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Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Brown Girl Magazine

Today - as much as any other day -- is a great time to commence that reflective inquiry and to introspect upon how to be a better ally in the battles that still remain to be fought.


Mona R. Washington | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Customer Service Person Shopper One Shopper Two Christmas Season 2016. An afternoon in late December, 2016 at a crowded mall in suburban New Jersey....

Kwanzaa Celebrates Unity, Faith And African Roots

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion

Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 through January 1st. HistoryEstablished by Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a holiday that honors Africa...

The North Carolina GOP Is Pretty Happy About The State’s Lower Black Voter Turnout

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

North Carolina’s Republican Party boasted about the state’s early voting statistics in a press release on Monday, highlighting the decrease in Afr...

Twitter Imagines What Would Happen If Donald Trump Were Black

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices

“If Trump were black, we would call him a thug.” So says CNN commentator Van Jones. On Thursday, Twitter chimed in with more thoughts on how the R...

Southern Fried Chicken Fight

Judge Kemp | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

My mother couldn't and didn't want to remain in a relationship that was abusive and oppressive. Her mother taught her to "obey your man", but that didn't mean she would have to subject herself to a life of physical abuse and mental torment.

Get Out Of Prison, Get Out The Vote

Project Return | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Project Return

Maurice had lost his voting rights when he was incarcerated. Once he had served his time and returned to our community from prison, he fought passionately to have his rights restored. For Maurice, regaining freedom and regaining the right to vote went hand-in-hand.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
Read More: U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Tournament, Serena Jameka Williams, #1, World Ranking, Tennis, Most, Prize Money, Chris Evert, U.S. Open, Singles, Titles, Open Era, Australian, Margaret Court, All-Time, Grand Slam Championships, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, Richard Williams, Oracene Price, Carlos Flemming, Img, Ncaa, Naia, Ciaa, Swac, College Athletics, Wta, Women's Tennis Association, Hbcu, Msi, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Althea Gibson, Florida a&M University, Ann Koger, Morgan State University, Arthur Carrington, Hampton University,  Benny Sims, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University,   Beverly Coleman, Tennessee a & I University, Carl Benjamin, Central State College, Casaja Allen Qualls, Haskell Indian Junior College, Delise O'Meally Morgan State University Dr. Herman Neilsen, Dr. Holly Mullan, Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr., Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. R. Walter Johnson, Lincoln University, Meharry Medical College, Dr. Richard “Dick” Cohen, Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Robert M. Screen, Ernest McCampbell, Gerald Norman, Howard University,  Bessie Stockard, Meac, Meeka, Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association, North Carolina Central, American Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, College Sports, College Athletes, International Tennis Federation, Womens Tennis Association, NCAA Dvision I, NCAA Division II, Ncaa Division Iii, African American, Colored, Black, Native American, Indian, Learning, Education, Higher Education, Impact, Influence, Mentoring, Guidance, Coaching, Women's Tennis, Title IX, First, Education News
Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

Friday Talking Points -- End Of The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's still only August, but already the predictions that this would be an exceedingly banal presidential election campaign look like they've already come true. This week's campaign news might be summed up as an elementary school playground shouting match: "You're a bigot!" "No, you're a bigot!" Sigh.

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...

She Discovered The Hidden Histories Of California's African American Pioneers | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices

Delilah Beasley was the first African American woman to write a regular column in a major daily newspaper. In addition, she was a fighter against lync...

The Night My Son Learned Black Kids Can Swim (And Be The Best In The World At It)

Donna Harris | Posted 08.14.2016 | Black Voices
Donna Harris

My husband, Linwood, doesn’t like to swim. He’ll get in the water, but he looks more like a cat being dunked into a dreaded bath than a man having...

Input Compassion Output Results

Regina Jackson | Posted 07.25.2016 | Education
Regina Jackson

Our children should be enthusiastic readers. And as members of their "Compassion Team," it is our responsibility to show them compassion in many forms so they can grow and nurture their confidence and love for reading. Oakland students deserve to find their pot of gold through reading. Remember, Input genuine compassion and we can move mountains - they are called results!

Uncomfortable Themes Make For Relevant Revival Are WE at the Cabaret?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Harrison, Goss and the Kit Kat Girls in Cabaret. Photos courtesy of Pantages Theatre By Karel Charles Karel Bouley I was uncomfortable leaving ...

The Super Trump Card

David Dent | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
David Dent

Mr. President, I hope you are right . I will lean on your words and hope that the America you know will prevail in one of its biggest challenges to come in November.


Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Matt Hearnden

I'm a wholehearted supporter of #blacklivesmatter and I will be until I die. Anything less means I wouldn't be doing my duty as a human being.

Gorilla Lives Matter: White Silence Regarding The Death Of Blacks

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

My question for white people is when do you consider black death a tragedy? What do you feel as you watch the traumatic and disturbing footage of the blood and life drain out of Philando Castile's body?

A Response: What Silicon Valley Doesn't Get About Race

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

What The Vanity Fair Article On Silicon Valley And Race Gets Wrong - and how to make it right As a woman of color who has been in the digital game fo...

The Trauma Of Being Black

Martha St Jean | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Martha St Jean

In light of recent events, and my current pursuit of a Masters in Secondary Inclusive Education, at Columbia University’s Teachers College, with a f...

Dish Network And WGN America's Underground

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 06.29.2016 | Media
Senator Catherine Pugh

A show like "Underground" matters, and WGN America matters because of it.

This Amazing Photo Series Celebrates Black Beauty In All Its Forms

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.29.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Jessica C. Andrews. A photo posted by The "C" Girl (@thecgirlinc) on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:24am PDT Melanin magic. Colorism is a re...

What Makes A Person 'Truly' Black? The Complicated Intersection Of Genetics And Race

Sil Lai Abrams | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices
Sil Lai Abrams

Unlike some who assert that race is irrelevant and try to minimize its importance by pointing out that it is purely a social construct, I believe it DOES matter.

I'm Melba With The Good Hair

Melba Pearson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Melba Pearson

It is exhausting and stressful to match up to someone else's image of what beauty is. It is liberating when you're able to embrace what is truly yours. I'm Melba with the good, no, great hair. Pleased to meet you.

My Coming Out Story: You Think You're What?

Judge Kemp | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Judge Kemp

Recently, I asked my mother why she questioned my coming out. She said that she had always known that I was gay. As a young boy, she said, I was somewhat effeminate and would often walk around the house with my wrists draped. She wanted me to be aware of the potential challenges, disappointments, and heartache that could lie ahead for me.

African American v. Black: Watch 4 Women Discuss Identity and Their Views On Ethnic Labels

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Beyond Classically Beautiful

By Marcelle Hutchins What does it mean to be African-American or Black? This is a question that is quietly resurfacing. While the terms African-Ame...