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Police shootings and race in America: Five essential reads

The Conversation US | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
The Conversation US

Danielle Douez, The Conversation Editor's note: The following is a roundup of stories related to policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. Polic...

Toronto Comes Alive During 2016 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

There are film festivals all over the world. Few however, take over an entire city and engage locals and visitors on the level of the Toronto International Film Festival. An estimated 480,000 filmgoers attend screenings, eyeball celebrities and scout out the up-and-coming filmmakers at TIFF.

Black Films and Artists Triumph at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

For 41 years the Toronto International Film Festival has attracted the world's best films and built a faithful audience. This year at the 2016 festival, 480,000 film lovers filled seats, screened movies and experienced the festivities.

Your Gay Guide To The Fall TV Line Up

Mike Ciriaco | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Ciriaco

Brace yourself for scatological medical procedures, closet case twink murder witnesses, trans super models, and queer super heroes on this week's Monday Mouth-Off.

I'm A Republican. Here's Why I'm Not Voting For Trump

Jeff Charles | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Jeff Charles

The thought of voting for him is so odious that I couldn't even hold my nose to vote for him just to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president. The stench is much too strong.

Black Health and Kidney Disease: The Untold Stories

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The epidemic of kidney disease in the Black community has many stories to tell. Black Americans experience three times the risk of developing kidney ...

Resolving To Stand For Our Children's Future

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It's that time of year again, when children, families and teachers leave summer days behind and take up the rhythms of a new school year. Children wai...

A White Guy Talks About White Privilege

Outspeak | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

White privilege exists. There's no denying it. The sooner we collectively accept it, the better things will be for everyone. No matter what way you spin it, white people are not oppressed.

What Colin Kaepernick's Protest Reveals About America

Lee Williams | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices
Lee Williams

If Kapernick's version of America threatens that of those that believe in America's grandeur, then which one is correct? The answer: Both.

Immigration Is The Key To America's Greatness

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

Sometimes, the sound of a door slamming shut can reverberate across generations. Right now, in the presidential election campaign and debate about immigration reform we are hearing powerful echoes of a door that was firmly closed in 1924.

Is Donald Trump's African-American Outreach Real Or Imagined?

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

As an African-American women focused on using policy and business to produce better outcomes for low-income women, men, children, and seniors, especially in communities of color, I'm used to having my voice overlooked or ignored and my ideas either marginalized or even stolen on occasion.

TRUMP: Taking Advantage of the Disadvantaged

Justin Frank | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Justin Frank

Will a majority of Americans buy into this image of Trump? Is it really a good dad who only checks in on his kids after having been away, enthusiastically offering them a hot fudge sundae? Will we - all of us - fall for his empty promises?

President Obama is Wrong to Support Colin Kaepernick

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Colin Kaepernick needs to grow up and start showing respect to the men and women in uniform who protect him and his freedom. President Obama needs to stay out of it and go about his business as President of The United States.

Sport and Society for Arete - The National Anthem

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States.

This May Be Donald Trump's Most Shameless 'Pivot' Yet

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump, who has built his presidential campaign around demonizing different minority groups in America, on Saturday presented himself as a unifi...

Condolences For Leon

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Leon is a real person and does live in Irvine. And his life is nothing like the stereotype Trump has painted.

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.