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Take A Walk In My Shoes

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

When I saw the breaking news that another African-American man was gunned down at POINT-BLANK range by a police officer, whom he and his partner was able to tackle this man down and restrain him, my reaction unfortunately... is blank.

America: We Are Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

Matthew Bailey | Posted 07.11.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

I'm embarrassed. I'm sick. I'm an ashamed American with a black son. I have an almost indescribable feeling in my stomach. I want to force myself to p...

Governor Christie v. The Children Of New Jersey: Political Racism?

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Eric Cooper

It is a sad day for equity and opportunity in New Jersey that Governor Christie has decided to overturn America's most important education lawsuit.

"Black McDonald's" Has Been An Important Part Of My American Experience

Angela Dorn | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Angela Dorn

I got my first paying job at the "black McDonald's" in Clayton, Missouri. Everybody called it black McDonald's because almost all of the staff was black, even though Clayton was almost completely white. That McDonald's was a refuge; it was one of the few places where a black teenager could easily find work in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Sleepless In Dallas Until Husband Makes It Home

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

It’s 1:14 a.m. and I am in my home in Dallas, Texas and I can’t sleep. My husband is trapped in his office in downtown Dallas tonight because tha...

From Baltimore to Baton Rouge to Minnesota: Why Cops Get Away With Murder

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Three officers in Baltimore walked in the Gray case. Whether there will be any charges against the Baton Rouge officers involved in the Sterling and Castile slayings is problematic at best. This tells much as to why cops repeatedly walk free in dubious deadly force cases.

Eerily Silent But #BlackLivesMatter

Ebony Combs | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Ebony Combs

Another senseless hashtag, as if we didn't have enough of those already. Damn. ‪#‎AltonSterling‬. Those are the only words I could form the moment I learned of #AltonSterling's senseless death.

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

Incubating The Next Generation Of Minority Tech Talent

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

As individuals, organizations, and governments continue to focus on developing new solutions to help solve our world's most challenging problems, tech incubators have become an important tool to help spur innovation.

Jesse Williams Is Right: We Need to Do Better

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Jodi Meltzer

Even today, I am sure at least one white person would stare at the black man in the same restaurant, just like my brother did. It's sad, but it's reality. We are not colorblind; we are not all one race. I wish we were, but we are not. Jesse Williams is right.

San Francisco: Dining, Daytrippin' and Jazz

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is a perfect reason to come to The City by the Bay. It's also a great time to explore some cool leisure activit...

Two Stories from the Frontlines of Millennial Caregiving

Jason Resendez | Posted 06.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

As Alzheimer's and brain awareness month comes to close, I want to highlight two powerful stories connected by trends that deserve our attention: the ...

Wake Up America And Meditate The Vote

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Sister Jenna

Do you wish for fewer guns to be accessible to all? More justice when it comes to the lost lives of young African American males? Do you want to see people of all life choices to feel accepted and safe?

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Republican's Facebook Posts Refer to "Black Population" As "Hatred Filled Beings"

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Otero County Republican chair Judy Rydberg Reyher says there's no intended racism in her Facebook posts that appear to make sweeping unfavorable comme...

Unstacking the Deck For African-American Entrepreneurs

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Any attempt to resolve the vast Black-white wealth divide requires that we examine the underlying drivers of African-American entrepreneurs' financial vulnerabilities--like cash flow difficulty--and explore ways to address them.

Trump Word Search

Ted McCagg | Posted 06.16.2016 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

Who hasn't Trump offended?

Here's More Proof That Black And Latino Voters Really Don't Like Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

It turns out antagonizing Americans of every stripe, as Donald Trump has done continually with his bombastic rhetoric, has actual consequences. A Wash...

The LA Film Festival 2016: A Life Inspired

Lisa Adams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This year marks my fifth year attending the LA Film Festival. The festival's new venue, ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, seemed more user-friendly and re...

Why America Needed Roots Again

Aja McClanahan | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Aja McClanahan

Photo Credit: Like millions of other viewers last week, I was in the thick of watching the reboot of this gut wrenching sto...

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman

Minaa B | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Self-care matters to me because one day I will raise a young black king or queen, and I want him or her to know that they are worthy, praised and powerful. Not because of the color of their skin, but because that is how they were created.

June 12, 1982 and Obama's Trip to Hiroshima

Vincent Intondi | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Vincent Intondi

Leading up to President Obama's historic trip, I was asked by a reporter when he decided to visit Hiroshima? I responded: "June 12, 1982." On that da...

Baltimore's Big Soda Moment: Why Access to Sugary Drink Information is a Civil Rights Issue

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Baltimore's corners are often associated with the public health threat presented by illicit drug dealing and use but there is another, more unassuming, danger lurking inside corner stores and supermarkets: sugar-sweetened beverages.

Education Reformers Are Talking About Race and They Should Be

Peter Cunningham | Posted 06.07.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Ed reform circles are getting all worked up about race. Chicago charter parent and educator Marilyn Rhames started the conversation with a modest cele...

Why We Must Continue to Revisit Slavery

Andra Gillespie | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Andra Gillespie

I admit, I was a little skeptical about the Roots remake when I first heard about it. I love the original series, and I wondered whether a rebooted R...