iOS app Android app

African American

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...

Sanders Candidacy Devolving into an Arrogant Insufferable Self-serving Disaster

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many including me have consistently given Bernie Sanders the credit for fighting for what he believes in and suggesting he should decide on his own wh...

5 Things We Learned At 'EmpowerHer Conference' That All Black Girls Should Know

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices

Blavity's inaugural EmpowerHer Conference hosted in New York City on Saturday was insightful, inspiring and downright magical. More than 300 participa...

Obama Signs Bill Removing 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Laws

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

The words "Oriental" and "Negro" will no longer be part of federal law. President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday eliminating the offensive and outd...

North Carolina and the Specter of the Predatory 'Other'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh - erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to t...

In Conversation With Eddie Glaude, on 'Democracy in Black'

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a new two-part podcast, I talk to Princeton professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., author of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, called "one of the most daring books of the 21st century," a "book for the ages," "bracing" and "unrelenting."

The mysterious death of bandleader Jimmie Lunceford

R.J. Marx | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
R.J. Marx

In the 1940s, Seaside was witness to a curious and disturbing incident. Despite an abundance of musical clubs and dance halls -- Club Monterey, The Lo...

Nutrition: An Opportunity to Advance Health Equity

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Constance Brown-Riggs

Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? So can your place of birth, where you work and play, your income and education, and a host of other factors -- in addition to the choices you make each day about what to eat.

How We Talk About Race

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.17.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

People who insist that bigotry is mere ignorance are mistaken, albeit hopeful. If bigotry were mere ignorance, its practitioners would reform upon being educated. But there are too many troubling instances in which bigots prove incorrigible.

Be Afraid -- Trump and Cruz Mean to Do You Harm

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many of us who have fought for progress and people's rights all our lives never believed these ideas could gain traction here. Yet they have and they must be fought. Every one of us must speak out in a loud and clear voice and say NO!

"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

How The Green Book Helped African-American Tourists Navigate A Segregated Nation

Smithsonian | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

For black Americans traveling by car in the era of segregation, the open road presented serious dangers. Driving interstate distances to unfamiliar lo...

A Revealing Q & A with Suzanne Whang of the New Comedy Film, A Weekend With The Family

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A Weekend With The Family plays like an African-American version of Meet The Parents with just as many, if not more, laughs. In the film, Whang plays Sue Clancy, a traditional Korean-born woman married to a black man named John (Dorien Wilson).