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A Disproportionate Share Of Blacks And Latinos Lose Their Driver's Licenses Because Of Unpaid Tickets, Study Finds

Los Angeles Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.11.2016 | Latino Voices

African Americans and Latinos in California are more likely than others to lose their driver's licenses because of unpaid tickets and then to be arres...

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Career Success--Is It All About the Money?

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

How should we measure career success? Happiness? Wealth? Work/life balance? Being able to contribute to society? Loving what you do for a living?

Cooking, Set Points, And Other Weight-Related Matters

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Financial considerations are of course a concern too. Overall, my patients want meals that are affordable, easy-to-prepare, flavorful, and filling.

Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans.

Everybody Hates Donald

Christopher Lamb | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Unfortunately for Trump, there aren't as many angry, disenfranchised, white supremacists in the United States for him to win the presidency.

Scheer Intelligence: Rev. Madison Shockley and the Meaning of Christianity

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer sits down with Rev. Madison Shockley, an African-American who leads a predominantly white Christian church, to discuss the Shockley family's history with racism and what it means to be Christian today.

Hey, Specialized High Schools, My Latino Kid Is Also Smart

Milena Prinzi | Posted 03.31.2016 | Latino Voices
Milena Prinzi

As alarming as this might sound, these numbers aren't new. What's really causing the great divide? Is it the lack of resources, information or motivation from the minorities? Let's find out.

Three Reasons I Love Being A Black Woman

Adiba Nelson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Black Voices
Adiba Nelson

Can I take a minute and tell you about the lip-smacking loveliness that comes with being a Black woman?

4 Solutions to Rid Our Communities of 'Innovation Deserts'

Felecia Hatcher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices
Felecia Hatcher

In many underserved communities across this country and the globe, many people take public transportation very long distances just to access tools and resources to be an active participant in the innovation economy. How do we change that?

If You Want to See a More Whole Society Start By Listening

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

If you fear someone of a different faith step out of your comfort zone and seek out opportunities to listen to people of that faith. If you do not understand the experiences of people who look differently than you then find opportunities to listen to them.

How Not to Help Poor, Black Children

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

Four years ago, I traveled to Cameroon on an educational mission trip. I packed as light as I could to carry as many school supplies and books as poss...

Benevolence in Politics; One Man's Journey

Colleen Haggerty | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Colleen Haggerty

California politics lost a legend this week with the passing of African American leader and veteran political advisor, Percy Pinkney. Personally, it'...

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

Daddy, Why Don't You Love Me?

Tiffani Crenshaw | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffani Crenshaw

Daddy, why don't you love me? Imagine saying those words at 7 years old. I think I said them to myself 100 times. I never said them to him. Him, is my father. I called him "Him" for a long time until one day he told me never to say it again.

Activism, America's Cold Civil War

Joseph Anthony | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Joseph Anthony

In 2016, activism is finally cool again. For the Millennial generation who are coming of age in this election cycle, taking to the streets in protest for something you believe strongly in, is somewhat becoming a right of passage.

The Forgotten History of an African American Soldier Turned Rebel Leader in the Philippines

Elizabeth Kissam | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Kissam

Recent films and plays highlight critical alternative voices our history lacks. The Birth of a Nation, Chocolat, Suffragette and Red Velvet portray fo...

Looking Beyond the Deadbeat Dad: When an Entire Family Abandons a Child

Dr. Mark Echols | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Mark Echols

There are few issues in the African American community which receive greater attention, discussion, and debate than the absence of fathers. And nothing contributes to the abandonment of children by their fathers more than the lack of involvement from the paternal family.

The Barbarity of History in Fourth Grade

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Frank Ligtvoet

In the curriculum was of course talk about slaves and Native Americans, but I don't think the kids were taught that the plight of the victims was the dark reverse of the white American colonial experience and that the origins of some kids in their class were rooted in that barbaric counterpart.

Your Confederate Flag Rally Doesn't Scare Me

Kezia M. Williams | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Kezia M. Williams

As my co-worker and I approached, we were not scared when the protesters yelled their misinformed opinions at us. We were emboldened by the blood of my ancestors which fertilized the fields of a nation not yet free for all.

Q&A: On Triumphing Over a Dysfunction-Filled Childhood in Rural Arkansas

The National Book Review | Posted 03.10.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Soul Serenade is about a very difficult, often traumatic, childhood in which Rashod Ollison faced obstacle after obstacle -- almost unbearable loneliness and abandonment (both emotional and physical), evictions, poverty, and years of well-placed fears about revealing his sexuality.

Democrats Don't Need White Men to Win

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate must mobilize the new American majority. If they do, they won't need to carry blue-collar white men to win. In 2012, Obama got the votes of only 35 percent of white men.

Anti-Black Racism

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices
Jorge Newbery

Most of the hundreds of ex-felons who worked at my housing complex were young African American males. If I walked past any of these guys in a dark alley, my heart would beat faster and my gait would quicken. The reaction is subconscious, the result of growing up in America.

PR Firm Co-Owners Inspire Women to Take a Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Anique Y.M. Hameed

In a time when women on average make 21% less than men many are using entrepreneurship as an additional method to create wealth and follow their dreams.

What You Should Know About Suicide and African-American Children

Aysha Ives | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices
Aysha Ives

Sadly, the number of Black youth taking their lives is on the rise. Here are two things that you need to know about Black children and suicide: