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2016 New Orleans Film Festival - A Melting Pot of Quality Films

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The 2016 New Orleans Film Festival kicked off its 27th year by opening with the U.S. premiere of Rob Reiner's new film LBJ. That genius bit of program...

A 'Nasty Woman,' 'The African American,' and 'A Bad Hombre' Weigh in on the Final Presidential Debate

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Center for Community Change Action

Screen grab of final presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016. Photo credit: Bill B. via Flickr Creative Commons 'Nasty woman' is my generation's new cla...

Atoning For Slavery: An Institution Grapples With Its Original Business Model

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Georgetown will issue a formal apology for its part in this ugly chapter in American history, erect a monument to its slaves, rename two buildings that honor Jesuit priests who facilitated the sale of the 272, and establish an institute for the study of slavery.


Dwight Brown | Posted 10.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

In just his second feature film, writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity as a young man.

Is It Racism? Sexism? The Number Of African-Americans And Women Working In Tech Is Appalling

Jason Moriber | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Jason Moriber

I was sitting on the roof of a high-rise in the SoMa district of San Francisco, across 10th street from Twitter's HQ. I was meeting with Wayne Sutton,...

The Evil of Lynching, Exposed

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

In Abbeville, South Carolina next Saturday, a historical marker honoring the life of an African American man lynched 100 years ago for challenging a w...

Things You Should Stop Saying To Black Dudes

Zac Thompson | Posted 10.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

You should probably stop assuming you know something about someone based on their appearance. It's something called an implicit bias, and although Governor Mike Pence may not believe in it, it's real.

Do All Black Lives Matter?

Jeff Charles | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices
Jeff Charles

We’ve seen this way too many times, haven’t we? An black man is shot and killed by the police. The facts come out. Sometimes the shooting is justi...

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.13.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Has success spoiled Kevin Hart? Forbes Magazine lists him as 2016's highest paid comedian with an annual income of $87.5 million, from June 1 2015, to June 1 2016. Unlike many of his cohorts (Jerry Seinfeld, etc.) Hart makes lots of his income from live performances in large stadiums where he can earn $1 million a pop.

What International Day Of The Girl Means To Me

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Ola Ojewumi

On this International Day of the Girl we celebrate women and girls all over the world and work towards how we as women can set a better example of leadership.

What it means to be black in the American educational system

The Conversation US | Posted 10.11.2016 | Black Voices
The Conversation US

By Kevin O'Neal Cokley, University of Texas at Austin Many people still think that racism is no longer a problem in America. After the election of Pr...

Is This America?

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

The 2016 election cycle in the United States has been protracted, hostile, and ranged from merely discordant to bizarre. The level of xenophobia, misogyny, and racial hatred so openly expressed without conscience is utterly breathtaking. It is all reminiscent of the paralyzing terror that African Americans endured for a century following the abrupt end of the Reconstruction Era in the late 1800s.

Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Janice S. Lintz

The Smithsonian Institution should be ashamed for failing to include hearing induction loops for its videos and films, for people who are hard of hear...

The Birth of a Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Finally a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It's a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it's common knowledge to anyone who has taken a black history course.

The 13th

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The New York Film Festival celebrates its 54th year by trying something new. For the first time in history, its Opening Night World Premiere will be a documentary. Even more noteworthy, this non-fiction film is by director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and it focuses on America's deep problem with its criminal justice/penal system and how it affects the black community.

How to Harness Minority Tech Talent

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Recent technological advances have changed the way we live. Across the world, millions of people are harnessing the power of technology to better not ...

Here's What It's Like Covering A Trump Rally As A HuffPost Blogger

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

I am the rare Huffington Post blogger that has been credentialed to cover a Donald Trump for President rally. Not to make light of the courage and wo...

Osteoporosis: Unique Risk Factors In African American Women

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices
Constance Brown-Riggs

Take care of yourself and your family. After all, healthy families build healthy communities!

Good Health Insurance News For Latinos, Bad News For Blacks

Algernon Austin | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Algernon Austin

Newly released data on health insurance coverage from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a continued significant decline in the uninsured rate for all major...

Policing America In Black And White: A Biology Explanation For Officer-Involved Shootings

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Our urban warrior's do not receive the adequate level of human performance training needed to address the rigors of the job to decompress the mind when tragedy strikes. As a result, many of our officers are expected to carry around an excessive amount of anger and suffering that could impair their ability to efficiently do their job.

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.