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Black America, We Must Not Give In To Fear. We Must Take Action.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices

I woke up this morning feeling fearful. I woke up hoping that the news of Donald Trump winning the presidency had just been a dark, twisted nightmare...

Almost Christmas

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.09.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny Christmas card that makes you laugh uncontrollably as it warms you heart. This ode to the joy and ...

Former College Football Star And Cast Member On VH1's Love & Hip Hop On His New Piece 'GENERATIONS'

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 11.09.2016 | Black Voices
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Horace Dodd isn't a household name. Yet. And maybe that's because he's too much of a renaissance man, chasing ideas, exploring new avenues, reading ...

What Is At Stake If Trump Wins

Laura Merriman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Laura Merriman

The New York Times' Maddie McGarvey recently attributed Donald Trump's ability to electrify his rally attendees to, "Making the powerless feel powerfu...

Women & Minorities Can Take Down Trump on November 8. But Will They Actually Vote?

Raza Rumi | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Raza Rumi

On November 8, America will elect a new President. A brutally divisive campaign has exposed the fault lines in American society especially the trouble...

Looking For America

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.08.2016 | Black Voices
Jon Foreman

We're on a tour called "Looking For America," playing shows in 50 cities across this fine nation. Today, before sound check I went for a run through a...

Obama's People And The African Americans: Using The Language Of Othering

John A. Powell | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

When Donald Trump refers to "the African Americans," his use of the word "the" attempts to put black Americans into one monolithic category. The "the" becomes a code, a signal that he distances himself from an entire group.

Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

Pastor Michael McBride | Posted 11.08.2016 | Black Voices
Pastor Michael McBride

Our lives and our families matter. This election, we can't stay home, nor can we vote solely for the top of the ticket. We must go to the polls, vote all the way down ballot, including local races. We must vote like our lives depend on it.

Don't Discount The Black Vote

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Senator Catherine Pugh

Over the next 120 hours, we can likely expect to see increased turnout and voter participation that at least rivals historic Black voter turnout numbers. And on November 9th, when all is said and done, Black people, Black women in particular, will be counted among the crucial voters key to President-Elect Hillary Clinton's success!

Why Do African-Americans Overwhelmingly Vote Democratic?

James Baxley | Posted 11.06.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

In the mid-1930s, blacks voted increasingly for Democrats -- even though their party identification didn't change -- Democratic Party's progressive economic and civil rights policies.

African American Economic Inequality: A 21st-Century Challenge

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.01.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

This piece was originally published in the book "What It's Worth" created by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Corporation for Enterpr...

Loving

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The writing, direction, performances and production elements are filled with a grace that leaves a lasting impression. It's as if the battle this unassuming couple waged must have been blessed from the start.

Clinton is the only way to prevent the dangers of a Trump presidency

Debbie Almontaser | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Debbie Almontaser

As we approach the final stretch of the presidential elections, it is important that we take a moment to consider just what is at stake in this electi...

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.

Moonlight

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.