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Hillary Goes Full Race Card, As Trump Courts Black Vote

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It's August of a Presidential election year. Must be time for Democrats to play the race card.

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...

Southside With You

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Southside With You vividly recreates the budding romance of Barack and Michelle. It also puts on a screen, for everyone to see, a romantic courtship between educated African Americans, the kind that Hollywood rarely depicts.

Collaging Bed-Stuy At STooPS 2016

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.22.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

One of the downsides of gentrification is that neighborhood newcomers and long-timers rarely talk to each other. Jealousy, fear, timidity, resentment ...

Trump's White Campaign Manager 'Very Moved' By His Pitch To Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, defended a controversial speech by the real estate mogul aimed at African American voters by ...

The US election: what's at stake for Africa's quest to deepen democracy

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand When my students ask about the implications for Africa under the direction of Donald J. Trump or Hil...

The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

The truth is that Liberalism is about making elites feel better about themselves and their lives without requiring the underlying action of significantly improving the lives of African-Americans.

Why Are Parents Of Color And The Poor Expected To Keep Sacrificing Their Kids Wellbeing In Unjust Schools - For An Education?

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

We definitely know what failing schools look like because many children of color are forced to attend them every day - but those days will soon change because parents, students and communities are moving from the sidelines into the game of education reform because it has become a matter of survival!

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short Of Shocking

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.

Black Muslims: We Exist

Mahmoud Mire | Posted 08.23.2016 | Black Voices
Mahmoud Mire

“If you are Muslim, and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make the future together.” Former presiden...

The Urban In Suburban: Why Blacks Fleeing Black Communities Must Cease

Torri Stuckey | Posted 08.15.2016 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

We must stop living in fear of each other, retreating to predominately White suburbs for safety. We all say we want "better" for our kids, but subjecting them to an environment where no one looks like them hardly constitutes better.

An Open Letter To The U.S. Secret Service

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Dorian de Wind

Dear Sirs and Madams, As a Latino and a naturalized U.S. citizen, I am aghast at the derogatory and condescending comments the Republican presidentia...

Cleveland Native Needed Just A Chance To Make An Impact

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

During a muggy and humid weekend in the City of Brotherly Love, Harold Rasul sought a chance for himself, his coaching staff and student-athletes from East Cleveland's Shaw High School.

This Is What Education Should Look Like! Meet Minnesota's Young Freedom Fighters

Alan Singer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

This is what education should look like! It ain't Common Core, no high-stakes tests to measure progress, and this program is really good!

The World Is Yours

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

Black America (and many other groups in America) counts the hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds that fear-laden behaviors such as reporting a man listening to Nas doesn't morph into an act that strips us away from this world that is supposed to be ours just like everyone else's.

Libraries of Love: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven of our current seed grant recipients. While all of our projects, from those focused in...

The Children of Jackson Ward--A Poetry And Photography Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

The Children of Jackson Ward is a project first developed as a small collection of poetry and photography. Christine Stoddard's poems capture what she...

Two Books Bill O'Reilly--and all Americans--Should Read

Ben Railton | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

The last two weeks in American politics and society have been full of controversies and debates, but none engaged with our collective memories and his...

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

Harold Lloyd | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form bla...

Safecasting: Technology Can Save Lives & Play a Role in Racial Healing

Greg Selkoe | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

I just got out of the hospital after over 2 ½ weeks. I was admitted after the 4th of July with complete heart block. Turns out I have something calle...

We Need To Stop Saying 'We Are All Immigrants'

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Joshua Adams

Let's be careful not erase the histories and contributions of those Americans whose passport was a bill of sale, and those who didn't need a passport in the first place.

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

From Bar To Safe Haven: The Learning Center Empowering Philly Youth

The Huffington Post | Liz Martinez | Posted 07.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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DNC Shows Love And Hope Always Trump Hate

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Standing on the floor of the Democratic National Convention was surreal. I am a formerly undocumented immigrant whose parents remain undocumented. And yet here, I was on the floor of a national political convention as it kicked off Monday.

Miss Sharon Jones!

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown's. Jones' gyrations are as wild and ...