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The State of our Imperfect Union: President Barack Obama's Racial Legacy

Antonio Moore | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Antonio Moore

President Obama is not the mark of the end of the dark days American racism's shadow has cast. His is a racial legacy undoubtedly entwined with his presence in a way that no President before him has been, and likely for a long while no president's will be.

Why Racist Tweets and Frat Songs Elicit Greater Outrage Than 39 Percent of Black Children in Poverty

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

Americans today aren't racist people, but we live in a country where vapid outrage masks grandiose systemic racism.

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

While grading term papers in the undergraduate course I teach at USF, "From Slavery to Obama," I found myself watching the televised funeral of one the NYPD officers recently assassinated by an apparently deranged African-American man. The coincidence prompted me to reflect on the moral and political challenges confronting our nation as we commence the new year of 2015.

The Decadent Veil: Black America's Wealth Illusion

Antonio Moore | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois's Veil of Double Consciousness. The veil he described was a visualization of racial duality. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation.

The Conversation Will Not Be Televised

Theodore Johnson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

The conversation that needs to take place is about how racism is woven into the fabric of all that prevents the union from becoming more perfect.

Arthur Delaney

Black Unemployment Drives 'Perpetual, Slow-Moving Recession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. BRYANS ROAD, Md. -- Tatia Pritchet...

Advancing the Dream Through Education

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

On April 4, we remember the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership and valor during the Civil Rights Movement continue to inspire many Americans to fight for justice and equality.

Americans Split On Whether U.S. A Country Of Haves, Have-Nots: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The gap between the very wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country has been steadily widening for years -- and a growing number of people seem ...

Black Unemployment Surges To Highest Level Since 1984

CNNMoney | Annalyn Censky | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market....

Balancing The Budget Debate With Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

There is a human story behind every item in the federal budget, and if you don't balance your fiscal prudence with humane values, then you'll do what my grandmother used to say: you'll cut off your nose to spite your face.

Did John Hope Franklin Want $100 Trillion for Blacks?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Dr. John Hope Franklin, the wildly accomplished historian who documented Blacks' place in the great American story, firmly believed in reparations.