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A House Divided: Exploring Rifts Within the Black Community

The Well | Posted 04.30.2017 | Black Voices
The Well

This post is by Elaine Fletcher and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell's editorial hub. Seven is my lucky number. Seven was also the number...

What This Teenage Leader of Positive Change Taught Me

Tajci Cameron | Posted 04.27.2017 | Black Voices
Tajci Cameron

Through a shift in his mindset, perseverance and faith, Daquan turned his life around -- he got an athletic scholarship, raised his GPA, and is now making an impact as an anti-violence leader speaking in the community and inspiring peers through his "Bootstrap Effect" project.

To Governor Phil Bryant and Every Congressman That Approved HB1523

J. Mercedes Cardona | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
J. Mercedes Cardona

If ever there was a time that a neighbor needed to show love to the Mississippi LGBTQ community, it is now. I will not be silent while their freedoms are trampled. This is too close to home. It's an empty echo/reminder of past oppressors. The essence of HB1523 is a full-fledged fear induced witch hunt fitted with life draining prose.

Prom Priorities: Lamborghinis & Hummers Over College Tuition?

Janice Celeste | Posted 04.28.2017 | Teen
Janice Celeste

Can we get our priorities straight? There will be some parents not paying their rent in order to pose their child in front of a Hummer for a prom picture.

From Generations of Infidelity and Pain, Beyoncé Makes 'Lemonade'

The Conversation US | Posted 04.28.2017 | Entertainment
The Conversation US

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé contrasts her life as a deity with the struggle of being a black daughter, wife and mother. At a time when race, gender, sexuality and politics are merging in her public life, they are also colliding inside of her home.

Wednesdays With Willie

Kesha Morant Williams | Posted 04.28.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Kesha Morant Williams

Although the carefree days of our uninterrupted conversations are now filled with life -- an infant that needs to be fed, a toddler awakened by a nightmare, a husband in search of his work materials -- more than a decade later Wednesday night at 10 is still (mostly) reserved for you.

Call Me By My Name

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 04.27.2017 | Black Voices
Nikkya Hargrove

Ask yourself, what would you do if someone, today, called you a nigger? How would you respond?

African American Leadership Development Matters in the New Age

Phil Andrews | Posted 04.24.2017 | Business
Phil Andrews

In today's society much news has been generated in regards to the Black Lives Matter Movement throughout the United States. Leadership Development is...

The Color of Wealth: Race, Economic Mobility and the Future of America

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Each year at the Color of Wealth Summit we convene hundreds of leading policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, the media and public ...


Dwight Brown | Posted 04.22.2017 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Enlightening and moving are two descriptive words that will never be associated with the misconceived and misguided endeavor that is Nina.

For Women of Color, the Glass Ceiling is Actually Made of Concrete

Jasmine Babers | Posted 04.21.2017 | Impact
Jasmine Babers

Similar to the glass ceiling, the concrete ceiling is a barrier for success. The difference between the two terms is that the concrete ceiling is a term specifically made for women of color.

When it Becomes Personal: On Hillary Clinton, Likability and Winning Big

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Hillary Clinton is winning because she is smart, strategic, qualified and has a great team around her. She's also been responsive to criticism and has demonstrated flexibility on issues that she may have faltered on in the past.

Raising Bertie: Their Stories Are Our Stories

Brian C. Bush | Posted 04.21.2017 | Black Voices
Brian C. Bush

In communities built on the ruins of slavery, where the rate of poverty soars, America's forgotten victims quietly face issues centered around mass incarceration, institutional racism, and inequality in education, mirroring those of their urban peers.

Life Without DAPA: One Woman's Story

Rebecca Abara | Posted 04.19.2017 | Impact
Rebecca Abara

Knowing my family members won't get torn from me because of policies like DAPA is motivation to ensure that others can have what I believe is truly the American dream: living safe, healthy, and happy in the country that you love and call home.

Listening to Sermons Today

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 04.19.2017 | Religion
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

As a company with a genuine interest in the viewing and listening behavior of African-American sermons we want to share the following insights gained through 13 months of analysis on the listening patterns of over 200 sermons.

Revising Ray Lewis' Rant Against Black Crime

Algernon Austin | Posted 04.15.2017 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

I am highly sympathetic to his remarks. Like him, I agree that black lives matter and that too many black lives are lost needlessly due to homicide. I commend Lewis for shining a light on this issue and for putting pressure on African Americans to do more to reduce violence in their communities.

Bill Clinton's "Almost Apology" Rings Hollow

Glenn Martin | Posted 04.14.2017 | Black Voices
Glenn Martin

One of the biggest problems with Bill Clinton's angry and defensive response to the Black Lives Matter protesters is the way he assumes the truth-teller's mantle. He accuses the protesters of being "afraid of the truth" but it is really the other way around.

Contesting Confederates in Charlottesville: The Hidden Histories Behind a Contemporary Debate

Ben Railton | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
Ben Railton

That's the most vital point of the memorials debate: these statues and sites don't simply capture history, but rather the process by which we have constructed and remembered it.

If Hillary Clinton Treated Jewish Americans Like She's Treated African Americans, Democrats Would Notice

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The premise of the title above has nothing to do with Israel, or any perception of political power possessed by Jewish Americans. Rather, it's a discussion of a double-standard that I see, as a Jewish American and political writer, between the use of racism, versus anti-Semitism, in American politics.

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 04.09.2017 | 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 04.07.2017 | 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 04.06.2017 | 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 04.05.2017 | 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 04.02.2017 | 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.