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New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.

Even Black Kids In Kindergarten May Face Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

A new study prompted by the spate of unarmed black men killed in America suggests people may be more likely to mistake a toy or a tool for a gun when...

Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Steps Into Official Spider-Shoes In Reboot

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices

It wasn't the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man you might expect who swung into action this week, as Marvel debuted the franchise's first black a...

NOW They'll Do Something: Academy Swears It Will Address Diversity Problem Next Year

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expected to announce as early as next week measures aimed at making its Oscar c...

Another MLK Day and Still Going Through the Motions

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 01.16.2016 | Chicago
Kanu Iheukumere

So, as we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King this weekend, the civil rights movement brings us back to core strategies that still apply if tactically adjusted for the millennium struggle for racial and economic justice.

Clinton Not Inevitable Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no guarantee that the name on that ballot will be Hillary Clinton. She's already vulnerable in at least two of the first four states to vote, and if she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire then the rest of the country (including the media) will start paying a lot more attention to Bernie.

Why This Black American Moved To Africa At 50 And Never Looked Back

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

At 50 years old, Imahkus Okofu left New York City for Ghana, West Africa, and never returned.  In the video segment above shot for t...

The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: ... And How are the Children?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

America, how are the children? More specifically, how are the African American children? They are troubled. They are confused. They are angry. They have seen too much to live healthy, idyllic or carefree childhoods and they don't have the maturity to make sense of what the world is showing them.

Protect Our Black Children

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Who can we count on to protect our children if the police and their teachers believe it is justifiable to treat them like animals?

How 'The Cosby Show' Taught Me to Express My Cultural Identity

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

Bill Cosby is what he is, and he did what he did. I'm not here to comment on that. As for how his greatest creation is remembered, that's up to all of us collectively. What I'll say is that it had a tremendous effect on me, personally.

Black Americans Lost Money After Buying A Home, Even In Boom Times

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

No matter when black Americans decided to buy a home during the volatile 2000s, they lost wealth, according to a study released Wednesday. The Johns H...

Why Black Americans Are Worried About John Boehner’s Resignation

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s uncertain what congressional politics will look like without John Boehner (R-Ohio). The soon-to-be former speaker of the Ho...

New Documentary 'Am I?' Explores What It Means To Be African And American

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

Cultural identity is always complex, especially for those who straddle the lines of two worlds. So when you're an African living in America,...

Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

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Mentoring Is Desparately Needed in the Black Community

Matt Drayton | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices
Matt Drayton

Having served as Executive Director of a nonprofit that provides mentoring services to minority boys, and having been a mentor to three African American boys, I believe mentoring is needed in the African American community now more than ever before.

On Colonial Fairs and 'De-Colonizing' American History in Elementary School

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 09.18.2015 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

The relative exclusion of African Americans and Native Americans in the colonial curriculum of so many schools in the U.S., even in its mild liberal form, has strange effects.

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Coupling?!

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 09.01.2015 | Weddings
Nikkya Hargrove

Shock and disgust blanketed my fiancée and her father's face alike. I stared wide eyed at everyone in the room, my eyes darting between each family member. I had no clue what this golden creature was, I knew then, however, it was definitely not a coat rack.

My Tour Through Our National Parks With Members of Congress

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Knowing that I am the beneficiary of such a huge investment of human and natural capital, how can I sit back and let it all go down under the cult of greed and personality to become an oligarchy?

The Personal Promise That Cost Morgan Freeman Acting Jobs

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

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White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

Half Of Black Americans Say Police Have Treated Them Unfairly

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.05.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being...

What This 'Black Boyfriend' Wants White Fathers To Know

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.05.2015 | Black Voices

"I always see it. That surprised face. That face that says, 'Oh shit! My daughter did not bring home a black guy."  This is ...

Whats Wrong with BEing a MODERN MAN?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The BE MODERN MAN rally cry is "ITS OUR NORMAL TO BE EXTRAORDINARY". That is a very powerful statement. It is not our normal to be criminals, it is not our normal to be unemployed, it is not our normal to be below average, however, it is our normal to be extraordinary!