the beginning of Black History Month by honoring a white man. The tweet a...

Kids Shut Down 'Alternative Facts' About Black History

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.02.2017 | Parents

When it comes to black history, these kids have no tolerance for “alternative facts.” In honor of Black History Month, the “Because of Them We C...

If Trump Praised Other Historic Figures Like He Did Frederick Douglass

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.01.2017 | Comedy

On Wednesday, while touting the United States’ rich African-American history for the start of Black History Month, President Donald Trump praised ab...

High Schoolers Protest To Make Black History A Full-Year Course

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2017 | Black Voices

Students at a Jacksonville, Florida high school protested on Monday demanding that their African American history course be taught year-round. Police ...

First African-American Crewmember To Join The International Space Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.09.2017 | Black Voices

Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when NASA announced that she’ll be the first black American astronaut to board th...

It's Called "Battered Race Syndrome." Or, Something Like That

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

We are ridiculed for being angry We are pressured to quietly pacify our pain We are mocked for feeling victimized We are urged to 'forgive' in the fac...

Soledad O'Brien Helped Me Understand The History Of Race In America

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Barnett

Race is socially constructed, but because people have believed things for so long they are unaware of that. In this video, Soledad O'Brien shares stories of growing up biracial. She helps to elaborate on what actually happened in American history.

Why We Must Continue to Revisit Slavery

Andra Gillespie | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Andra Gillespie

I admit, I was a little skeptical about the Roots remake when I first heard about it. I love the original series, and I wondered whether a rebooted R...

It is Important to Have Black Faces on Dollars, but More Important to Get Dollars in Black Hands

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Today in the United States, racial economic inequality persists because of the failure of will to invest in people of color, who continue to pay the price for a 21st century economy built off of the white supremacy of the 19th and 20th centuries. It

Aisha Tyler Isn't Afraid to Dig Deep on Season Premiere of 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

video preview of Aisha Tyler's Who Do You Think You Are? episode Like so many, I'm delighted that Aisha Tyler (actress, comedian, host (The Talk, Who...

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.19.2017 | Black Voices
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

My Father's Silence - A Personal Account of Trauma and its Origins

Thomas Reissmann | Posted 03.09.2017 | Black Voices
Thomas Reissmann

My Father's Silence is the true story of Houston resident Hitaji Aziz, who tells her story in the documentary Adversity and the Art of Happiness. It reflects the epigenetics of a family and the humanity of all families.

History For All: Two Novels Based on American Life

Janet Mason | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home
Janet Mason

My partner and I, over breakfast, were discussing what a leap year is. The only consensus that we were able to come to was that time is an artificial...


Dwight Brown | Posted 02.18.2017 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"On the track, there is no black and white, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free," says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this moving an...